A Vietnamese PhD candidate has won an award from a Dutch publishing company for a science research he co-authored with a South Korean university fellow.
Le Quang Tuan and Lee Do Yeop, two fellows at the Seoul –based Chung-Ang University, was granted the Elsevier’s monthly Atlas award for December for their research titled “Social network system for sharing construction safety & health knowledge (SNSS),” the publisher announced on its website last month.
The research was done under the instruction of Prof. Park Chan Sik, head of the architecture department of the university.
The honored research aims to improve safety and preventing accidents at construction sites by helping managers and workers to share information about potential risks.
As described on Atlas website, SNSS uses a combination of two technologies. The ‘semantic wiki’ lets users tag information, making it searchable, and the ‘Protégé ontology’ acts as a map to help people categorize information.
“With these two systems working together in the background, a user-friendly interface means that people can add, remove, edit, vote for and comment on information in the system, without the need for advanced computer science knowledge,” the website added.
“We think the lack of construction safety information exchange and knowledge sharing is a main reason that causes on-site accidents and thus low construction productivity,” Tuan shared.
Elsevier is one of the world-leading providers of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, according to the company’s website.
Its Atlas award showcases research that can (or already has) significantly impact people’s lives around the world, the award’s organizer said on its website.
It also hopes that bringing wider attention to this research will go some way to ensuring its successful implementation.