Proyectos I+D Europeos - Año 2003


Ref. IST-1-508011Referencia: IST-1-508011
Periodo de ejecución: 01/11/2003 - 01/11/2006
Tipo: Otras acciones de I+D competitivas
Importe: 300.910,91 €
Investigador principal: Poler Escoto, Raúl
Participantes: Anaya Fons, Victor Alonso; Lario Esteban, Francisco Cruz; Ortiz Bas, Angel; Poler Escoto, Raul; Tomás Miquel, José V.
University Bordeaux 1; GRAISOFT Sarl; Université Henri Poincaré – Nancy 1; University of Namur; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.; Cimosa Association e.V; Institute for Information Systems at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence; Universita’degli Studi di Torino; C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; TXT e-solutions; GRUPPO FORMULA SPA; Technische Universität Eindhoven, Stiftelsen for Industriell log Teknisk Forskning ved NTH – SINTEF; COMPUTAS AS; UNINOVA; Universitat Politècnica de València; Associacion de Investigacion y Desarrollo en la Industria del Mueble y Afines; Cimmedia Limited; University of Helsinki; Ecole Centrale de Nantes; University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambresis; Ecole Centrale de Lille; University of Nantes; Institut für Informatik-Systeme der Universität Klagenfurt; BOC Information Systems GmbH; University of Oldenburg; Technische Universität Berlin; Universität Duisburg-Essen; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Singular Software SA; Universita degli Studi di Milano; Universita di Brescia; Free University of Bolzano-Bozen; Universita Politecnica delle Marche; Politecnico di Bari; University degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”; Politecnico di Milano; Centro Studi Sistemi Concettuali; Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor; Stichting Telematica Instituut; Tilburg University; Norwegian University of Science and Technology; University of Bergen; Kungl Tekniska Högskolan; Högskolan I Skövde; Universitat Jaume I; The University of Kent; University of Geneva; University of Lausanne


World-class competitiveness of European enterprises, including SME’s, strongly depends, in the future, on their ability to concretise massively and rapidly networked dynamic organisations. New Technologies for Interoperability within and between enterprises have to emerge to radically solve the recurrent difficulties –largely due to the lack of conceptual approaches- encountered to structure and interlink enterprises’ systems (information, production, decision).

Today, research on interoperability of enterprise applications does not exist as such at the European level. As a result of IST Thematic Network IDEAS1, the roadmap for interoperability research emphasises the need for integrating three key thematic components: 

  • Ontology to identify interoperability semantics in the enterprise,
  • Enterprise Modelling to define interoperability requirements and to support solution implementation,
  • Architectures and Enabling technologies to provide implementation solutions,

INTEROP aims to extract value from the sustainable integration of these thematic components and to develop industrially significant new knowledge. Network’s role will be to create the conditions of a technological breakthrough to avoid that enterprise investment be simply pulled by the incremental evolution of IT offer.

To ensure efficient industrial impact, in particular through future standardisation, INTEROP proposes, as a validation and dissemination strategy, to have strong  interactions with IPs in the same domain of interest, specifically with ATHENA2 in which the major enterprise-oriented IT providers are involved. The Joint Programme of Activities aims to :

  • integrate the knowledge in Ontology, Enterprise Modelling, and Architectures to give sustainable sense to interoperability,
  • structure the European research community and influence organisations’ programmes to achieve critical research mass,
  • animate the community and spread industrially significant research knowledge outside the network.

Metrics are systemically associated with the activities.