Ongoing projects

Previous projects

  • WDaqua – Question answering over the web of data – European training network studying doctoral students funded through the Marie Sklodowska Curie program in Horizon 2020 (EU H2020 MSCA ITN, 2015 – 2018)
  • Stars4All – European collective awareness platform helping communities all over Europe fight against the effects of light pollution (EU H2020 CAPS, 2016 – 2018)
  • SOCIAM – The theory and practice of social machines – EPSRC-funded project studying the theoretical and technical foundations of socio-technical systems on the Web (EPSRC programme grant, 2012 – 2017)
  • EDSA – European Data Science Academy – EU-funded project that develops curricula on data science for technology developers and business analysts (EU H2020 CSA, 2015 – 2017)
  • ODINE – The Open Data Incubator for Europe – EU-funded innovation programme helping startups and small and medium businesses reuse open data (EU H2020 IA, 2014- 2017)
  • ODM – The Open Data Monitor – EU-funded project developing a monitoring platform for open data repositories on the Web (EU FP7 STREP, 2013 – 2015)
  • SemData – EU-funded research exchange network bringing together research institutions worldwide working on semantic data management (EU FP7 IRSES, 2013 – 2017)
  • EUCLID – Educational Curriculum for the Usage of Linked Data – EU-funded project developing learning materials for data practitioners interested in using Linked Data and the associated technology stack (EU FP7 SA, 2012 – 2014)
  • RENDER – Reflecting Knowledge Diversity – EU-funded project developing methods, techniques, software and data sets that leverage diversity as a crucial source of innovation and creativity (EU FP7 STREP, 2010 – 2012)
  • PlanetData – EU-funded network of excellence building an interdisciplinary community around the topics of provisioning and consuming data over the Internet at scale (EU FP7 NoE, 2010 – 2014)
  • INSEMTIVES – EU-funded project which will bridge the gap between human and computational intelligence in the current semantic content authoring R&D landscape through incentives-driven methodologies, methods and tools optimally exploiting and combining the two to enable the massive creation and feasible management of ontologies and RDF data (EU FP7 STREP, 2009 – 2012).
  • SOA4All – EU-funded project that aims to provide a service delivery platform through which billions of parties are exposing and consuming services via advanced Web technology (EU FP7 IP, 2008 – 2011).
  • SARIT/SARID – Austrian support actions funded by the FIT-IT program aiming at producing a training infrastructure and to support dissemination and awareness raising activities in the field of semantic technologies (FIT-IT SAs, 2008 – 2009).
  • Service Web 3.0 – EU-funded support action aiming to provide roadmaps for various target groups, organize and coordinate standardization activities, conferences and other events together with national and regional programmes and initiatives that will enable the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) revolution towards the next generation of the World Wide Web (EU FP7 SA, 2008 – 2009).
  • TripCom – EU-funded project aiming at integrating Tuple Space, Semantic Web and Web Service technologies in order to enhance tuplespaces with means to semantically represent and structure tuple-based information and to improve current Web Services interaction paradigms with the flexible and powerful asynchronous communication model of Tuple Spaces (EU FP6 STREP, 2006 – 2009).
  • LarKC – EU-funded project developing the Large Knowledge Collider, a pluggable distributed reasoning framework scaling to Web reasoning by trading quality for computational cost and by embracing incompleteness and unsoundness (EU FP7 IP, 2008 – 2011).
  • Active – EU-funded FP7 project developing enterprise knowledge management solutions based on Web 2.0 and Semantic Web principles (EU FP7 IP, 2008 – 2011).
  • Salero – EU-funded project that aims at making cross media-production for games, movies and broadcast faster, better and cheaper by combining computer graphics, language technology, semantic web technologies as well as content based search and retrieval (EU FP6 IP, 2007 – 2009).
  • SEnSE – an Austrian project that deals with the development on an Engineering Support Environment which improves communication in product development processes. The scenarios targeted by the SENSE project are intelligent change management, engineering rationale detection and conflict resolution and redesign of existing products. (FIT-IT, 2007 – 2008).
  • KnowledgeWeb – EU-funded Network of Excellence aiming at enabling a wide scale dissemination of Semantic Web technologies in industrial and educational context, as well as an effective research collaboration among leading research parties in this community across Europe. (EU FP6 NoE, 2004 – 2007).
  • ONTOCOM – a project in which we address methods and tools for estimating the costs involved in ontology engineering processes. We developed a cost model which uses empirically quantified cost drivers in a parametric formula in order to estimate the person months efforts invested in building, reusing or maintaining ontologies. The project is realized in cooperation with the Institute AIFB at the University of Karlsruhe. (2004 – today).
  • SWPATHO – national project on ontology-based information retrieval, ontology-based information extraction, ontology reuse, medical ontologies funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, 2003 – 2007).
  • Makna/coefficientMakna – a project in which we developed the semantic wiki Makna based on JSPWiki. Makna was extended into coefficientMakna, towards support for collaborative ontology engineering in line with the DILIGENT methodology. The DILIGENT methodology was developed at the Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. (2005 – 2006).
  • Semantic Web Spaces – a project in which we investigated models and methods to build a semantic middleware based on tuple spaces and coordination systems.
  • COSMOS – national project on location-based services, community support services, community portals, Semantic Web, eHealth funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF, 2002 – 2004).