Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck: Towards Horizon 2020
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Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck: Towards Horizon 2020



Summary of STI Innsbruck's expertise, interests and directions. ...

Summary of STI Innsbruck's expertise, interests and directions.

As also presented at the STI Symposium on Research and Innovation in Horizon2020 (, October 29-30, 2013, Bonn, Germany.



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  • Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck: Towards Horizon 2020 Anna Fensel, Dieter Fensel, Jose Garcia, Nelia Lasierra, Ioan Toma {firstname.lastname} November 2013 © INNSBRUCK Copyright 2013 STI
  • Outline • • • Introduction Research Topics Sample Technology and Application Field – Multi-channel Communication and eTourism • • • Current Projects Interests / Technology Offer Selected Recent Publications
  • Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck: Introduction • A leading institute for semantic technologies • Established in Innsbruck, Tyrol, in August 2002, initially as a “Next Web Generation” research group at the University of Innsbruck University of Innsbruck is the oldest, and the number 1 ranked university in Austria (according to the Times Higher Education rank, year 2010/11) • Web: • Currently has ca. 30 staff members • Possesses strong links to local start-ups and SMEs, especially in the areas of tourism and online marketing • More than 60 completed projects, funded by FP5, FP6, FP7 and nationally
  • STI Innsbruck’s Research Topics • Core semantic research fields • Semantic Web Services, Service and Data Marketplaces • Integration Techniques, Linked Data • Knowledge Management, Social Web • Large Scale Smart Data Processing, Virtualization • Applied semantics: communication and dissemination on social media, common value management, cloud computing, sensor networks, RFID, mobile services and intelligent devices in domains, such as: • • • • • • • tourism, hospitality management, media, security, eHealth, ambient assistant living, manufacturing, transport, energy efficiency.
  • Sample Technology: Multi-Channel Communication Multi-channel communication is a method of information dissemination, feedback collection and engagement in various on-line web and social media channels: • Accessing and publishing in various channels Web/Blog • Social Web Semantic annotations – in various formats and languages RDFa-Lite – in various vocabularies and schemas Web site (Online Communication Working group):
  • Sample Application Field: Visibility of Innsbruck’s Tourism Association
  • STI Innsbruck’s Current Projects STI Innsbruck is currently involved in 10 projects (7 EU and 3 Austrian national funded) related to the Semantic Web, Big Data and Semantic Web Services: OntoHealth RESIDE + one EU SA BYTE (on societal impact of Big Data) to start in 2014 7
  • STI Innsbruck’s HORIZON 2020 Interests / Technology Offer • • • • • Integration using Linked Data Streaming data processing techniques Social media & communications expertise Online dissemination, including project dissemination Semantic Services, including semantic service composition • Gaming for crowdsourcing scenarios e.g. on reporting potential security challenges • Simple ontology and ontology artefacts editing tools • Ontology design and development / engineering
  • Selected Recent Publications • • • • • Toma, I., Fensel, D., Gagiu, A.-E., Stavrakantonakis, I., Fensel, A., Leiter, B., Thalhammer, A., Larizgoitia, I., Garcia, J.-M. "Enabling Scalable Multi-Channel Communication through Semantic Technologies". In Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, November 17-20, 2013, Atlanta, USA, IEEE Computer Society Press (2013). Rogger, M., Fensel, A., Gustavi, T., Horndahl, A., Mårtenson, C. „Semantic Data Management: Sensor-based Port Security Use Case“. In Proceedings of European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), August 12-14, 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, IEEE Computer Society Press (2013). Lasierra, N., Alesanco, A., O„Sullivan, D., García, J. “An autonomic ontology-based approach to manage information in home-based scenarios: From theory to practice”. Data & Knowledge Engineering, 87, pp.185-205, Elsevier (2013). Fried, M.-F., Fensel, A., Facca, F.-M., Fensel, D. "Information Systems for Enhancing Social Experience in a Conference Context: A Sensor based Approach", Programming and Computer Software, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 281–293, Springer-Pleiades Publishing (2012). Rohjans, S., Fensel, D., Fensel, A. "OPC UA goes Semantics: Integrated Communications in Smart Grids". In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (EFTA'2011), 5-9 September 2011, Toulouse, France, IEEE Computer Society Press (2011).
  • Thank you for consideration! STI International network: