FUSION objectives

The FUSION project aims at the efficient business collaboration and interconnection between SMEs by developing a framework and innovative technologies for the semantic fusion of service-oriented businesses applications that are likely to exist in the near future within an enterprise or in several collaborating companies, taking into consideration the intercultural and regulatory aspects of the enlarged European countries. Thus the FUSION project will have a three-fold focus that will be achieved through the following research and innovation related activities:

  • FUSION aims at the development of an innovative approach, methodology and integration mechanism for the semantic integration of a heterogeneous set of business applications (ERP and CRM applications from different technology providers), platforms and languages within SMEs.
  • FUSION aims at the integration of research activities carried out in the Enlarged Europe in the areas of Business Process Management, Semantic Web and Web Services.
  • FUSION aims at the validation of research results by developing proof-of-concept pilots in collaborative commerce across semantically-enriched supply chains and value networks across the Enlarged Europe. In particular, the FUSION approach, methodology and integration mechanism will facilitate three trans-national cases, each of which has operations spanning the Enlarged Europe.

FUSION expected results

The 30-month FUSION project will, finally, result, through the FUSION deliverables (both reports and prototypes), in:

  • An innovative FUSION approach for Semantic Service-oriented Business Application integration
  • The FUSION Methodology for Semantic Service-oriented Business Application Integration that will facilitate the integration of business software applications
  • The FUSION Ontology
  • The FUSION integration mechanism that will allow the interconnection of heterogeneous information systems, resource sharing and services provision
  • Three FUSION cases that will prove the concepts and tools of the solution, concerning three different “Enlarged Europe” use cases
  • Wide-scale dissemination and exploitation of the project results



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