eBiquitous task computing
December 1, 2003 - December 1, 2004
Colleagues at Fujitsu's FLACP have implemented a very interesting envinment that they call "Task Computing Environment" (TCE) that uses standard Semantic Web (RDF, OWL, DAML-S) and Web Services (SOAP, WSDL) technology to define, disconver, compose and deliver services. Their original vision was to use TCE to provide services in a pervasive computing environment, but the framework and approach work equally well for services in a wired environment.
A good project would be to integrate TCE into a web site like the ebiquity group's site. Visitors could go to https://ebiquity.com/services/ and see various services that could be invoked or downloaded. Downloading a service means that the service description (using OWL and WSDL) is copied and installed in the TCE engine on the user's computer. That service is then available to the user for furure use.
To read: Task Computing - the Semantic Web meets Pervasive Computing, Ryusuke Masuoka, Bijan Parsia and Yannis Labrou, Proceedings of the 2nd International Semantic Web Conference 2003 ( ISWC 2003), October 20-23, 2003, Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
If you are interested in exploring or working on this idea, contact Tim Finin