Enviromental Services Infrastructure with ontologies (ENVISION)

Identifier: 121345

The ENVISION project provides an ENVIronmental Services Infrastructure with ONtologies that aims to support non ICT-skilled users in the process of semantic discovery and adaptive chaining and composition of environmental services. Innovations in ENVISION are: on-the-Web enabling and packaging of technologies for their use by non ICT-skilled users, support for migrating environmental models to be provided as models as a service (Maas), and the use of data streaming information for harvesting information for dynamic building of ontologies and adapting service execution.

The ENVISION Environmental Decision Portal supports the creation of web-based applications enabled for dynamic discovery and visual service chaining. The ENVISION Ontology Infrastructure provides support for visual semantic annotation tools and multilingual ontology management. The ENVISION Execution Infrastructure comprises a semantic discovery catalogue and a semantic service mediator based on a generic semantic framework and adaptive service chaining with data-driven adaptability.

Scenario requirements and pilots from the ENVISION user partners focus on landslide hazard assessment and environmental pollution (oil spills) decision support systems. The benefit of ENVISION for the wider community will be better accessibility to modelling tools using the Web and it will provide greater flexibility through improved connections to distributed sources of information.

Website: http://www.envision-project.eu/

Members Involved: Aphrodite Tsalgatidou,  George Athanasopoulos,  Michael Pantazoglou,  

Related Papers:
Pantazoglou M., Athanasopoulos G., Tsalgatidou A., and Kouki P., 2014. Distributed and adaptive business process execution: a scalable and performant solution architecture, Handbook of research on architectural trends in service-driven computing, Chapter 3, pp. 42-72, R. Ramanathan, K. Raja IGI Global ISBN: DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6178-3.ch003.

Pantazoglou M., Pogas J., and Tsalgatidou A., 2013. Decentralized enactment of BPEL processes,IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, January 2013.

Roman D., Tertre T., Llaves A., Grcar M., Skrjanc M., Toma I., Pantazoglou M., Trasca S., Bodsberg N. R., and Borrebaek M., 2013. Enabling access to environmental models, data, and services on the Web – Technical results summary from the ENVISION project, Proceedings of the Environmental Information Systems and Services - Infrastructures and Platforms 2013 (ENVIP'2013) , October 2013, Neusiedl am See, Austria,

Patrick Maué, Christoph Stasch, Athanasopoulos G., and Lydia E. Gerharz, 2011. Geospatial Standards for Web-enabled Environmental Models, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 6 145-167, 2011.

Athanasopoulos G., Tsalgatidou A., Kouki P., Pogas J., and Pantazoglou M., 2010. Adaptable Environmental Service Chains: The Challenges of Distributed Execution and Information Collection, Proceedings of Environmental Information Systems and Services Infrastructures and Platforms Workshop at EnviroInfo 2010, October 6-8 2010, Bonn/Cologne, Germany,

Athanasopoulos G., and Tsalgatidou A., 2010. An Approach to Data-Driven Adaptable Service Processes, An Approach to Data-Driven Adaptable Service Processes, July 2010, proceedings of International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT2010).

Related Results:
Data Driven Adaptation of Service Oriented Processes