BigGIS – Prädiktive und präskriptive Geoinformationssysteme basierend auf hochdimensionalen geotemporalen Datenstrukturen (2016 – 2018)

R&D project, public funding (BMBF – Forschungsbereich "Data Science"), total budget: €4.500.000
Role: Technical Coordination of Semantic Interoperability

BigGIS develops a new generation of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that combine integrated spatio-temporal analytic aspects with large volumes of unstructured and uncertain data sources (big data) using a continuous data processing pipeline with support for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analyses.

Publications: (4)

AICASys – Adaptives, Intuitives Assistenzsystem zur intelligenten Gebäude-steuerung (2015 – 2018)

R&D project, public funding (BMBF – Forschungsprogramm Mensch-Technik-Interaktion), total budget: €1.640.000
Role: Associate Researcher (Mentoring)

AICASys aims at developing an intuitively controllable eye tracking system for the intelligent control of smart home environments. By using machine learning methods and semantic technologies, the system is able to recognize user intentions by analyzing eye movement patterns and map those intentions to controllable devices in the user’s home environments.

Publications: (3), (6)

ReAPP – Wiederverwendbare Roboterapplikationen für flexible Roboteranlagen basierend auf ROS Industrial (2014 – 2016)

R&D project, public funding (BMWi – Autonomik für Industrie 4.0 Programme), total budget: €6.800.000
Role: Technical Coordinator (Semantics) and Key Researcher

ReApp is the largest project in the Autonomic für Industrie 4.0 programme and facilitates the development and integration process of robotic applications through an open and innovative integration platform, semantic programming methods (e.g. for skill matching, semantic verification and validation), and the establishment of an app store for reusable and intelligent software components the objective of which is to bring latest robotic research to small and medium-sized companies.

Publications: (1), (2), (5), (7), (8), (10), (11), (13), (15)

INTUITEL – Intelligent Tutoring Interface for Technology Enhanced Learning (2012 – 2015)

R&D project, public funding (EU FP7-ICT-2011-08), total budget: €3.700.000
Role: Work Package Leader and Key Researcher

The INTUITEL project represents a step towards a global learning cloud, where personalized technology-enhanced learning will be available for any person at any place, with any access device and under any external condition, including mobile learning scenarios. An INTUITEL-enabled system constitutes an integrated learning environment that configures itself in response to any learner, monitors his/her progress and behaviour, combines these data with pedagogical and methodological knowledge and then by automated reasoning deduces optimal guidance and feedback.

Publications: (12), (16), (17), (18), (20), (21)

CultLab3D – Digitization of cultural heritage artifacts (2013 – 2015)

R&D project, public and industry funding (BMWi and Fraunhofer IGD), total budget: €1.800.000
Role: Project Leader and Key Researcher

CultLab3D aims at the development of new scan technology that allows cultural heritage artifacts to be scanned in substantially shorter time and with much greater accuracy and detail. Scanned artifacts are represented as multimedia 3D objects, which are semantically annotated with well-known semantic meta data vocabularies and interlinked with publicly available data on the Web, i.e., published as Linked Open Data.

Publications: (9), (22)

WM@UIT – Knowledge Management at Union Investment IT (2013 – 2015)

Joint industry project with Union Investment IT, Frankfurt a.M., industry funding
Role: Project Coordinator for Knowledge Management Topics and Key Researcher

The aim of this industrial cooperation is to develop a semantic technology-based data description infrastructure upon which knowledge from different company subdomains can be exchanged and integrated in a uniform way.

soluzione Innovationspartnerschaft (2010 – ongoing)

Industry cooperation with soluzione knowledge company GmbH, Munich, industry funding
Role: Project Coordinator

The soluzione innovation partnership ensures continuous knowledge transfer of latest scientific results into industrial practice and settings. It further establishes a back channel for transforming industrial requirements related to e-learning systems and content authoring into academic research.

Messmakler (2014 – 2015)

Joint industry project with Dimensionics GmbH, Stuttgart
Role: Project Coordinator

The Messmakler project aims at the development of a semantic MediaWiki-based platform that allows for the logical deduction of appropriate measurement devices with respect to specific measurement data policies and quality restrictions.

MobiSem – Offline Availability of RDF Repositories (2008 – 2010)

R&D project, public and industry funding (FIT-IT), total budget: €450.000
Role: Key Researcher and Technical Coordinator of Mobile Computing Workpackages

MobiSem develops algorithms how to utilize ontological and structural knowledge for intelligent selection of RDF sub-graphs, replication of sub-graphs to mobile devices, and synchronization of changed data after reconnecting.

Publications: (19), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), (T1)

SemDAV: Semantic Enhancement of the WebDAV Protocol and New Paradigms for the Organization of Unstructured Content (2006 – 2008)

R&D project, public and industry funding, total budget: €350,000
Role: Researcher

The goal of the SemDAV project is to research basic technologies that enable the creation of systems for semantically-enabled information management. SemDAV will extend the well-known WebDAV protocol and provides a platform- and implementation-independent method for exchanging content and associated semantic metadata.


PROLIX – Process-oriented Learning and Information eXchange (2005 – 2009)

R&D project, public funding (EU-FP7 IP), 48 month, total budget: €7.650.000
Role: Researcher and Development Coordination of the Graphical Learning Modelling Tool

The objective of PROLIX is to align learning with business processes in order to enable organizations to faster improve the competencies of their employees according to continuous changes of business requirements.

Publications: (32), (33)

METOKIS – Methodology and Tools Infrastructure for the Creation of Knowledge Units (2004 – 2005)

R&D Project, public funding (EU-FP6-IST), total budget: €3.700.000
Role: Researcher

The METOKIS project investigated the use of semantic Web technologies for electronic publishing in knowledge-intensive subject fields such as News Services, Education, and Clinical Studies.

Publications: (T2), (T3)

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