Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe - MACE

MACE, an European Initiative is aimed at improving architectural education, by integrating and connecting vast amounts of content from diverse repositories, including past European projects existing architectural design communities.
The initiative has developed and use several types of metadata for tagging contents: traditional content metadata and ontologies, context metadata, competence metadata and learning process metadata, usage related metadata and metadata acquired through social interaction, e.g. recommendations by peer users or blog entries.
The initiative is now evolving into an International Foundation.
MACE portal can be found at:

Research group

Alberto Giretti
Roberta Ansuini
Mario De Grassi
Project Coordinator Martin Wolpers
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – FIT, Bonn, Germany
Project Consurtium Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – FIT, Bonn, Germany
Fachhochschule Potsdam – FHP, Potsdam, Germany
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Ariadne foundation – KUL, Leuven, Belgium
Open Universiteit Nederland - OUNL, Heerlen, Netherlands
Università Politecnica delle Marche - UNIVPM, Ancona, Italy
European Association for Architectural Education – EAAE, Leuven, Belgium
Humance AG – HUM, Heidelberg, Germany
Nautes srl – NAU, Jesi, Italy
Università IUAV di Venezia – IUAV, Venice, Italy
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum und Bau – IRB, Stuttgart, Germany
Politecnico di Milano – POLIMI, Milan, Italy
Collaboratorio snc - COLB, Venice, Italy
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz - DFKI, Germany
EU Research Programme eContentPLUS Programme - Educational Content