The Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe (SEMIC.EU) has launched website www.semic.eu, so that public can easily access information through the new website.
The portal will be the single point of contact, supplementing national and sectoral initiatives that are creating their own interoperability platforms. It will also offer guidance and coaching services as part of the project. This platform will also serve to support data exchange for Pan European eGovernment services. SEMIC.EU, which is an initiative of the European Commission's IDABC programme, acknowledges semantic interoperability as a key success factor for pan-European eGovernment ventures and promotes the reuse of interoperability assets such as XML schemas or taxonomies. The platform will feature an asset repository making the up and download of interoperability assets one of its core functions. The initial version of the website provides information about the project, its objectives and background. The survey results will be used as requirements for building the repository. Moreover, findings from the survey will be published on SEMIC.EU, initiating the first collaboration on semantic interoperability through the platform.