An overview of the Knowledge and Information Management Through Life Project Conference

[Deutscher Titel: Ein Überblick über die Knowledge and Information Management Through Life Project Conference (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

Alexander Ball
KIM Project Conference 2008
Ariadne, Issue 55 April 2008

Abstract: An overview of the Knowledge and Information Management Through Life Project Conference held in April, 2008.
The KIM Project [1] is a £5.5 million research programme involving eleven UK universities and funded primarily by the EPSRC [2] and ESRC [3]. The Project’s tagline is ‘Knowledge and Information Management Through Life’, and it is primarily focussed on long-lived engineering artifacts and the companies that produce and support them. The driver for the research is a ‘product-service paradigm’ that is emerging in several industrial sectors, whereby a supplier is contracted not only to deliver a product such as an aircraft or building, but to maintain and adapt it throughout its lifecycle.
The second KIM Project Conference was held on 2–3 April 2008 at the University of Reading. As with the previous conference [4], the purpose of the event was to allow the Project’s researchers to present their findings so far to the rest of the Project team, and to garner feedback from industrial representatives.

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