CoLinK: Cooperative Knowledge Management for Engineering Teams

  • Michael Klingemann
  • Jürgen Friedrich
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 270)

Due to today’s increasingly complex processes in planning and design, knowledge management (KM) is becoming a crucial factor of success in the engineering sector. In a participatory design project we created a prototype for a process oriented KM system (CoLinK), which allows engineers to jointly model projects with generic process descriptions, creating a virtual engineering community within the enterprise and beyond. During every project these process descriptions will be augmented with knowledge annotations. The CoLinK system includes a document as well as contact management module and lets users semantically link the corresponding information in the process context. With any finished project engineers can utilize the acquired knowledge to cooperatively improve the quality of the generic process descriptions.


Knowledge management Engineering Cooperative work CoLinK 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Klingemann
    • 1
  • Jürgen Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computing TechnologiesUniversity of BremenGermany

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