SEMANTiCS 2018, 10th - 13th of September 2018 in Vienna, presentation by Dr. Maria Koutraki

During the SEMANTiCS 2018 in Vienna, Sep 10-13, the DBpedia Community came together on the 10th of September for the 12th edition of the DBpedia Community Meeting. On this occasion Dr. Maria Koutraki gave the lecture.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Harald Sack

On the occasion of the SEMANTICS conference in Vienna in September 2018, Julia Holze from the University of Leipzig conducted an interview with Prof. Dr. Harald Sack. The professor talks about the applications of Semantic Technologies, the benefits of Open Data and the so-called #CoffeeChallenge.


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The new online workshop “Information Service Engineering“ held by Prof. Dr. Harald Sack and Dr. Maria Koutraki will start on Monday, April 16, 2018.

What helps generate new knowledge from the flood of raw data? Answers to this question are provided by the new six-week online workshop starting on Monday, April 16, 2018. The workshop will be held in English language by Prof. Dr. Harald Sack and Dr. Maria Koutraki. Prof. Sack had worked for many years as a Senior Researcher at Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam before he was appointed professor for Information Service Engineering by FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). The free online workshop is available to participants worldwide.

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Online workshop “Information Service Engineering“ held by Prof. Dr. Harald Sack and Dr. Maria Koutraki

Everything you always wanted to know about Semantic Web Technologies - but were afraid to ask

Dec 6, 2017, Prof. Sack gave a dinner speech at the Semantics@Bayer Symposium "Semantics. Data. Analytics. 2017".

15 years ago the vision of the nearby Semantic Web future was subject of a prominent article in the popular science magazine Scientific American. Since then, a litte semantics has gone a long way. Linked data as lightweight implementation of the previously envisioned Semantic Web has become an instrument for low effort data integration. On the other hand, knowledge graphs as core of the information architecture are driving information systems in the Web as well as on the enterprise level.

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Karl Hammar defended his PhD thesis on Ontology Design Patterns

On September 29, Karl Hammar successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Content Ontology Design Patterns: Qualities, Methods, and Tools”. The thesis was first presented by the opponent, professor Harald Sack, FIZ, Karlsruhe, Germany, who then continued to discuss the research results and future ideas with Karl. The three members of the examining committee then continued the discussion with Karl, before unanimously deciding to approve his thesis and award the PhD degree to Karl.

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Prof. Dr. Harald Sack
Vice President Information Service Engineering


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