Current Projects of the Research Group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web
Researchers of the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) at the University of Leipzig are involved in a new international project to simplify the creation of so-called linked data on the Internet. Funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme with about 1.1 million EUR, the project LOD Around-the-Clock (LATC) aims to produce and consume Linked Open Data (LOD) in a simple manner. Leading researchers from the Semantic Web area work in collaboration with practitioners in this EU-FP7 support action to improve the web of linked data – currently the largest available source of up-to-date information from multidisciplinary fields of knowledge – so as to make its utilisation more effective. LATC is coordinated by the research organisation Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), which is located at the University of Galway Ireland. In addition to the researchers from DERI and InfAI scientists and practitioners of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin and the Talis Ltd. in Great Britain are involved in LATC. Within the next two years they will support the staff of various institutions and companies in the use and publication of Linked Open Data on the Web. The researchers from InfAI particularly help to increase the quality of links between knowledge bases and also publish other knowledge bases, for instance in the area of e-government.
Further information about the project can also be found at http://latc-project.eu
The Semantic Content Management Systems (SCMS) project is financed by Eurostars and runs from January 2010 till December 2012. The premise behind the project is that it becomes increasingly difficult for enterprises to manage the critical task of staying on top of the mass of knowledge assets and the flood of news. In order to address this problem, SCMS introduces semantics, knowledge discovery and collaborative curation to Enterprise Content Management. The specific aim of the project is to develop and extend knowledge extraction, curation and storage techniques that will allow enterprises to access the wealth of knowledge in the LOD cloud from within their CMS. The five project partners possess tools for knowledge extraction (FOX), interlinking (LIMES) and curation (OntoWiki), efficient data storing and manipulation (OpenLink Software) as well as Enterprise Content Management Systems (punkt. netServices). SCMS integrates these building blocks into product-grade software solutions based on the partners’ products and deploys these solutions in real-world use cases in the energy and tourism sectors. For more information, please contact Dr. Axel Ngonga.
Further information about the project can also be found at http://www.scms.eu
This project prepares and starts the commercial exploitation of the semantic collaboration software OntoWiki in the following three different target markets: Enterprise Knowledge Management as well as the semantically enhanced content management for eLearning and eTourism. OntoWiki is a comprehensive semantic collaboration platform. Moreover, it is an open-source software and a Web application, which can be installed at any Web space and accessed by any ordinary Web browser. OntoWiki facilitates the visual presentation of a knowledge base as an information map with different views on instance data. It also enables intuitive authoring of semantic content with an inline editing mode for editing semantic content, similar to WYSIWIG for text documents. OntoWiki is developed at the University of Leipzig and has a large and active user base. Within the course of the project OntoWiki will be further developed and adopted to the needs of the SME participants for exploitation of OntoWiki in the prospective target markets.
Further information about the project can be found at http://www.ontowiki.eu
Current Projects of the Research Group Service Science and Technology
The Sun Rises in the East!
In cooperation with the City of Leipzig, the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe and the University of Leipzig, the InfAI works on the project The Sun Rises in the East! – Energy-Spatial Concept for Leipzig's East. This project is part of the initiative Contest Energy-Efficient City funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Its aim is to work out an innovative holistic realization and implementation plan for an energy-efficient city of Leipzig in consideration of demographic change, which is showcased for the city district of Leipzig's East. Both superordinate and individual strategies will be developed. Moreover, for the first time management strategies for demographic change and climate protection have been united in this project. The results of the realization and implementation plan will be integrated as energetic concept into the city's reconstruction.
Further information about the project can be found
at the websites of the City of Leipzig,
at the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe (MOEZ) as well as
at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
In cooperation with the Intershop Communications AG, the InfAI participates in the research and development project autoFuSA. Supported by the BMBF, the project aims to design and realize an IT reference solution for the implmentation of a full service strategy into the application conctext of eCommerce. Full service denotes a business strategy, in which adoption, deployment, operation and maintenance of an eBusiness System are completely provided by one vendor. The customer is served entirely from one central location, i.e. by the full service provider.
Further information about the project can be found at http://www.autofusa.de
Along with the application partner Intershop, the partners itemis and InfAI develop together a generic concept in order to store, manage, version, retrieve and reuse artefacts und assets of model-driven software development in an adequate form. For this purpose a generic model repository – i.e. adequate for all model-driven artefacts – is designed and prototypically implemented. This is increasingly important because the software industry makes use of new methods in which model-driven software plays a steadily growing role. Instead of files with source codes, structured models have to be managed to greater and greater extent. Questions of how to manage such artefacts effeciently in complex distributed development processes have so far remained unresolved. Here the project makes a start.
Further information can be found at http://www.model-repository.de
Research and development in the service sector in Germany offers a diverse picture on both national and federal level. Simultaneously, participatory and demand-driven services gain in importance with regard to the ability for innovation of enterprises and industries. The project initiated by the InfAI and the Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe proceeds from this stage and integrates present advantages of research and development of servcies in Germany. The project's focus is, therefore, put on the integration and linking-up of agents as well as on further innovative forms of cooperation. One part of the project comprises the initiation and monitoring of knowledge transfers between participating agents on different levels. Based on already existing results in the scientific-methodological field and on a multiplicity of documented best-practice cases as well as on traditional advantages of the German academic landscape, the outcome aimed for is a considerable improvement towards a broad impact of the German service science.
Further information about this project can be found at the website of the IViKo project ...
Service Engineering: Formal Specification of Service Systems (SEFOS)
Larger branches of the service sector are currently industrialized. The consequence is that due to higher location costs German vendors come under pressure to lower costs and to rationalize. Yet, the models, methods and tools developed in the field of Service Engineering are able to provide German vendors with essential competitive advantages. The basic idea of the project suppported by the InfAI and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) e.V. is to develop complex high-tech services as product families on the basis of logical service platforms. Corresponding approaches to the generation of components, to the development of a service platform and to the customer-specific configuration of services, e.g. according to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs), are methodically employed in Service Engineering.
Further information can be found at the project partner's website http://www.ins.din.de
Other Projects of the InfAI Partners
Value Chain Cockpit
BMBF-Project: Value Chain Cockpit
The partners BI Business Intelligence GmbH (http://www.bi-web.de) (Leipzig), the CRM expert bowi GmbH (http://www.bowi.de) (Landau), the SCM expert SALT Solutions GmbH (http://www.salt-solutions.de) (Würzburg) and the InfAI develop together a software-supported Management Cockpit (Value Chain Cockpit – VCC) which improves the transparency of customer- and vendor-related interplant processes in value-added systems. In order to do so, information from the Supply Chain Management (SCM) und the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are merged analogue to integrated application systems in enterprises (Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP) and visualized for all network partners. The enterprises participating in the value-added system should be enabled to make quicker and better decisions, e.g. in case of any shortage in the production, scarce products can be allocated to the most important customer, based on knowing the customer profile and history. The configurable components of the cockpit support the individual need for information of the network agents. Moreover, on the basis of the application scenarios developed together with the industry partners, the software solution is tested in a demonstration and innovation lab specifically constructed by the InfAI and can there also be demonstrated to interested enterprises.
Institute for Applied Informatics e.V. at the University of Leipzig (InfAI)
Dr. Andrej Werner
Phone: +49 341 97–33725
http://www.iwi.uni-leipzig.de/forschung/projekte University of Leipzig, Information Systems Institute
http://www.bis.uni-leipzig.de/de/Projekte University of Leipzig, Institute for Business Information Systems
http://ebus.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/www/de/projekte/projektstart.php University of Leipzig, Chair of Applied Telematics / e Business
http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/bsv/bsvneu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=104 University of Leipzig, Chair of Image and Signal Processing Group
http://www.asv.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/projects University of Leipzig, Chair of Natural Language Processing
http://www.institut-ist.de/?page_id=4 Institute for Industrial Software Engineering
http://ziwd-leipzig.de/en/Projects Centre for Information, Knowledge and Service Management
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