Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries

Professor

Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2

Room: 3238

T: +49(0)3641-946430

E: Birgitta.Koenig-Ries@uni-jena.de

Curriculum Vitae

Birgitta König-Ries holds the Heinz-Nixdorf Endowed Chair for Distributed Information Systems at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.
Before joining FSU, she was working with the TU Munich, Universität Karlsruhe (this is where she obtained both her PhD and her diploma degrees), Florida International University,  and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The central theme of the group’s work is the distributed, automized usage of resources, i.e., information and functionality,
in heterogeneous, dynamic environments. The work focusses on service-oriented architectures on the one hand and portals on the other. In both environments, semantic web technology is used to achieve automatic, dynamic selection and combination of resources. An important application area of these technologies is research data management, in particular for biodiversity research projects.

Professional Activities

 

  • PC-Co-Chair European Conference on Webservices (ECOWS), Halle, 2007
  • Workshop Chair Intl. Conf on Mobile Data Management (MDM), Mannheim, 2007.
  • Co-Chair  Conference “Mobilität und Mobile Informationssysteme“ 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • Organisation of Dagstuhl Seminar „Uncertainty Management in Information Systems“, Oktober 2008 (with Volker Markl, Maurice van Keulen, Christoph Koch, Heinz Schweppe, Peter Lockemann)
  • Organisation of Dagstuhl Seminar “Mobile Information Management”, Oktober 2004 (with Margaret Dunham, Evaggelia Pitoura, Peter Reiher, Can Türker)
  • Organisation of GI Dagstuhl Research Seminar “Mobile Application Development” (with Susanne Boll and Daniela Nicklas), 2007
  • Workshop Co-Chair RoSOC-M (part of MDM 08)
  • Workshop Co-Chair “Workshop on Mobile Services and Ontologies“ (part of MDM 2006)
  • Program Committee Co-Chair EDBT Workshop Pervasive Information Management, EDBT 2004 (with Can Türker) and 2006 (with Can Türker and Hagen Höpfner)
  • Program Committee Co-Chair NSF Workshop on an Infrastructure for Mobile and Wireless Systems, 15. Oktober 2001, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Member of the Program Committee of (selection)
    • MDM 2009
    • International Conference on Soft Computing as Transdisciplinary Science and Technology, 2009
    • PDP 2009
    • CollaborateCom 2007, 2008
    • AP2PC 07, 08 (part of  AAMAS),
    • APIS 08 (part of CAISE)
    • MobiDE 07
    • TWUC 07
    • VLDB PhD Workshop 2007
    • ICDE 2007
    • BTW 2007, 2009
    • WI 2007,2009
    • MCISE 2007
    • ECOWS 2005, 2006, 2008
    • Mobile Commerce Technologien und Anwendungen, Augsburg, 2005
    • Intl. Workshop on Theory Building and Formal Methods in Electronic/Mobile Commerce (TheFormEMC), 2004, 2006.
    • Intl. Conference on Mobile Multimedia (MoMM), 2004, 2006, 2008
    • IIT 2006
    • APUC 2006
    • Intl. Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC 2004, 2008) (part of ICEIS)
    • Intl. Workshop on Wireless Information Systems (WIS 2003, 2004, 2005) (part of ICEIS)
    • all nine Workshops of the  GI Arbeitskreis Mobile Datenbanken und Informationssysteme
  • Member of the Editorial Board Computer Science – Research and Development
  • Guest Editor of special issues
    • International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS): Mobile Services and Ontologies (with Christoph Bussler, Dumitru Roman, Jari Veijalainen)
    • Computer Science – Research and Development: Web Services – Infrastructure and Architecture (with Claus Pahl, in preparation)
    • It&ti: Mobile Application Development (in preparation)
  • Reviews for  numerous conferences  and Journals
  • Chair of  GI Arbeitskreises „Mobile Datenbanken und Informationssysteme“ (2003-2005)
  • Co-Chair of  GI Fachgruppe „Mobilität und Mobile Informationssysteme“ (Special Interest Group on Mobility and Mobile Information Systems of the German Computer Science Society)
  • Head of the Institute of Computer Science at FSU Jena (04/06 – 03/08)
  • Chair of the universitywide priority research area  „Analysis and Management of Complex Systems“ (since 02/08)
  • Mentor at  Cybermentor (a program to foster interest in STEM in girls aged 11 to 18)
  • Reviewer for Grace Hopper Celebration Travel Grants 2008
  • Member of  GI and ACM

 

Research Area

The main focus of my current research is on topics including

  • portal technology
  • context-aware, adaptive portals
  • semantic web
  • semantic web services
  • data management for (ecological) research

 

In the past, we have also worked on

  • evaluation of semantic service frameworks
  • service usage in ad-hoc networks
  • portal standardization

Publications

2016

Selecting and Tailoring Ontologies with JOYCE
Erik Fäßler, Friederike Klan, Alsayed Algergawy, Birgitta König-Ries, Udo Hahn
20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW)
Bologna, Italy 19.11.2016
Towards recommending visualizations for biodiversity data
Pawandeep Kaur, Jitendra Gaikwad, Birgitta König-Ries
Biodiversity and Conservation
9.6.2016
A New Metric To Evaluate Ontology Modularization
Alsayed Algergawy, Samira Babalou, Birgitta Konig-Ries
2nd International Workshop on Summarizing and Presenting Entities and Ontologies Co-located with the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference
Greece 30.5.2016
Semantic User Profiles: Learning Scholars’ Competences by Analyzing their Publications
Bahar Sateli, Felicitas Löffler, Birgitta König-Ries and René Witte
Semantics, Analytics, Visualisation: Enhancing Scholarly Data Workshop co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference
Montreal, Canada 11.4.2016
OAPT: A Tool for Ontology Analysis and Partitioning
Alsayed Algergawy , Samira Babalou, Friederike Klan, Birgitta König-Ries
EDBT: 19th International Conference on Extending Database Technology
France 15.3.2016

2015

Dynamic strategies for query constructing and rank merging from multiple search engines
Kobkaew Opasjumruskit, Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Jesus Exposito
Service Oriented and Cloud Computing - 4th European Conference (ESOCC 2015)
Taormina, Italy 16.9.2015
Towards Visualization Recommendation – A SemiAutomated Domain-Specific Learning Approach
Pawandeep Kaur, Michael Owonibi, Birgitta Koenig-Ries
The 27th GI-Workshop on Foundations of Databases (Grundlagen von Datenbanken)
Gommern, Germany 27.5.2015

2014

Explorative Analysis of Heterogeneous, Unstructured, and Uncertain Data: A Computer Science Perspective on Biodiversity Research
C. Beckstein and S. Böcker and M. Bogdan and H. Bruelheide, H. M. Bücker and J. Denzler and P. Dittrich and I. Grosse and A. Hinneburg and B. König-Ries and F. Löffler and M. Marz and M. Müller-Hannemann and M. Winter and W. Zimmermann
SCITEPRESS
1.10.2014
Towards Semantic Recommendation of Biodiversity Datasets based on Linked Open Data
Löffler, F., B. Sateli, R. Witte, and B. König-Ries
The 26th GI-Workshop on Foundations of Databases (Grundlagen von Datenbanken)
Bozen, Italy 1.10.2014
Partitioning-based Ontology Matching Approaches: A Comparative Analysis
The Ninth International Workshop on Ontology Matching collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy 1.10.2014
Recommending Judgment Targets for Rating Provision
Friederike Klan, Birgitta König-Ries
To appear In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
Warsaw, Poland 1.8.2014
A User-Centered Methodology for the Evaluation of (Semantic) Web Service Discovery and Selection
Friederike Klan, Birgitta König-Ries
In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
Thessaloniki, Greece 1.6.2014

2013

Service discovery with personal awareness in smart environments
Kobkaew Opasjumruskit, Jesús Expósito, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
IGI Global - Creating Personal, Social, and Urban Awareness through Pervasive Computing
1.10.2013
Semantic Content Processing in Web Portals
Felicitas Löffler and Bahar Sateli and Birgitta König-Ries and René Witte
4th Canadian Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS 2013), vol. 1054: CEUR-WS.org, pp. 50–51
Montréal, QC, Canada 1.7.2013
An Approach to Controlling User Models and Personalization Effects in Recommender Systems
Fedor Bakalov, Marie-Jean Meurs, Birgitta König-Ries, Bahar Sateli, René Witte, Greg Butler, and Adrian Tsang
ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Santa Monica, CA, USA 1.3.2013

2012

Personalized Semantic Assistance for the Curation of Biochemical Literature
Fedor Bakalov, Marie-Jean Meurs, Birgitta König-Ries, Bahar Sateli, René Witte, Greg Butler, and Adrian Tsang
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA 1.10.2012
MERCURY: User Centric Device and Service Processing – Demo paper
Kobkaew Opasjumruskit, Jesús Expósito, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
ABIS Workshop
Konstanz, Germany 1.9.2012
Natural Language Processing for Semantic Assistance in Web Portals
Fedor Bakalov, Bahar Sateli, René Witte, Marie-Jean Meurs, Birgitta König-Ries
IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
Palermo, Italy 1.9.2012
Rational Resource Allocation in Mass Casualty Incidents – Adaptivity and Efficiency
Gabdulkahkova,A., König-Ries,B., Rizvanov, D.
9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Vancouver, Canada 1.5.2012
Comparative Social Visualization for Personalized E-learning
I-Han Hsiao, Guerra Julio, Denis Parra, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, and Peter Brusilovsky
11th International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
Naples, Italy 1.5.2012
MERCURY : User Centric Device & Service Processing
Birgitta König-Ries, Kobkaew Opasjumruskit, Andreas Nauerz and Martin Welsch
MKWI 2012
Braunschweig, Germany 1.2.2012

2011

Progressor: Personalized visual access to programming problems
Fedor Bakalov, I-Han Hsiao, Peter Brusilovsky, and Birgitta König-Ries
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Pittsburgh, USA 1.9.2011
Open Social Student Modeling: Visualizing Student Models with Parallel IntrospectiveViews
I-Han Hsiao, Fedor Bakalov, Peter Brusilovsky, and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
Girona, Spain 1.7.2011
Visualizing Student Models for Social Learning with Parallel IntrospectiveViews
Fedor Bakalov, I-Han Hsiao, Peter Brusilovsky, Birgitta König-Ries
Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web held in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Palo Alto, CA, USA 1.2.2011
Usability Study of a Semantic User Model Visualization for Social Networks
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Tobias Hennig, Gabriele Schade
Workshop on Visual Interfaces to the Social and Semantic Web held in conjunction with the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Palo Alto, CA, USA 1.2.2011

2010

An Interest-Based Load Balancing Mechanism for the Service Distribution Protocol in MANETs
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
The 8th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2010)
Paris, France 1.11.2010
SDP Primary Implementation in Microsoft® VisualC++®, A Service Distribution Protocol for MANETs
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
http://fusion.cs.uni-jena.de
University of Jena, Germany 1.8.2010
Impact of Heterogeneous Mobility Models on the Service Distribution Protocol for MANETs
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Wireless Applications and Computing (WAC2010)
Freiburg, Germany 1.7.2010
New Service Selection Strategies for the Service Distribution Protocol for MANETs.
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Wireless Applications and Computing (WAC2010)
Freiburg, Germany 1.7.2010
Scrutinizing User Interest Models with IntrospectiveViews
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Adjunct proceedings of the 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
Big Island of Hawaii, USA 1.6.2010
IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
Big Island of Hawaii, USA 1.6.2010
Semantic Enrichment of Social Media Resources for Adaptation
Oliver Schimratzki, Fedor Bakalov, Adrian Knoth, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the Workshop on Adaptation in Social and Semantic Web held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
Big Island of Hawaii, USA 1.6.2010
Measures for Benchmarking Semantic Web Service Matchmaking Correctness (SEALS Best Evaluation Paper Award)
Ulrich Küster and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC10)
Heraklion, Creete, Greece 1.5.2010
A Comparison on MANETs' Service Replication Schemes: Interest versus Topology Prediction
Mohamed Hamdy, Abdelouahid Derhab and Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of The Second International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiMo 2010)
Ankara, Turkey 1.5.2010
SDP-Implementation in Opnet® v.1: MANETs' Service Replication and Load Balancing: Release Notes-User Manual-Programmer Guide
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
https://enterprise1.opnet.com/tsts/4dcgi/MODELS_FullDescription?ModelID=944
Report for/with an Opnet® contributed models 1.4.2010
Evaluating Semantic Web Service Technologies: Criteria, Approaches and Challenges
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Matthias Klusch
Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments (Advances in Semantic Web Information Systems series), IGI Global (The link below points to a draft version of the paper. The final version is available through IGI Global)
1.3.2010

2009

Relevance Judgments for Web Services Retrieval - A Methodology and Test Collection for SWS Discovery Evaluation
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 7th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (the link below points to a draft version of the paper, the final version is available via IEEE)
Einhoven, The Netherlands 1.11.2009
An Evolutionary Algorithm for Automatic Composition of Information Web Services in Mashups
Thomas Fischer, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 7th IEEE European Conference on Web Services
Eindhoven, The Netherlands 1.11.2009
The Service Distribution Protocol for MANETs - Criteria and Performance Analysis
Moahmed hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
Communications in Computer and Information Scienc
Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1.10.2009
A Comparison Study for Service Replication Protocols in MANETs
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
JENAER SCHRIFTEN ZUR MATHEMATIK UND INFORMATIK
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER- UNIVERSITÄT JENA 1.7.2009
Automating Mashups for Next-Generation Enterprise Portals
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
IT Professional, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 6-9
Los Alamitos, CA, USA 1.7.2009
A Hybrid Approach to Identifying User Interests in Web Portals
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems
Jena, Germany 1.6.2009
A User Modeling Server for Determination of Semantically-Enriched User Interests
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Ubiquitous User Modeling (in conjunction with the 1st and 17th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization)
Trento, Italy 1.6.2009
New Tagging Paradigms for Content Recommendation in Web 2.0 Portals
Andreas Nauerz, Fedor Bakalov, Martin Welsch, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for Web 2.0 (in conjunction with the 1st and 17th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization)
Trento, Italy 1.6.2009
Effects of Different Hibernation Behaviors on the Service Distribution Protocol for Mobile Networks and its Replica Placement Process
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
International Workshop on the Role of Services, Ontologies, and Context in Mobile Environments (RoSOC-M '09) in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'09), May 19, 2009
Taipei, Taiwan 1.5.2009
Leader Election Modes of the Service Distribution Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
In proceedings of the 4th conference on Mobility and Mobile Information systems (MMS 2009)
Münster, Germany 1.3.2009

2008

Book Chapter: Service Discovery with SWE-ET and DIANE - An In-depth Comparison By Means of a Common Scenario
Ulrich Küster, Andrea Turati, Birgitta König-Ries, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Federico M. Facca
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
On the Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Frameworks
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Charles Petrie, Matthias Klusch
International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems 4(4)
1.12.2008
Book Chapter: Semantic Service Discovery with DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Book Chapter: Comparison: Handling Preferences with DIANE and miAamics
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Tiziana Margaria, Bernhard Steffen
Semantic Web Service Challenge - Results from the First Year; Charles Petrie, Holger Lausen, Michal Zaremba, Tiziana Margaria (Eds.)
Semantic Web and Beyond, Vol. 8, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-72495-9 1.12.2008
Evaluating Semantic Web Service Matchmaking Effectiveness Based on Graded Relevance
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop SMR2 on Service Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval in the Semantic Web at the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC08)
Karlsruhe, Germany 1.10.2008
Personalized Recommendation of Related Content Based on Automatic Metadata Extraction
Andreas Nauerz, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering
Toronto, Canada 1.10.2008
Using Context Information to Evaluate Cooperativeness
Friederike Klan, Mathias Röhl, Birgitta König-Ries, Adelinde M. Uhrmacher
Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Workshop on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet) at the MSWiM 2008
British Columbia, Canada 1.10.2008
A Personalized Approach to Experience-Aware Service Ranking and Selection
Friederike Klan, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM2008)
Naples, Italy 1.10.2008
Adaptive Portals: Adapting and Recommending Content and Expertise
Andreas Nauerz, Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 16th Workshop on Adaptivity and User Modeling in Interactive Systems
Würzburg, Germany 1.10.2008
Towards Standard Test Collections for the Empirical Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Approaches
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
International Journal of Semantic Computing 2(3)
1.9.2008
Ontology-Based Multidimensional Personalization Modeling for the Automatic Generation of Mashups in Next-Generation Portals
Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontologies in Interactive Systems held in conjunction with HCI 2008
Liverpool, United Kingdom 1.9.2008
OPOSSum - An Online Portal to Collect and Share SWS Descriptions (Best Demo Award!)
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Krug
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2008), Demo Session
Santa Clara, CA, USA 1.8.2008
On the Empirical Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Approaches: Towards Common SWS Test Collections
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2008)
Santa Clara, CA, USA 1.8.2008
A Service Distribution Protocol For Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
A Service Distribution Protocol For Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
1.7.2008
An Extended Analysis of an Interest-Based Service Distribution Protocol for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
in the proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems
Porto, Portugal 1.7.2008
OPOSSum - An Online Portal to Collect and Share Semantic Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Krug
Proceedings of the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC08), Poster Session
Tenerife, Spain 1.6.2008

2007

DIANE - A Matchmaking-Centered Framework for Automated Service Discovery, Composition, Binding and Invocation on the Web
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Mirco Stern
International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), 12 (2), Special Issue: Semantic Matchmaking and Resource Retrieval on the Web (The paper link points to a draft version, the official final version is available at the publisher's website)
1.12.2007
Evaluation of Semantic Service Discovery - A Survey and Directions for Future Research
Ulrich Küster, Holger Lausen, Birgitta König-Ries
Post-Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Emerging Web Services Technology (WEWST07) in conjunction with the 5th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS07)
Halle (Saale), Germany 1.11.2007
Semantic Mediation between Business Partners - A SWS-Challenge Solution using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Service Composition & SWS Challenge at the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2007)
Silicon Valley, USA 1.11.2007
Semantic Service Discovery with DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Service Composition & SWS Challenge at the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2007)
Silicon Valley, USA 1.11.2007
Supporting Dynamics in Service Descriptions - The Key to Automatic Service Usage
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC07)
Vienna, Austria 1.9.2007
Non-functional Parameters as First Class Citizens in Service Description and Matchmaking - An Integrated Approach
Mohamed Hamdy, Birgitta König-Ries, Ulrich Küster
Proceedings of the first "Non Functional Properties and Service Level Agreements in Service Oriented Computing" Workshop (NFPSLA-SOC 2007), co-located with the 5th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2007)
Vienna, Austria 1.9.2007
Robust and fair trading in volatile environments: overcoming technical problems and uncooperativeness
Katharina Hahn, Joos-Hendrik Böse, Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter
Proceedings of Sixth ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access, Mobide 2007, June 10, 2007, Proceedings
Beijing, China 1.6.2007
Service Discovery using DIANE Service Descriptions - A Solution to the SWS-Challenge Discovery Scenarios
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Fourth Semantic Web Service Challenge workshop
Innsbruck, Austria 1.6.2007
Service Discovery with SWE-ET and DIANE - A Comparative Evaluation By Means of Solutions to a Common Scenario
Ulrich Küster, Andrea Turati, Maciej Zaremba, Birgitta König-Ries, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Federico Facca, Christina Tziviskou
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2007) - Special Session on Comparative Evaluation of Semantic Web Service Frameworks
Funchal, Madeira-Portugal 1.6.2007
DIANE - An Integrated Approach to Automated Service Discovery, Matchmaking and Composition
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Mirco Stern
Proceedings of the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007)
Banff, Alberta, Canada 1.5.2007

2006

Achieving Multiple Effects - An Approach to Service Composition
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Mirco Stern, Michael Klein
Proceedings of the 4th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS06), Poster Session
Zürich, Switzerland 1.12.2006
Dynamic Binding for BPEL Processes - A Lightweight Approach to Integrate Semantics into Web Services
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Second International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications: Design and Composition (WESOA06) at 4th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC06),Chicago, USA
1.12.2006
Discovery and Mediation using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
Third Semantic Web Service Challenge 2006 workshop in Athens
Georgia, USA 1.11.2006
Discovery and Mediation using DIANE Service Descriptions
Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
Second Semantic Web Service Challenge 2006 workshop in Budva, Montenegro
Budva, Montenegro 1.6.2006
Service-Orientation in Mobile Computing - An Overview
Mohamed Hamdy, Birgitta König-Ries
Workshop on Tools and Applications for Mobile Contents (TAMC2006) in Conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM06)
Nara, Japan 1.5.2006
The Interactive Cooperation Tournament - How to Identify Opportunities for Selfish Behavior of Computational Entities
Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries
Fourth International Conference on Trust Managment (iTrust2006), 16-19 May
Pisa, Italy 1.5.2006
Activity-Based User Modeling in Wireless Networks
Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Tobias Breyer
Mobile Networks and Applications. Special Issue "Foundations of Mobile Computing",Volume 11, Number 2, Pages 267 - 277
1.4.2006
Discovery and Mediation using the DIANE Service Description
Ulrich Küster, Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
First Semantic Web Services Challenge 2006 workshop, Challenge on Automating Web Services Mediation Choreography and Discovery
Palo Alto, CA, USA 1.3.2006
Effective and Efficiant Search for Services in Ad-hoc-Networks (in german)
Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter, Michael Klein
Progress report for the second phase of the DIANE-Project withing DFG SPP 1140 (in German)
1.3.2006

2005

A Classification of Issues and Approaches in Service Composition
Ulrich Küster, Mirco Stern, Birgitta König-Ries
First International Workshop on Engineering Service Compositions (WESC05) at Third International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC05)
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1.12.2005
What is needed for Semantic Service Descriptions - A Proposal for Suitable Language Constructs
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Müssig
International Jounal on Web and Grid Services 2005 - Vol. 1, No. 3/4, pages 328-364
1.10.2005
A New View on Normativeness in Distributed Reputation Systems - Beyond Behavioral Beliefs
Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the Forth International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC\NULL05)
Utrecht, Netherlands 1.7.2005
Tutorial "Semantic Service Descriptions - Relevance for Mobile Applications, Requirements and State of the Art"
Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
Tutorial at the 6th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2005)
1.5.2005

2004

Position Paper for the First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services
Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services, 8. December 2004
Milton Keynes, UK 1.12.2004
Integrating Preferences into Service Requests to Automate Service Usage
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services
Milton Keynes, UK 1.12.2004
User Support for Formulating Complex Service Requests
D. Popov, N.I. Yussupova, Birgitta König-Ries, Igor Vaynerman
Workshop on Computer Science and Information Technologies CSITNULL2004, 2004
Budapest, Hungary 1.10.2004
Coupled Signature and Specification Matching for Automatic Service Binding
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2004), 27.-30. September 2004
Erfurt, Germany 1.9.2004
The Buddy System - A Distributed Reputation System Based On Social Structure.
Stefan Fähnrich, Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the First Intl. Workshop on Data Management in Mobile Environments, 2004
Ulm, Germany 1.9.2004
Combining Query and Preference - An Approach to Fully Automatize Dynamic Service Binding
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
Short paper at IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2004), 6.-9. July 2004
San Diego, CA, USA 1.7.2004
Engineering Incentive Schemes for Ad Hoc Networks - A Case Study for the Lanes Overlay.
Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries, Georgios Papadopoulos
Proceedings of the EDBT Workshop on Pervasive Information Management, 18. March 2004
Heraklion, Greece 1.3.2004
Effective and Efficient Search for Services in Ad-hoc-Networks
Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter, Michael Klein
Progress report for the first phase of the DIANE-Project within DFG SPP 1140 (in German)
1.2.2004
Activity-Based User Modeling in Service-Oriented Ad-hoc-Networks
Tobias Breyer, Michael Klein, Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries
Proceedings of the First International Working Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems (WONS2004)
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy 1.1.2004

2003

Stepwise Refinable Service Descriptions: Adapting DAML-S to Staged Service Trading
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter
1st International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC-03), 15.-18. December 2003.
Trento, Italy 1.12.2003
Service Rings - A Semantic Overlay for Service Discovery in Ad hoc Networks
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter
The Sixth International Workshop on Network-Based Information Systems (NBIS2003)during the 14th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications DEXANULL2003, 1.-5. September 2003
Prague, Czech Republic 1.9.2003
A Process and a Tool for Creating Service Descriptions based on DAML-S
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
4th VLDB Workshop on Technologies for E-Services (TESNULL03), 8. September 2003
Berlin, Germany 1.9.2003
A Prototype of the System to Provide Mobile Users with Services in Wireless Networks
D. Popov, Igor Vaynerman
Making Decisions under Indeterminacy Conditions. USATU, Ufa, Russia, 2003, pp.14-22. (In Russian).
1.8.2003
Lanes - A Lightweight Overlay for Service Discovery in Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter
3rd Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN2003). 2.-4. July 2003.
Bern, Switzerland 1.7.2003
Lanes - A Lightweight Overlay for Service Discovery in Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries, Philipp Obreiter
Extended Version as technical report: TR 2003-6, ISSN 1432-7864
1.7.2003
Data Structures for a System to Dynamically Provide Mobile Users with Information in Wireless Networks
D. Popov, N.I. Yussupova, Birgitta König-Ries, Igor Vaynerman
Proc. of the 5th International Workshop Computer Science and Information Technologies CSIT 2003. 2003, Vol. 1, pp. 100-107.
Ufa, Russia 1.6.2003
Stimulating Cooperative Behavior of Autonomous Devices - An Analysis of Requirements and Existing Approaches
Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
Second International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems (WIS2003), 23.-26. April 2003
Angers, France 1.4.2003

2002

Multi-Layer Clusters in Ad-hoc Networks - An Approach to Service Discovery
Michael Klein, Birgitta König-Ries
International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Computing, Conference of Networking 2002, 24. May 2002
Pisa, Italy 1.5.2002
Information Services to Support E-Learning in Ad-hoc Networks
Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
In: First International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems (WIS2002), Ciudad Real (Spain).2.+3. April 2002
1.4.2002
An Ontology-Based Document Space as an Adaptable User Interface for Mobile Information Systems
Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein
Mini-Workshop "Mobile Databases and Informationsystems - Databasetechnologie everywhere at any time", 21. und 22. March 2002.
Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany 1.3.2002

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SDP-Implementation in Opnet® v.2, SDP-Based Composite Service Execution in MANETs: Release Notes-User Manual-Programmer Guide
Mohamed Hamdy and Birgitta König-Ries
https://enterprise1.opnet.com/tsts/4dcgi/MODELS_FullDescription?ModelID=951
Report for/with an Opnet® contributed models 1.1.1970

Talks

Supervised Theses

2015

2010

2008

Presentation Modeling for Automatic Mashup Generation
Christoph Bergmann - Study Thesis
University of Jena
1.10.2008
Automatic Generation of Semantic Mashups
Thomas Fischer - Diploma Thesis
University of Jena
1.9.2008
User Modeling for Adaptation and Recommendation in Web Portals
Ferdinand Zirker - Diploma Thesis
Universit of Jena
1.9.2008
Adaptive Treemap Based Navigation Through Web Portals
Sirko Schindler - Study Thesis
University of Jena
1.7.2008

Teaching

(Semantische) Daten- und Prozessintegration 2015-10-19-2016-02-12

Begleitseminar zur Distinguished Lecturer Series 2015-10-19-2016-02-12

Management of Scientific Data 2015-04-13-2015-07-17

Modul Semantische Datenintegration (FMI-IN0079) 2010-10-17-2010-02-10

Modul Verteilte Systeme (FMI-IN0060) 2010-10-17-2011-02-10

Modul Verteilte Systeme - Spezialisierung II: Themenschwerpunkt Mobile Systeme (FMI-IN0059) 2010-10-17-2010-02-10

Seminar zum Thema "The Wisdom of The Crowd" 2010-10-17-2011-02-10

Softwareentwicklungsprojekt I und II (SWEP-I, SWEP-II) 2015-04-15-2015-07-17

Softwareentwicklungsprojekt I und II (SWEP-I, SWEP-II) 2014-04-14-2014-07-18

Visualisierung von Open Data (Verteilte Systeme - Spezialisierung II) 2015-10-19-2016-02-12

(Semantische) Daten- und Prozessintegration 2016-10-18-2017-02-03

Current Projects

AquaDiva INFRA 1 – semantic technologies for scientific data management and text mining
The Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva (CRC 1076), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), focuses on the important roles of water (Aqua) and biodiversity (Diva) for shaping the structure, properties and functions of the subsurface. This project aims to answer fundamental questions about the Earth’s Critical Zone (CZ) that begins below the highest density of plant roots (~0.3 meters) and extends down into the first aquifers (~100 meters): What biota live there? How do they interact with and reflect their environment? and How do they reflect surface properties? In cooperation with the research group of Prof. Dr. Udo Hahn (http://www.julielab.de/)…
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BExIS++
The Heinz-Nixdorf Endowed Chair for Practical Computer Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University (FSU) of Jena, Germany is working with the Institute of Ecology (FSU), the Institute for Geography (FSU), the University Data Center (FSU) and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry for the further development of the established Biodiversity-Exploratories Information System (BExIS). Furthermore, the project will focus on strategic work such as concepts and method development to foster long-term data preservation in biodiversity research at the Friedrich-Schiller-University. Ideally, the further development of the existing BExIS software will serve three purposes: Technical Goals The core of the BExIS software will be revised…
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Biodiversity Exploratories - Core Project 4: Data Management
The Central Data Management Project of the Biodiversity Exploratories (BE) Research provides the platform for data storage and information exchange between the different working groups. In this regard, we support BE researchers in their data management activities which includes data collection planning, description, storage and archiving, quality management, discovery, integration, analysis, visualization, publishing and sharing. Such support includes the management of data repository infrastructure, development of tools to support the above listed activities,  help desk, etc. Most of the services  we provide to the researchers are delivered through its online platform called BExIS (Biodiversity Exploratory Information System). BExIS is the data repository and information exchange platform…
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GFBio WP1 - Portal
GFBio (The German Federation for Biological Data, http://www.gfbio.org) supports environmental biology research with enhanced data services. It currently provides a portal search across several archives and collections with access to about 400.000 biodiversity metadata files. The majority of this data is linked with primary research data which in a first prototype for visualization can be displayed on interactive configurable maps. Our group is responsible for the portal set up, maintenance and the integration of tools and services developed by GFBio partners. The well established portal technology Liferay and state-of-the-art portlet standards such as JSR268 and Widgets/Gadgets support the vision to provide one single point of entry for different kinds of tools for data management and data analysis. Currently, we are working on archiving functions, user management enhancement, advanced search features and the integration of personalization and semantic web techniques.
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iDiv- Biodiversity Informatics Unit (BDU)
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) funded by the German Research Foundation (DGF), is a hub for international biodiversity science whose central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory. The concept of iDiv encompasses detection and quantification of biodiversity, understanding its existence and emergence, exploring it’s consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing new strategies to safeguard biodiversity. No single institution – not even a whole generation of scientists – possesses the intellectual capacity to exploit the potential of the data it generates and assembles. Without efficient data storage and sharing within iDiv, between iDiv and the outside,…
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LakeBase: Database Infrastructure for Long-Term Data of German Lakes
In this collaborative project coordinated by the IGB, the Leibniz-institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, we plan to develop a database infrastructure for long-term data of lakes. We aim to provide interoperability of LakeBase with international databases, like LTER North Temperate Lake Database and other collections of ecological time series. The challenge will be to achieve interoperability without limiting the data owners' autonomy. The Heinz-Nixdorf-Chair for Distributed Information Systems at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is responsible for the development of an ontology-based common vocabulary and meta data standards to provide semantic search capabilities and meta data annotation assistance.
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Mercury
Mercury is a joint project between the Institute of Computer Science at FSU Jena and the IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH in Boeblingen. The main objective of this project is to develop a system that combines the user centric device and service processing. Since the integrated system of utilizing a heterogeneous infrastructure of simple sensors and actuators is complicated for average users, we aim to overcome the complexity of this system integration.
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Project Z2 of CRC ReceptorLight: Integrative Data Management and Processing
Project Z2 of CRC ReceptorLight is jointly carried out by the Jena University Hospital and Friedrich Schiller University Jena within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) "High-end light microscopy elucidates membrane receptor function (Receptor Light)" established in 2015. CRC ReceptorLight is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and consists of around 20 research projects from various institutions located in Jena and Würzburg. It will apply and develop light microscopy techniques with highest resolutions in space and time. The volume of the resulting datasets will be large, expected to be in multi-petabyte data. The overall goal of project…
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QUIS: Query Heterogeneous Data In-Situ
Data of interest are often found in a variety of data sources, many of which are not relational databases, but have their own data organization and query capabilities. To answer questions of interest, one has to run queries across data from these heterogeneous sources. The traditional approach is to perform multiple individual data transformation tasks, one per data source, to import the data into a common repository where they can be queried and analyzed. Drawbacks of this approach include the manual effort and the cost of transforming and importing potentially large data sets, and the lost opportunity to exploit any query facilities provided by the data sources. QUIS (QUery In-Situ) proposes an approach for querying the data "in-situ" to the greatest extent possible, by taking the user query and transforming appropriate portions of it into corresponding query expressions on individual data sources. Realizing this approach requires the development of a unified query model. This model can extract sub-queries matching heterogeneous capabilities of individual sources, perform heterogeneous joins on intermediate results as necessary, and deal with barriers such as incompatible type systems en route. Early experiments have shown that QUIS almost eliminates the time to prepare the data while paying only a small cost in query execution time compared to a fully integrated, indexed, and loaded relational database.
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Semantic User Modeling for the Recommendation of Scientific Data
Collaboration with the  Semantic Software Lab, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada Researchers in the medical and life sciences are faced with an increasing abundance of data in scientific repositories. Thus, handling and filtering of data becomes a more and more time-consuming and challenging task. Semantic recommender systems are a new rising research area using underlying knowledge bases, e.g., ontologies in the recommendation process. That allows to present relevant results that go beyond a user’s stored preferences and to include other semantic related terms that are not explicitly mentioned in the user profile. One obstacle for semantic recommendation is the poor description of personalization settings in state-of-the-art user model ontologies. Apart from storing general user interests it is not possible to specify further needs. We aim at the establishment of a formal semantic user model for scientific research objects and its integration and usage in semantic recommender systems.
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BioDialog: Intercultural Dialog through Biodiversity Informatics
Ein Kooperationsprojekt der Universität Jena mit der Assiut University und der Ain Shams University, Ägypten und der Sfax University, Tunesien This project serves to prepare a more ambitious three-year project aiming to bring together two vital topics: data management on the one hand and biodiversity research on the other hand. The BioDialog project has the following main objectives: It aims firstly, to establish a scientific exchange, founded on regional expertise which allows understanding biodiversity and biodiversity informatics practices in their specific local context. Biodiversity and biodiversity informatics are common phenomena. However, they have different effects in different contexts which cannot…
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Completed Projects

CoSRe
The CoSRe project of the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena investigates how computers can support the entire scientific life cycle. Today in each science computers are needed, not only for the storage of experimental data, but also for generating simulation data and futhermore for the analysis of different kinds of data. Over the internet scientists can work together and can share their results. This collaboration leads to new knowledge and new challenges. To deal with this "flood of information" the complete scientific cycle has to be supported by computers. For more information about CoSRe - please visit the project website http://cosre.c3e.de/
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DIANE - Services in ad hoc Networks
In the DIANE project, we aim at developing and evaluating concepts that will allow integrated, efficient and effective usage of services offered in open and dynamic environments like ad-hoc networks. To achieve these goals, we propose mechanisms to address a number of questions: How can service search be facilitated in decentralized, dynamic environments? How can services be described, automatically found, and selected? How can services be efficiently executed? How can fairness be ensured in open environments? We propose mechanisms to describe, find and select services as well as methods including overlays and replication mechanisms to efficiently process such queries. Additionally,…
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Minerva Portals
Minerva Portals is a joint effort of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Jena and the IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH in Boeblingen. The overall goal of this project is provide an architectural solution for the next generation Web portals.
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MOPS
The aim of the  "MOPS"  project is the development of solutions for the transfer of formerly static business processes into the world of mobile data devices. The project under the title "Adaptive Planung und sichere Ausführung mobiler Prozesse in dynamischen Szenarien (MOPS)"  (Adaptive Planning and Secure Execution of Mobile Processes in Dynamic Scenarios) is funded by the “Thüringer Aufbaubank” and began on the 06.08.2009. The whole project runs 30 months and has a volume of 2.2 million euros. For this purpose financial resources from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are used. The project consortium includes TU Ilmenau, FH Erfurt, Navimatix,…
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OPOSSum
OPOSSum (Online POrtal for Semantic Services ) is a portal dedicated to collaboratively build a public test collection of semantic web services. Despite significant research efforts in the field of semantic web services, real tools and applications using them are still rare. One of the main obstacles for improvements in this direction is the lack of sufficiently large and high-quality collections to test and evaluate tools and algorithms for semantic web services. Such collections cannot be built by any single group but only in a collaborative way by the community as a whole. The purpose of OPOSSum is to equip…
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Pluto / JSR 286
Apache Pluto Project - Java Portlet Specifikation 2 in cooperation with the IBM research labs in Böblingen, Stuttgart
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SpeedUp
For the security forces and rescue workers engaged in a major operation, no integrative information and communication tool is available up until now. Today such coordination is carried out by personal consultation at the site, via official radio channels or by means of paper-based documentation. In the case of scenarios such as mass casualty incidents, however, personal consultations or the procurement and dispatch of documents are virtually impossible to manage. Processes are inefficient and precious time is lost as a result: factors that, in the worst case, raise the number of victims. In this BMBF-funded project, this problem is tackled…
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Adaptive Semantic Assistants in Online Applications
The rapid growth rate of available textual documents underlines a prominent need for novel approaches to overcome the information overload that knowledge workers are faced with. In such situations, new information filtering and analysis techniques are required to provide end users with information related to their context and task at hand. In cooperation with the Semantic Software Lab at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada (http://www.semanticsoftware.info), we have been developing a new generation of portals that automatically adapt to their users context using novel techniques from the Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Semantic Computing domains. The vision is to extend an…
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