ALIGNED: Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering

The ALIGNED quality-centric, software and data engineering project is a research project funded by Horizon 2020. ALIGNED will develop and validate a novel process for combined software and data engineering of evolvable data intensive systems. The process will utilise advanced semantic data-modelling, quality analytics and human feedback. The most effective software services or data manipulation tools require costly custom software for specific data sets. Our process will reduce the development, deployment and maintenance costs of end-to-end software development while increasing the agility of the software engineering cycle. DBpedia will be one of the four used cases of the ALIGNED project.


  • Duration: 02/2015–01/2018
  • Funding Programme: EU H2020

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, software companies specialised in data-intensive systems like DBpedia, information companies and academic curators. Together they will create more efficient methods of building IT systems that extract, process, publish and share web data.


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ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Thessaloniki ( 2017-09-14T11:03:27+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-09-14T11:03:27+02:00 aligned_admin

On September 6 and 7, 2017, members of the ALIGNED consortium met in Thessaloniki. The meeting, hosted by University of Leipzig, was primarily focused on making the final preparations for the integrated ALIGNED demonstrators. Read more about "ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Thessaloniki"

ALIGNED Webinar Series – Big Data in the NHS ( 2017-09-05T09:53:45+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-09-05T09:53:45+02:00 aligned_admin

The fourth ALIGNED webinar on Engineering Agile Big Data Systems has been released. This week’s webinar is from University of Oxford Software Engineering. Researchers at Oxford Software Engineering have been helping deliver high quality health data across the UK’s National Health Service with their Metadata Catalogue. Read more about "ALIGNED Webinar Series – Big Data in the NHS"

ALIGNED Webinar Series – PoolParty ( 2017-07-14T18:22:28+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-07-14T18:22:28+02:00 aligned_admin

The third ALIGNED webinar on Engineering Agile Big Data Systems has been released. This week’s webinar is from Semantic Web Company. The Linked Data movement has seen increasingly large semantic datasets published on the web, as part of the web of data. Read more about "ALIGNED Webinar Series – PoolParty"

ALIGNED Webinar Series – Wolters Kluwer ( 2017-06-29T12:00:03+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-06-29T12:00:03+02:00 aligned_admin

The second ALIGNED webinar on Engineering Agile Big Data Systems has been released. This week’s webinar is from Wolters Kluwer. In enterprise environments, relational databases have been used for a long time to process critical data. Very often, the database schema has evolved again and again, making them too complex to safely change. Read more about "ALIGNED Webinar Series – Wolters Kluwer"

ALIGNED Webinar Series – Dacura ( 2017-06-22T15:32:05+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-06-22T15:32:05+02:00 aligned_admin

In the coming weeks, the ALIGNED project will be releasing five webinars on Engineering Agile Big Data Systems. The first of these, on Dacura, is now available. Read more about "ALIGNED Webinar Series – Dacura"