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Service Oriented Architectures for All

Service Oriented Architectures for All

Objective

Towards a Web of billions of services

Computer science is entering a new generation, a generation that starts by abstracting from software and hardware components and sees all resources as services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). With this in mind, the aim of SOA4ALL is to create a 'web of billions of services' and hence, revolutionise the world of computing.


Billions will benefit:


In this virtual world, billions of users have access to services which count for themselves and not for the software or hardware that put them into effect. However, current SOA solutions are still being restricted and many fundamental challenges that would guarantee its success are not yet being addressed or resolved. At the time being, SOA is still considered as being companies' in-house solutions. 
SOA4ALL will help in changing this by creating a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates four complementary and revolutionary technical advances into a coherent and domain-independent service delivery platform:

  • * Web principles and technology as the underlying infrastructure for the integration of services on a global scale.
  • * Web 2.0 as a means of structuring human-machine co-operation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • * Semantic web technology as a means of abstracting from syntax to semantics, as is required for meaningful service  discovery.
  • * Context management as a way of processing in a machine-understandable way user needs that facilitate the customisation of existing services for the user.

Measuring the impact:


Dynamic services at web scale: SOA4ALL will transform the web into a world where billions of services are exposed and consumed. Scalability is also supported through semantics meaning that growing amounts of work and data are being handled in a graceful manner.
Service usability: Web 2.0 technologies are much easier to use than standard web service platforms. SOA4ALL will contribute in lowering the existing entry barriers to the service world in a way that everybody has access to them not only IT experts.
Open standard service platform: In the same way, SOA4ALL will make sure that the service platform will be truly open and non-proprietary. This means that the services are brought out from behind the enterprise walls into the mainstream where significant key players such as SMEs, large corporations and end-users (citizens) can truly benefit.
Service adaptation to local contexts: SOA4ALL will provide mechanisms that support the adaptation of services to the local context. Henceforward, the services used by customers will be aware of local setting, such as the user's geographic location, personal preferences etc.


SOA4ALL is endorsed by the NESSI constituency as a Strategic Project and will contribute significantly to the NESSI Open Framework, which is one of the main challenges of the European Platform on Software and Services.

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Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA

Address

Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 165 593

Administrative Contact

Elies Prunes (Mr.)

Participants (23)

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SEEKDA GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 206 051

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 318 256

SEEKDA OG

Austria

HANIVAL INTERNET SERVICES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 369 386

ONTOTEXT AD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 230 166

SIRMA SOLUTIONS JSC

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 26 320

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)

Germany

SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 889 598

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 540 119

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 523 123

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 497 018

EBM WEBSOURCING SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 373 625

IBM IRELAND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

Ireland

CEFRIEL SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 449 294

TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 331 451

TIE NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 727 970

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 340 491

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 516 454

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 949 500

SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL

Austria

UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 386 634

  • EU contribution

    € 9 474 415

Coordinated by:

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain