Technical Baseline

The research and development conducted in the course of the ROBUST projects will provide novel solutions to deal with both the large-scale data management and analysis tasks as well as to understand and manage complex user behaviours and ecosystems in online business communities. A highly scalable cloud and stream-based data management infrastructure serves to handle the real time analysis of large volumes of community data. This infrastructure provides the technical grounding for data mining algorithms that use text, graph and behaviour data to detect patterns of interest.

The developed mathematical models and methods for describing, understanding and managing the users, groups, behaviours and needs of online communities will be presented to end users via high level visualization techniques, e.g. a management dashboard or a metaphor based health indicator. A risk management framework combines these tools within a methodology for the detection, tracking and management of both opportunities and threats to online community prosperity.