### Wolfram Sperber/Robert Roggenbuck (U Osnabrück)

#### Math&Industry:Sharing knowledge between mathematics and
industry (Project Report)

Key technologies require today the broad use of
mathematical methods, algorithms, and software.
Applied research at mathematical institutions
become more and more important. It is a hard and
extensive work to develop mathematics for a concrete
application.
But the results of research projects are often poorly
documented. This makes it difficult to reuse the results
in other applications. A comprehensive and standardized
presentation of the project information could help users
in industry and services to improve products and make
technologies and services more efficient.

The Math&Industry project funded by the BMBF intends to
develop concepts and methods for documentation of
research projects in
applied mathematics.
For that purpose IWI and ZIB have developed
- a model for the Web presentation of a project
- a concept to build up Web services for an efficient
access to the information about projects

The core information of a problem in applied mathematics
covers the topics problem, model, mathematical methods,
application and products, and the participating people and
institutions. The presentation is semantic-based. Metadata
for the resource classes given by the topics allow an
semantic processing of the information in Web services.
The coded metadata, coded in RDF/XML, are declared using RDF schema and
profiles.
Glossaries
for the application, modeling and mathematical methods
can be used for improved search and navigation.

The talk gives an overview about the current state of the
project.