AW: federated, open and trusted collaborative networks using dashboards



As a matter of fact, we are working on a system like that here, with "here" being the FTK e.V. (Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation und Kooperation / Research institute for telecommunication and cooperation) in Dortmund, Germany. At the moment the work is part of the FP7 project SMART VORTEX (, but the federation aspect is part of a long-term internal project called "OpenConjurer" (the website exists but there's not much content yet, time, etc.).


Our approach is based on the idea that every cooperation and collaboration is a social activity and that software supporting this is therefore a social network in the sense of Elison and Boyd. The distribution system uses social constructs to derive affiliations. We have developed an upper social ontology ("An Upper Ontology for the Social Web", Grabarske, Heutelbeck, Proceedings of the DMSSW 2012) which can be used as a common language to allow organisations to use heterogenous data models.


At the moment we haven't published too many documents, but we can have a chat about our work if you like and I can send you publications once we have them.


Kind regards,


Jens Grabarske


Von: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program [] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2012 20:03
An: semantic-web;
Betreff: federated, open and trusted collaborative networks using dashboards


I am working on developing tools for a relatively new area of ICT, being federated, open and trusted networks for collaborative networks, where actors in Local Authorities, Scientific and Technological Community, Business and Industry, Agriculture, Education and NGOs can collaborate using mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks, e-book readers etc.).

Dashboards will be used to provide customizable (built on rights and profiles) access screens.


Because it is the intention to intelligently link any open data, it becomes inevitable to look at linked data dashboard frameworks for federated, open and trusted collaborative networks, where semantic interfacing with websites, open access repositories an remote sensing equipment are just a few issues to be explored.


The dashboard  framework will need to combine key performance indicators, graphs and maps, linked data, rss feeds and just about any link for custom links to user profile based data and information, which includes social media.


What I need obviously does not exist yet.


So my question is: do dashboard frameworks exist in the academic, science and technology realm that partially address federated, open and trusted networks for collaborative networking?


I did a quick search of the European Union Framework Program 7 ( and it successor Horizon 2020 ( and was not encouraged by the search results.


I welcome information to any links to projects, finished, in progress or planned focusing on dashboards for federated, open and trusted networks, in particular to open source software and software tool kits.


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