ESWC Extended Semantic Web Conference 2016 is one of the major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technologies around semantic technologies. Our members have actively participated in 13th ESWC 2016, which took place in Crete, Greece from May 29th to June 2nd.

e are very pleased to report that:

Two papers from our group were accepted for presentation as full research papers @ESWC16

A Workshop paper

  • DBtrends : Publishing and Benchmarking RDF Ranking Functions by Edgard Marx, Amrapali J. Zaveri, Mofeed Mohammed, Sandro Rautenberg, Jens Lehmann, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo and Gong Cheng, SumPre2016 Workshop at ESWC 2016

The workshop Know@LOD was held by Prof. Heiko Paulheim and Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann. It featured lively discussions on combinations of the Semantic Web and machine learning.

Prof. Jens Lehmann took part in the two day HOBBIT project plenary which started the last day of the ESWC conference. HOBBIT deals with Big Linked Data benchmarks and at the meeting  8 different datasets were discussed along with the HOBBIT benchmarking platform and HOBBIT association. SDA will specifically focus on question answering and faceted browsing benchmarks inside of the project. Already during ESWC, there was a dedicated HOBBIT event in which requirements for benchmarks and the platform were discussed.

ESWC16 was a great venue to meet the community, create new connections, talk about current research challenges, share ideas and settle new collaborations. We look forward to the next ESWC conference.

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BDE technical workshop in Athens

The fourth BDE Technical workshop was hosted by NCSR-D in the beautiful and historical city of Athens. The representatives from technical partners enthusiastically attended the workshop.

The purpose of these workshops is to review the emerging technologies, select the ones that best suit the project objectives and determine the upcoming project goals and milestones. For a recap, in the first workshop, we determined the desired features of the BDE platform. In the second workshop we selected the particular technologies from a wide range of Big Data zoo, that would help in achieving the desired features. We reviewed our progress, addressed the challenges and prepared a road map for the future in the third workshop.

Papers accepted at ESWC 2016


One paper from our group got accepted for presentations at the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016), held in Heraklion, Crete, Grece. The ESWC is a important international forum for the Semantic Web / Linked Data Community.

AskNow: A Framework for Natural Language Query Formalization in SPARQL  Mohnish Dubey, Sourish Dasgupta, Ankit Sharma, Konrad Höffner and Jens Lehmann

For more information on the conference program and other papers please see here.