The project MODEST aims at cross-disciplinary research and development of innovative means on model-driven agent-based coordination of Semantic Web services with limited proof-of-concept demonstration. MODEST integrates model-driven software development, service-oriented architectures, and SemanticWeb service technologies for an innovative approach to platform independent coordination of Semantic Web services by intelligent agents. It is planned to apply the expected results (e.g. modeling tools) developed in MODEST for the modeling of collaborative business processes at different sites of Saarstahl AG. With a longer term perspective one can expect that the results of Modest can be commercialized in the area of service-oriented architectures.
Research in MODEST is structured into five work packages where the focus is on the development of a platform independent metamodel for Semantic Web services (WP3). This metamodel is integrated with an already existing platform independent metamodel for multiagent systems which, however, will need some modifications to take into account the new requirements (WP2). The integrated metamodel will be extended with innovative approaches to semantic service matchmaking to support the integration of existing Semantic Web services at system design time (WP4). The two prototypical pilot applications in steel production and in eHealthcare are used to demonstrate the usefulness of the developed approach (WP5).
Project Duration: 1.2.2008 - 31.1.2009
In Collaboration With: Saarstahl AG Völklingen, Swinburne University in Melbourne, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.
European FP7 STREP project SHAPE (Semantically-enabled Heterogeneous Service Architecture and Platforms Engineering)
European FP7 Integrated project COIN (Enterprise Collaboration and Interoperability)