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Semantic Web Journal launched

April 25, 2010 - 12:11 am by Sören Auer - One comment »

A short while ago the Semantic Web Journal was launched. Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz are editors-in-chief and AKSW’s Sören Auer serves on the editorial board. The journal published by IOS Press differs from other journals, in particular, since it follows an open and transparent peer-review process, which engages a wider community besides expert reviews. Supported by its young and agile editorial board, the SWJ can be expected to bring a lot of fresh wind to an already aging Semantic Web community. Since SWJ just started, it is right now a perfect time to submit an article to SWJ or propose a special issue. Please check out: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net.

AKSW Publications on this Year’s Leipzig Book Fair

March 18, 2010 - 12:45 pm by ThomasRiechert - No comments »

At this year’s book fair in Leipzig (18/03 – 21/03) two books resulting from current project work of the AKSW research group [1,2] are displayed within the scope of scientific publications from the University of Leipzig. One of the editors, Thomas Riechert, will be present on 19th March from 10 to 12 o’clock at booth G201/H200 (hall 3).

[1] Agiles Requirements Engineering für Softwareprojekte mit einer großen Anzahl verteilter Stakeholder. Sören Auer, Kim Lauenroth, Steffen Lohmann and Thomas Riechert (Eds.),
2009, Leipziger Informatik Verbund (LIV), http://softwiki.de/buch

[2] Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensis – Konzeption, technische Umsetzung und Anwendungen für Professorenkataloge im Semantic Web.
Ulf Morgenstern and Thomas Riechert (Eds.), 2010, Leipziger Informatik Verbund (LIV), http://catalogus-professorum.org/buch

Open Knowledge Conference 2010

December 9, 2009 - 12:24 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

OKCon, now in its fifth year, is the interdisciplinary conference that brings together individuals from across the open knowledge spectrum for a day of presentations and workshops.

Open knowledge promises significant social and economic benefits in a wide range of areas from governance to science, from culture to technology. Opening up access to content and data can radically increase access and reuse; improving transparency, fostering innovation and increasing societal welfare.

In addition to high-profile initiatives such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and the Human Genome Project, there is enormous growth among open knowledge projects and communities at all levels. Moreover, in the last year, many governments across the world began to open up their data.

And it doesn’t stop there. In academia, open access to both publications and data has been gathering momentum, and similar calls to open up learning materials have been heard in education. Furthermore, this gathering flood of open data and content is the creator and driver of massive technological change. How can we make this data available, how can we interlink it, how can we use it to collaborate and share our work?

  • where: London, UK
  • when: Saturday 24th April, 2010
  • www: http://www.okfn.org/okcon/
  • cfp: http://www.okfn.org/okcon/cfp/ (deadline: Jan 31st 2010)
  • hashtag: #okcon2010

ESWC 2010 Semantic Web in Use Track

November 5, 2009 - 6:58 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

Some AKSW members are involved in next year’s Semantic Web in Use Track of the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2010. Yes, its called “Extended”, instead of formerly “European”, in order to reflect the broadening of the topics of interest. Next year’s In-Use track is particularly devoted to:

  • Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for which Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution.
  • Description of an implemented application of Semantic Web technologies in a specific domain.
  • Assessment of the pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies to solve a particular business problem or other practical problems in a specific domain.
  • Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or competing technologies.
  • Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of Semantic Web Technologies, e.g. time spent on implementation and deployment, efforts involved, user acceptance, returns on investment.
  • Evidence of deployment of the application, and assessment/evaluation of usage/uptake.
  • Domains of interest include, but are not limited to: semantics in the enterprise, improving access to governmental data, semantics-based solutions for health care and life sciences, digital libraries, games with a purpose, semantic geo-data management.

More information can be found at: http://www.eswc2010.org/calls/semantic-web-in-use

SoftWiki Final Seminar

September 7, 2009 - 3:44 pm by Sebastian Tramp - No comments »

Tomorrow the final seminar of the BMBF-sponsored project SoftWiki – Distributed, End-user Centered Requirements Engineering for Evolutionary Software Development will take place within the framework of the Mensch und Computer 2009.


Workshop: Nutzerinteraktion im Social Semantic Web
September 8, 2009: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Main Building at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
Berlin

Apart from many publications on details about Requirements Engineering und Semantic Web technologies, the most important results of the SoftWiki project are

  • a prototype on the basis of OntoWiki as well as several supporting tools,
  • and an OWL-Ontology for the description of requirements.

The results of the project are comprehensively outlined in the book

Agiles Requirements Engineering
für Softwareprojekte mit einer großen Anzahl verteilter Stakeholder

Sören Auer, Kim Lauenroth, Steffen Lohmann, Thomas Riechert (Hrsg.)
Leipziger Beiträge zur Informatik | Band XVIII
ISBN: 978-3-941608-05-4

which will be issued at the final seminar in Berlin.

The SoftWiki-Competence-Network continues with this work, aiming to provide the technologies for future applications. It is notable for its interesting group of members. Together with the Universities of Duisburg-Essen and Leipzig we comprise an extraordinary scientific know-how. RE-tool developers (QA-System, ProDV) und users mainly in the field of Web-Engineering and E-Government (T-Systems MMS, Lecos GmbH) participate as partners for further development in the future und will facilitate the business deployment.


Im Rahmen der Mensch und Computer 2009 findet morgen die Abschlussveranstaltung des BMBF-geförderten Projektes SoftWiki – Distributed, End-user Centered Requirements Engineering for Evolutionary Software Development statt.
Workshop: Nutzerinteraktion im Social Semantic Web
08.09.2009: 11:00 Uhr – 16:30 Uhr
Hauptgebäude der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
Berlin

Die wichtigsten Ergebnisse des SoftWiki – Projektes sind, neben vielen Publikationen über Details des Requirements Engineerings und Semantic Web Technologien,

  • ein Prototyp auf Basis von OntoWiki, sowie mehreren unterstützender Werkzeuge,
  • und eine OWL-Ontologie für die Beschreibung von Anforderungen.

Die Ergebnisse des Projektes werden ausführlich im Buch

Agiles Requirements Engineering
für Softwareprojekte mit einer großen Anzahl verteilter Stakeholder

Sören Auer, Kim Lauenroth, Steffen Lohmann, Thomas Riechert (Hrsg.)
Leipziger Beiträge zur Informatik | Band XVIII
ISBN: 978-3-941608-05-4

vorgestellt, welches zur Abschlussveranstaltung in Berlin veröffentlicht wird.

Das SoftWiki-Kompetenznetzwerk führt diese Arbeiten mit dem Ziel fort, die Technologien für zukünftige Anwender zur Verfügung zu stellen. Es zeichnet sich durch eine interessante Kombination seiner Mitglieder aus. Mit den Universitäten Duisburg-Essen und Leipzig verfügen wir ausgezeichnetes wissenschaftliches Know-how. RE-Werkzeughersteller (QA-System, ProDV) und Anwender vor allem im Bereich Web-Engineering und E-Government (T-Systems MMS, Lecos GmbH) stehen als Entwicklungspartner für zukünftige Weiterentwicklung und den industriellen Einsatz zur Verfügung.