Current Projects



compose-logoCOMPOSE seeks to better enable developers and even normal users in developing, selecting, combining, and using the Internet of Things, Internet of Content and Internet of Services to provide added value services. To this end the project is developing a Big Data cloud infrastructure whereby data from Internet-connected objects would be easily published, shared, and integrated into novel services and applications. The platform will provide all the necessary technological enablers, organized into a coherent and robust framework covering both delivery and management aspects of objects, services, and their integration.



VPH-Share will provide the organisational fabric (the infostructure), realised as a series of services, offered in an integrated framework, to expose and to manage data, information and tools, to enable the composition and operation of new Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) workflows and to facilitate collaborations between the members of the VPH community.


Linked USDL

linked-usdl-symbolLinked USDL aims to better promote and support the trading of services on the Web including human services (e.g., consultancy), business services (e.g. purchase order requisition), software services (e.g., WSDL and RESTful services), infrastructure services (e.g., CPU and storage services), etc. Linked USDL is a remodelled version of USDL (an initiative by SAP Research) that builds upon the Linked Data principles and the Web of Data. This effort is therefore most concerned with remodelling the existing USDL specification as an RDF(S) vocabulary that could better support machines in trading services on the Web.


Previous Projects



SOA4AllSOA4All will help to realize a world where billions of parties are exposing and consuming services via advanced Web technology. We will provide a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates four complimentary and revolutionary technical advances into a coherent and domain independent service delivery platform: Web Principles, Web 2.0 paradigm, Service-Oriented Architecture and Context Management. In SOA4All I’ll continue my work on monitoring and I will also apply results from my thesis in order to benefit from Opportunistic Reasoning capabilities within SOA architectures.



SUPERSUPER stands for Semantics Utilized for Process Management within and between Enterprises. The major objective of SUPER is to raise Business Process Management (BPM) to the business level, where it belongs, from the IT level where it mostly resides now. This objective requires accessing the process space at the knowledge level by business experts. Combining SWS and BPM, and developing one consolidated technology SUPER will create horizontal ontologies for describing business processes and vertical telecommunications oriented ontologies to support domain-specific annotation. Within SUPER my main research concerns enhancing Business Process Analysis with semantics. In particular I’m devoting most efforts to Business Process Monitoring although other aspects like Business Process Mining or Reverse Business Engineering are strongly related.



DIPDIP stands for Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services. DIP’s objective was to develop and extend Semantic Web and Web Service technologies in order to produce a new technology infrastructure for Semantic Web Services (SWS) – an environment in which different web services can discover and cooperate with each other automatically. DIP’s long term vision is to deliver the enormous potential benefits of Semantic Web Services to e-Work and e-Commerce. I joined this project in the last year and worked in the choreography of SWS within Cashew as well as in the integration of the IRS within the overall DIP infrastructure.



OBELIXOBELIX stands for Ontology-Based ELectronic Integration of CompleX Products and Value Chains. OBELIX focussed on researching and providing smart scaleable integration and interoperability capabilities needed in the coming e-business stage of dynamic value constellations, characterised by much more complex products and services, supply chains and value networks, and associated electronic market transactions. My main contribution to this project concerned the development of a online design support system for assiting in the preparation of events like conferences or meetings. The work carried therein was extended, generalized and applied to other use cases as part of my PhD Thesis.