The 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: the Vision for Future Generations in Reserach and Applications, July 26-30, 2003, Madeira, Portuga
The research and scientific community is currently in the process of moving away from the old 'information spread' model for dissemination of scientific information towards the new communication model. The most important feature in this new communication model is to include repositories of raw data on Internet servers, for use by researchers that wish to build on findings of others, or to create new knowledge by combining their own data with the data of others. This paper addresses the newly emerging paradigm of scientific knowledge collaboration as it relates to the design principles and concepts for the virtual communities of practice. A 'Knowledge Portal' model is described where the Portal Web site provides free access to the Discussion Forum for scientists, practitioners and private companies, supported by the repository of scientific knowledge and by the Virtual Laboratory that is maintained as a value-added service for the community members. The proposed model is applied to knowledge collaboration in AEC/FM industry.
The 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: the Vision for Future Generations in Reserach and Applications [Proceedings].