Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz
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Seminar "Semantic Web"

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Summer Term 2013

In this seminar we will discuss recent and advanced topics of Semantic Web research. Semantic Web deals with issues related to, among others, knowledge representation on the web and automatic and intelligent web search. Semantic Web has evolved from a research initiative in the late 20th century into a fast growing infrastructure for application domains, such as bioinformatics or eGovernment. This infrastructure is driven by W3C standards as well as by methods and technologies from a diverse area of computer science disciplines, such as artificial intelligence, databases and human-computer interaction.

This seminar is meant to complement the lecture "Semantic Web" which is taking place during the Summer academy 2013.


  • briefing: April 16, 2013, 10:00 in D 116
  • block seminar: July 22-23, 2013 in D 116


This is a list of possible topics:

  • Semantic Web Services
  • Semantic Web and Agency
  • Semantic Web and Human Computing
  • Description Logics and Defeasible Reasoning
  • Description Logics and Circumscription
  • Modularity of Ontologies
  • Current Ontology Development
  • Ontology Matching
  • Provenance in RDF and SPARQL
  • Hybrid SPARQL Queries
  • SPARQL Complexity
  • Graph Algorithms for the Semantic Web


It is recommended to attend the lecture "Semantic Web" as well, having attended the lecture "Introduction to Web Science" is helpful.

Seminar Guidelines

A guideline to the seminar could be found here. The guideline contains general information about the seminar as well as information about the topic and their related whitepapers.


Course link (KLIPS):


Dr. Gerd Gröner

Dr. Matthias Thimm

Leon Kastler

Stefan Scheglmann


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  • B 108
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