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Doctoral Consortium

The ISWC 2011 Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference in Bonn, Germany. This forum will provide doctoral students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, get feedback from mentors who are senior members of the Semantic Web research community, explore issues related to academic and research careers, and build relationships with other Semantic Web PhD students from around the world.

The Consortium aims to broaden the perspectives and improve the research and communication skills of these students as a way to contribute both to the individuals as well as to the broader research community.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but with sufficient time prior to completing their dissertation to benefit from the consortium experience. In the consortium the students will present their proposals and get specific feedback/advice on how to improve their research plan.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. The best 15 submissions will be selected for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium and will be published in the conference proceedings. The top 6 of those will be selected for full
presentation and the next 9 submissions will be accepted as short presentations.

Accepted Proposals

Accepted Doctorial Consortium Papers

09:00 - 10: 30

Patrik Schneider

DC Proposal: Towards a Framework for Efficient Query Answering and Integration of Geospatial Data

Sabrina Kirrane

DC Proposal: Knowledge Based Access Control Policy Specification and Enforcement

Saeedeh Shekarpour

DC Proposal: Automatically transforming keyword queries to SPARQL on large-scale knowledge bases

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Man Zhu

DC Proposal: Ontology Learning from Noisy Linked Data

Benedikt Kämpgen

DC Proposal: Online Analytical Processing of Statistical Linked Data

Karuna Pande Joshi

DC Proposal: Automation of Service lifecycle on the Cloud by using Semantic technologies

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Steiner

DC Proposal: Enriching Unstructured Media Content About Events to Enable Semi-Automated Summaries, Compilations, and Improved Search by Leveraging Social Networks

Hasti Ziaimatin

DC Proposal: Capturing Knowledge Evolution and Expertise in Community-driven Knowledge Curation Platforms

Paul Razan

DC Proposal: Decision Support Methods in Community-driven Knowledge Curation Platforms

Jarutas Pattanaphanchai

DC Proposal: Evaluating Trustworthiness of Web Content using Semantic Web Technologies

Ivo Lašek

DC Proposal: Model for News Filtering with Named Entities

Varish Mulwad

DC Proposal: Graphical Models and Probabilistic Reasoning for Generating Linked Data from Tables

Luca Costabello

DC Proposal: PRISSMA, Towards Mobile Adaptive Presentation of the Web of Data

Karl Hammar

DC Proposal: Towards an ODP Quality Model

Anisa Rula

DC Proposal: Towards Linked Data Assessment and Linking Temporal Facts

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:45

Invited Talk about doing research + discussion

17:45 - 18:00

Wrap-Up & Closing


  • Philip Cimiano, University of Bielefeld
  • Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
  • Tom Heath, Talis
  • Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University
  • Jen Golbeck, University of Maryland
  • David Karger, MIT
  • Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield
  • Enrico Motta, Open University
  • Natasha Noy, Stanford University
  • Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam
  • Evren Sirin, lLark and Parsia


On-site Mentors

  • Philip Cimiano, University of Bielefeld
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg
  • Tom Heath, Talis
  • Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield
  • Natasha Noy, Stanford University
  • Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam