SODIUM (Service-Oriented Development In a Unified framework) is a STREP (Specific
Targeted Research Project) partially funded by the EU in the context of the 6TH
Framework Programme and IST (Information Society Technologies).
The project addresses the need for standards-based, integration of heterogeneous
services. Such services include web services, p2p services, and grid services,
which employ different/incompatible architectural models, protocols, and standards
for service description, discovery and composition. At the same time there is currently
a lack of infrastructure or tools available for facilitating the integration and
interoperability of such services.
SODIUM aims to bridge this gap by developing a collection of models, languages and open
source corresponding middleware we refer to as Service-Oriented Development In a Unified
SODIUM supports the comprehensive (i.e., from modelling to application implementation)
visual service composition, analysis, execution, management and monitoring of heterogeneous
(web, p2p, and grid) services, in an open and unified manner. Project results will be positioned
to contribute to standardization activities in service composition.
The project started in July 2004 and was successfully completed at the end of January 2007.