Author: Frans van Assche

Frans Van Assche works at European Schoolnet as Senior manager. He is in charge of the Standards and Interoperability Strand and is the chief architect of the CELEBRATE brokerage system, the Knowledge Management System, and semantic interoperability tools. Frans leads the CEN/ISSS project team on ‘Harmonisation of vocabularies'. He is vice-chair of the CEN/ISSS workshop on Learning Technologies, and Director of European IMS Network. He is an associate professor at the School of Economics EHSAL, Brussels. Frans was project manager for EU funded projects such as RUBRIC, Web for Schools (WfS), WfS-ESIS, and the EUN multimedia project. He was the technical manager of the CELEBRATE project. He has been reviewer, evaluator, and rapporteur for EU projects and various working groups of the European Commission. He has written numerous articles and books and has served on various scientific programme committees. He is silver core member of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and former secretary of WG 8.1.


Publication period start: 2010
Number of co-authors: 14


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Nikos Manouselis
Riina Vuorikari
David Massart

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Luis E. Anido-Rifón
David Benyon
Alistair G. Sutcliffe


Manouselis, Nikos, Vuorikari, Riina, Assche, Frans van (2010): Collaborative recommendation of e-learning resources: an experimental investigation. In J. Comp. Assisted Learning, 26 (4) pp. 227-242.

Assche, Frans van, Duval, Erik, Massart, David, Olmedilla, Daniel, Simon, Bernd, Sobernig, Stefan, Ternier, Stefaan, Wild, Fridolin (2006): Spinning Interoperable Applications for Teaching & Learning using the Simple Query Interfa. In Educational Technology & Society, 9 (2) pp. 51-67.

Assche, Frans van, Massart, David (2004): Federation and Brokerage of Learning Objects and Their Metadata. In: Looi, Chee-Kit, Sutinen, Erkki, Sampson, Demetrios G., Aedo, Ignacio, Uden, Lorna, Kähkonen, Esko (eds.) ICALT 2004 - Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 30 August - 1 September, 2004, Joensuu, Finland.

Assche, Frans van, Campbell, Lorna M., Anido-Rifón, Luis E., Willem, Marc (2003): Semantic Interoperability: Use of Vocabularies with Learning Object Metadata. In: ICALT 2003 - 2003 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 9-11 July, 2003, Athens, Greece. pp. 511-.