NEPOMUK Deliverable D7.1: NEPOMUK Collaborative Portal

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NEPOMUK Deliverable D7.1: NEPOMUK Collaborative Portal

NEPOMUK Collaborative Portal 
Publication date31 March 2006
Dissemination levelPublic
Download linkD71_v11_NEPOMUK_Collaborative_Portal.pdf

Executive Summary

Online community building starts with a visual identity, a strong web presence, a set of striking taglines, descriptions conveying the main characteristics of the community's project, and a concrete flyer facilitating the dissemination of the project's big picture in the real world. NEPOMUK’s visual identity consists of two logos conveying the concepts of high connection level between people or ideas, knowledge work on the desktop and Semantic Web principles. With respect to web presence, NEPOMUK Consortium has decided to maintain two distinct web sites:

The NEPOMUK portal consists of a public space and of a private space restricted to the Consortium. The public space provides essential facts about the project: the project identity, global project objectives, contact information, partners involved, duration and a summary of the presence of the project in various media. NEPOMUK prototypes will be showcased in this public area as soon as they become available. As of March 2006, the public web site has the second rank in Google search engine for the keyword "nepomuk". On the other hand, a restricted area on the site allows the NEPOMUK partners to work online in a collaborative manner and to shape the NEPOMUK system and the real world applications that can be designed on top of it. This collaborative process is supported by the NEPOMUK collaborative portal, relying entirely on open source software. The portal runs Mandriva Linux operating system and consists of the following modules:

  • an internal wiki divided in several spaces: the main space hosts the internal knowledge base and is organized using a set of keywords ("tags"), the STC space stores documents related to the NEPOMUK Steering Committee work, while the IST space contains documents related to the dialogue with the EU IST Officers. The software used is XWiki;
  • a mailing-list server (SYMPA);
  • a Jabber server (Wildfire) hosting NEPOMUK chat room;
  • a development server (Subversion).
The NEPOMUK community web site at consists of following modules:
  • a community wiki aiming at becoming the reference knowledge base on the topic of personal information management on the desktop;
  • a space dedicated to the annual Semantic Desktop workshop;
  • a registration area inviting users to take part in the community. As of March 2006, around 50 persons external to the Consortium have registered on the community web site.
  • Besides achieving this web presence, the NEPOMUK Consortium has designed a flyer targeting academic researchers, enterprise managers, consultants, as well as the man in the street willing to organize their personal information more efficiently. This flyer consists of a double-sided A4 sheet containing a set of taglines presenting the NEPOMUK approach, the project's URL, the list of NEPOMUK partners and some administrative information. In the next months, the NEPOMUK dissemination and awareness activities will consist in increasing considerably the presence of the NEPOMUK project on the web, in opening up some of the NEPOMUK technical task forces to external partners, in showcasing online the first prototypes realized by the Consortium and in widening the audience of the community web site.

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