Developing an Electronic Clearinghouse for Efficient and Unified Government and Corporate Online Procurement using Ontology-based Technologies
Funding: 2006: $53,000
Project Member(s): Hawryszkiewycz, I.
Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
The Lido Group (The Lido Group Partner funds)
Start year: 2006
Summary: The development of electronic clearinghouses has long promised great cost savings and efficiencies for government and corporate procurement, but these exchanges have often failed, due to a lack of interoperability and common information framework. Government and corporate procurement of accommodation currently incurs large inefficiencies from unmatched need and under-utilized inventory. This project will develop novel ontology-based technologies and methodologies and an ontology-based clearinghouse architecture to overcome this obstacle to clearinghouses. A prototype clearinghouse, in the accommodation services domain, will be developed and tested against real-world commercial requirements identified by the industry partner.
Keywords: electronic clearinghouse, information systems,
FOR Codes: Interorganisational Information Systems, Data Storage Representations, Application packages, Wholesale, Retail trade, Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services, Data Format not elsewhere classified, Wholesale and Retail Trade