An European virtual laboratory for enterprise interoperability
INTEROP-VLab is the "International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability"(INTEROP VLab.eu), officially created as an AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) under the Belgian law. INTEROP-VLab is stemming from the Network of Excellence INTEROP-NoE (Interoperability Research for Networked Enterprise Applications and Software, FP6 508011), coordinated by University Bordeaux 1.
The mission of INTEROP-VLab is to consolidate, develop and durably maintain the new European research community founded by the INTEROP-NoE in its three years and half of intense integrating, joint research and dissemination- activities in the domain of Enterprise Interoperability.
INTEROP-VLab is a virtual, i.e. distributed and coordinated research organization, which is capable of aggregating existing and future research laboratories in close connection with industry, to achieve a number of goals that each single participant organization could not reach.
A network of 8 regional poles, bringing together leading academics, research centers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs, from 9 European countries and from China
An access route to 300 top specialists in the domain of Enterprise Interoperability (EI)
Solutions which combine multi-disciplinary domains: organization, semantic requirements and IT
Dissemination of Knowledge; Education & Training; Collaborative analysis of the market situation; State of the Art; Standardisation advice; Mutualisation of research funds through Collaborative Research
The INTEROP-VLab Poles
INTEROP-VLab is an association whose members are constituing in "Pole". A "Pole" is a set of partners located in a geographical territory (Region, country, set of countries or connected parts of countries). The activities of "Poles" are synergized at the European scale by a coordination structure.
The 8 Poles members of INTEROP-VLab are:
the UK Pole
the German Pole represented by DFI Association
the PGSO (Pole Grand Sud-Ouest, France) represented by the University Bordeaux 1
the China Pole represented by Harbin Institute of Technology
the Spanish Pole, represented by INTERVAL
the Portuguese Pole, represented by Uninova, New University of Lisbon
the North Pole (Sweden, Norway, Finland) represented by University of Bergen
Workshop at I-ESA 2010 Conference held at Coventry, about Standards – a foundation for Interoperability; promoted by VLAB.eu.
The goal of the workshop is to increase awareness and understanding of interoperability standards as a fundamental need