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 Project Completed! ( 2018-01-31T16:36:37+01:00 aligned_admin)

2018-01-31T16:36:37+01:00 aligned_admin

Today, the ALIGNED project finishes, after three years. Over the three years of the ALIGNED project, the team has published thirty research papers in high-impact journals in computer science and digital humanities journals, worked on sixteen open-source Semantic Web tools, and improved usability and productivity in all of our use cases. Read more about "ALIGNED Project Completed!"

ALIGNED Contributes to PNAS Paper ( 2018-01-11T14:41:28+01:00 aligned_admin)

2018-01-11T14:41:28+01:00 aligned_admin

Members of the ALIGNED team contributed to an article which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Read more about "ALIGNED Contributes to PNAS Paper"

ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Oxford ( 2017-12-15T11:00:40+01:00 aligned_admin)

2017-12-15T11:00:40+01:00 aligned_admin

The ALIGNED team met for the final time this week in Oxford. The final meeting was a great success, as we finalised the division of labour for our remaining deliverables and planned for the final review meeting, which will be happening in Spring 2018. We wrapped up the meeting with a “lessons learned” discussion. Read more about "ALIGNED Consortium Meeting – Oxford"

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"