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Conterprise is an effort and an umbrella term for the tools, technologies and techniques that were developed at Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Conterprise components aim to boost collaboration in medium-to-large enterprises and organizations. The initial ideas and the prototypes of Conterprise were developed in the context of the Ecospace project, a 42-month European Integrated Project (IP) in the area of Collaborative Working Environments (CWE). Further algorithms and tools were developed in the context of Lion2, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded project at DERI Galway. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

WHO WE ARE (alphabetically)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker is a professor at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and Cluster Leader of the Semantic Web Cluster within DERI. Previously, he worked at ISI, University of Southern California (2 years, Research Assistant Professor and Computer Scientist), Stanford University, Computer Science Department (Database Group) (3 Years, PostDoc and Research Associate), and Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (4 years, PhD Student and Junior Researcher).

Dr. Conor Hayes is a research fellow, NUIG adjunct lecturer and leader of DERI's Information Mining and Retrieval Unit. He was employed for 3 years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Formerly ITC-IRST) in Trento, Italy. More recently, his research interests concern tracking and modelling of information flows in shared information spaces, such as blogs and bulletin boards, analysing cross-community dynamics and case-based reasoning methodologies for the Semantic Web.

Peyman Nasirifard is a Ph.D. candidate at DERI Galway, NUIG. Since 2005, he has worked on various European projects, whose aims were/are to boost collaboration inter- and intra-organizations. Among others, he has worked on the Ecospace project for more than three years. He has published several papers in International conferences and journals. He has participated in various commercialization courses. His research interests include social network analysis, data mining, access control and information filtering.

Dr. Vassilios Peristeras is NUIG adjunct lecturer, eGovernment cluster leader, and research fellow at DERI Galway. Since 1998, he has initiated, participated and/or coordinated several R&D projects at the National and International levels (e.g., SemanticGov, Infocitizen, Modinis, Ecospace). He has published more than 80 papers in scientific journals and International conferences and has served as reviewer and program committee member in more than 30 conferences and workshops.


Bill McDaniel has been active in information technology for 33 years. Bill was with Adobe Systems as a Sr. Scientist researching emerging technologies and developing a technology strategy for Adobe. He has been CTO of several start-up and small software companies, including two of his own. These included companies in such areas as electronic printing, wireless demand chain management, wireless retail loyalty, advanced 2D bar-coding, AI-based military logistics. He also opened the first Internet cafe in North Texas and a digital recording studio. He has co-authored 6 books and several papers and articles on the future impact of technology on people and society and several on semantic web applications in digital libraries, eLearning, and human computer interactions.

Dr. Giovanni Tummarello is a Research Fellow at DERI, where he leads the Data Intensive Infrastructure group (DI2). With his team, he has developed, an award winning semantic web search engine, and the P2P platform DBin. A prize-winner in the 2006 Semantic Web challenge, DBin is a pioneering semantic web application, based on Dr. Tummarello's Ph.D. work, for finding and sharing information relevant to specified topics. With his team, he has developed, an innovative aggregated search engine for the Web of Data (Keynote Speech at the Yahoo "Future of Web Search" workshop 2009). He has also been responsible for most of the duration of the Romulus project (2007-2009) where he coordinated the creation of the award-winning DERI Pipes.


We benefit from talented people, who help us to promote our tools and approaches.

Alexander Schutz

Deirdre Lee

Marco Zuniga

Doug Foxvog

Jeffrey Chan

Sheila Kinsella

Krystian Samp

Jacek Jankowski

Andre Freitas

Jodi Schneider

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Juergen Umbrich

Laura Dragan

Ilko Grigorov