WPs - Joint research

Table 1.6 c-1

Work package no.

3.1

Starting date or event:

5

Work package title

domusBITae Gate development

Activity type

RTD

Partic. No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Partic. Short name

ULE

UAE

UC3

CBS

HM

FUN

AAU

TUW

UB

UTI

AES

CCO

SIS

SII

Person-months

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

2

0

7

0

 

Objectives

Development of: (i) a specialised Content Management System (dB-CMS) –as a basis for the constitution of a confederated set of communities– adapted to the research needs of the information studies  and providing immediate access to the domusBITae resources; (ii) a user interface based on social interactions enabling the engagement of users as active participants; (iii) a confederated access to the system providing cross-identity means for a user friendly and trustworthy navigation of the system and confederated communities (using the dB-CMS).

 

Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks) and role of partners

Unique participant: UAE

Task 3.1.a: System architecture

Partners involved: UAE: 1, UB: 5

Task 3.1.b: domusBITae specialised Content Management System (CMS)

Partners involved: UAE: 5, UB: 1

Task 3.1.c: User Interface of the Resource Center

Partners involved: UAE: 9, AES: 1, SIS: 4

 

Deliverables (brief description)

delivery month

D3.1.a

Specialised domusBITae CMS

12

D3.1.b

Initial version of the user interface

14

D3.1.c

dB-CMS final version

24

D3.1.d

User interface final version

25

 


Table 1.6 c-2

Work package no.

3.2

Starting date or event:

7

Work package title

Directory development

Activity type

RTD

Partic. No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Partic. Short name

ULE

UAE

UC3

CBS

HM

FUN

AAU

TUW

UB

UTI

AES

CCO

SIS

SII

Person-months

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

0

0

0

1

3

0

 

Objectives

Development of the Directory Communities in Information Studies, including domusBITae interface for navigation in virtual community. Since the directory module acts as a direct linkage with the community of information studies, the navigation provided among researchers, groups, digital assets, scientific contents, concepts, problems and theories represent key factor for the collaborative purpose of the infrastructure, its usability and the achievement of expected impacts.

 

Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks) and role of partners

TUW: lead participant

Task 3.2.a: System architecture

Partners involved: TUW: 3

Task 3.2.b: Directory development

Partners involved: TUW: 6, SIS: 1

Task 3.2.c: Integration

Partners involved: TUW: 4, CCO: 1, SIS: 1

 

Deliverables (brief description)

delivery month

D3.2.a

Directory initial version

14

D3.2.b

Directory final version

25

Table 1.6 c-3

Work package no.

3.3

Starting date or event:

7

Work package title

Repository development

Activity type

RTD

Partic. No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Partic. Short name

ULE

UAE

UC3

CBS

HM

FUN

AAU

TUW

UB

UTI

AES

CCO

SIS

SII

Person-months

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

 

Objectives

Development of thematic repository in the field of information studies according to system design and providing direct linking to other domusBITae modules. It is intended to contain any digital asset of interest for the research, collaborative and educational purposes of the infrastructure. In the repository, the community and any user can self-archive according to a policy of progressive access for promoting liaison and under an evaluation scheme to provide quality assessment.

 

Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks) and role of partners

Lead participant: ULE

Task 3.3.a: System definition

Partners involved: ULE: 4

Detailed repository features must be determined within the frame of the system specifications agreed in WP1.2, including: a) software selection, b) contents typology, c) metadata structure, d) Access policies, e) self-archiving policy and review schemas, f) motivation policy for participation, g) author-ship rights, h) long-term preservation policy.

The criteria for the determination of these elements will be specially driven by: 1) usability and scientific interest, 2) interoperability –within the system and beyond-, 3) security and trust, 4) compatibility with the committed long-term support.

Task 3.3.b: Customization

Partners involved: ULE: 6, SIS: 2

The specified features will be implemented by customization of the selected software. Though the system will be first implemented in English, special effort will be devoted to multilingual customization (specially in Chinese and Spanish). This imply that metadata and interoperability means has to be implemented in these languages and links between metadata structures should be provided.

After first customization first contents shall be loaded for subsequent testing-review-implemetation cycles until completion (in each development phase).

Task 3.3.c: Integration

Partners involved: ULE: 5, CCO: 1, SIS: 1

The metadata structure and other integration means should be refined for achieving interoperability goals and a good synchronization with the user interface and other modules.

A training kit for repository management and a maintenance plan should be developed.

 

Deliverables (brief description)

delivery month

D3.3.a

Repository initial version

14

D3.3.b

Repository final version

25

Table 1.6 c-4

Work package no.

3.4

Starting date or event:

7

Work package title

C&E Tools development

Activity type

RTD

Partic. No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Partic. Short name

ULE

UAE

UC3

CBS

HM

FUN

AAU

TUW

UB

UTI

AES

CCO

SIS

SII

Person-months

0

2

0

0

15

18

11

0

0

0

0

0

9

0

 

Objectives

Research and development of: (1) collaborative methodologies and tools for the scientific community oriented to increase individual productivity and generate collective intelligence within an open scenario to society; (2) educational production tools for the scientific community oriented to facilitate the individual and collective creation of educational and dissemination supports; (3) e-Venue tools oriented to an effective and productive interaction in which tele-presence can be combined with high enhanced visual interfaces for the visualization, navigation and data organization of the related information.

 

Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks) and role of partners

Lead participant: FUN

Task 3.4.a: Collaborative tools

Partners involved: UAE: 1, HM: 2, FUN: 3, AAU: 1, SIS: 1

A research study will be carried out to develop and adapt the current state-of-the-art on collaborative methodologies, along with a comparative study of available open tools oriented to the development of open source means for the provision of high quality collaborative tools.

The most relevant issues to be determined in the specification of the collaborative tools are: 1) Collaborative methodologies, 2) Definition of interoperable outputs (e.g. XML-type) as a result of the collective intelligence and as a seed for further work (RTD purpose, educational, dissemination, etc.); 3) Means to establish open channels with society; 4) User interface features in order to avoid the necessity of manuals, i.e. provision of self-contained tools; 5) Security & Trust, Usability, and Interoperability guidelines developed by the respective councils.

Upon these specifications a prototype of the collaborative toolkit will be developed and integrated into the domusBITae platform.

Task 3.4.b: Education Tools & e-Campus

Partners involved: HM: 12, FUN: 13, SIS: 5

A research study will be carried out to select: a) the object model best suited to the scientific purposes of the community, and b) the open source code offering highest quality modules for the proposed tools.

Detailed featuring of the educational tools must be determined within the frame of the system specifications agreed in WP1.2, regarding: 1) Collective production; 2) Development of a hub able to join the collective set of resources into a logical architecture; 3) Interoperability and semantic background network for the linkage of primary resources; 4) Use of multimedia objects; 5) Objects re-usability; 6) Capacity to develop a virtual campus by means of the joint integrated services; 7) User interface features in order to avoid the necessity of manuals, i.e. provision of self-contained tools; 8) Security & Trust, Usability, and Interoperability guidelines developed by the respective councils.

For the implementation of e-Campus additional academic resources must be provided:

(i) Communicational tools: solving questions, group activities and enhancing communication synergies between participants of training programs.

(ii) Training tools: Virtual Library, events calendar, current  news, case studies, complementary legislation.

Upon these specifications a prototype of the educational tools will be multi-linguistically developed and integrated into the domusBITae platform.

Task 3.4.c: Visual interfaces

Partners involved: UAE: 1, AAU: 8, SIS: 2

In order to overcome dense information environments and representations that lead to complicated patterns of scrolling, linking and navigation, the solutions proposed in domusBITae will experiment with new trends in information visualization, navigation and data organization such as those that have been characterised as zoomable user interfaces (ZUI) for either: fluidly zooming in and out in vast information landscapes, or classifying in real-time –and in a customizable fashion – maps and patterns of huge databases.

Though several proprietary tools has been currently developed domusBITae tools will focus on open source developments as (e.g. “The Open Zoom Project”).

These applications are meant to be developed for two main interlinked purposes: a) for the single-user graphic interface used for navigation of the content landscapes contained in the databases containing the information used in a collaborative work, and b) for innovation and ease of presentation and interaction in real-time telepresence and on-line collaborative applications such as the “virtual meeting room”.

Task 3.4.d: Integration

Partners involved: HM: 1, FUN: 2, AAU: 2, SIS: 1

 

Deliverables (brief description)

delivery month

D3.4.a

Collaborative tools initial version

12

D3.4.b

Integrated education tools initial version

14

D3.4.c

e-Venue tools initial version

14

D3.4.d

Collaborative tools final version

24

D3.4.e

Integrated education tools final version

25

D3.4.f

e-Venue tools final version

25

Table 1.6 c-5

Work package no.

3.5

Starting date or event:

7

Work package title

Glossary development

Activity type

RTD

Partic. No.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Partic. Short name

ULE

UAE

UC3

CBS

HM

FUN

AAU

TUW

UB

UTI

AES

CCO

SIS

SII

Person-months

3

0

13

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

4

0

 

Objectives

Development of: (a) an interdisciplinary glossary aimed at promoting interdisciplinary clarification and disambiguation on common terms, problems, and the concerned viewpoints; (b) a set of interlinked domain glossaries providing a semantic network for the interoperability and knowledge integration of the infrastructure.

 

Description of work (possibly broken down into tasks) and role of partners

Lead participant: UC3

Task 3.5.a: Interdisciplinary glossary

Partners involved: ULE: 3, UC3: 1, CBS: 3, CCO: 2, SIS: 1

Task 3.5.b: Domain glossary - semantic core

Partners involved: UC3: 5, CBS: 2, CCO: 3, SIS: 2

Task 3.5.c: Integration

Partners involved: UC3: 7, CBS: 1, SIS: 1

 

Deliverables (brief description)

delivery month

D3.5.a

Interdisciplinary glossary initial version

12

D3.5.b

Domain glossaries module initial version

14

D3.5.c

Interdisciplinary glossary final version

24

D3.5.d

Domain glossaries module final version

25


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