Semantic Web Days




Semantic Web Days @ I-Semantics 2007



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Presentation: Semantic web policies for security and privacy

Piero Bonatti
Piero Andrea Bonatti is currently full professor of Computer Science at the University of Naples Federico II, and coordinator of the working group on “Policy specification, composition, and conformance” of the Network of Excellence REWERSE ( His main research interests cover knowledge representation and reasoning, as well as computer security and privacy. He (co)authored more than 70 publications on these topics and their intersection. He has been visiting scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park, visiting professor at the Dept. of Databases and AI of the Technical University of Wien, assistant professor at the university of Turin, and associate professor at the University of Milan. According to the normalized list of CiteSeer, he is in the top 1% of most cited authors in Computer Science.

Presentation: GroupMe! - Capturing Semantics in Social Tagging Systems

Fabian Abel
Fabian Abel is a 27 years old PhD Student at research center L3S in Hannover. He completed his Master of Science in Computer Science at the Leibniz University Hannover in January 2007. For 3 years he is now working within the Personal Reader project focussing on personalization in the Semantic Web. In the context of his PhD Fabian is concerned with the so-called Social Semantic Web and investigates problems regarding ontology learning, search strategies and personalization techniques in social systems. Fabian is one of the developer of the GroupMe! application which demonstrates how Semantic Web and Web 2.0 technologies can be combined in order to enforce wide-spread usage of RDF.

Presentation: Semantic Technologies for Business Intelligence applications

Paul Buitelaar
Paul Buitelaar (PhD in Computer Science, 1998) is senior researcher and co-head of the DFKI Competence Center Semantic Web. His main research interest is on all topics related to semantic-based information access. At DFKI he has been a researcher and/or project leader on a number of national and international funded projects, e.g. on concept-based and multilingual information retrieval (MuchMore), semantic navigation (VIeWs), ontology-based information extraction and ontology learning (SmartWeb), semantic-based multimedia analysis (K-Space). A current focus is also on ontology libraries and search (OntoSelect) -

Presentation: NeOn Toolkit - an extensible Ontology Engineering Environment

Hans-Peter Schnurr
Hans-Peter Schnurr, who graduated in Industrial Engineering, is co-founder and Director of ontoprise GmbH. He is responsible for the areas of Finance, Strategy and Investor Relations. He is co-founder of the "Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement" (Association for Knowledge Management). He gained valuable insights at McKinsey & Company into the TIME-Industries (Telecommunications, IT, Multimedia, and E-Commerce), with a focus on strategic company consultancy and start-up analysis. Since 1998, he has been leading a European research project on semantic technologies at the AIFB Institute.

Presentation: Knowledge Content Objects - A Basis for Content-Related Reasoning on the Semantic Web

Wernher Behrendt
Wernher Behrendt is Head of the Knowledge based Information Systems Group at Salzburg Research. He has MSc degrees in English, Geography and Cognitive Science. From 1990 to 1995 he worked as a Research Associate at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford developing one of the first knowledge based multimedia presentation systems in a large EU project. From 1995 he continued his work at Cardiff University in the area of interoperation between heterogeneous distributed databases.
In 2000, he joined Salzburg Research where he developed and coordinated two EU projects in the field of knowledge and content technologies.
In 2003, Wernher Behrendt was lead technical author of a strategic study for the European Commission, on future research topics for the convergence of knowledge and content technologies.
His wider interests concern computing in the Humanities and ethical implications of the networked society.



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