KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM (KmP)A Semantic Web Service for the Cartography of Competences in the Telecom Valley of Sophia Antipolis
The aim of the KMP project is to increase the portfolio of competences of the Telecom Valley of Sophia Antipolis by helping actors in expressing their interests and needs in a common space. The solution relies on the specification, design, building and evaluation of an online customizable semantic web application.
Open day (25/01/2005) and demonstration of KmP (English / French)
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1. Provide a Map of Competences to Foster Partnerships
Thus, the goal of KMP is to build an innovative solution of knowledge management shared within a community, in order to foster synergies and partnerships by providing a dynamic map of the competences of the different stakeholders. The solution relies on the specification, design, building and evaluation of an online customizable service.
2. A Semantic Web Service for the Cartography of Competences
This Web application relies on ontology-based models and inferences and merges the frameworks of the semantic web (RDF, RDFS) and the classic web (HTML, CSS, SVG) and the structured web (XML, XSLT) to integrate data coming from very different sources, allow queries from different viewpoints, adapt content to users, analyze, group, infer and render indicators of the Telecom Valley situation. KMP relies on the integration of multiple components: databases for back-end persistence, web servers with JSP and servlets to provide front ends, and the CORESE semantic web server [http://www-sop.inria.fr/acacia/soft/corese/] to provide semantic web processing capabilities.
3. Project Partnerships
The project comes within the scope of the "Uses Lab" on Sophia Antipolis to observe the uses of the new technologies of information and communication. The project is user-driven and one of its goals is the analysis of collective uses of an online service to foster competency sharing through out the network of companies and institutes of the telecom valley.
The project is a real-world experiment: the steering committee is composed of about ten pilot users; it follows a prototype life-cycle with a strong emphasis on analyzing usages and practices; it is designed in collaboration with the Telecom Valley association, a true community of practices in the domain of telecoms and associated services. Pilot companies include: Amadeus, Philips Semiconductors, France Telecom R&D, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Atos Origin, Transiciel, Elan IT, Qwam System, Cross Systems. Institutional organizations include: CCI Nice Côte d'Azur via IRT (Initiatives Riviera Technologies), Côte d'Azur Développement. Research institutes include: UNSA, CNRS, INRIA and GET.
Contacts within Acacia
Project Coordinator : Alain Giboin