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Category:   E-Announce
Subject:   Call for Tender for STI International Semantic Web Site
Email:   ilona.zaremba_(on)_deri.at
Date received:   22 Jan 2008
Deadline:   28 Feb 2008

================================================================= Call for Tender for STI International Semantic Web Site ================================================================= Work description 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 benefits:  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). Implementation Plan 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. Submission The proposal for STI International Semantic Web Site should be provided to STI International CEO, Alexander Wahler (office_(on)_sti2.org). The deadline for submitting the proposal is February 28th, 2008. _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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