IKS Project


Welcome to the Academic Training Section of IKS. The main idea behind this section is to aggregate the results that have been achieved in the IKS project, resulting in a set of training material for university teaching. This training material consists of slidesets introducing and explaning relevant topics, demos showing concrete application examples for the imparted contents and exercises that can be performed in order to apply and deepen the gained knowledge.

In order to make the training material applicable in daily academic work in universities, this section is designed to be used in two different ways. The set of materials can be used as a consistent, “out-of-the-box” curriculum. Hereby, the different lectures can be used in the defined order.

Since in most cases, only selected topics are relevent and should be used in an existing course, for a the material has a modular structure. Single lectures can be integrated in an existing curriculum. In order to ease the integration previous knowledge and requirements are defined for each lecture.

Welcome, Organization and Overview

This generic slideset provides a frame for preparing the introduction for a course. It addresses the introduction of the lecturer, organizational issues and the didactical concept of the given course (e.g. bonus points for exercises).
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Interactive Knowledge – The Project

This presentation gives an overview about the project behind the IKS community. The Interactive Knowledge is a project co-funded by the European Union bringing together seven research partners and six industrial partners.

Introduction of Content Management

In this module, an overall motivation for CMS should be given. Furthermore, general concepts and characteristics of content management systems are introduced.


Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies

In this module, and introduction to Semantic Web technologies is given. They include a discussion on the semantic web layer cake, and description of the characteristics and purposes of the main languages and models such as RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.

Storing and Accessing Semantic Data

In this lesson, varied methods for semantic data access will be presented. These methods are mainly composed of accessing semantic data stored in a triple store and accessing semantic data stored in various places and connected each other through URI links (linked data).

Semantic Lifting

The concept and role of semantic lifting will be explicated with respect to semantic reengineering of structured content and with respect to semantic enhancements of content. An overview of standards and technologies will be presented.

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

This module focuses on three main aspects: (i) presenting a number of existing ontologies such as DOLCE, FOAF, SKOS, and ontology design patterns, (ii) showing how to design ontologies by reusing existing resources and transforming them, (iii) showing how to use ontologies in CMS applications

Knowledge Interaction and Presentation

The lesson will give an overview on current standards and technologies for semantic based interaction and presentation of content. In the lesson the audience will be guided through application possibilities and interaction patterns in the context of CMS systems.

Requirements Engineering for Semantic CMS

In this lesson, requirement elicitation process to enhance any content management system semantically will be taught. In very high level, main concepts needed to provide this enhancement are determined as high level requirements and these high level requirements will be explained with the…

Semantifying your CMS

In this lesson, how an existing content management system can benefit from the services developed in the scope of Interactive Knowledge Stack project that to be capable of dealing with semantic data is described. In general, the lesson will contain the methodology to express formally the…

Designing Interactive Ubiquitous Information Systems

The lesson consists of 1 lectures and 4 exercises. In the lecture, a methodology is presented for the design of interactive knowledge-supported Ubiquitous Information Systems (UIS). Each step of the method is exemplified by its application in the IKS AmI use case.

Designing Semantic CMS

In this lesson, modelling approaches and architectural concepts for designing semantic CMS are introduced. A conceptual reference architecture for semantic content management systems is presented.