AKSW @ ISWC 2012

The 11th edition of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) took place in Boston this year and AKSW was very active with 5 of our researchers participating in the conference. ISWC is one of the key conferences for presenting the latest advancement in Semantic Web research. We were active in the following activities:

Workshop Keynote:

  1. “Managing the Life-Cycle of Large Scale Web Datasets” presented by Jens Lehmann at the Joint Workshop for Evolution and Dynamics; presentation

Workshop Presentations:

  1. Extending the WebID Protocol with Access Delegation” (Sebastian Tramp, Henry Story, Andrei Sambra, Philipp Frischmuth, Michael Martin and Sören Auer) presented by Philipp Frischmuth; paper
  2. “Query Segmentation and Resource Disambiguation Leveraging Background Knowledge” (Saeedeh Shekarpour, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo and Sören Auer) – presented by Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
  3. “Learning conformation rules for linked data integration” (Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo) – presented by Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

Conference Articles:

  1. “DeFacto – Deep Fact Validation” (Jens Lehmann, Daniel Gerber,Mohamed Morsey, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo) – presented by Daniel Gerber; project page; paper
  2. “DEQA: Deep Web Extraction for Question Answering” (Jens Lehmann, Tim Furche,Giovanni Grasso, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Christian Schallhart, Andrew Sellers, Christina Unger, Lorenz Bühmann, Daniel Gerber, Konrad Höffner) – presented by Jens Lehmann; project page; paper
  3. “Managing the life-cycle of Linked Data with the LOD2 Stack” (Sören Auer, Lorenz Bühmann, Jens Lehmann, Michael Hausenblas, Sebastian Tramp, Bert van Nuffelen, Pablo Mendes, Christian Dirschl, Robert Isele, Hugh Williams) – presented by Jens Lehmann; LOD2 website; paper
  4. “RDFS Reasoning on Massively Parallel Hardware” (Norman Heino, Jeff Z. Pan) — presented by Norman Heino
  5. Link Discovery with Guaranteed Reduction Ratio in Affine Spaces with Minkowski Measures.” (Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo) — presented by Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo


  1. Semantic Web Journal Editorial Board Meeting
  2. DBpedia Meeting
  3. MIT Campus Tour
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