Knowledge Base for RTD competencies

The objective of the project is to set up and populate an information portal with innovative functionalities that helps to promote RTD competencies in IST in the New Member States (NMS) and Associate Candidate Countries (ACC) and facilitates and fosters the involvement of different research entities in joint RTD activities.

The portal will contain information about RTD actors on the local, national and European level, such as persons, research groups, organisations and projects, and their experience and expertise. The portal will improve upon existing on-line services by offering the following innovative functionalities on top of the information repository:

The target user group are organisations from all countries looking for specific RTD competencies, organisations from NMS/ACC wishing to promote their own competencies, and service providers. The information structure of the portal will be suitable for representing personal and organisational competencies, expertise and social networks. Web forms will be provided easy self-registration of RTD actors and web mining techniques will be employed for automated updates.

The portal is based on techniques and tools developed in previous and current research projects. Advanced techniques for automatic data acquisition, classification, knowledge extraction, trend detection and prediction will be implemented as services to support partner search for IST proposals and commercial projects. Techniques from social network analysis will be used for trust net monitoring, authority identification, community identification and monitoring, and prediction of community evolution. Moreover, it will offer a service for community building and maintenance.

Funded by:European Union
Project Manager:Hans Uszkoreit (Hans.Uszkoreit@dfki.de)
Contact:Brigitte Jörg (Brigitte.Joerg@dfki.de)
Duration: 01.04.2005 - 30.09.2007
Partners:SloveniaJozef Stefan Institute, KT,
CanadaOntotext Lab, Sirma Group Corp.,
CyprusRTD Talos,
Czech RepublicInstitute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA),
EstoniaArchimedes Foundation,
HungaryComputer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI),
LatviaUniversity of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science,
LatviaLithuanian Innovation Centre (LIC),
MaltaProjects in Motion Ltd. (PiM),
PolandTechnical University of Silesia, Institute of Electronics (SUT),
RomaniaNational Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest,
SlovakiaFaculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology (STUBA),
TurkeyTUBITAK, The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey,
EnglandCCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
GermanyDFKI (coordinator)