• Consortium

    The MARKOS Consortium has been composed in order to guarantee an adequate level of manageability, and balance between research, academia, large enterprises and SMEs, all those in the perspective of a trans-national approach.

    Many of the partners have cooperated together in the past and provide a complementary expertise in different research topics of the proposal, as follows:



    Role in the project

    Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
    Fraunhofer FOKUS (FH) is the Project Coordinator and the leader of WP 3 (Licence Modelling and Analysis). Fraunhofer also contributes to the WP 1 and 2 on querying systems and platform architecture with its knowledge of standardized systems, architectures and Infrastructures.
    Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica SPA
    ENG expresses the Scientific and Technical Managerof the project. ENG brings to the project its experience in design and development of architectural solutions for service based systems, with specific competences on architectures and infrastructures for the e-service lifecycle management. ENG is the leader of two WP1 and WP2: “Storing, browsing and querying” and “Upper model and architecture”. Engineering also participates to the front-end-end Validation.
    ATOS Spain SA
    ATOS provides its wide experience in EU projects and expertise in Ontological Engineering to the set of activities that concern the ontology development process, the ontology life cycle, as well as the methodologies, tools and languages required for building MARKOS ontologies. In addition ATOS provides its expertise in Linked Data related projects to validate that the resulting model is integrated with the Linking Open Data initiative for assuring visibility and exploitability. ATOS, in fact, is leader of WP6 Front-end and Validation.
    Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PANPSNC New 


    PSNC contributes its scientific experience to the work under WP2, on developing an upper model and architecture of MARKOS system, and WP1 on storing, browsing and querying. Besides, it participates in activities regarding software modeling and analysis as well as in validation and UI development.
    Geeknet Media Ltd.


    Geeknet Media ltd operates SourceForge (SF), the largest public forge of Open Source projects. SourceForge is the leader of WP5 (Open Source Crawl) with the objective to develop an automatic system to locate code repositories and bug-tracking systems, and tools to extract software license information and to manage ticketing upstream/downstream. SourceForge strongly contributes to the dissemination (WP7) and exploitation (WP8) as SF representative of OS Communities.

    Withdrew the Project. Replaced by BITERGIA
    Universita degli Studi del Sannio





    Unisannio leads WP4 “Software Modeling and Analysis”, by providing expertise in building techniques and tools for analyzing source code artifacts with the purpose of extracting from them information necessary for code/component search and for assessing licensing compliance. Also, Unisannio contribute with expertise related to licensing analysis, in particular for what concern the analysis of licensing change and licensing compatibility. Furthermore, Unisannio will contribute by providing expertise on what kind of source code information the ontology should be able to model, and for what concerns algorithms for feature location/code searching.
    T6 Ecosystems S.R.L.


    T6 ECO brings to the project its long experience in the area of socio-economic research linked to ICT investment and evolution.Moreover T6 ECO, having led several dissemination and exploitation effort of EU research funded projects, some of which had worldwide dissemination and raised interest also in non EU countries, contributes to the MARKOS project leading the Dissemination and Exploitation activities (WP7 and 8). 
    BITERGIA joined MARKOS during the Year 2, after Geeknet withdrew the project. As key player in FLOSS Communities, BITERGIA leads the activities aimed to develop an automatic system to locate code repositories and bug-tracking systems, and tools to extract software license information and to manage ticketing upstream/downstream (WP5). BITERGIA also strongly contributes to the dissemination (WP7) and exploitation (WP8) as FLOSS Communities insider player.