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 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"

ALIGNED Video Retrospective – ALIGNED Overview ( 2017-06-12T12:00:24+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-06-12T12:00:24+02:00 aligned_admin

Over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing the videos we have produced over the course of the ALIGNED project. To start, we’re showing you the ALIGNED overview video. This video was made to provide viewers with a broad overview of what ALIGNED is. Read more about "ALIGNED Video Retrospective – ALIGNED Overview"

ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Dublin ( 2017-05-04T14:40:02+02:00 aligned_admin)

2017-05-04T14:40:02+02:00 aligned_admin

Members of the ALIGNED consortium met in Dublin in April to discuss the project. The key focus of the meeting was planning the third and final phase of ALIGNED development and integration. The partners discussed how to best integrate our work and demonstrate the key improvements the ALIGNED project can offer. Read more about "ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Dublin"