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The consortium is made up of 17 partners, grouped into six different categories.

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Partner
Country
Role

  National University of Ireland Galway - DERI

  (Coordinating Partner)

Ireland
Core Research partner
  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Switzerland
  University of Innsbruck (UIBK)
Austria
   
 
  British Telecommunications
UK
Core Industry partner
  ILOG
France
  SAP
Germany
   
 
  FZI Karlsruhe
Germany
Research partner
  HANIVAL Internet Services
Austria
  The Open University, KMI
UK
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel   Belgium
   
 
  Inubit
Germany
Tool developer
  iSOCO
Spain
  Unicorn Solutions (now part of IBM) Israel
       
  Bankinter Spain Case study partner
  Essex County Council UK
  MDR Partners UK
   
 
  OntoText Bulgaria Support partner
 
Ex-Partners
  Berlecon Research Germany Jan 2004 - Dec 2005
  Tiscali Oesterreich Austria Jan 2004 - Dec 2004
  Net Dynamics Austria Jan 2004 - Aug 2004

 


Core research partners:

The National University of Ireland Galway - DERI

 

Profile
The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is the coordinator of the DIP project. NUIG has a strong record in IST projects. Due to a significant SFI funding commitment DERI becoming a globally visible hub in the Semantic Web Services area. The goal of the institute is to make the combination of Semantic Web and Web Services, termed Semantic Web Services, a mature technology. This is a pre-requisite for their application in mission-critical applications. Businesses can be relieved from the burden of complex, slow and expensive software integration and focus instead on the value of their offerings and mission-critical tasks. Then the Internet will become a global common platform where organizations and individuals communicate with each other to carry out various commercial activities and to provide value-added services. Ultimately, virtual enterprises and supply-chains are automatically established, allowing enterprises to be more reactive and more effective. However, such an open and flexible eCommerce has to deal with many obstacles before it becomes reality: Current web service technology around UDDI, WSDL, and SOAP does not yet provide a mature technology. Combining ontology technology with process management approaches is required to enrich Web Service technology enabling their use in mission-critical applications. To develop a comprehensive Web Service Modeling Framework (WSMF) is one of the major goals of DERI as the combination of Semantic Web and Web Service technology. This combination, called Semantic Web Services, will be applied in real world settings to proove their superiority.

Contribution to DIP
NUIG's participation in DIP is concerned first with the overall management of the DIP project. It is also responsible for leading the research on service ontologies and service descriptions as well as the dissemination of DIP findings and results. From the research point of view, NUIG will seek to create ontologies for business data, business processes and goals, to integrate ontologies with existing and future web service standards and technologies and use this integration to make semantic web services the new infrastructure for eCommerce. NUIG will also contribute to the other research areas of the DIP project: service mediation, ontology reasoning and querying, technology watch and standardization as well as ontology management. NUIG provides a professional team with international recognized research activities. The DIP project gives NUIG the opportunity to play a key role in developing the technologies and standards that will fulfill the potential of Semantic Web Services.


Project contacts

Dr Sigurd Harand
DERI - NUIG
sigurd.harand(a)deri.org

Dr. Laurentiu Vasiliu

DERI - NUIG
laurentiu.vasiliu(a)deri.org

 
 

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Profile
The EPFL Global Computing Center (GCC) is an association of research groups and laboratories of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The Center aims at fostering interdisciplinary research in the general area of global computing and distributed systems by providing its members with an efficient administrative and scientific support for collaborative research projects in the Center research area. Comprehensive information about GCC can be found at http://globalcomputing.epfl.ch/.

The Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (LSIR, http://lsirwww.epfl.ch) led by Prof. Karl Aberer a member of the GCC. The mission of the Distributed Information Systems Laboratory is to provide high quality teaching to the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL in the area of distributed information management and to perform research on innovative approaches to distributed information management on the Internet and in mobile environments.

Contribution to DIP
Research and competences on database integration, focusing at providing the semantic knowledge and mechanisms to build a federated database or a data warehouse from existing heterogeneous databases, without necessarily translating all sources into a common data model.

In-depth experience and research in the areas of scalable distributed access structures, peer-to-peer systems, and semantic integration (http://www.p-grid.org/). The current research focus is on semantic discovery in peer-to-peer systems where we investigate the mechanisms for scalable and self-organizing information management of decentralized systems.

Technical project leader for Agentcities, a wordwide network of agent platforms and associated services (http://www.agentcities.org). This included development and maintenance of the network infrastructure, and development of tools such as Atomik and services such as directories and reputation services to help in service deployment in the network.

Contacts

Prof. Karl Aberer

EPFL
karl.aberer(a)epfl.ch

Dr. Manfred Hauswirth

EPFL
manfred.hauswirth(a)epfl.ch

ttp://lsi

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The University of Innsbruck (UIBK)

Profile

Since January 2006, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute is an official institute of the University of Innsbruck ('DERI Innsbruck'). The mission of DERI is to establish semantics as a central pillar of modern computer engineering. DERI is one of the leading research institutions in the field of Ontologies and Semantic Web technology in the world. DERI is involved in all major research activities currently carried out in the field of Semantic Web Services and is leading the development of the Web Service Modeling Ontology WSMO. Furthermore, DERI maintains close ties with several industrial partners interested in practical applications of Semantic technology, ranging from multi-national players like SAP, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, Arcelor and to SMEs. DERI is involved in several standardization efforts around the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services; most notably, DERI is an active member in international standardization bodies like the W3C and OASIS.

The DIP project is considered as one of the core projects for DERI. DERI is mainly involved in the specification and design of the framework and core technologies for making Semantic Web services become a reality. In particular, DERI is developing and extending the WSMO framework, specifying the specification language WSML, and developing the WSMX as the execution environment as well as solutions and tools for automated Web service discovery, ontology management, and mediation on the data and process level. Moreover, DERI is the leader of work packages 2 and 4. The results are published in books, scientific journals and conferences, used in DERI academic education courses, and will serve as a basis for future research and development efforts around semantic technologies for service-oriented architectures.



Contacts

Dr Martin Hepp

DERI Innsbruck
martin.hepp(a)deri.org

Michael Stollberg

DERI Innsbruck
michael.stollberg(a)deri.org

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Core industry partners:

British Telecommunications plc

Profile

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services with a revenue of approximately £19.5 billion in 2005/2006. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. In the year ended 31 March 2006 (the 2005/2006 financial year), 87% of our revenues were derived from operations within the UK, where we are the largest communications service provider, serving over 20 million business and residential customers with more than 28 million exchange lines, as well as providing network services to other licensed operators. For further details see http://www.bt.com/

Adastral Park (Martlesham Heath) in Suffolk, UK, is home to 3,500 of BT's top scientists, engineers and business people. Our employees include many who are world leaders in their specialist fields, working at the forefront of new technologies and standards development in areas such as broadband applications and services, IP and data networks, IT, mobility, network design and management, and business applications. We provide research, development and consulting services for BT, developing innovative technological ideas and solutions that translate into practical and marketable solutions for the business. Our labs played a leading role in the development of global communications standards and we inherit from them a science and engineering base acknowledged widely as second to none.

BT invested £727 million in Research and Development in 2005/2006 to support our drive for innovation.  This investment comprised capitalised software development costs of £401 million and R&D operating costs of £326 million.  BT is an active participant in European collaborative R&D through its participation in EU Framework Programmes and has participated in all the past Programmes, primarily in the IST area.

Contribution to DIP
Participation in DIP will be led by BT GCTO Next Generation Web Research group. This group has a track record of successful participation in previous related EU IST projects, including OntoWeb, On-To-Knowledge, Semantic Web-enabled Web Services and VISION, all of which are directly relevant to this project. The group has also produced more than 50 relevant publications, mainly in the areas of knowledge management, Semantic Web, online communities, Semantic Web Services and personalisation. In addition, the group has filed 12 patent applications in recent years in these areas. Much of the group's previous work in KM has been downstreamed into a BT spin-off company Exago (www.exago.com). The DIP project will give BT Exact the opportunity to build on its existing expertise in this field to provide the next generation in Enterprise Application and Information Integration to its customers and indeed to benefit from deployment of this technology internally. BT will provide a highly skilled team to work on this project, led by people with significant research, development and exploitation experience and with experience of working on EU projects. BT's main areas of involvement in the project are in the development of tools to enable Semantic Web Services to be built and used and in the Virtual Internet Service Provider case study.

Contacts

Dr John Davies

BT GCTO
john.nj.davies(a)bt.com

Dr Alistair Duke
BT GCTO
alistair.duke(a)bt.com


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ILOG

Profile
For more than 10 years, ILOG's innovative enterprise-class software components and services have helped companies maximize their business agility and improve operating efficiency. Over 1000 global corporations and more than 300 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's business rules, optimization and visualization technologies to achieve dramatic returns on investment, create market-defining products and services, and sharpen their competitive edge. For more details, please visit www.ilog.com

Contribution to DIP
We propose to develop a planning component that controls business processes in a goal oriented way. So far, business process engines execute rather static processes descriptions; this is a very successful first step toward process automation. Still, two facets introduce the need for a dynamic behaviour: the interpretation of events or exceptions generated during the running of the processes on the on hand, and the will to optimise the use of the resources by the running processes on the other hand. Selecting different processes would imply different usages of available resources, and once a process is automated, it becomes interesting to look at ways to optimise it.
This goal driven behaviour is defined and controlled by policies. A policy is a set of rules and constraints that controls the possible decomposition of a high level goal. Using policies provides a simple means for empowering the end user and giving him or her a means to change or adapt the way the business processes will react to external events or will interpret new goals. The technologies to be used for this component would be a mix of constraints and rules.

Contact
Christian de Sainte Marie
ILOG
csma(a)ilog.fr

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SAP AG

Profile
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software solutions*. Today, more than 24,450 customers in over 120 countries run more than 84,000 installations of SAP(R) software-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite solutions for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(tm) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP(tm) Business Suite solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP".

SAP Research is the technology research department of SAP, engaged in applied research and development at various research centers worldwide. Targeted to establish SAP as the thought leader in the area of innovative and breakthrough information technology, SAP Research determines the business value of new technologies and introduces new technology and concepts for future solutions that will be of strategic importance to SAP and its customers. Passed on to the appropriate SAP development group the new technology will be integrated into new or existing SAP offerings.

(*) SAP defines business software solutions as consisting of enterprise resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management and supplier relationship management.

Contribution to DIP
Major contributions of SAP are in the area of Service Ontologies and Service Description, Service Usage, and Service Mediation. Beside this, the focus of SAP's work is on Interoperability and Architecture. SAP is the leader of the "Service Mediation" workpackage, as well as the "Technology and Standardization Watch" WP.

Contact
Dr. Elmar Dorner

Senior Researcher, SAP AG

elmar.dorner(a)sap.com

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Associate research partners:

FZI Karlsruhe

Profile
Forschungszentrum Informatik an der Universitaet Karlsruhe (FZI) is a non-profit research center with 12 departments headed by professors from the Universities of Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Munich. It is strongly connected to the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Its focus is on transfer of novel information technologies from research to industry, and allows University professors to extend their academic research results towards more market-oriented activities.

The Database Systems (DBS) department as one of the oldest research groups within FZI has a long-term experience with respect to research work in the area of database systems in general and in the areas of information integration, e-commerce, content management and workflow systems in particular.

The Knowledge Management (WIM) department was founded in December 2000 by Prof. Dr. R. Studer as a partner institute of Institute AIFB (Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods) at the University of Karlsruhe. AIFB and FZI are world-wide renowned in the area of Ontology-Based Information Systems and Semantic Web.

Contribution to DIP
• development of a conceptual framework for hybrid reasoning suitable for application in the area of Web services,
• development of algorithms for reasoning in hybrid logics
• implementation of a scalable ontology management and reasoning system.

Contacts

Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer

studer(a)aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Andreas Abecker

abecker(a)fzi.de

Boris Motik

motik(a)fzi.de


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HANIVAL Internet Services

Profile
HANIVAL Internet Services (was-NIWA) is an innovative IT service provider located in Vienna with an emphasis on information management in Internet and Intranet. HANIVAL is specialised in working on the cutting edge between R&D and applied technologies/application programming. High quality is achieved by the flexibility of small structures, the open-mindedness for special solutions and personal customer service. HANIVAL, formerly NIWA, is a spin-off from the Vienna University of Technology and its key personnel has participated in EU founded projects. Being a member of KnowledgeWeb and a partner of ASG, HANIVAL is active in Semantic Web and Grid R&D on European project level. The latest national research projects are focused on the development of a Semantic Mediation framework for the integration of legacy data-sources and the development of location based services for a mobile tourist guide for Vienna.


Contribution to DIP
HANIVAL brings to the project its long experience in the development of Web Services, the design of telecommunication services and its know-how in technical project management as offered to Austria’s top telecommunication companies. Major contributions of HANIVAL are the development of an architecture prototype and B2B telecoms use cases. The focus is laid on evaluation and validating the WSMX implementation in real world scenarios and provide telecom test beds.

Contacts

DI Alexander Wahler, HANIVAL

Managing Director

wahler(a)niwa.at

   


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The Open University, Knowledge Media Institute

Profile:
The Open University (OU) is the world leader in distance teaching and the largest university in the UK. It is also well known as the UK's most innovative and high-impact concept in higher education. Since its charter was granted in 1969, it has re-shaped the notion of quality distance learning, evolving to what the OU now calls Supported Open Learning in recognition of the extensive and flexible support offered to its 220,000 currently registered students through a vast human network of 7,400 Associate Lecturers throughout the UK and Europe. Over 120,000 students are now regularly online, using discourse environments to work with their tutors and peers or interacting with increasing amounts of custom-developed primary and support resources via the Web and streaming media.

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for the OU to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU?s very nature. Approximately 70 researchers, technologists and designers work in the fields of the semantic web, knowledge management in engineering, knowledge engineering for narrative creation, hypermedia discourse, new media systems and large-scale social software for work, learning and play.

Contribution to DIP
KMi has extensive experience in the areas of knowledge modelling, problem solving methods and ontologies embedding the results of our research in a range of technologies. Building on this our contribution to DIP is centred on our framework and infrastructure for creating and using semantic web services IRS-II. IRS-II was created in the IBROW project and can be considered to be an implementation of the UPML framework which has been integrated with web services. We also leading the workpackage which will train the use case partners in DIP technology. For this work we intend to use a constructivist learning approach where use case partners will learn (partly) by creating semantic web services appropriate for their specific context. Additionally, learning will be supported by a mixture of face-to-face tutorials and web collaboration technologies.
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/
Contacts

Dr. John Domingue

Knowledge Media Institute

j.b.domingue(a)open.ac.uk

Liliana Cabral

Knowledge Media Institute

l.s.cabral(a)open.ac.uk


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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Profile
STAR Lab, the Systems Technology and Applications Research Laboratory, is a research lab at the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Computer Science - of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Our research is mainly situated in the field of Information Systems, focusing on methodological design of information systems, text retrieval and text enrichment, (semantic) web-based applications, digital libraries, ontologies, integration and cooperation between several Information systems.

Currently, STAR Lab's research interest is mainly focused on the fairly field of the Semantic Web and more specifically in one of its principal enabling technologies: "ontologies".

STAR Lab will research the combination of database technology and description logics (WP 1) as well as the issues of browsing and versioning of large scale ontologies (WP 2). For both topics the focus is on scalability and modularity. The lab is also involved in a collaboration with industrial partners (the VISP case study – WP8) including participating in the training the prepares the case study (WP 14).

Contacts
Pieter De Leenheer
STARLab - VUB
Pieter.De.Leenheer(a)vub.ac.be


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Associate tool developing partners:

Inubit

Profile
As an expert for B2B integration and EAI, inubit develops standard software for the integration of in-house and external IT systems end eBusiness applications. The inubit IS enables comprehensive modelling, integration, controlling, and monitoring of all business processes. In sales and during the realization of projects inubit cooperates with partners such as system houses and system integrators.

Contribution to DIP
• (Semi-) Automatic mapping of business data, process data and (semantic) web services by using ontologies
• Use (and modeling) of internal ontologies for automatic mapping
• Mapping, merging, etc. of ontologies and XML schemas
• Orchestration of processes with SWS
• Monitoring of processes, based on ontologies
• Browsing and retrieval of "Semantic UDDI"
• Research on integration of ontology standards like RDF and OWL in Web Services applications
• Web Service Technology especially security issues

Contacts

Marc Pellmann

marc.pellmann(a)inubit.com

Dr. Torsten Schmale

torsten.schmale(a)inubit.com

 


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iSOCO

Profile
iSOCO - Intelligent Software Components, S.A. is a company founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) in Barcelona.  Currently, iSOCO employs 70 persons in offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.  iSOCOe's mission is to help clients get more value out of the information they manage by devising intelligent software for the networked economy.

Apart from offering customized, innovative business solutions to clients, iSOCO is active in R&D at an international level (e.g. six European IST projects, DIP, SEKT, HOPS, ESPERONTO, SWWS, SIMWEB), and commercialises three products:
•  GETsee: a financial aggregator
•  Quotes: a supply portal where organizations manage their provider relations
•  Vis@do: a tool to securely digitize workflow in large organizations.

iSOCO has provided innovative solutions to more than 60 clients, and has partnerships with more than 20 organizations.

iSOCO is commercialising technology closely related to the topics covered by DIP.  iSOCO have been involved in several projects considering Web Services (i.e.: a gateway for PDAs using Web Services) and the "pre semantic web" (pre-SW) as well as SWWS. It is called "pre-SW" because from a application standpoint it allows functionalities promised by the Semantic Web (i.e. software agents manipulating web contents), but they are solved following an ad-hoc approach using wrappers with high development and maintenance costs.

Contribution to DIP
Technologies developed in the DIP project will alleviate considerably the implementation and maintenance problems associated to these topics, improving them and fasting the pace of creation of services. The topics involved in the project are strongly close to technologies where iSOCO is well positioned and has strong interest (agent-based solutions, web services, pervasive computing and p2p, etc.).  iSOCO partners include research councils, regional governments, financial and building sectors and telecommunications companies that will facilitate the exploitation and dissemination of the project.

Contacts

Dr Richard V. Benjamins
rbenjamins(a)isoco.com
Jose Manuel Lopez Cobo
ozelin(a)isoco.com


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Unicorn Solutions (Recently acquired by IBM)

Profile
Unicorn empowers large enterprises to manage thousands of disparate information resources based on business meaning - or semantics.  Unicorn's customers achieve higher quality of information, realize business changes in real-time, and substantially lower their IT costs.


Unicorn addresses the field of Semantic Information Management, the discipline of capturing the formal business meaning of structured enterprise data as a basis for maximizing the effectiveness of an enterprise's information resources.  SIM is predicated on an architecture comprised of three layers:
• Metadata - In order to use data assets, such as relational schemas, XML schemas, or Web Service interfaces, for any sort of IT project, they must be cataloged.
• Information Model - The Information Model is an ontological model of the business or of an aspect of the business
• Data Semantics - Semantics captures the formal meaning of data. It is achieved by semantically mapping (or rationalizing) the data's schema to the Information Model.


After these three layers are in place, active capabilities (e.g. data transformation generation, sharing/publishing to a Unicorn Web Client, etc.) can then be used for all-purpose data management, data integration, and data quality initiatives. Semantic Information Management is an advanced approach to the more general discipline of enterprise data administration which is more properly known as information Resource Management.


Unicorn was a leading member of the Corporate Ontology Grid (cogproject.org), an earlier EU project applying the principles of semantic information management to large enterprises.

In May 2006 Unicorn was acquired by IBM Corps.

Contribution to DIP
Unicorn will be contributing tools from the Unicorn System, a comprehensive platform for managing and integrating enterprise information resources. It combines metadata repository, information modeling, hub-and-spoke mapping, and automated data transformation script generation capabilities into a single fully-integrated suite. The Unicorn System provides customers with a seamless business view by relating disparate data formats and interfaces to an agreed-upon Information Model that describes the business, its component parts, and all relationships.

Contact
Erel Sharf
erel(a)il.ibm.com

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Associate case study partners:

Bankinter

Profile
Fundacion de la Innovacioón Bankinter is a Foundation devoted to the exploration and dissemination of the upcoming technologies from a middle-term market impact point of view. It is fully supported by Bankinter. Bankinter is the fifth largest bank in Spain. Bankinter has 284 branches and employs a staff of over 3000. It is at the forefront of innovation in the banking sector in Europe, and has invested around 24 million euros in technology in 2002. Technology is a key success factor for Bankinter.

Contribution to DIP
To deploy and test several ebanking use cases using the technology developed by the Consortium. These use cases will be proposed using different scenarios ( for example: Bankinter as a provider and Bankinter as a client), in order to ensure both the usability and the practical use of the Semantic Web Services in a real market situation.
Bankinter will also provide a banking Ontology and its integration in the architecture.

Contacts

Jose Luis Bas Uribe
jlbas(a)bankinter.es
Monica Martinez Montes
mmtnez(a)bankinter.es


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Essex County Council

Profile

Essex County Council is a large local authority, covering 1,300 square miles in South East England. Together with 12 District Councils and other agencies it delivers services to 1.3 million citizens. In order to take full advantage of new Web-based Technologies in the development, improvement and extension of these services.

Contribution to DIP

Essex County Council has joined the consortium as an associate partner for the case study on eGoverment.

Contacts

Mary Rowlatt
maryr(a)essexcc.gov.uk
 


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MDR Partners

Profile

MDR is a specialist partnership working together with libraries, archives, museums, information providers, and other organisations in the cultural heritage, education, e-government and public sector information sectors. Its services include research, consultancy, training, project management and implementation, service development and technical support. It has a strong track record in the creation of new projects and in establishing partnerships to make successful proposals to funding bodies of many kinds, as well as working at strategic level in the context of initiatives such European digital libraries, local cultural institutions, European Directive on PSI re-use, statistics and performance benchmarking.

Contribution to DIP

MDR Partners is an associate partner for the eGoverment case study, providing support to Essex County Council.

Contacts

Rob Davies
rob.davies(a)mdrpartners.com
 


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Associate horizontal support partners:

   

OntoText

Profile
Ontotext (http:///www.ontotext.com) is a knowledge and language engineering lab of Sirma. Ontotext is focused on research and core technology development for knowledge discovery, management, and engineering, targeted to applications in Semantic Web and Web Services. Ontotext carries out research in: NLP (incl. information extraction and retrieval, lexical semantics), upper level ontologies, ontology middleware, evolution, reasoning, semantic web services, and machine learning.

Sirma AI (est. 1992, Sofia) is the R&D backbone of Sirma Group (http://www.sirma.com) and a top-3 software house in Bulgaria. Its software is implemented in the following domains: AI, b2b, CAD/CAM, e-government, CSCW, CASE tools, banking, C3/C4 Systems, VOIP billing, etc. In 1999, Sirma was awarded the European IST Prize.

Ontotext, as a part of Sirma, has access to broad IT experience, human resources and infrastructure. At present Ontotext has 12 permanent employees and a number of research affiliates. It takes part in a number of European research projects within FP5 (On-To-Knowledge, SWWS, Vision, OntoWeb) and FP6 (DIP, SEKT, Prestospace); its researchers have more than 30 publications in refereed journals and international events. Ontotext is a leading Semantic Web technology provider, being:

• the developer of the KIM Semantic Annotation Platform (http://www.ontotext.com/kim) and
• co-developer of the GATE language engineering platform (http://gate.ac.uk)
• co-developer of Sesame semantic repository (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sesame/)

Contribution to DIP
Ontotext is an associate horizontal support partner in DIP, playing a considerable role in the following tasks:

• Ontology mapping support (WP1)
• Ontology management infrastructure (WP2, including versioning)
• Semantic Web Service description tools (WP3)
• Data mediation infrastructure (within WP5)
• Architecture and Interoperability (WP6, particularly API definition)
• Technology watch and standardization (WP7, particularly related to Ontology Management)

Contacts

Atanas Kiryakov

naso(a)sirma.bg

Marin Dimitrov

marin(a)sirma.bg

Vesselin Kirov

veskok(a)sirma.bg


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