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Virtual information and knowledge environment Framework

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507173

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 015 050

  • EU contribution

    € 5 560 000

Coordinated by:

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS S.A.

Spain

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

CPO HANSER SERVICE GMBH

Germany

CYBERLAB ORG AS

Norway

FERNUNIVERSITAET IN HAGEN

Germany

FINEBRAIN.COM AG

Switzerland

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FUNDACION SEMANA VERDE DE GALICIA

Spain

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD

Ireland

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

XEROX

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507173

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 015 050

  • EU contribution

    € 5 560 000

Coordinated by:

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS S.A.

Spain