Since the first edition held in Granada in 1998, LREC has become one of the the major events on Language Resources (LRs) and Language Technologies (LT). At the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016), held from 23-28 May 2016 in Portorož (Slovenia), the AKSW/KILT members Bettina Klimek, Milan Doichinovski and Sebastian Hellmann took active participation. At the conference they presented their most recent research results and project outcomes in the areas of Linked Data and Language Technologies. With over 1250 paper submissions and 744 accepted papers, we are pleased to have contributed to the research field with the following contributions:

  • DBpedia Abstracts: A Large-Scale, Open, Multilingual NLP Training Corpus, by Brümmer, Martin; Dojchinovski, Milan and Hellmann, Sebastian
  • FREME: Multilingual Semantic Enrichment with Linked Data and Language Technologies, by Dojchinovski, Milan; Sasaki, Felix; Gornostaja,Tatjana;  Hellmann, Sebastian; Mannens, Erik; Salliau, Frank; Osella, Michele; Ritchie, Phil; Stoitsis, Giannis; Koidl, Kevin; Ackermann, Markus and Chakraborty, Nilesh
  • Creating Linked Data Morphological Language Resources with MMoOn – The Hebrew Morpheme Inventory, by Klimek, Bettina and Arndt, Natanael and Krause, Sebastian and Arndt, Timotheus
  • The Open Linguistics Working Group: Developing the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud, by McCrae, John P.; Chiarcos, Christian; Bond, Francis; Cimiano, Philipp; Declerck, Thierry; de Melo, Gerard; Gracia, Jorge; Hellmann, Sebastian; Klimek, Bettina; Moran, Steven; Osenova, Petya; Pareja-Lora, Antonio and Pool, Jonathan

At the annual SEMANTiCS Conference, experts from academia and industry meet to discuss semantic computing, its benefits and future business implications. Since 2005, SEMANTiCS has been attracting the opinion leaders in semantic web and big data technology, ranging from information managers and software engineers, to commerce experts and business developers as well as researchers and IT architects, when it comes to defining the future of information technology.

The SEMANTiCS 2016 takes place from September 12th to 15th at the second oldest university of Germany – the Leipzig University. Leipzig University hosts several departments in particular AKSW focused on Linked Data and Semantic Web and is therefore THE European hotspot, when it comes to graph-based technologies and knowledge engineering.

You want to be a part of the SEMANTiCS Conference and are interested to get in touch with the following audiences?

  • IT professionals & IT architects
  • Software developers
  • Knowledge Management Executives
  • Innovation Executives
  • R&D Executives

Calls are open now. Industrial presentation offer a platform to reach a huge network of practicioners and users to get feedback and academic submission are published in the well-known ACM-ICPS series (deadline 21st April, 23% acceptance rate). To submit your contribution, please visit the section calls on our website. To attend the workshops, the tutorials or to enjoy the talks in one of the offered sessions, please visit our registration site.

The AKSW group is the technical lead of the recently started GEISER (from sensor data towards internet-based geospatial services) project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) under grant agreement number 01MD16014E. The GEISER project will run from March 1st, 2016 to February 28th, 2019.

Wissenschaftler der Universität Leipzig und des Instituts für Angewandte Informatik (InfAI) arbeiten an einem übersichtlichen, mobil nutzbaren Medikationsplan für Patienten, Ärzte und Apotheker. Sie wollen Dienste und Anwendungen - unter anderem eine Smartphone-App - entwickeln, die Informationen zur Medikation aus verschiedenen Formaten und Quellen aufnehmen und einheitlich abbilden können. Für die zeitsparende Übermittlung durch den Patienten an die verschiedenen Ärzte, Apotheker oder Pflegedienste soll der Medikationsplan auch in einem QR-Code verschlüsselt werden. Damit wird die Transparenz und Verständlichkeit des Planes für den Patienten verbessert, da dieser im Mittelpunkt des Informationsaustausches steht.

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

From 01.10. to 2.10. HTWK, the University of Leipzig, TU Cottbus and the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) organize the national Computer Science Student Conference - SKILL 2015.

SKILL 2015 is aimed to present students work of students of computer science and related disciplines with a focus on computer science. There are no topics set for the call, any contributions close to computer science topics are welcome.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) (INFORMATIK 2015). Outstanding contributions receive prizes.

Papers can be submitted until April 13, 2015. For questions regarding the preparation of the paper feel free to contact your supervising faculty or directly me. Detailed information about SKILL 2015 can be found on the conference website

Nerd but SKILLedThe German Students Conference on Computer Science (SKILL) addresses students of computer science and related disciplines. The conference provides a platform for students to present their research projects. The focus of the conference is on student works from seminars, workshops or extracurricular activities.

The semantics is unique in its kind in Europe and reflects the fact that semantic information systems are used more often. Linked Data applications and methods of the Semantic Web enables companies and big organizations to link information and to make it searchable.

The conference was primarily organized this year by the research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web. In addition to the main conference, there will be various workshops and events in Paulinum the University of Leipzig from Monday to Wednesday. The pre-conference events are free of charge!

The SEAMNTiCS addresses users from industry and administration as well as developers, researchers and consultants. With the slogan 'Transfer / Engineering / community' in numerous talks and workshops concrete applications for industries, such as pharmaceuticals, media and automotive industries that use Linked Data or text mining technologies, will be discussed.

The First DBpedia community meeting will be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 30 January 2014. The focus of the meeting in addition is on the use of DBpedia in different areas. In a break-out session on Exploring the connection of DBpedia to Library and Cultural Heritage questions regarding use of DBpedia in the context of libraries will be discussed in the afternoon.