Why FISSi

Addressing the Future Internet opportunity

FISSi is positioned in alignment with the Future Internet European initiative addressing the need to redesign significant part of the Internet. From the initiative's perspective the Future Internet is a flexible term that represent the next stage in distributed applications where the next 20 billion hosts on the Internet, will not be traditional computers but rather a variety of 'things': photo cameras, cars, home appliances, health monitoring equipment and home entertainment devices, etc. Long-term, FISSi is of interest for most stakeholders in the Future Internet. This opens up a vast perspective of many different interested parties.In this context, the CHOReOS project appears as “Middleware for the Internet of Things (IoT)”. The CHOReOS technology is essentially targeted at software architects and middleware designers working for systems integrators which businesses include or could evolve toward the delivery of complex applications that enable domain experts to develop decentralized ultra-large scale (ULS) solutions composed of heterogeneous services that are adaptable and QoS (Quality-of-Service) aware.

OW2 alignment

The scope of the project is consistent with OW2's technology focus on infrastructure software, moreover it extends the OW2 code base by addressing new challenges raised by the Internet of the Future (see below). The core technologies supporting the Future Internet initiative are aligned with OW2's technology focus on infrastructure software. They include specific software engineering techniques such as ”Dynamic choreography-centric development process” and service-oriented middleware that enable adaptable choreographies over ESB-based middleware, Grids, Clouds, and technologies for the Internet of Things.
They extend the OW2 code base by approaches that overcome scalability and heterogeneity issues of the Future Internet. The OW2 Future Internet initiative will help to position OW2 as a key open source stakeholder in the Europe-led Future Internet developments. 

Open Source business model

FISSi aims at positioning CHOReOS as the de facto reference platform for choreography-based application in the new market that the "Future Internet" will help emerge. As of today, the CHOReOS project is carried by a consortium of partners acting as a not-for-profit organization. The FISSi initiative will be the follow-up to the CHOReOS project in delivering an open source code freely available to all. While the exploitation of the CHOReOS platform will enable the delivery of complex choreography-based services, it will possible for service providers to leverage several parts of the platform separately: the service choreography modeling (models and choreography development environment), the service-oriented run-time middleware and the validation and verification methodology and tooling. Note that if the platform itself, both its development and runtime environments, will be open source, there is no specific provision for the applications that partners will be able to develop on top. Whether open source or proprietary these applications (as exemplified by use cases here ) will create value for the companies that will endeavour to leverage the CHOReOS platform.