APOSDLE was funded during March 2006 and February 2010 as an integrated project in the 6th Research Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Union within the priority thematic area “Information Society Technologies”. The project's major research focused on the development of intelligent assistance technologies for knowledge intensive workplaces.
The APOSDLE software provides knowledge workers with assistance functions which ease the execution of daily work tasks. Thus, APOSDLE automatically recognizes working tasks and recommends available and relevant information or experts for the related topic. Besides, the project partners developed concepts (and partly also entirely new tools) for the modeling of processes, ontologies and competencies, for self-organized and collaborative learning, for the technical integration into social systems, etc. All project results, but especially the APOSDLE software, are practically sampled in quite different application areas, for example:
- at EADS in France by development engineers for the simulation of lighting conditions in airplane cabins
- at ISN in Slovenia by a cross-company consultance network for project management
- at the Chamber of Industry and Comnmerce (IHK) in Darmstadt/Germany for consulting on the EU chemical policy
- at ComNetMedia in Dortmund/Germany for consulting on Requirements Engineering