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National and international research programs

The OW@INRIA team is involved in several national and international research programs.

French projects

XWiki Concerto

XWiki Concerto is a research project bringing together XWiki, INRIA, ENST, Mandriva and EISTI. XWiki Concerto is sponsored by the French National Research Agency (ANR) in the frame of the Software Technologies National Network (RNTL). XWiki Concerto aims at evolving the open-source XWiki engine toward a P2P architecture supporting mobility, offline work and replication of content across a large number of peers. This research work will allow XWiki to support mobile workers in their daily collaborative activities, using an efficient and secure solution supporting replication and synchronization of the content to run on a fault tolerant P2P architecture allowing to scale to millions of users.

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European projects

Asia Invest

Asia Invest Building: EU-Asia business partnerships
Asia Invest was launched in 1998 and aims to promote the internationalisation of European and Asian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). For the period 2007-2009 it will continue to support the exchange of experience, networking and matchmaking among European and Asian business organisations to promote the greater integration of European and Asian companies and the transfer of know-how and technology between the two regions. This is achieved by supporting multilateral partnership projects between intermediary business organisations in the European Union and South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia. With its Asia-wide approach, the programme will serve to bring European and Asian operators together to help them benefit from trade and economic liberalisation.

See the Foss-Bridge Web Site

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The FP7 Call 1 project named ASPIRE has be kicked off in Aalborg, Denmark on January 2008.
With 10 partners, a total bugdet of 6.1M€ and a duration of 3 years, the aim of this project is to research and provide a radical change in the current RFID deployment paradigm through innovative, programmable, royalty-free, lighweight and privacy friendly middleware. This new middleware paradigm will be particular beneficial to European SME, which are nowadays experiencing significant cost-barriers to RFID deployment.
Within the project, the OW@INRIA team will design and develop a Collaborative environment to manage Radical Innovation development.


NESSI stands for the "Networked European Software and Services Initiative".

This project aspires to provide an open source implementation for the recent Service Component Architecture (SCA) specifications. The SCOrWare implementation includes a runtime plateform as well as tools to facilitate the creation and development of applications complying with SCA specifications.

NESSI is the European Technology Platform on Software and Services.
Launched in September 2005 by 13 partners and enlarged in June 2006 to 22 partners and over 200 members, NESSI aims to address the major changes that are driving the IT services marketplace. NESSI aims to provide a unified view for European research in Services Architectures and Software Infrastructures that will define technologies, strategies and deployment policies fostering new, open, industrial solutions and societal applications that enhance the safety, security and well-being of citizens. The OW@INRIA team involvements


QualiPSO is an Open Source initiative funded by the European Commission.

It is funded under EU’s sixth framework program (FP6), as part of the Information Society Technologies (IST) initiative. The QualiPSo project includes 7 research and development domains (QualiPSo Competence Centres, business models, next generation forge, trustworthy results and process, information management, interoperability, legal issues)

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OW2 Consortium

The OW@INRIA team contributes to the OW2 Consortium.

Initially, the ObjectWeb team was meant to represent the INRIA involvement in the ObjectWeb Consortium development.
The team was created in 2002 as a result of the ObjectWeb Consortium agreement signed by Bull, INRIA and France Telecom. This agreement planed to gather the INRIA contribution to the ObjectWeb Consortium into an ANRD (National R&D Action).

Meantime, ObjectWeb and Orientware (a Chinese consortium) signed an agreement by which they committed to share their code base and jointly develop open source middleware software. The two communities merged at the end of 2006 to create the OW2 Consortium.

Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry consortium dedicated to developing open source code middleware and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. To find out more about OW2, visit www.ow2.org

INRIA is still involved in the OW2 Consortium as a strategic partner. The current OW@INRIA team facilitates the INRIA representation in the OW2 Consortium and contributes to the launch of the new organization.


Dernière mise à jour : 18.02.2009