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IKS

Project reference: 231527
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS/KMS providers

From 2009-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 650 054

EU contribution:

EUR 6 579 998

Coordinated in:

Austria

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

A Semantic-based Open Source Platform for Small to Medium CMS Providers

IKS will raise the semantic capability of European software houses to develop intelligent content management solutions for their customers.

What is IKS?

IKS is an integrating project targeted at the hundreds of SMEs in Europe, which are providing technology platforms for content and knowledge management to thousands of end user organisations. Downstream, hundred-thousands of corporate end users and millions of content consumers are affected by the quality of service provided through these platforms. The majority of these platforms lack the capability for making use of semantic web enabled, intelligent content, and therefore, lack the capacity for users to interact with the content at the user‘s knowledge level!

The major technological result of the project will be the “Interactive Knowledge Stack“, a layered set of software components and specifications which will make traditional content management platforms capable of dealing with the future “Semantic Web“.

IKS will close the ...

• engineering gap for CMS architectures: the Interactive Knowledge Technology Stack will enable  many open source CMS frameworks to become semantically enabled
• research gap on user interaction with knowledge objects: the use of semantics to support direct user interaction with knowledge content will be a focus of Interactive Knowledge
• research gap on empirical validation: we involve a group of six technology providers and further 50 smaller CMS/KMS providers for controlled engineering experiments to ensure quantitative analysis of requirements and of subsequent technology validation for semantically enabled, interactive knowledge and content management systems.
 ... impact gap for industrial take-up: starting with six industrial partners in the consortium, we will recruit 50 more European CMS/KMS providers and activate a dozen relevant open source communities to embrace IKS specifications, and be present in standards bodies (W3C,OASIS, etc).

IKS invites all stakeholders to work towards bringing European CMS/KMS providers to the leading edge of innovation in knowledge technologies, for the benefit of all users.

IKS Approach

IKS has developed a working hypothesis which we call the Interactive Knowledge Stack. We are trying to start a dialogue in the developer community, about the need for a conceptual layering. As a start, we developed the following concepts, visualized in the diagrams.

IKS does not say anything about implementation technology, but it tries to say something about translation from behavioural layers  (at the level of interfaces) to descriptional layers (in the middle) and to distribution and data storage layers (at the level of repository backends).

Objective

Interactive Knowledge (IKS) is an integrating project whose target are the hundreds of SMEs in Europe providing technology platforms for content and knowledge management to thousands of end user organisations.Downstream, hundred-thousands of corporate end users and millions of content consumers are affected by the quality of service provided through these platforms. The majority of these platforms is built under the "Linux/Apache/mySQL/php" paradigm known as the LAMP stack. More advanced CMS platforms are provided by firms with a software engineering background using frameworks such as .NET and JEE5. All of these frameworks lack the capability for semantic web enabled, intelligent content, and therefore lack the capacity for users to interact with the content at the user's knowledge level!Interactive Knowledge will close the<br/>- engineering gap for CMS architectures: the Interactive Knowledge Technology Stack will enable many open source CMS frameworks to become semantically enabled- research gap on user interaction with knowledge objects: the use of semantics to support direct user interaction with knowledge content will be a focus of Interactive Knowledge- research gap on empirical validation: we involve a group of six technology providers and further 50 smaller CMS/KMS providers for controlled engineering experiments to ensure quantitative analysis of requirements and of subsequent technology validation for semantically enabled, interactive knowledge and content management systems.- impact gap for industrial take-up: starting with six industrial partners in the consortium, we will recruit 50 more European CMS/KMS providers and activate a dozen relevant open source communities to embrace IKS specifications, and be present in standards bodies (W3C,OASIS, etc).<br/>INTERACTIVE KNOWLEDGE invites all stakeholders to work towards bringing European CMS/KMS providers to the leading edge of innovation in knowledge technologies, for the benefit of all users.

Related information

Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
JAKOB HARINGER STRASSE 5
5020 SALZBURG
Austria
Administrative contact: Ursula Atzlinger
Tel.: +43 662 2288 407
Fax: +43 662 2288 222
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
DUFOURSTRASSE 50
9000 ST GALLEN
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Jeanette Strompen
Tel.: +41 71 224 72 41
Fax: +41 71 224 73 01
E-mail
ADOBE RESEARCH (SCHWEIZ) AG
Switzerland
BARFUSSERPLATZ
4051 BASEL
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Florian Schaulin
Tel.: +41 61 226 5572
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
WARBURGER STRASSE
33098 PADERBORN
Germany
Administrative contact: Stefan Schwan
Tel.: +49 5251 60 2568
Fax: +49 5251 60 3538
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET DES SAARLANDES
Germany
Campus
66123 SAARBRUECKEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Corinna Hahn
Tel.: +49 68195923362
Fax: +49 681 95923370
E-mail
ALKACON SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
AN DER WACHSFABRIK
50996 KÖLN
Germany
Administrative contact: Alexander Kandzior
Tel.: +49 2236 382610
Fax: +49 2236 382620
E-mail
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
Trippstadter Strasse
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +4963120575500
Fax: +4963120575502
E-mail
Pisano Holding GmbH
Germany
Alter Fischmarkt
20457 Hamburg
Germany
Administrative contact: Steffen Faradi
Tel.: +49 40 32529630
Fax: +49 40 325296329
E-mail
Nemein Oy
Finland
Parrukatu
00580 Helsinki
Finland
Administrative contact: Lepistö Kaisa
Tel.: +358503847659
E-mail
NUXEO SAS
France
rue soleillet
75020 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Xavier Foucault
Tel.: +33 140337987
Fax: +33 140337141
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Isabella Vitali
Tel.: +390644595323
Fax: +390644595243
E-mail
PIKSEL SPA
Italy
VIA BREDA ERNESTO
20126 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabio Cattaneo
Tel.: +39 02 36715 220
E-mail
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
Silikon Bina 1.Kat No:14 ODTU Teknokent, CANKAYA
06531 ANKARA
Turkey
Administrative contact: Asuman Dogac
Tel.: +90 312 2105598
Fax: +90 312 2105572
E-mail
Record Number: 89486 / Last updated on: 2014-11-10