Client: bmvit, ways2go 3rd call for tenders
Duration: September 2010 to August 2012 (24 months)
Project partners: one’s own gmbh, Institute of Transport, BOKU
Project description: The aim of the KOWIPmove project was to improve the knowledge base and knowledge applications in the field of transport and mobility and to support the transport community in its research, development and networking activities. This was done by developing individual components for the further development and optimisation of existing traffic-knowledge platforms and was comprised of four central subgoals:
Development of a concept for a database system for and about traffic-survey data suitable for the traffic community,
Development of a software solution for intelligent search (Web 3.0) and development of innovative and flexible display options for search results,
Development of a scientific approach for quality control of documented knowledge by users and implementation of this approach as a software solution,
Development of an innovative networking tool precisely tailored to the needs of the transport community.
In order to achieve these goals, the integration of specific tools for transport and mobility research with general tools for collaboration is necessary and the mapping of the entire information exchange process of the transport community through suitable communication and discussion tools in one place, in contrast to isolated solutions for individual processes, is indispensable. The KOWIPmove project combined this with a high degree of usability and performance as well as barrier-free access.
Within the framework of the research project KOWIPmove prototypes for the four mentioned project parts were developed. The prototypes were designed in such a way that the essential functionalities already function perfectly and can thus be optimally tested by the traffic community. Following the KOWIPmove project, there is great interest in implementing the prototype elements as a product on the market: All individual components are to be combined and made usable in a further development step in the transport-knowledge platform vewip, going beyond this project.
The findings of the KOWIPmove project were primarily intended to support Austria’s mobility and transport science landscape in its efforts to promote scientific discourse and competence development and exchange. Accordingly, the main market for the project results is Austria. The central benefit therefore lies in an improvement of existing traffic-knowledge platforms. These improvements are based on optimized (Web 3.0) search algorithms on the one hand and improved communication media for users on the other. This enables users to improve both knowledge generation and knowledge exchange. This benefits not only the respective users but above all the entire mobility and transport sector.
Contact: Alex Schubert