OASIS - Open architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardization (2008 – 2011)
OASIS is a Large Scale Integrated Project co-financed by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme under the topic “ICT and Ageing”. Its scope is to revolutionize the interoperability, quality, breadth and usability of services for all daily activities of older people. More specifically, OASIS targets to utilize ICT and other key technologies in order to provide holistic services to older people to support their physical and psychological independence, stimulate their social or psychological engagement and foster their emotional well being. In doing so, OASIS thus addresses key areas of their activities encompassing: independent living and socializing, autonomous mobility, and flexible workability.
One of Infoterm tasks' is also:
- to promote standardization activities for eAccessibility and eInclusion [more],
- to introduce key methods developed in OASIS into international standardization
activities, such as “Ontology integration and interoperability” (OntoIOp).
Thus, “OntoIOp” has become a new working item (NWI) in ISO/TC 37/SC 3 “Systems to manage terminology, knowledge and content”. The aim of this emerging International Standard is to develop an ontology metalanguage allowing the content in heterogeneous ontology systems to become interoperable for instance in applications for persons with disabilities (PwD).