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  1. 1. ATO in AOS Floor Verdenius Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO) BU Agro-Industrial Production Chains [email_address]
  2. 2. ATO in AOS
  3. 3. Introduction of ATO <ul><li>ATO : Part of Wageningen University & Research center </li></ul><ul><li>Focus : Applied postharvest research </li></ul><ul><li>Key activities : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agro- and Industrial Production Chains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food and Food Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff size : 350 </li></ul><ul><li>Financial sources : 15% structural, 85% project-based </li></ul><ul><li>Annual turnover : € 25 M </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>Involvement in Knowledge Acquisition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CommonKADS : Methodology for knowledge acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontoknowledge : Thematic network on Ontology Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MLNet : Network of Excellence on Machine Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Acquisition & Ontology Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A/OL: Antimicrobials On Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADDA: PDI/Data Dictionary on Crop Data and Experimental Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracing & Tracking Ontology </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Expertise <ul><li>Ontology definition and building </li></ul><ul><li>System implementation and testing, XML expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Applied expertise on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Postharvest product life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply Chain management, Tracking & Tracing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Quality Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Resources <ul><li>Access to ontological and system partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct links : VU/UVA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts : RIVM, TNO, Software companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to domain partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct links : WUR, WCFS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts : RIVM, LNV, NIZO, TNO, European and international organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to Industrial AOS users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Contribution <ul><li>ATO can contribute to tasks: </li></ul><ul><li>2. KOSs : full participation </li></ul><ul><li>3. Standards : full participation </li></ul><ul><li>4. Vocabulary & Relationships : full participation </li></ul><ul><li>6. Tools : especially development of task-specific tools for support of industrial application </li></ul><ul><li>7. User Testing : Pilot projects in industry </li></ul>