On 9th November WeST hosted the kick-off meeting of the DFG project „EVOWIPE - Explicit Forgetting of ontology - based knowledge in product development“ at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
Intentional Forgetting is getting increasingly important in product development: On the one hand, re-use of models and processes can save costs and time. On the other hand, some elements and processes must be intentionally forgotten if they do not fit a new product. Until now, Intentional Forgetting for product development is neither dealt with in existing process models nor in corresponding IT systems. EVOWIPE fills this gap by developing methods for Intentional Forgetting and integrating them into the product development process.