TIMBUS Partners


Caixa Mágica Software (Portugal)

CMS is an independent company based in Lisbon that works on providing open source solutions to industries and the government while working on the lead product, Linux Caixa Mágica. CMS has been growing through the recession and offers expertise in Linux Systems from the individual user level through migrating Enterprise systems. CMS Worked on previous EC funded projects including the EDOS project and ongoing MANCOOSI project regarding package dependencies.

In TIMBUS, CMS is working on the integrating tasks and the development of the software suites needed throughout the whole life-cycle of Digital Preservation.

Media spokesperson: Paulo Trezentos
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Website: http://www.caixamagica.pt/pag/a_index.php

Digital Preservation Coalition (UK)

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation, supporting members through knowledge exchange, capacity building, assurance, advocacy and partnership. DPC is an advocate and catalyst for digital preservation, enabling its members to deliver resilient long-term access to content and services, and helping them derive enduring value from digital collections. DPC is agenda setting for digital preservation research and practice in the UK and EU, raising awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues. It links and fosters digital preservation expertise across sectors and disciplines. The vision is to make our digital memory accessible tomorrow.

DPC acts as a dissemination partner to the TIMBUS project, linking the work of partners to the wider business process management and digital preservation community and maximising interest and exposure.

Media spokesperson: Angela Dappert
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Website: http://www.dpconline.org/

INESC – ID (Portugal)

INESC-ID is a not for profit, private institution in the domains of information technology, electronics and telecommunications, with the official status of “utilidade pública” (public interest) recognized by the Portuguese Ministry of Sicence and Higher Education. It is owned by IST – Instituto Superior Técnico (the engineering school of the Lisbon Technical University) and by Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas and Computadores, and integrates more than 60 PhDs and 100 post-graduate students. INESC-ID has strong experience on enterprise architecture and information systems analysis, design and integration, aligned with the state of the art technology and techniques (OMG languages, Zachman’s framework, COBIT, ITIL, TOGAF, Archimate, ISO/IEC 42010 – ANSI/IEEE Std 1471, etc.); INESC-ID also has a strong experience in digital libraries, repositories and archives (involving competency and knowledge in TRAC, OAIS, MoReq, etc.).

In TIMBUS, INESC-ID will apply its core competencies in conceptual modeling and overall systems analysis (structure/architecture and behaviour/processes), with important roles in the tasks of contexts, scenarios and process analysis, risk management, process modeling; accordingly, INESC-ID also will play a relevant role in the coordination of the industrial use cases.

Media spokesperson: José Borbinha
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Website: www.inesc-id.pt

Intel (Ireland)

Intel is a world leader in semiconductor manufacturing and integrated software and security solutions. Intel Ireland hosts one of the largest Intel manufacturing sites outside of the United States. It is also a hub for some of the most exciting technology and manufacturing research currently taking place in Europe.

In TIMBUS, Intel will drive the development and implementation of a virtualisation and storage architecture and tool suite. Additionally, Intel will use their industry expertise to direct exploitation of the project outputs.

Media spokesperson: Michael Nolan
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Website: http://www.intel.com/en_XE/intel/technology/labs/index.htm

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) (Germany)

KIT combines the mission of a university with that of a large-scale research center of the Helmholtz Association. With 8000 employees and an annual budget of EUR 650 millions, KIT is one of the largest research and education institutions worldwide. The Telecooperation Office (TecO) of the KIT is a well-renowned research group in ubiquitous computing and wireless sensor networks. TecO has significant experience in the area of intelligent,context-aware sensing systems and middleware architectures for bridging between sensing systems and ERP systems.

In TIMBUS, the focus of KIT is on reasoning and learning for autonomy of digital preservation of business processes. To this end KIT will contribute formalisms and reasoning systems for dependency analysis, tools for capturing, and reasoning with, contextual information from sensing systems and tools for emulation of devices and sensors as services.

Media spokesperson: Martin Alexander Neumann
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Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil

LNEC plays a key role in advising the Portugueses government in technical and scientific matters of civil engineering, as an unbiased and independent body.It works in the various domains of civil engineering, giving it a unique multidisciplinary perspective in this field. The main goals of the LNEC are to carry out innovative research and development, and to contribute to best practices in civil engineering.

In TIMBUS, LNEC provides use cases on the preservation of business processes for civil engineering infrastructures.

Media spokesperson: José Barateiro
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Münster University (Germany)

Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM) at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Münster (WWU) is the leading Institute for Information Law in Germany. It employs over 40 graduate and student researchers It has considerable experience in interdisciplinary and international projects (FP 5, 6 and 7).

In TIMBUS, ITM will analyse the legal, contractual and regulatory issues involved in digitally preserving business processes and develop the “Legalities Lifecycle Management” toolkit (LLM), a comprehensive legal solution for preservation of business processes.

Media spokesperson: Barbara Kolany
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Website: http://www.uni-muenster.de/Jura.itm/ie.html

SAP – Lead partner (Germany)

Founded in 1972, SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, SAP is world’s third largest independent software manufacturer. SAP has more than 109,000 customers in over 120 countries. The SAP Group includes subsidiaries in every major country and employs more than 53,000 people. SAP Research is the global technology research unit of SAP, with a network of 19 research locations worldwide. By exploring emerging IT trends, SAP Research significantly drives applied research while focusing on the business impact and contribution to SAP's product portfolio.

SAP is the lead partner in TIMBUS. It will have a key scientific role in this project focusing on Lifecycle Management, Process Modelling, IoS and SaaS Architecture, and Intelligent Risk Management for the long-term business continuity scenarios and the underlying architecture.

Media spokesperson: Wasif Gilani
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Website: http://www.sap.com/uk/index.epx

Secure Business Austria (Austria)

Secure Business Austria is an industrial research center for IT-Security founded by the Vienna University of Technology, Graz University of Technology and University of Vienna. The Vienna University of Economics and Business joined in 2010. SBA’s main aim is to perform basic research with a clear heading towards a practical usage by industrial partners or general use. SBA has four main areas of research: (1) Governance, Risk and Compliance (2) Data Security and Privacy, including Digital Preservation, (3) Secure Coding and Code Analysis and (4) Hardware and Network Security.

As a scientific partner within TIMBUS, SBA will focus its research on methods and processes for digitally preserving business processes. This also includes the specific security and authorisation issues for each phase (expediency, execution and exhumation).

Media spokesperson: Andreas Rauber <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Website: http://www.sba-research.org/

Software Quality Systems (Germany)

SQS is a market leader for independent quality management and testing and has about 1.600 employees. Its focus is on Europe SQS is a trend setter for innovative demands, challenges and opportunities around all aspects of quality management and testing.

SQS will have a key role in TIMBUS working on processes and methods for digitally preserving business processes, in supporting intelligent tools and technologies and in application of research results in case studies.

Media spokesperson: Frank Simon
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Website: http://www.sqs.com/en/group/index.php



previous partners


iPharro Media (Germany)

iPharro Media is a world leader in content identification solutions with it’s state-of-the-art fingerprinting technology. iPharro empowers media players along every step of the value chain to identify, control, and monetize video content and provides a foundation for maintaining control over growing volumes of digital content, even as the number
of available distribution outlets and platforms simultaneously expand.

In TIMBUS, iPharro Media GmbH is a use case partner with interests in engineering SaaS and IoS models, showing the digital preservation of business processes in a small or medium sized enterprise.

Media spokesperson: Gregor Heinrich
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Website: www.ipharro.com

Laboratório de Intrumentação e Física Experimental de Particulas

LIP is the Portuguese High Energy Physics research laboratory. It participates in large scientific research projects such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider experiments,
and in international distributed computing infrastructures European Grid Initiative, Iberian Grid Initiative, or the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. It has a technical coordination role in the operation of the Portuguese National Grid Initiative.

LIP role is focused in the long-term preservation of both data and processes applied to scientific data analysis. iIn TIMBUS, LIP will work in a use case of such scenarios in the context of High Energy Physics scientific data analysis.

Media spokesperson: Jorge Gomes
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Website http://www.lip.pt/index.php?&lg=en