CASCOM: Context-aware Business Application Service Co-ordination in mobile Computing Environments (Finished)

The main objective of the project (CASCOM) is to implement, validate, and trial a value-added supportive infrastructure for Semantic Web based business application services across mobile and fixed networks. The main expected outcomes of the CASCOM coordination framework include

    - Innovative research results and techniques for context-aware, agent-based 
      business application service coordination and secure provision in open 
      P2P service environments,

    - Implemented context-aware agents using these techniques, and basic 
      co-ordination infrastructure services,

    - Service coordination architecture and specifications, and guidelines 
      for using (a) and (b) to develop various context-aware business application 
      services in nomadic computing environments, and

    - Prototypically implemented CASCOM service coordination demonstrator 
      for selected health care use case scenario.

The essential approach of CASCOM is the innovative inter-disciplinary combination of intelligent agent, Semantic Web, P2P, and mobile computing technology. Conventional peer-to-peer computing environments are extended with components for mobile and wireless communication. Semantic Web services are provided by peer software agents which exploit the CASCOM coordination infrastructure to efficiently operate in highly dynamic environments. The generic CASCOM coordination support infrastructure includes efficient communication means, support for context-aware adaptation techniques, as well as flexible, resource-efficient service discovery, execution, and composition planning. The project will deliver a full proof-of-concept implementation of the generic CASCOM service coordination support infrastructure for mobile business application service coordination for mobile users and workers, and a field-trial CASCOM demonstrator for selected pervasive health care application services. Further information of the trials is presented at For end users, the CASCOM framework provides more easy and seamless access to semantic Web services anytime, anywhere, by using any mobile computing device. For service providers, CASCOM offers an innovative development platform for intelligent and mobile business application services in the Semantic Web.   Zipped videos of the helicopter trials are available under (approximately 10 minutes) and (approximately 4 minutes).  


Start / End Dates

01.09.2004 - 31.12.2007


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, TeliaSonera, ADETTI, EMA Group, EPFL, FRAMeTech, UMIT, URJC, University of Basel


278’636.31 EUR Overall Project Budget: 2.7 Mio. EUR


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