Partners

The ALIGNED team at the project kick-off meeting, Dublin, February 2015
The ALIGNED team at the project kick-off meeting, Dublin, February 2015
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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university. It was founded in 1592 and hosts over 15,500 students. It enjoys an esteemed reputation in research and innovation with an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning research funding. The Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) investigates the fundamental challenges and practical applications of knowledge-driven systems.

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University of Oxford

Two departments of Oxford will be involved in ALIGNED: the Department of Computer Science, which will lead the semantics-driven software engineering workpackage and the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, which will lead the validation workpackage and provide the expert-curated data (Seshat) use case. The Department of Computer Science, ranked first in Europe in the Shanghai tables, has particular strengths in software engineering, programming languages, and information systems. The School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography is one of the oldest and most distinguished anthropology departments in the world.

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University of Leipzig

The Institute for Applied Computer Science (InfAI) at Universität Leipzig hosts world class research groups in service and web science. The approximately 40 researchers of the Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) research group at InfAI are establishing theoretical results and scalable implementations for realizing the Semantic Data Web.

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Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer Germany is an information services company specializing in the legal, business and tax sectors. Wolters Kluwer provides pertinent information to professionals in the form of literature, software and services. Headquartered in Cologne, it has over 1,200 employees located at over 20 offices throughout Germany, and has been conducting business on the German market for over 25 years. In addition, Wolters Kluwer Poland will play a role in the validation activities as a linked third party of Wolters Kluwer Germany. You can read more about their activities here [PL].

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Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań is the major academic institution in Poznań and one of the top Polish universities. It is a centre of academic excellence, where research and teaching are mutually sustaining, and where the context within which research is conducted and knowledge is sought and applied is international as much as regional and national.

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Semantic Web Company

Semantic Web Company is an SME, based in Vienna, Austria and founded in 2001, which offers ICT consulting services & solutions in semantic information management. Besides being one of the first European suppliers of consulting services in semantic web technologies and related topics, Semantic Web Company is the founder of the SEMANTiCS conference series (in 2005), one of Europe’s largest industry outreach events in the field of semantic systems and knowledge management.

You can see the members of the ALIGNED Project team here.

External Expert Advisory Board

The External Expert Advisory Board provides the ALIGNED project with advice on technical progress, monitoring relevant research or commercial trends and increasing the impact of our work.

Christoph Goller Director Research, IntraFind Software AG
Heimo Hänninen Senior Consultant, Talent Base
Gabriel Hogan IP Manager, CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content
Gerard Kuys DBpedia Association
Peter Turchin Professor, University of Connecticut
Eelco Visser Professor, >Delft University of Technology