Am 29. und 30.09. findet die diesjährige Studierendenkonferenz Informatik in Klagenfurt statt (SKILL 2016). Die SKILL entwickelte sich von der lokalen "Studierendenkonferenz Informatik Leipzig" zur bedeutendsten im deutschsprachigem Raum.

Die SEMANTiCS 2016 findet vom 12. bis 15. September an der Universität Leipzig statt. Das Programm der Konferenz umfasst 6 Hauptredner, 40 Industrie-Präsentationen, 30 Präsentationen wissenschaftlicher Beiträge, 40 Poster- und Demo-Vorstellungen und ein vielseitig gestaltetes Parallelprogramm. Hervorzuheben sind die Präsentationen von Thomas Vavra (IDC) und Sören Auer (Fraunhofer IAIS), der unter anderem den LEDS Track (linked Enterprise Data Services) unterstützt. Darüber hinaus wird es eine Fishbowl-Session zum Thema "Knowledge Graphs – A Status Update" mit Beiträgen von Hans Uszkoreit (DFKI) und Andreas Blumenauer (SWC) geben. Die Semantics 2016 wurde maßgeblich durch die Forschungsgruppe "Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web" an der Universität Leipzig, dem Institut für Angewandte Informatik und der HTWK Leipzig organisiert.

Robocup 2016
From 30.06. to 3.7. the Robocup 2016 takes place in Leipzig. As the HTWK Nao-Team was at the 3th place at last world cup standard league,
it's also one of the favourites this years event! Beside the matches the
Robocup fair is also presenting future technologies on robotics.

DARIAH Geo-Browser

SADE (Scalable Architecture for Digital Editions)

Annotation Sandbox

Textgrid Repositorien

The 3rd Meeting of the Association "Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum e. V." will take place from 07 to 12 March 2016 at the University of Leipzig. The general conference topic is "Modelling - Networking - Visualization: The Digital Humanities as interdisciplinary research paradigm.

During the conference, I participate in various workshops and talks. Below I will post interesting notes and web links.

On land, on water and in the air - in 2016 the dresdner schmalfilmtage hew off wheels of the car and look out for the migration and collection movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
What follows 240 years after the Declaration of Independence on the wake-up call GO WEST, which was followed by millions Europeans? What follows on war, Arabellion and Fortress Europe?

The festival search for clues in Paris, Athens, Hamburg. It illuminated war conditions, architecture, new and old spatial utopias and connects the haptic pictures with the idea of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

This year Students Conference in Informatics SKILL 2016 takes place at Klagenfurt on 29th and 30th September, as part of INFORMATIK 2016.
Computer science students of all disciplines can apply with a paper or poster. The papers will be published within the official conference proceedings part of LNI series. Authors are invited to present in Klagenfurt. We offer grants for travel and accommodation. Deadline for submission is 2 May.

Call for Papers

nullWill Hanley [1], a historian at the Florida State University [2], visits the faculty of Computer science, Mathematics and Natural science at Leipzig University of applied Science (HTWK). His research focuses on the legal history of the Middle East. Within his his one-month research visit, Will Hanley examined current research of the university-wide research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) [3] on their suitability for use for the development of scientific databases and related new collaborative research methods.

As part of a university open seminar "Software and Knowledge Engineering for the Semantic Web" on December, 12th at 9:30 am (GU 112), Will Hanley will present and discuss his relevant research work  within this field.

The research visit is supported by a grant of the DAAD.

Contact: Thomas Riechert





Source: Pressestelle der HTWK Leipzig

HTWK and University of Leipzig offer joint computer science module
04.02.2015, Author: Reinhard Franke, Press Officer - Editorial PODIUM

With the beginning of this year summer term the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) and the University of Leipzig starts the first joint lecture within the joint module "Business Information Systems". On 7 April at 9.15 clock computer science students of both educational institutions sitting together at the auditorium 19 of the University - and their teachers, Prof. Thomas Riechert (Faculty of computer science, mathematics and science, HTWK), Prof. Klaus-Peter Ensign (Faculty of mathematics and computer science, University of Leipzig) and Dr. Stefan Kühne (Head of Research and Development at the University of computing center) come from both institutions.

The Teamwork is made possible by the joint project "ProKooperation" (Profile coordination and cooperation), which was launched last year. Background: With the Saxon Higher Education Development Plan and the university-specific target agreements the Saxon government forces a profile sharpening and strengthening in the higher education landscape.

"We want to create an efficient model of joint teaching and develop a best-practice model," says Christiane Zocher, responsible at HTWK side for "ProKooperation". Together with her colleague Dorothea Brown at the University of Leipzig she will participate in the first joint lecture on 7 April to present the background to the project the students. "Later, the experience gained in other subjects coordination and joint actions to promote students will be helpful," said Zocher.

As part of the Girls' Day 2015 I offer the workshop "Queries to Wikipedia" for interested students from the 8th to 11th grades.


  • 9:00 - 10:00: Opening Ceremony: Welcome and Introduction of HTWK (University of Applied Science);
    Location: HTWK, Geutebrück Bau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 132, 04277 Leipzig, Room G 119
  • 10:15 -- 12:00: Workshop by Prof. Dr. Thomas Riechert
  • Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Typically we use the Wikipedia Encyclopedia for search on information about certain concepts, events, cities or people. In computer science this kind of web information is also called resources.
In addition to textual articles, semantically structured information will be available on these resources, for example, provided using the so-called info boxes. During the workshop you will have a look on the data representation of the Wikipedia and we will learn to answer complex questions with the help of a semantic queries and corresponding computer science tools.

You are welcome to have your own questions that are not easy to answer with a simple Wikipedia search. The following Wikipedia article recommended in preparation for the workshop.