CAESAR research projects

2006-2008 DEPUIS

DEPUIS logo Design of Environmentally friendly Products Using Information Standards

DEPUIS is a EU co-funded INNOVA project managed by ENEA.

The project is concerned with providing education about the use of ISO and W3C standards for the publishing of environmental data. A key objective will be the promotion of these standards for use by SMEs, and the provision of appropriate education material and demonstrators.

Four training courses provided by CAESAR Systems within this project are:

These courses will be illustrated by use of the DEPUIS project test case "The environmental consequences of building a small house (180 m2)".

Course materials currently available are:

2006-2008 S-TEN

S-TEN logo Intelligent Self-describing Technical and Environmental Networks

S-TEN is a EU co-funded IST project managed by FGH.

The project is concerned with self-describing networks. The project is defining ontologies, and web services which enable a device within a network to publish information about itself on the web.

A device can publish information about what it is, where it is and how it is connected. If a device contains a sensor, it can publish information about what it has observed.

The project has created the working draft of a new part of ISO 15926 Reference data for observations and measurement.

Deliverables of the project include:

2002-2004 CASCADE

CASCADE logo Co-operation and Standards for life Cycle Assessment Data in Europe

CASCADE was an EU co-funded GROWTH project managed by ENEA.

The project was concerned with the use of ISO TC184/SC4 standards to integrate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data with product design data.

LCA data defined by ISO 14048 "Life cycle assessment - Data documentation format" was represented using:

The work was validated by a Round Robin example of a packaging Box provided by Rolls-Royce.

2001-2003 ScadaOnWeb

ScadaOnWeb logo

ScadaOnWeb was a EU co-funded IST project managed by FGH.

The ScadaOnWeb project conducted initial research on the use of Semantic Web for the publication of measurements. The project was also investigated the use of HDF5 in conjunction with semantics defined using OWL.

A public demonstrator of the ScadaOnWeb system is available from Cygnus Engineering on

The important public documents from the ScadaOnWeb project, including the ontologies, are available on

The project produced an implementation of ISO 15926-2 using the Semantic Web. This is described in a presentation to the OLF "Integrated Operations - Knowledge Industry" seminar in Stavanger on 2005-09-29.

The project published the paper ScadaOnWeb - Web based supervisory control and data acquisition at the Second ISWC Conference in 2003, with an associated presentation.

1993-1996 GEM

Generic Engineering Model

GEM was an EU co-funded ESPRIT project managed by NAFEMS.

More information about the project is available on and

This project developed standards to integrate different types of engineering analysis, including CFD, mould flow, thermal, and structural. The result was a draft Generic Engineering Analysis Model. Most of this model has now been standardised as modules within the modular architecture of ISO 10303 (STEP).

1991-1994 ProcessBase

ProcessBase was an EU co-funded ESPRIT project managed by Framatome.

This project began the research work leading to ISO 10303-221 "Functional data for process plant and their schematic representation" and to ISO 15926 "Life cycle data for process plant including oil and gas production facilities".

This project also worked with the US PlantStep consortium, to ensure harmonisation between ISO 10303-227 "Plant spatial configuration". For more details see of this work see

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