EU-IST Project: NeOn
NeOn: Lifecycle Support for Networked Ontologies is a large integrated project due to start in March-April of 2006. The aim of this project is to create the reference architecture for the development of applications based on networked and rapidly changing ontologies:
The aim of NeOn is to create the first ever service-oriented, open infrastructure, and associated methodology, to support the development life-cycle of such a new generation of semantic applications, with the overall goal of extending the state of the art with economically viable solutions. These applications will rely on a network of contextualized ontologies, exhibiting local but not necessarily global consistency.Even though this project hasn't started yet, there is already quite a bit of discussion about it. Many of the "big players" in semantic technologies in Europe are partners in this project - this is a project you'll continue to hear about.
Integrated Project, March/April 2006 until end of March/April 2010
Estimated Project Cost and funding: not public yet
Coordinator: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University (UK) Participants: Institute AIFB, Universitaet Karlsruhe (Germany), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), Software AG (Germany), iSOCO S.A. (Spain), 'Jozef Stefan' Institute (Slovenia), INRIA (France), University of Sheffield (UK), Universitaet Koblenz-Landau (Germany), ontoprise GmbH (Germany), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Asociación Española de Comercio Electrónico (Spain), United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (Italy), Atos Origin s.a.e. (Spain).
Earlier Project Profiles: VIKEF