Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck: Towards Horizon 2020


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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

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Outline • • • Introduction Research Topics Sample Technology and Application Field – Multi-channel Communication and eTourism • • • Current Projects Interests / Technology Offer Selected Recent Publications
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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):
  6. 6. Sample Application Field: Visibility of Innsbruck’s Tourism Association
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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).
  10. 10. Thank you for consideration! STI International network: