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Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS/KMS providers

Project description

Intelligent Content and Semantics 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).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/semantic web
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/web development

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SALZBURG RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Address
Jakob Haringer Strasse 5
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 109 903
Administrative Contact
Ursula Atzlinger (Ms.)

Participants (16)

Day Software AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 82 246
Address
Barfusserplatz
CH-4001 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Pittet (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET ST. GALLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 255 651
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeanette Strompen
ADOBE RESEARCH (SCHWEIZ) AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 255 547
Address
Barfusserplatz
4051 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florian Schaulin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 593 942
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schwan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 285
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Corinna Hahn (Ms.)
ALKACON SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 082
Address
An Der Wachsfabrik
50996 Köln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Kandzior (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 955 739
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)
Pisano Holding GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 132
Address
Alter Fischmarkt
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steffen Faradi (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FURTWANGEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 263
Address
Robert Gerwig Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerd Kusserow (Mr.)
Nemein Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 131 584
Address
Parrukatu
00580 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lepistö Kaisa (Ms.)
NUXEO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 181 598
Address
Rue Soleillet
75020 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Foucault (Mr.)
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 516
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Guglielmina (Ms.)
PIKSEL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 97 343
Address
Via Breda Ernesto 176
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Cattaneo (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 568 583
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabella Vitali (Ms.)
TXT POLYMEDIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Frigia
20126 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gusmeroli Sergio (Dr.)
SRDC YAZILIM ARASTIRMA VE GELISTIRME VE DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 683 584
Address
Silikon Bina 1 Kat No 14 Odtu Teknokent Cankaya
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Asuman Dogac (Dr.)