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The Final KiWi Review Meeting

The KiWi Team

The Final KiWi Review Meeting took place in Luxemburg. In the one-day-meeting, KiWi was evaluated by the European Commission about the project achievements.

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The 3rd KiWi Annual Meeting (Munich)

The 3rd KiWi Annual Meeting took place in the freezing Munich with a “cool” temperature under minus 5 degrees Cool. In the first day of meeting, Sebastian showed a demo of KiWi system with the new interface and made an overview of the workplan for the next months. In the second day, the enabling technologies presented a research summary of their work and last developments.

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My first days with KIWI



I am student at the Aalborg University at master degree of computer science. I got possibility to participate in KiWi project as student programmer. My supervisor Peter Dolog offered me this position. I started to work with Fred Durao who is a Phd student at our department. I passed introduction tests where I had to prove my knowledge from Java programming language. Afterwards, I started with completing small programming tasks with the help of Fred.

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The KiWi Release Party

The KiWi team

On October 14 (2010), I travelled to Vienna, Austria to take part of the KiWi Release Party.

After more than 2 and half years of work, the KiWi platform 1.0 was officially released to the community. The event took place at Planetarium, an exciting space and quite inspiring. The space was properly made up by “KiWi” style, colors and flavors.

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Research visit to LMU-Munich and Salzburg Research

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July-2010 was the time for collaboration.

I spent the first 2 weeks of July visiting LMU-Munich doing collaboration with Klara’s most recent work. We worked on the personalization of PEST approach with preliminary good results. Shortly....

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Impressions from ACM SAC 2010

The 25th ACM SAC conference was held in Sierre, Swiztherland, a very privileged area surrounded by the stunning Swiss Alps. Comparing to my previous attendance, it seems the number of attendees has decreased (maybe just an impression). On the other hand, the quality of works and the level of plenary discussion seem to be improved. Because the conference is multi-track, I could attend sessions of related areas to my current work such as data mining and semantic web.

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New Web Application Engineering book out

Web Application Engineering Book

Web Application Engineering is a new book where I participated as a co-author. The book provides an overview over various aspects of web application engineering such as the introduction to web technologies, processes, requirements, design, implementation, maintanace and evolution, adaptation, quality assessment, and web 2.0 and semantic web. The book provides a good basis for advanced but also basic course on web engineering but serves also as a reference point to the literature on web engineering area. You can find the book at:

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Social Web and Knowledge Management Article

New article on social web and knowledge management is out. Sebastian and I participated in joind research vision together with our colleagues from EU FP7 IP Active as a joined collaboration between the KIWI project and ACTIVE. Article discusses the difficulties with adopting web 2.0 and social web technologies from open web in enterprise knowledge management.

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The 7th edition of Summer School on Ontological Engineering and Semantic Web

From 5th to 11th of July, I participated of the 7th edition of Summer School on Ontological Engineering and Semantic Web in Cercedilla, Spain. We were 50 students (mostly in the 1st year of our PhD) confined in a residence surrounded by spectacular nature.

Every morning we had talks from the tutors and famed invited speakers such as Prof Stefan Decker and Peter Mika. After each talk, we had hands-on session to put in practice what we had learnt from early “lessons”. The quality of the tutors, head by Prof Enrico Motta, contributed a lot for the success of the school.

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Impressions from UMAP 2009

From June 22 to June 26, 2009 I attended the User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP) conference. In particular Peter Dolog and I had the paper entitle “A Personalized Tag-Based Recommendation in Social Web Systems” accepted at the International Workshop Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0.

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