Ontopia Code Camp

Converting Information to Topic Maps with Wandora

The Wandora project invites you to participate in the tutorial about converting information to topic maps. The tutorial will take place September 29, 2010 as afternoon tutorial of TMRA 2010.

What is Wandora?

Wandora is a general purpose information extraction, management, and publishing application based on Topic Maps and Java Swing. Wandora has a graphical user interface, layered presentation of knowledge, several data storage options, huge collection of data extraction, import and export options, embedded server, and open plug-in architecture.

Who is invited?

Audience should have a basic knowledge of Topic Maps. As the tutorial is hands-on, each participant should have a computer and it would be preferred if there is a pre-installed Wandora at the computer. Tutorial requires no programming skills.


The Wandora tutorial will be staged by the leading heads behind the project.

Aki Kivelä is is a co-founder of Grip Studios Interactive Oy and has been working as a software enterpreneuer for 12 years. He is a leader of the Wandora project and one of Wandora’s architects and developers. Kivelä holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki and a master’s degree in New Media from the Media Lab of University of Arts and Design Helsinki.
Olli Lyytinen is one of the lead developers of Wandora information management system being developed in Grip Studios Interactive. His main field of study is semantic web technologies, especially topic map based information management and publishing and he has participated in several projects utilizing large-scale topic map based information management. Lyytinen holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of


Tutorial’s goal is to show audience how to transform different information formats to Topic Maps format with Wandora. During the tutorial participants do information mappings themselves, guided by the presenters.