University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
The University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is a public university founded in 1989. Its main goal is to provide specialised training in Law and Social Sciences and Engineering, as well as to become a prime European research centre.
UC3M has strived, since its foundation, to make research one of the fundamental pillars of its activity, both for the enhancement of its teaching and for the new knowledge and new areas of research. UC3M is organized into 26 Departments and 24 University Research Institutes. In addition, since 2005 it has an Official Catalogue of Research Groups, composed of scholars who share common lines of work, carry out collaborative research project and publish jointly. The Catalogue is comprised of 118 groups, which cover almost all of bodies of knowledge and studies at UC3M. UC3M, as university, has a national reputation for its research efficiency. It holds second place in participation in the EU Framework Programme (standardized data by number of permanent researchers) and second in average number of publications per permanent researcher in the period 2002-2006 (Web of Science). Recently (Report 2009 of CNEAI-National Commission for Evaluation of Research Activity), UC3M has reached the top of the Spanish universities in research activity. Main figures (numbers below are from 2009): Researchers: 1.855; Research Teams: 118; Doctoral students: 555; Chairs of Research: 25; Research & Innovation Centers (national or regional): 4; Technology Laboratories: 7; - Research funding: 23,3 Million€; Competitive (regional, national or international programmes) 13,3 M€; R&D contracts with Industry: 8,7 M€; Others: 1,3 M€.
and has three colleges: the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Library Science and the School of Engineering. Concerning the training area, the University Carlos III of Madrid was the first one in Spain to be fully adapted to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) (The Bologna Process) and offers studies in most of the scientific disciplines.The Information Engineering Group is a crossdepartmental research group (Library Scienceand Computer Science) at the University Carlos III of Madrid. This group has built its experience in the application of computer science programming tools to information treatment in different formats and media. As a result, methodologies, repository structures and tools have been gathered for information acquisition, classification & organisation and information retrieval.
- to structure the metaglossarywith a Knowledge Organization System [A3].
- to design a model that links the glossary with assets in the repository and the directory [B3].
- to define requirements in the Search Engine System and to analyze alternative positioning algorithms [A6]
- to facilitate harvesting to external tools, thus facilitating interoperability [B3].
- to incorporate metadata vocabularies and semantic documents to the system [B3]
Profile of staff:Three are the technical profiles that the described tasks need:
- Experts in Semantic Web and interoperability (V. Palacios, J. Morato)
- Experts in Knowledge Organization Systems (S. Sanchez, JA Moreiro, J.Llorens)
- Experts in information retrieval (natural language retrieval and metadata retrieval) and positioning algorithms (J. Urbano, J. Morato)
The profiles to help in the implementating tasks also need this kind of knowledge (especially in semantic web languages) and skills in computing programming as well as web architectures.