Networked European Software and Services Initiative
The Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI) is the European Technology Platform dedicated to Software and Services.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an essential driving force for innovation and a core enabler of economic growth in the coming years. Enterprises in Europe (both private and public sector) are facing significant structural changes and will rely on software and services to support them in adapting effectively.
Application of innovative technologies will benefit all economic sectors, not just the software and ICT services industry. Globally competitive businesses and efficient public services will benefit all citizens. Enlargement of the European Union and the changing nature of trade with the rest of the world puts a strong emphasis on a multicultural approach to business. This must be regarded as a need to adapt more fully to the ways people behave and communicate in different countries and cultures.
The main focus of NESSI is that of service. There are many definitions of services used in different contexts. However, all are based on the same principal: a service consumer does not own the service and therefore need not be concerned with all the aspects generally associated with ownership such as infrastructure, technology, integration and maintenance. Instead he/she has only to choose a service which meets their business needs.
Businesses are increasingly concentrating on activities where they can gain a competitive advantage. Supporting capabilities can be obtained as services from specialist providers. In this context NESSI is about transforming the EU economy through Service Oriented Business models.
NESSI is coordinated by industry and academia and aims at uniting all ICT stakeholders through active contributions and involvements in the elaboration and evolution of its Strategic Research Agenda definition, implementations and delivery of NEXOF, the NESSI Open Service Framework.
|The overall ambition of NESSI is to deliver NEXOF, a coherent and consistent open service framework leveraging research in the area of service-based systems to consolidate and trigger innovation in service-oriented economies.
The Three Core Elements of NEXOFNESSI Open Reference Model: An open specification, which includes the conceptual model of the core elements that enable service-based ecosystems and their relationship as well as underlying rules, principles and policies which lead to interoperable implementations. Core elements include business dynamics, development environment and operational environment.
NESSI Open Reference Architecture: Addressing definition and selection of innovative architectural styles and patterns based on the reference model. Ou ....