This is the website of the  COST Action KNOWeSCAPE – Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes. COST Actions are centered around nationally funded research and supporting coordination, networking and collaboration between them.


There is no escape from the expansion of information, so that structuring and locating meaningful knowledge becomes ever more difficult. This project will tackle this urgent problem using the unique networking and capacity-building features provided by the COST framework. For the first time, a platform will be created where information professionals, sociologists, physicists, digital humanities scholars and computer scientists collaborate on problems of data mining and data curation in collections. The main objective is advancing the analysis of large knowledge spaces and systems that organize and order them. The combination of insights from complexity theory and knowledge organization will improve our understanding of the collective, self-organized nature of human knowledge production and will support the development of new principles and methods of data representation, processing, and archiving. To this end, the knowledge organization in web-based information spaces such as Wikipedia as well as collections from libraries, archives, and museums will be studied. KnowEscape aims to create interactive knowledge maps. Their end users could be scientists working between disciplines and seeking mutual understanding; science policy makers designing funding frameworks; cultural heritage institutions aiming at better access to their collections; and students seeking a first orientation in academia.


The Action runs from 26/04/2013 to 25/04/2017.

The Memorandum of Understanding of the Action can be found here: TD1210-e.

Please also see Steering Committee  and Participants.

COST Networking Tools
Researchers participating in COST Actions can embark upon a wide range of networking opportunities. Information about and links to templates can be found here!

To understand how COST and KNOWeSCAPE can be of use for you – read also COST Actions logic and logistic from our chair.

We are particular proud of our Short Term Scientific Mission Programme (see the reports of former mission and how to apply to one).

COST Rules

There is no funding programme without rules. The COST Vademecum www.cost.eu/Vademecum explains in detail what get’s funded and how.

Leaflet about the KNOWeSCAPE

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Posters – 2013/2014

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