XAROP: A Midterm Report in Introducing a Decentralized Semantics-Based Knowledge Sharing Application

  • Christoph Tempich
  • Marc Ehrig
  • Christiaan Fluit
  • Peter Haase
  • Esteve Lladó Martí
  • Michal Plechawski
  • Steffen Staab
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3336)


Knowledge management solutions relying on central repositories sometimes have not met expectations, since users often create knowledge ad-hoc using their individual vocabulary and using their own individual IT infrastructure (e.g., their laptop). To improve knowledge management for such decentralized and individualized knowledge work, it is necessary to, first, provide a corresponding decentralized IT infrastructure and to, second, deal with specific problems such as security and semantic heterogeneity. In this paper, we describe the technical peer-to-peer platform that we have built and summarize some of our experiences applying the platform in case study for coopetitioning organizations in the tourism sector.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Tempich
    • 1
  • Marc Ehrig
    • 1
  • Christiaan Fluit
    • 2
  • Peter Haase
    • 1
  • Esteve Lladó Martí
    • 4
  • Michal Plechawski
    • 3
  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute AIFBUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.AdunaAmersfoortThe Netherlands
  3. 3.EmpolisWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Fundación IBIT 

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