FORM's goal is to develop, evaluate, disseminate and exploit an Open Development Framework (ODF) for the emerging market in component-oriented communications management software. The target audience of this Framework is wide, covering service providers, management system integrators, independent software vendors and standardising bodies. This Framework has been evaluated through a focus on the management of business-to-business services over QoS enabled IP networks. Such services are termed Inter-Enterprise Services (IES) in FORM. The project has developed prototype IES Management Systems that exercises the principles and techniques expressed in the Framework allowing them to be evaluated and refined.
KDEG’s contribution in thi sproject has been has been:
- Design, Specification and Evaluation of a METHODOLOGY FOR (i) DEVELOPING REUSABLE MANAGEMENT SERVICES and (ii) DEVELOPING NEXT GENERATION TELECOMMUNCIATIONS APPLICATIONS BASED ON SERVICE COMPOSITION AND REUSE
- Design and specification of a OPEN DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK of services for composing telecommunications applications
- Development of QUALITY OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT Services and Applications for Web and Internet based applications
- Development of dynamic workflow engines to support rapid composition of telecommunications services
The project has produced a number of publicly available results related to both the ODF and specific solutions in the IES domain. The FORM project was partially funded by the European Union under the IST programme of the Fifth Framework.