ALIGNED: Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering

2015–2018: European Union Horizon 2020 Project No. 644055
ALIGNED: Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering.
Principal Investigator: Kevin Feeney. Co-Investigators: Jim Davies, Harvey Whitehouse, Sebastian Hellemann, Andreas Koller, Christian Dirschl, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Jeremy Gibbons, Piotr Bledzki, and Pieter François.

ALIGNED quality-centric, software and data engineering is a research project funded by Horizon 2020. ALIGNED will develop new ways to build and maintain IT systems that use big data on the web. ALIGNED brings together world class computer science researchers (Trinity College DublinUniversity of Oxford,University of Leipzig), software companies specialised in data-intensive systems (Semantic Web Company), information companies (Wolters Kluwer) and academic curators of the Seshat: Global History Databank, large datasets describing world history and archaeology (University of OxfordAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). Together they will create more efficient methods of building IT systems that extract, process, publish and share web data.

ALIGNED will lay the foundations for the next generation of big data systems that lower costs and deal with the web data challenges of dynamism, complexity, scale and inconsistency. ALIGNED is coordinated by the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin and is an associated project of the Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT research centre.