The Mymory Project


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Mymory - Situated Documents in Personal Information Spaces


The vision of Mymory is

  • to employ technologies for Unobtrusive User Observation in order to create relations between information items that are meaningful to the user in his specific context,

Ultimately, Mymory will lead to a personal memory for knowledge workers which is not only a passive storage, but also proactively supports context-driven structuring of its content and user-perspective interpretation and incorporation of arriving information.

Results of the various project lines will be demonstrated within the C3DW Application:
The Connected, Context-aware, Creative Document Workspace which will be embedded in an enriched physical desktop environment.

The Mymory Support Cycle
Mymory Cycle

Project Context

Mymory is the latest in a series of projects investigating IT support for Organizational Knowledge Management:

  • In Knowmore (1997-1999), we developed our concept of Organizational Memories (OMs) as enterprise information infrastructures that provide active, context-sensitive knowledge delivery.
  • FRODO (2000-2002) extended Knowmore's view towards Distributed Organizational Memories which don't rely so much on centralized structures, but allowed for evolutionary buildup of and co-operation between several smaller OMs.
  • In EPOS (2003-2005), we concentrated on the knowledge worker's perspective by investigating how effort in personal knowledge management can be optimized for his own benefit as well as for improving the Organizaional Memory.

With its strong focus on the individual knowledge worker, Mymory continues this line of thinking.

Project Duration

expected: 1.1.2006 - 31.12.2008

Mymory is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).


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