Presenter/Author Information

Ayalew Kassahun
Huub Scholten

Keywords

process knowledge base, knowledge acquisition, quality assurance procedure

Start Date

1-7-2006 12:00 AM

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To improve the quality of multidisciplinary model-based water management studies and provideguidance on best practices, a user-friendly guidance and quality assurance knowledge-based system hasbeen built within the EU funded HarmoniQuA project. The knowledge base system provides experts andexperienced persons in model-based water management studies a web-based software tool for developingknowledge base for processes related to managing model-based water management studies. The knowledgebase is used in the Modelling Support Tool, a tool developed within the HarmoniQuA project, to providemultidisciplinary team members targeted and actionable information. MoST also uses the knowledge base as aprocess specification in managing model-based study projects. In the HarmoniQuA project, quality assuranceprocedures has been developed with the help of this system and currently we are extending our KBS todevelop a water stress mitigation process for the EU funded AquaStress project. The knowledge base systemis based on ontological formalisation that consists of knowledge models for specifying process definitionsand knowledge models for the execution of the process. This paper focuses on the knowledge models and aweb-based software system we developed to edit and manage the knowledge base. The knowledge models aredeveloped by a team of experts and experienced persons in model-based water management studies and ateam of knowledge and software engineers. In a separate paper, we look at how these knowledge models areused in managing multidisciplinary model-based water management projects.

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A knowledge base system for multidisciplinary model-based water management

To improve the quality of multidisciplinary model-based water management studies and provideguidance on best practices, a user-friendly guidance and quality assurance knowledge-based system hasbeen built within the EU funded HarmoniQuA project. The knowledge base system provides experts andexperienced persons in model-based water management studies a web-based software tool for developingknowledge base for processes related to managing model-based water management studies. The knowledgebase is used in the Modelling Support Tool, a tool developed within the HarmoniQuA project, to providemultidisciplinary team members targeted and actionable information. MoST also uses the knowledge base as aprocess specification in managing model-based study projects. In the HarmoniQuA project, quality assuranceprocedures has been developed with the help of this system and currently we are extending our KBS todevelop a water stress mitigation process for the EU funded AquaStress project. The knowledge base systemis based on ontological formalisation that consists of knowledge models for specifying process definitionsand knowledge models for the execution of the process. This paper focuses on the knowledge models and aweb-based software system we developed to edit and manage the knowledge base. The knowledge models aredeveloped by a team of experts and experienced persons in model-based water management studies and ateam of knowledge and software engineers. In a separate paper, we look at how these knowledge models areused in managing multidisciplinary model-based water management projects.