Project : acacia
Section: Other Grants and Activities
For more than two years now, ACACIA has been engaged with Hervé Karp (ATOS Origin) and Philippe Pérez in a process of creation of a start-up, eCore, in order to market a solution for skills management based on Corese. We designed and used a questionnaire to evaluate the opportunity of using semantic web tools for human resources management. We defined an architectural design for an industrialized version of Corese and the associated semantic web server. The reengineering of the semantic web server is undergoing.
The project of creation of this start-up eCore was prize-winner (category emergence) in the 2004 National Competition for support to creation of enterprises of innovative technologies, competition organized by the Ministery of Research with participation of Anvar and of Social European Fund (FSE).
Catherine Thomas (Rodige, UNSA-CNRS), the coordinator of the KMP project, joined us this year for the preparation of the eCore start-up.
We collaborate with Pascal Barbry (IPMC), Rémi Bars (Bayer Crop Science) and Martine Collard (I3) to build a memory of experiments on DNA chips (see section 6.1.4).
Laboratoire des usages de Sophia Antipolis
Through the KMP project, we take part in the use laboratory that aims at observing the current collective usages of technologies, and to anticipate future usages « by a pluridisciplinary research gathering technologists, economists, sociologists, ergonomists, marketing specialists with rigorous methodologies around effective technological platforms and relevant and various users. »
CSTB (French Scientific and Technical Center for Building)
We collaborate with Bruno Fiès and Marc Bourdeau (CSTB) for Tuan-Dung Cao's PhD on Software Agents for the Web Mining, Application to Technological and Scientific Watch.
CINDY, Pôle Cindyniques of ENSMP
We collaborate with Franck Guarnieri (CINDY - Pole of Research and Formation on Danger and Risk Management of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, in Sophia Antipolis) for Thanh-Le Bach's PhD on Construction of a multi-viewpoint Semantic Web. We also have contacts for follow-up of the PhD of Denis Overal, PhD student at CINDY.
We elaborated the project « e-companion », which aims at designing a mobile device for assisting visually impaired people; in cooperation with the following partners: Rainbow team (I3S), CNRT Telius, Fédération nationale des Déficients visuels (FNDV), Web2Tel. This project was submitted to CNRT.
We collaborate with the Mainline Team at ESSI, the LIRMM, and the CREGO for the WebLearn Colors on Semantic Web for E-Learning. Our objective is to explore the techniques of the Semantic Web for e-learning applications and to measure the impact of e-learning specificities for the design of dedicated semantic portals.
Sylvain Dehors and Alain Giboin set up an experiment about an e-learning tool based on Corese, and implementing the notion of a Training Semantic Web, in cooperation with I3S (Jean-Paul Stromboni and Catherine Faron-Zucker).