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Virtual information and knowledge environment Framework

Objective

VIKEF (Virtual Information and Knowledge Environment Framework) is an application-oriented Integrated Project. VIKEF is dedicated to advanced semantic-enabled support for ICK production, acquisition, processing, annotation, sharing and use by empowering information and knowledge environments for scientific and business communities. Within this context, VIKEF's main RTD challenges are focused on bridging the gap between the partly implicit knowledge and information conveyed in scientific and business content resources produced by humans and the explicit representation of knowledge required for a targeted and effective access, dissemination, sharing, use, and annotation of ICK resources by scientific and business communities and their information- and knowledge-based work processes.

This is achieved by combining RandD excellence mainly from the areas of ICK resource acquisition, semi-automatic opening up and semantic annotation of textual documents, semantic representation and interoperability and personalization, but also from the areas of semi-automatic opening up of multimedia content, collaboration support, and information visualisation into a multidisciplinary consortium.

The overall outputs foreseen for the Project are:
- An advanced software framework for semantic-based Information, Content, and Knowledge (ICK) management systems and intelligent services supporting Knowledge Value Chain (KVC) application solutions.
- An exemplary sectoral KVC application solution based on this framework providing semantic-enabled community services for the scientific and for the business domain.

The long term vision laying behind the Project is that the VIKEF open and flexible framework will provide a wide spectrum of actors with a robust architecture and a software development environment for the rapid, flexible and customized development of semantic-enabled virtual information and knowledge environments for communities in different application domains.

Coordinator

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS S.A.
Address
Avenida Llano Castellano 43
28034 Madrid
Spain

Participants (14)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
CPO HANSER SERVICE GMBH
Germany
Address
Schaumburgallee 12
Berlin 19
CYBERLAB ORG AS
Norway
Address
O S Bragstadsplass 2 D
7432 Trondheim
FERNUNIVERSITAET IN HAGEN
Germany
Address
Feithstrasse 152
58097 Hagen
FINEBRAIN.COM AG
Switzerland
Address
Leimenstrasse 29
4051 Basel
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
FUNDACION SEMANA VERDE DE GALICIA
Spain
Address
Recinto Ferial S/n
36540 Silleda
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD
Ireland
Address
Suparule House, Lonsdale Road National Technologicy Park
. Limerick
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI
Italy
Address
Piazza Umberto I, 1
70121 Bari
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
38100 Trento
XEROX
France
Address
4, Rue Nicolas Robert
93607 Aulnay-sous-bois