University Opens Enterprise Engineering and Policy Laboratory

Posted: April 7, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Today, George Mason celebrates the opening of the Enterprise Engineering and Policy Laboratory, a joint effort of The Institute of Public Policy and the School of Information Technology and Engineering. The lab is sponsored through corporate contributions. It has received approximately $3.5 million in software and services from Great Plains, Inc., IDS Scheer, Inc., Oracle Corp., Promatis, Inc., and SAP America, Inc. The opening ceremony is held in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room at 2 p.m.

Among the lab’s research activities is a virtual laboratory that supports experiments in business-to-business electronic commerce, with the resulting solution to be demonstrated at the World Congress on Information Technology this summer in Taipei, Taiwan. The program also has an ongoing International Electronic Commerce project, which focuses on developing enterprise application integration strategies to enable mid-range enterprises to participate in business-to-business e-commerce.

For more information about the lab, contact Rainer Sommer, director, or Thomas Gulledge, director of the Policy Analysis Center.

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