Maestro: Semantic Discovery and Orchestration of Web Services

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-D603
Agency Tracking Number: A062-123-1157
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-123
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
122 Fourth Avenue, Indialantic, FL, 32903
DUNS: 130550262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hull
 VP, Chief Scientist
 (321) 984-3370
 rhull@modusoperandi.com
Business Contact
 Peter Dyson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (321) 984-3370
Email: pdyson@modusoperandi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Army plans to migrate C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) systems toward network-centric objectives by (1) capturing capabilities (as services) from legacy systems, and (2) plugging them into the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB). The DIB will provide the SOA service infrastructure and the pathway to interoperability with the Global Information Grid (GIG). While these efforts provide the infrastructure to achieve some level of interoperability, they are poised to hit the “Semantic Wall” due to lack of shared meanings among the legacy systems. Modus Operandi (MO) proposes an innovative intelligent meta-layer for service infrastructures that will capture and use shared meaning among services. Our Maestro approach harnesses semantic technologies to facilitate legacy system integration with the GIG.

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