| Category: ||E-Announce |
| Subject: ||Call for Tender for STI International Semantic Web Site |
| From: || |
| Email: ||ilona.zaremba_(on)_deri.at |
| Date received: ||22 Jan 2008 |
| Deadline: ||28 Feb 2008 |
Call for Tender for STI International Semantic Web Site
The goal of the work is to enable the current STI International
web site (http://www.sti2.org/) with Semantic technologies:
- to overcome the range of limitations and problems with existing
approaches to creating, integrating and maintaining web-based
community information coming from heterogeneous sources,
- to benefit from the Semantic interoperability with existing
Semantic systems and the reuse of existing metadata.
Why we need this
The use of Semantic technologies will provide the following
Information accessible for human and software systems. Highly
configurable, extensible and maintainable web site in which the
overhead of adding new types of information and data is strongly
reduced. From an economic perspective, a Semantic portal will
reduce the personnel costs. Avoid the duplication of
information existing in complementary and heterogeneous
resources, allowing the integration of information of Semantic
and non-Semantic data. Increase the Semantic interoperability
with other Semantic and non-Semantic based system through the use
of metadata. Flexibility and support for the use of inference
engines that infer new information and metadata. Consistency
checking of the STI International Semantic information and other
Semantic information distributed on the web. Flexibility for
declaratively configuring read/write permissions over the portal
information, allowing different type of users simultaneously.
Customizable user interfaces for searching and navigating the
information according to different type of users with different
permissions. Capability for searching semantically, in addition
to keywords-based searches.
Functionality and Structure
The new Semantic driven website is based on the current website
(www.sti2.org) and similar in terms of the content and
functionality. In addition a member area that is only accessible
by STI International members will be established. This member
area includes interactive features as subscriptions to mailing
lists, wikis for different service areas and working groups,
calendar for STI International related meetings and events,
download area for all related STI International documents (e.g.
talks, protocols, training material) and access to the detailed
individual member information (e.g. address, contact data,
subscriptions to mailing lists, member fee status, participation
in working groups and services).
Month 0: Call for tenders' launch in which candidates should
present specific implementation and deployment plans,
distinguishing: Development and deployment phase's activities
and costs Population process and costs, including a description
of information sources to be incorporated Maintenance
activities and costs Description of similar deployments in use
Proposal of a financing plan Month 1: Deadline for submissions.
Month 2: Analysis of submissions, decision and contract
signature. Month 4: First version including basic functionalities
and a range of information sources selected by STI International.
Month 6: Second version including advanced functionalities and
the rest of information sources selected by STI International.
Moth 8: Final version.
Business Model A business model for setting up the website and
financing the maintenance costs of the website has to be included
in the submitted proposal.
The proposal for STI International Semantic Web Site should be
provided to STI International CEO, Alexander Wahler
The deadline for submitting the proposal is February 28th, 2008.
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