CrAc – Cooperative Activities

CrAc – Cooperative Activities


  • Participation in research-project
  • Ideation & drafting of solutions
  • Academic research & analysis
  • Academic evaluation
  • Writing of publication
  • Prototype development
  • Semantic web / OWL prototype

What is CrAc?

CrAc aims for the development of interdisciplinary concepts allowing for dynamicprofile-based assignments of cooperative tasks to volunteers. The main focus of CrAc is to adapt and align the profiles of tasks and volunteers as well as the task assignments basing on a continuous assessment of the task fulfillment. These concepts will be developed as a prototype serves as a domain-independent framework to gain an adequate, efficient and balanced task assignment for volunteers and fosters formerly passive volunteers to participate and fulfill tasks. 


  • In Austria, more than three million people are engaged in non-profit organizations
  • Non-profit organizations provide services, which lead to economic value by indirect profitability
  • Common mindset and similar interests of actors are crucial for the fulfillment of the usually un-salaried, cooperative activities
  • Insufficient system support hampers an efficient, adequate and balanced task distribution
  • This situation decreases motivation for task fulfillment and quality of services


  • Following the “Design Research Approach” requirements are derived from CrAc project goals in cooperat-ion with all partners
  • An open-source software prototype allows efficient and adequate task distribution to motivate passive actors while unburdening others


  • The CrAc consortium combines interdisciplinary expertise from industry and science with practical knowledge of non-profit organizations


  • Project results are incrementally evaluated by presentation to and solicitation of feedback from the partners
  • Applicability and sustainability of results are ensured in cooperation with the demonstrators on the basis of case studies
  • The CrAc outcome and scientific findings will be accessible via research publications and the CrAc WebSite


CrAc is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), owned by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.  
For more information, please visit the funding page.