ONE

Project Overview


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The business ecosystem paradigm and consequently Digital Business Ecosystems are a powerful emerging concept aimed at a better understanding of the behaviour of organisations (species) within a specific context and their “coopetition” (a mix of competition and cooperation) and evolution within the ecosystem. Current negotiation platforms, such as Business-to-Business electronic marketplaces and Internet trading platforms are centrally managed and not yet fully trusted or too expensive for SME’s. Without the support of proper tools, SMEs cannot easily find trustworthy partners to provide needed services. There are several problems in accessing reputation information, the largest being that it is not readily available and negotiations are time consuming. The ONE project enabled  learning and evolution with the changing market conditions in an open-source solution ensuring transparency and sustainability. By using the ONE environment, all business players (SMEs, Corporations and others)  benefit from reduction of time to market and transaction costs. The ONE environment  provides a  wider ecosystem benefits in terms of an increase in the number of participants; better negotiation performance and collaboration while creating new business opportunities. SMEs are able to extend their portfolio of services, thus increasing their ability to fulfil more complex customer demands. It increases the SMEs ability to identify and successfully negotiate for necessary services from other SME’s.

The ONE project was funded by the FP6 Programme. The project has been running since September 2006, and was be completed June 2009.

Project Achievements


TSSG has achieved two main goals in this project, creating a reusable Negotiation MetaModel, and creating a reference implementation to execute these models and prove the validity of the approach taken. For the TSSG these goals were achieved in the publication of the Negotiation Metamodel at DEST 2008, and the trial of the ONE platform in 2009. PROJECT EFFECTIVENESS The ONE project has helped to improve the PCS modelling and development skills, specifically in using MDA(Model Driven Architecture), techniques which can be used to in many projects. This project has greatly expanded our knowledge of Business negotiations and this knowledge should be applicable to areas such as automatic negotiation of Service level agreements, and other problems more central to the TSSG.

Refereed Academic papers

Boudjemil Z., Mulligan T., Fahy C, Finnegan J, Dempsey S.. Language and Open Metamodel for E-business Negotiations”, Accepted at IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies 2008 (To be presented: February 2008)

Koshutanski H., Ion M., Telesca L. Distributed Identity Management Model for Digital Ecosystems”, The International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems, and Technologies (SECUREWARE 2007),    pp. 132-138

 

Ion M., Telesca L., Botto F. and Koshutanski H., “An Open Distributed Identity and Trust Management Approach for Digital Community Ecosystems.” In International Workshop on ICT for Business Clusters in Emerging Markets, June 2007, Michigan State University. Co-located with Communities and Technologies (C&T) Conference.

Eduard Muntaner, Josep Lluís de la Rosa, “Using Dynamic Electronic Institutions to enable Digital Business Ecosystems”, The 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (ECAI2006). International Workshop on COIN, In Press.

Non-refereed academic papers

Telesca, L., Finnegan, J., Ferronato, P., Malone, P., Ricci, F., Stanoevska, K. “Open Negotiation Environment: An Open Source Self-Learning Decentralised Negotiation Framework for Digital Ecosystems”, In the proceedings of the Inaugural IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies 2007

Eduard Muntaner, Josep Lluís de la Rosa, “Using Dynamic Electronic Institutions to enable Digital Business Ecosystems”, in the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. (ECAI2006). International Workshop on COIN, In Press. To appear in LNAI.

 Presentations

IEEE DEST, Cairns, Australia, 21-23 February 2007Open Negotiation Environment: An Open Source Self-Learning Decentralised Negotiation Framework for Digital Ecosystems”

http://www.ieee-dest.curtin.edu.au/

Partner list

Create-Net (Center For Research And Telecommunication Experimentation For Networked Communities), IT

Soluta.Net Est Eurpoa SRL, RO

Istituto Trentino Di Cultura, IT

Waterford Institute of Technology (TSSG), IE

Universitat St. Gallen, CH

Service Management International Limited, UK

Coopservice S.Coop.P.A., IT

University of Girona, ES

Funding


EU FP6.

Contact


For more information contact jfinnegan@tssg.org

or visit the TSSG website at http://www.tssg.org.

Tel: +353 51 302961

Fax: + 353 51 341100