Sören Auer

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Field: Semantic Web
Position: Professor(Prof. Dr.)
Sören Auer
Affiliation: Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)
Homepage: eis.iai.uni-bonn.de/SoerenAuer.html
Has wikipedia link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B6ren_Auer
Has orcid link: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0698-2864
Twitter account: @SoerenAuer
Phone: +49 (1578) 4988949
Dissertation: Towards Agile Knowledge Engineering - Methodology, Concepts and Tools (2006, Klaus-Peter Fähnrich, Universität Leipzig)
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Prof. Sören Auer studied Mathematics and Computer Science in Dresden, Hagen and Yekaterinburg (Russia). Before pursuing a scientific career Sören was managing director of adVIS GmbH, a Dresden-based Internet and IT service provider until 2003. In 2006 he obtained his doctorate in Computer Science from Universität Leipzig. From 2006-2008 he worked with the database research group at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. In 2008 he founded AKSW research group at University of Leipzig, which he led till 2013. Currently, he holds the chair for Enterprise Information Systems at University of Bonn and leads a department at Fraunhofer Institute for Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS). Sören has made substantial contributions to semantic web technologies, knowledge engineering, software engineering, usability, as well as databases and information systems. Sören is author (respectively co-author) of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, which attracted more than 9.000 citations and result in an H-index of 41. He received several awards, such as the ESWC 7-year best paper award or the OpenCourseware Innovation award. He led / is leading several large-scale collaborative research projects such as the European Union’s FP7-ICT flagship project LOD2 comprising 15 partners from 11 countries. Sören is co-founder of several high-impact research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia, the OpenCourseWare authoring platform SlideWiki.org or the spatial data integration platform LinkedGeoData. The technology Sören develops with his team fuels many industrial applications. He is organiser, programme or track co-chair of renowned conferences and workshops, including OKCON 2010, ESWC 2010, ICWE 2011, WWW 2012, European Data Forum, editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, area editor of the Semantic Web Journal. He serves as an expert for industry, the European Commission, the W3C and board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation.

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  • studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Universities of Dresden, Hagen and Ekaterinburg, 1998-2002
  • PhD in Computer Science at University of Leipzig, 2006
  • PostDoc at University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2009
  • Head of AKSW research group, 2006-2013
  • Professor for Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) at University of Bonn, since 2013
  • Member of the leadership council of Fraunhofer IAIS, since 2013


My Conference Calendar

I'm interested in presenting my work at the following venues:

AcronymNameCityCountrySubmission deadlineStart dateEnd dateConferenceWorkshop
ICSC 201812th International Conference on Semantic ComputingLaguna HillsUSA29 October 201731 January 20182 February 2018X 
WWW 201827th The Web ConferenceLyonFrance31 October 201723 April 201827 April 2018X 
ESWC 201815th European Semantic Web Symposium (ESWS)CreteGreece12 January 20183 June 20187 June 2018X 
ICWE 2018The 18th International Conference On Web EngineeringCáceresSpain26 January 20185 June 20188 June 2018X 
LDOW 2018The 11th Workshop on Linked Data on the WebLyonFrance29 January 201823 April 201823 April 2018 X
ISWC 201817th International Semantic Web ConferenceMontereyUSA6 April 20188 October 201812 October 2018X