Common Open Service Market for SMEs
EU ESPRIT (5th Framework Programme)
The COSMOS project designed and realised a support platform for business transactions across the Internet based on a generic contracting service. Example users of this system included small and medium enterprises and even individual persons. A resulting "contracting service" enabled its users to negotiate, sign, and settle electronic contracts across the Internet without leaving a uniform and flexible system environment. Abstracting from basic communication mechanisms such as (transactionally secure) remote procedure calls and remote database access mechanisms, the COSMOS system support includes: negotiation protocols to support both the settlement and the fulfillment of electronic contracts as well as ad-hoc workflow management support for compound and distributed services in electronic commerce applications, service trading and brokerage functions as well as security aspects as, e.g., notary and non-repudiation functions.
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