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KIWI

Project reference: 211932
Funded under: FP7-ICT

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From 2008-03-01 to 2011-02-28

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 801 444

EU contribution:

EUR 2 690 002

Coordinated in:

Austria

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Knowledge management in software development and project management is an exciting problem, as it involves tacit knowledge (e.g. about processes), distributed knowledge (different people, different systems), and many different kinds of semantically rich content (e.g. source code, documentation, tutorials, project work plans) that is strongly connected on the conceptual level. Current knowledge management systems only insufficiently support knowledge management in such areas, as they are not flexible enough to handle and integrate these kinds of content and provide only insufficient support for tacit knowledge.

Objective

The objective of the project KIWI is to develop an advanced knowledge management system (the "KIWI system") based on a semantic wiki. This system will support collaborative knowledge creation and sharing, and use semantic descriptions and reasoning as a means to intelligently author, change and deliver content. A particularly salient aspect of combining wikis with advanced semantic technologies is that the wiki still is a generic and flexible tool, but semantic technologies allow to provide specific support for the user based on domain, context, role, and experience.\n\nThe main outcomes of the project will be (1) an enhanced wiki vision (the "KIWI vision") describing how the "convention over configuration" paradigm of wikis combined with semantic technologies can lead to flexible and problem-oriented knowledge management, (2) a collaborative, web-based environment (the "KIWI system") that provides support for knowledge sharing, knowledge creation, and coordination in software and project knowledge management, (3) the evaluation of this system in two concrete, representative use cases at our industry partners, and (4) the "KIWI handbook", describing the project vision, the KIWI system functionalities, as well as giving recommendations and best practices for using the system in concrete knowledge management scenarios.\n\nThe KIWI consortium brings together leading research groups (SRFG, AAU, BUT, LMU Munich) in the areas of semantic wikis, reasoning, information extraction, personalisation, and knowledge management for software processes. These are matched by two large international corporations in knowledge intensive areas (Sun Microsystems and WM-data) that offer use cases demonstrating a clear need for the advanced knowledge management we envision in the project, and by a SME specialised in dissemination of semantic technologies to industry.

Related information

Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
Jakob Haringer Str. 5
Salzburg, Austria
Administrative contact: Christiane Winkler
Tel.: +43-662-2288206
Fax: +43-662-2288222
E-mail

Participants

SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH
Austria
LERCHENFELDER GURTEL
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Andreas Blumauer
Tel.: +43-1-402123527
Fax: +43-1-402123522
E-mail
Oracle Czech s.r.o.
Czech Republic
Skretova
Prague, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Peter Kondricz
Tel.: +36 1 489 8995
Fax: +420 23309299
E-mail
Vysoke uceni technicke v Brne
Czech Republic
ANTONINSKA 548/1
BRNO, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Sylva Otahalova
Tel.: +420 5 41141296
Fax: +420 5 41141290
E-mail
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-PLATZ 1
MUENCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: François Bry
Tel.: +49-89-21809310
Fax: +49-89-21809311
E-mail
LOGICA DANMARK A/S
Denmark
LAUTRUPVANG 10
BALLERUP, Denmark
Administrative contact: Flemming Pentz Madsen
Tel.: +45 96 30 58 13
Fax: +45 96 30 58 05
E-mail
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
AALBORG, Denmark
Administrative contact: Hanne Froede
Tel.: +45 9635 8915
Fax: +45 9635 9798
E-mail
Record Number: 85391 / Last updated on: 2014-11-10