The project aims at enabling cross border cooperation between European chambers of commerce (CC) in order to support the development of private company initiatives. The project will build a European network of LD-CAST Portals that will enable end users (mainly private companies) to access in a seamless mode the services provided by public organisations registered in each LD-CAST portal.
This network will be accompanied by a coherent framework for realizing and exploiting one-stop model platforms at all levels (European, national, regional and local) compliant with the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) guidelines without requiring specific changes in working procedures and systems of the participating organisations.
In order to facilitate the interoperability between different CCs acting as service providers, a common ontology will be defined to model processes, services and different types of requests. Processes will be modelled according to the business episodes paradigm. Reuse and larger deployment will be facilitated by building common knowledge and vocabularies for business episode based modelling of cross-border processes and by allowing localisation of the service and process definitions with local constraints and rules.
The project Consortium will build a prototype in order to demonstrate how LD-CAST can support all the chain, including service and process modelling, service publication, service discovery, process composition and execution. The project Consortium spans over the different involved countries. A high scientific contribution is required (to Universities and the research institutes) for the definition of the ontologies and process modelling. CCs will act as service providers and support the definition of the processes and services to be addressed. Technological activities required for the prototype implementation and operation will be performed in Austria, Italy and Romania. An integrated field test will be carried out in four European countries.
Consortium: Bulagarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bulgaria), LUISS Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Italy), Boc Asset Management GMBH (Austria), Camera de Comert si Industrie a Romaniei (Romania), Institul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare in Informatica - ICI Bcuresti (Romania), Centre For Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Retecamere - Società Consortile a Responsabilità Limitata (Italy), Siveco Romani SA (Romania), Dolnoslaska Izba Gospodarcza (Poland)
Keword: e-Gov, semantic interoperability, cross border services, cross border cooperation