Analysis of new applicable Next Generation Internet technologies

This chapter analyses the applicability of the NG Internet for BC and analyses the technologies involved. The goal is to extract the technologies that can be most useful in improving BC's value-adding performance.

After the chapter's introduction, the Internet as generic communication medium is analysed. Next, the basis for computer-understandable data and computer-involving web services, followed by the application thereof in the EU eConstruct project. Internet-based formality is provided by the generic vocabulary: OWL, analysed next, followed by thoughts on development and open source. To close off the chapter, the suitability of NG Internet for BC is analysed, followed by the conclusions.


Reinout van Rees 2006-12-13