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Project Plumber

The HKSAR Government's Innovation and Technology Commission has awarded HK$9.2M to CECID for a new project, "Service Oriented e-Transaction Platform". Funded under the Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme, the project has received HK$1.2M cash support from industry sponsors including Digital Trade and Transportation Network (DTTN), MTR Corporation and iASPEC Opensoft Shenzhen.

Project Plumber, beginning on 1 March 2006, aims to research and develop a software platform to facilitate enterprises to design and implement service oriented applications to transact with business partners based on key business-to-business (B2B) standards.

Objectives of this project are as follows:

  • To extend Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to support processing of electronic transactions between enterprises;
  • To develop Web Service components to support reliable and secure B2B applications based on open standards like Universal Business Language (UBL); and
  • To develop service modeling methodology and software to facilitate design of electronic transaction services.

Six white papers on SOA have been published to share our research result in this area. Besides, one of the project deliverables, Observatory Service Broker (OSB), is now available for free download. To learn more, click here.


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