INFRAWEBS (Intelligent Framework for Generating Open (Adaptable) Development Platforms for Web-Service Enabled Applications Using Semantic Web Technologies, Distributed Decision Support Units and Multi-Agent) is a project supported by the European Union’s IST program. It started August 2004 and had a 30 months duration. INFRAWEBS was coordinated by University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Contact: Zlatina Marinova
The project’s main objective is the development of an application-oriented software toolset for creating, maintaining and executing WSMO-based Semantic Web Services (SWS) within their whole life cycle.
This next generation of tools and systems enables software and service providers to build open and extensible development platforms for web service applications. These services run on open standards and specifications such as BPEL4WS, WSMO, WSMX, WSML, SPARQL, RDF, etc. In particular, they are compliant with WSMO (Web Services Modeling Ontology), a W3C initiative in Semantic Web services.
The systems generated consists of loosely-coupled and linked INFRAWEB units, with each unit providing tools and adaptable system components. Developers can use these components to analyze, design and maintain WSMO-based Semantic Web services across the whole lifecycle.
These Semantic Web services offer a new dimension in collaborative work and service production, service provision and service maintenance in run-time environments.