Project : acacia
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Knowledge Management Platform
The RNRT project KMP (Knowledge Management Platform) is a pluridisciplinary project, which involves teams specialized in computer science, economic sciences, management sciences, ergonomics and psychology, namely: Laboratoire Rodige (UNSA-CNRS), Laboratoire Latapses (UNSA-CNRS), Acacia Team (INRIA Sophia Antipolis), GET (Telecom Paris and ENST Bretagne), Telecom Valley Association (Sophia Antipolis). The application goal of KMP is to construct a web service facilitating the sharing of competences within a community - the Telecom Valley (Sophia Antipolis) - which gathers firms, local institutions, and academic organizations working in the telecommunications domain. The aim of KMP is to promote parternship seeking and setting within the community .
The Acacia Team coordinates sub-projects 1 and 3 of the KMP project (1| building an ontology to represent competences; 3| implementing a web service prototype for competence management), in collaboration with Rodige and ENST Bretagne, together with pilot users of KMP. Hence KMP is a use(r)-oriented co-design project. Several actions were undertaken this year, leading to a first version of the KMP prototype, mainly based on Corese, the Acacian semantic search engine:
Building of ontologies for describing and seeking for competences: building of a minimal KMP ontology operable by Corese; extensions to the minimal ontology (esp., ontology of information and communication technologies).
Construction of a software tool for collecting and analyzing data related to the competences of the organizations. This tool was firstly aimed at the KMP operational team. Later on, once adapted to KMP pilot users, the tool served as a prototype of a competence editor for pilot users. This prototype has been made accessible to KMP pilot users via internet, thanks to the installation of a hosting server (hardware provided by Compaq-HP, one of pilot user of KMP).
Construction of KMP prototype 1 (competence search and identification functionalities): specification of functionalities, interface (esp. map interface) mock-up, implementation based on Corese (after adaptations to this engine) and using SVG (for map interfaces).
Analysis and specification of CSCW functionalities for prototype 2 .