Information Systems Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: REWERSE - Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics

Funding Organization: EU - IST

Coordinator: Ludwig - Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Francois Bru

Partners: Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezrvoltare in Informatica , RO
Heriott-Watt University, UK
Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Universitat Gottingen, DE
Universitat Hannover, DE
Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, GR
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, DE
Linkopings Universitet, SE
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Technische Universitat Dresden, DE
University of Malta, MT
The Victoria University of. Manchester, UK
Universita di Napoli, IT
INRIA Rocquencourt FR
Hogskolan i Skovde, SE
Universitat St. Gallen, CH
Fundacion Tekniker,
Telefonica Investigacion y Desarollo, ES
Universita degli Studi di Torino, IT
Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, IT
Technische Universitat Wien, AT
Instytut Podstaw Informatyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, PL
webXcerpt Software GmbH, DE,
Universitat Zurich, CH

Duration: 01/03/2004 - 29/02/2008

Expiration Date: 29/2/2008

Total Budget: 11776924

FORTH ICS budget: 86480

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Project Objective: 

The objective of REWERSE is to establish Europe as a leader in reasoning languages for the Web by

  1. networking and structuring a scientific community that needs it, and by
  2. providing tangible technological bases that do not exist today for an industrial software development of advanced Web systems and applications.

The community networked and structured by REWERSE will

  • develop a coherent and complete, yet minimal, collection of inter-operable reasoning languages for advanced Web systems and applications;
  • test these languages on context-adaptive Web systems and Web-based decision support systems selected as test-beds for proof-of-concept purposes;
  • bring the proposed languages to the level of open pre-standards amenable to submissions to standardisation bodies such as the W3C.

REWERSE will develop Education and Training activities targeted at Universities as well as Technology Transfer and Awareness activities targeted at the European industry on reasoning languages for Web systems and applications.

Reasoning languages for the Web are an emerging technology that does not exist today. This technology will soon represent an essential breakthrough for Web systems and applications. Thus, REWERSE will promote research on an issue of a considerable economical importance. Doing so, REWERSE will contribute to the international competitiveness of the European industry in an essential field of today's Information Technologies.

REWERSE will establish itself as the world leading virtual research centre on reasoning languages and methods for the Web. REWERSE will ensure that this novel technology is fully exploited and translated into real competitive advantages for the European industry.

Contact Person: Grigoris Antoniou

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