CAMRADE submitted!

After some very busy weeks, we yesterday submitted the proposal “CAMRADE” (Contextualized Attention Metadata Based Information Handling Environment) which addresses Challenge 4 (”Digital libraries and content”) of the 1st Call on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7) of the EU. Coordinating this jount effort of 9 different partners was a very instructive challenge, which I could only master due to the great work of Martin Wolpers from KULeuven and the other consortium members. Thanks a lot once again!


Here is the abstract of the project proposal:

This STREP proposal is inspired by the call for European research in Intelligent Content and Semantics, focusing on the need for more effective technologies for intelligent content production and management, as well as knowledge sharing and reuse in personalised and collaborative services.
At present, knowledge workers in educational and economical dynamic environments are confronted with a growing load and diversity of digital information. In contrast to existing one-dimensional or proprietary approaches, CAMRADE introduces the novelty of combining automatic and manual capturing of Contextualized Attention Metadata, focusing on the relations amongst user, context, resource and its use in the community.
CAMRADE targets solutions to help knowledge workers in SMEs, companies and educational contexts to find information in repositories, create documentation, set up projects and develop networks with collaborating organisations. The CAMRADE novel framework, including services such as recommendation, collaboration support, and task and interruption management, will strive to improve the access, production, organisation, search, personalisation, adaptation, distribution, repurposing and reuse of content in more cost effective ways. We propose a web-based, collaborative infrastructure with current trends, such as social software, Web 2.0 and Semantic Web, considering privacy and intellectual property requirements of organisations and individual users. Communities of collaborating SMEs, life long learners, open learners, students and professional networks will serve as test beds to engage a critical mass of users, specify the system requirements, evaluate and disseminate project results, and provide examples of best practices.
By bringing together expertise from international partners, CAMRADE aims at advancing knowledge and technology in various areas, supporting Europe to achieve and maintain a leadership position worldwide as requested by the 2010i initiative.

We think we’ve put together a really strong proposal - let’s see what the reviewers will say. Fingers crossed!

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