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There are ten work packages defined for the TripCom project:

Work package 1 - Storage (ONTO, pdf): this work package defines the abstract model, the architecture and the interfaces for storage within TripCom.

Work package 2 - Triple Space Knowledge Representation (FUB, pdf): this work package deals with the issues of representing semantic data models such as RDF and OWL/WSML efficiently and consistency within a Tuple Space. This covers modeling the tuples as well as the Tuple Space semantically and devising an efficient distribution scheme for sub-spaces.

Work package 3 - Triple Space Interaction (FUB, pdf): this work package deals with the analysis and standardization of a Linda-based language for semantic-aware Tuple Spaces (i.e., the Triple Space) as well as the definition and implementation of semantic-aware matching rules. Finally, existing RDF query approaches and the template-based approach will be compared so that users of the former can have easy access to the latter.

Work package 4 - Triple Space and Semantic Web services (USTUTT, pdf): the goal of this work package is to actually link the efforts of TripCom and Semantic Web services. In particular we will - based on the tuple representation of Semantic Web technology such as WSMO described in WP2 - define TripCom-based service discovery, communication protocols and communication co-ordination. Interfaces to allow Semantic Web services to communicate over a Triple Space will also be sought.

Work package 5 - Security and Trust (CEFRIEL, pdf): the objective of this work package is to provide the theoretic foundations and its prototypical implementation of a mechanism for establishing an end-to-end trust mechanism between dynamically discovered actors within a business process and to ensure the security of the information written to the Triple Space. This shall be a crucial acceptance factor and unique differentiation aspect for TripCom.

Work package 6 - Triple Space Architecture and Component Integration (TUW, pdf): this work package designs and implements the basic conceptual foundations and technological building blocks required to set up TripCom infrastructure by considering the necessary extensions or changes to traditional Tuple Spaces. Its main focus is the implementation of highly scalable coordination patterns based on the tuple based infrastructure.

Work package 7 - Ontological Infrastructure for Business Processes and Data (NUIG, pdf): the aim of the Ontological Infrastructure is to offer a means for a semantically rich definition of business processes for the express purposes of overcoming heterogeneity problems. The concrete goal will be to ontologize the current standard EDI/EDIFACT as a basis for business to business process integration. This process will allow business data to be represented as RDF triples for inter-business interactions. This work package will also look at the relationship between EDIFACT and other standards such as UN/CEFACT (CCTS - Core Component Technology System) and ebXML.

Work package 8A - Use Case 1 - Enterprise Application Integration (TID, pdf): this work package takes the results from WP1-5 through the integration of the results by WP6 and an ontological approach for EAI as developed in WP7.

Work package 8B - Use Case 2 - Sharing health and medical data among healthcare organizations (CEFRIEL, pdf): this work package takes the results from WP1-5 through the integration of the results by WP6 to test TripCom infrastructure for an application that is focused in exchanging patient records among healthcare organizations or among different units within the same organization: radiology, cardiology, neurology, etc.

Work package 9 - Standardization, Dissemination & Exploitation (USTUTT, pdf): this work package will provide a continuous technology watch on emerging standards in Internet Technology, Web services Technology as well as standards and formats used in Business Process Integration. Besides standardisation activities, this work package is also installed for dissemination which will happen in three phases: 1) set-up; 2) populate; and 3) update and enhance the contents in close collaboration with the SDK cluster. Finally, this work package deals with the investigation of potential application areas and upcoming market opportunities for Triple Space Communication.

Work package 10 - Management (LFUI, pdf): the management work package is concerned with keeping the project on course, that it is effectively and correctly managed financially, that its progress and status are efficiently and effectively monitored, that the required reporting is prepared and delivered in a timely manner, that all quality assurance aspects of the project are fully and correctly addressed, and that the infrastructure supporting the web-based facilities to be used for dissemination and central intra-project communication and cooperation are hosted properly.

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