Professional Activities

5. Professional Activities

5.1 Invited Talks

  1. Keynote: Enabling Networked Knowledge. The Eighth IT&T Conference Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland 23rd - 24 th October 2000 (Jointly with Manfred Hauswirth)
  2. 2Keynote: Message in a Bottle or How can the Semantic Web Community be more convincing? International Semantic Web Conference, Karlsruhe 2008.
  3. IBM CAS Software and Systems Engineering Symposium 2007. IBM CAS Software and Systems Engineering Symposium 2007, Dublin, 24 October, 2007. 
  4. Semantic Web 2.0: Building social semantic information spaces. 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2007) Galway, Ireland August 29-31, 2007
  5. Semantic Web 2.0: Building social semantic information spaces. Semantic Web and Web 2.0, Seol, South Korea, February 2007 [korea2007.ppt].
  6. Semantic Web 2.0: Building social semantic information spaces. Web Information Systems Engineering 2006, Wuhan, October 2006.
  7. Semantic Web 2.0: Building social semantic information spaces. Semantic 2006, Vienne, November 2006. 
  8. The Social Semantic Desktop - Next generation collaboration infrastructure. Academic Publishing in Europe (APE 2006): The Role of Information in Science and Society. Invited talk. 4 – 5 April 2006. http://www.ape2006.de/
  9. Towards Semantic Collaborative Enviroments.
    The 1st Conference on Collaborative Working Environments for Business and Industry, 6 May 2006.
    http://www.cwe-europe.org/    [ppt cweeurope.ppt 5.65 Mb]
  10. ISWC-2005 Workshop on: Semantic Network Analysis Galway, Ireland, November 2005: From the Semantic Web to Web 2.0 - Semantic Web for Social Networks
  11. Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning, Dagstuhl, Germany, September 2005: Use Cases for Reasoning with Metadata or What Have Web Services to Do with Integrity Constraints?
  12. Young Researchers Working on First Young Researchers Workshop on Service Oriented Computing, Leicester, UK: April 2005: Intelligent Web Services for the Semantic Web: some Observations and Conclusions
  13. Norwegian Knowledge Management Tour, Brussels, March 2004: The Networked Semantic Desktop.
  14. Colloquium WS 2003/2004/CIS/TU Berlin/Fraunhofer ISST: Ontology based routing in P2P networks.
  15. Invited Speaker at the First International Latin-American Web Conference (LA-Web 2003).
  16. Invited Speaker at the International Conference for Logic Programming (ICLP 2002), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2002.
  17. Inivited Speaker at the NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, April 2002.
  18. Inivited Speaker at the UC Berkley Digital Library Seminar, Berklely, April 2002.
  19. Inivited Speaker, DoCoMo Labs USA, San Jose, March 2002.
  20. Invited Speaker at SRI International, AI Seminar Talks, Palo Alto, March 2000
  21. Invited Speaker at the Computer Science Colloquium, University of Kaiserslautern, November 1998.
  22. Invited Speaker:  Dagstuhl Seminar "On the meaning of change", Dagstuhl, 1996.

5.2 Committees

  1. Web Science Council Member, Web Science Research Initiative, 2008.
  2. Semantic Web and Databases (SWDB)  Steering Committee, since September 2003. SWDB organizes the Semantic Web and Databases Workshop (VLDB 2003, VLDB 2004).
  3. Member of Web-Ontology (WebOnt) Working Group of the World Wide Web Committee (W3C) December 2001-2002.
  4. Member of the Semantic Web Science Foundation Steering Committee since July 2001. The SWSA steers the International Semantic Web Conference.
  5. Member of the Joint EU/US ad hoc Agent Markup Language Committee, together with Jim Hendler, Tim-Berners Lee, and Hans Georg Storck

5.3 Associated Editor of Journals

  1. Editor in Chief for Elsevier's Journal on Web Semantics (2003-2004 - left because of involvement in setting up DERI)
  2. Journal on Internet Research
  3. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (WIAS), IOS Press.

5.4 Special Issues

  1. Guest editor of the IEEE Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Intelligent Web Services, January/February 2002.
  2. Guest editor of the Special Issue on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory of the. Journal on Information Systems Frontiers (ISF) 2(3/4), Kluwer, 2000.
  3. Guest editor of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Special Issue on: Organizational Memory and Knowledge Management, 1999.

5.5 Workshops and Conferences

  1. PC Member of 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns

  2. Senior PC Member of European Semantic Web Conference 2008. 

  3. PC-member of the Semantic Web and Databases 2006 Workshop (SWDB 2006)  held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'06) in Atlanta, GA, USA from April 3-7, 2006.

  4. PC-member of the special track at AAAI-06 on "AI and the Web"

  5. PC-Chair: International Semantic Web Conference, Atlanta, USA, 2006.
  6. Co-Chair:  Semantic Desktop Workshop, International Semantic Web Conference, 2005, Galway, Ireland.
  7. PC-Member:  3rd Latin American Web Congress,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005.
  8. Demo-Chair, European Semantic Web Conference 2005, Crete, Greece.
  9. Co-Chair: WWW2004 Workshop on Application Design, Development and Implementation Issues in the Semantic Web, New York, NY, USA, May 18, 2004.
  10. Co-Chair: WWW2004 Workshop on Semantics in P2P and Grid Computing, New York, NY, USA, May 18, 2004. WWW Workshop on Application Design, Development and Implementation Issues in the Semantic Web 2004
  11. Member of the Panel Selection Committee, European Conference on Digital Libraries, Bath University, 2004
  12. Demo-Chair, International Semantic Web Conference 2004, Hiroshima, Japan.
  13. Co-Chair: FOAF'2004. Friend of a Friend. Social Networking on the Semantic Web, Galway, Ireland, September 2004. W3C Workshop.
  14. Co-Chair: Application Design, Development and Implementation Issues in the Semantic Web. (In conjunction with WWW2004), New York, USA  2004.
  15. Co-Chair Semantics in P2P and Grid Computing (SemPGRID 2004, in conjunction with WWW2004), New York, USA, 2004.
  16. PC-Member: Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages, Dallas, Texas, June 2004.
  17. PC-Member: Latin-American Web Conference, 2004.
  18. Demo-Chair: International Semantic Web Conference, November, Japan, 2004
  19. PC-Member: International Semantic Web Conference, November, Hiroshima, Japan, 2004.
  20. PC-Member: Semantic Web Workshop at SigIR, 2004.
  21. PC-Member: 3rd International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and  Applications of Semantics for large scale Information Systems (ODBASE). Cyprus, Oct 25-29, 2004.
    46. Co-Chair Semantics in P2P and Grid Computing (SemPGrid 20003, in conjunction with WWW2003), Budapest, Hungary,  2003.
  22. Co-Chair: Semantic Web and Database: Workshop at the VLDB Conference, Berlin, 2003.
  23. Member of the PC of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003), Budapest, Hungary, 2003.
  24. 2nd International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and  Applications of Semantics for large scale Information Systems (ODBASE), 2003.
  25. Member of the PC of the  International Computer Science Conference 2003 Active Media Technology  (ICAMT2003), Chongqing, China, May 2003.
  26. Member of the PC of the Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics(ODBASE´02), Irvine, California, October 2002.
  27. Member of the 2002 Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2002), Nara City, Nara, Japan.
  28. Member of the PC of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2002), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 2002 (Languages Track and Semantic Web Track).
  29. Member of the PC of the Semantic Web Workshop during the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2002), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 2002.
  30. Member of the PC of 8th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2002), Toulouse, France, April 2002.
  31. Member of the PC of the 2nd Semantic Web Mining Workshop at ECML/PKDD-2002, 20 August 2002, Helsinki, Finland.
  32. Co-Chair: International Semantic Working Symposium, Stanford, CA, 30-31 July, 2001. URL: http://www.SemanticWeb.org/SWWS.
  33. Co-Chair: The Second International Workshop on the Semantic Web - SemWeb'2001 during the 10th World Wide Web Conference, Hong Kong, 2001.
  34. Member of the OC of the Workshop Semantic Web in conjunction with the 10th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW-10), Hong Hong, China, May 2001.
  35. Member of the PC of the Sixth International Computer Science Conference: Active Media Technology, Hong Kong, December 2001.
  36. Member of the PC of the First Asia-Pacific Conference on Web Intelligence (WI-2001), Maebashi City, Japan, October 2001.
  37. Member of the PC of the 1st Workshop on Engineering of e-Business Applications, Cambridge, MA, USA, June 2001.
  38.  Member of the PC of the 1st Semantic Web Mining Workshop at ECML/PKDD-2001, September 3, 2001, Freiburg, Germany.
  39. Member of the PC Workshop on E-Business & the Intelligent Web during IJCAI 2001, Seattle, USA, August 2001
  40. Member of the PC of the Workshop on Ontologies in Agent Systems at the 5th International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Montreal, Canada, 29 May 2001
  41. Member of the PC of the Sixth International Computer Science Conference: Active Media Technology,18 - 20 December 2001, Hong Kong.
  42. Member of the PC of the fifth IFCIS International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS'2000), Filat, Israel, September 2000.
  43. Member of the PC of Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory, March, 3 - 5 1999, Würzburg, in conjunction with the XPS-99: 5. Deutsche Tagung Wissensbasierte Systeme - Bilanz und Perspektiven, Würzburg, March 3 - 5 März 1999.
  44. Member of the PC of the conference  "The Practical Application of Knowledge Management", The First International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Knowledge Management, Wednesday, 1999, London, UK.
  45. Member of the PC of the conference "The Practical Application of Knowledge Management", The Second International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Knowledge Management, 2000, London, UK.
  46. Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Building, Maintaining, and Using Organizational Memories (OM-98) August, 24th - 25th, 1998, Brighton, UK. Accessible as CEUR-Workshop, Vol. 14, RWTH Aachen.  In conjunction with the: ECAI-98, August 1998 . URL: http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-14/
  47. Co-Organizer of the Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories (OM-99) during the International Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence (IJCAI) 1999, Stockholm, Sweden,  August 1999.
  48. Co-Organizer of the Workshop on Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories 2000 during the European Conference on Artifical Intelligence (ECAI 2000), 2000.
  49. Co-Organizer of the Knowledge-Based Systems for Knowledge Management in Enterprises Workshop held at the 21st Annual German Conference on AI (KI-97), Freiburg, Document D-97-03, DFKI GbmH, September 1997.
  50. Co-Organizer of the Workshop on Comparing Description and Frame Logics, Karlsruhe, 1997.

5.6 Referee of further Workshops and Conferences

  1. IFIP Conference Information Technology and KNOWledge Systems (IT&KNOWS), Budapest, Hungary, 1998.
  2. 7th Workshop Knowledge Engineering: Methods and Languages Workshop (KEML'97), Milton Keynes, England, 1997.
  3. 9th European Knowledge Acquisition Workshop EKAW-96, Nottingham, England, 1996.
  4. European Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (EKAW´97), 1997.
  5. 11h Banff Knowledge Acquisition for Knowledge-Based System Workshop (KAW´98), Banff, Canada, 1994.

5.7 Awards

  1. Mario Schlosser, Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker, Wolfgang Nejdl: Ontology-Based Search and Broadcast in HyperCuP. Poster presented at: International Semantic Web Conference, June 9-12th, 2002, Sardinia (http://iswc.semanticweb.org/). This poster won the best poster award.
  2. Michael Sintek, Stefan Decker: TRIPLE -A Query, Inference, and Transformation Language for the Semantic Web. In Proceedings of the 1st International Semantic Web Conference, Sardinia, Italy, June 2002, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 2342), 2002. 2nd best Paper Award.
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