Prof. Vincenzo Loia
University of Salerno, Italy
Title: Knowledge Building with Semantic Schema in Enterprise: the ARISTOTELE Approach
The wealth of European companies has progressively shifted from tangible assets (capital, resources) into intangible ones like knowledge, competency, reputation, innovation processes, motivation. Intangibles are closely related the natural interactions occurring normally in work practices. This is where ideas, innovation, learning, knowledge (in all its various forms), relationships, social cohesion, synergistically contribute to performance, competition differentiators and value creation. Creativity and innovation inside organisations are directly related to the way people learn (informally and/or formally), collaborate, share ideas and experience. The support of these activities within the Enterprise it is provided by several tools and environments. This doesn't help to capture and elicitate the possible intangible assets. Even in the case where some pieces of knowledge could be extracted and captured we have the problem to provide them with a useful meaning through formalization with respect to working context (i.e. correlate them to organizational processes, objectives, tasks). The aim of this invited speech is to present the methodologies for knowledge building developed in the context of ARISTOTELE, a European Integrated Project. The methodologies for knowledge building are used for extracting tacit knowledge and using ontology matching and merging approaches to conceptualise it, with respect to models that exploit semantic web schemas (SIOC, SKOS, FOAF, MOAT, etc.) for representing different enterprise aspects like competency, worker profile, learning experience, enterprise assets.
Vincenzo Loia is Full Professor of Computer Science. He received his BS from Univ. of Salerno Italy in 1985, and his MS and Ph. D from Univ. of Paris 6, France in 1987 and 1989. His research interests include Intelligent Agents, Ambient intelligence, Hybrid intelligent systems, Collective Knowledge. Currently he is Founder & Editor-in-chief of “Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing”, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Softcomputing”, both from Springer-Verlag. He is Chair of the Task Force “Intelligent Agents”, and of the Task Force "Ambient Intelligence" both from IEEE CIS ETTC, and Vice-Chair of IEEE CIS Intelligent Systems Application Technical Committee. He has been Editor/co-editor of 4 Books, 55 journal papers, 25 book chapters, and 93 conference papers (most in IEEE conference).