Track Chairs

Main Research Track

Vocabularies, Schemas, Ontologies


Silvio Peroni

Silvio Peroni (University of Bologna, Italy; National Research Council, Italy)





Pavel Shvaiko

Pavel Shvaiko (Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy)






Pascal Hitzler

Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, USA)





Stefan Schlobach

Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)




Linked Data


Sören Auer

Sören Auer (University of Bonn, Germany)




Stefan Dietze

Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)




Semantic Web and Web Science


Miriam Fernandez

Miriam Fernandez (Knowledge Media Institute, UK)





Markus Strohmaier

Markus Strohmaier (GESIS & University of Koblenz, Germany)




Semantic Data Management, Big data, Scalability


Olivier Curé

Olivier Curé (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)




Axel Polleres

Axel Polleres (Vienna University of Economics & Business, Austria)




Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval


Kalina Bontcheva

Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield, UK)





Simone Paolo Ponzetto

Simone Paolo Ponzetto (University of Mannheim, Germany)




Machine Learning


Bettina Berendt

Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven, Belgium)





Heiko Paulheim

Heiko Paulheim (University of Mannheim, Germany)




Mobile Web, Internet of Things and Semantic Streams


Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK)





Josiane Parreira

Josiane Xavier Parreira (Siemens AG, Austria)





Services, Web APIs, and the Web of Things


Terry Payne

Terry Payne (University of Liverpool, UK)





Carlos Pedrinaci

Carlos Pedrinaci (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK)





Cognition and Semantic Web


Aba-Sah Dadzie

Aba-Sah Dadzie (The HCI Centre, The University of Birmingham, UK)





Andreas Nürnberger

Andreas Nürnberger (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)




Human Computation and Crowdsourcing


Lora Aroyo

Lora Aroyo (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)




Gianluca Demartini

Gianluca Demartini (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)




In-Use & Industrial Track


Vanessa Lopez

Vanessa Lopez (IBM Research, Ireland)





Giovanni Tumarello

Giovanni Tumarello (Sindicetech/Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)





Semantic Web Evaluation Track

2nd Linked Open Data-enabled Recommender Systems Challenge

Iván Cantador

Iván Cantador (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)




Tommaso Di Noia

Tommaso Di Noia (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)




Vito Claudio Ostuni

Vito Claudio Ostuni (Pandora Media Inc., USA)




Matthew Rowe

Matthew Rowe (University of Lancaster, UK)




Concept-Level Sentiment Analysis Challenge

Mauro Dragoni

Mauro Dragoni (Fondazione Bruno Keller, Italy)




Valentina Presutti

Valentina Presutti (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy)




Diego Reforgiato Recupero

Diego Reforgiato Recupero (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy)




Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge

Aldo Gangemi

Aldo Gangemi (LIPN, University Paris 13, France)




Roberto Navigli

Roberto Navigli (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)




Valentina Presutti

Valentina Presutti (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy)




Dario Garigliotti

Dario Garigliotti (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)




Anna Lisa Gentile

Anna Lisa Gentile (University of Sheffield, UK)




Andrea Nuzzolese

Andrea Nuzzolese (CNR STLAB Laboratory, Italy)




Schema-agnostic Queries over Large-schema Databases Challenge

Andre Freitas

Andre Freitas (University of Passau, Germany)



Christina Unger

Christina Unger (CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany)




Semantic Publishing Challenge

Anastasia Dimou

Anastasia Dimou (Ghent University, ­iMinds, Multimedia Lab, Belgium)





Angelo Di Iorio

Angelo Di Iorio (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy





Christoph Lange

Christoph Lange (Enterprise Information Systems, University of Bonn / Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)





Sahar Vahdati

Sahar Vahdati (Enterprise Information Systems / Intelligent Databases, University of Bonn, Germany)