PhD Seminar 2007 in Vienna

The seminar is targeted at PhD students whose research interests cover the Semantic Web and Web Service areas. It will help the students concretize their research intentions and receive feedback on the soundness and completeness of their achieved work.

The seminar is open to everyone who's interested, it is not restricted to PhD students and their supervisors.



blocked (20.9./21.9.2007)



Following up the 1st PhD Seminar 2006 this year the seminar will be a joint event between DERI UIBK and the Business Informatics Group at TUW. The seminar will take place in Vienna, 20.9.2007/21.9.2007 at the Vienna University of Technology (TUW).

Location: Hoersaal des Dekanatszentrums (auch Dekanat der Fakultaet fuer Informatik)
Getreidemarkt 9, Stiege 2, 1. Stock, 1060 Wien. Venue information is available at

Train transportation and accomodation in Vienna have been organized. Rooms were booked at the AUSTRIA Trend Hotel ANATOL. For further questions please contact

The seminar will contain full and short presentations. PhD students who are in an early stage of their doctoral research (i.e. phase 0 or at the beginning of phase 1) will be asked to give a short presentation of 10 minutes talk and 5 minutes discussion. PhD students who are in a more advanced stage (at the end of phase 1 or in phase 2) will be asked to give a full presentation (20 minutes talk + 10 minutes discussion). PhD students who are about to finish their thesis (phase 3) may choose to give a presentation as well - please inform the organizers at your earliest convenience if this should be the case.


Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: 30. June 2007

Seminar: 20./21. September 2007, Vienna


Detailed Schedule

Day 1 - Thursday, 20.09.2007
09.00 - 09.30 Introduction  
09.30 - 10.30 Session 1 (2 x DERI)
Keller Uwe
BDD-Tableau: Combining Rich Semantic Structures with Tableau-based Search for Description Logic Reasoning
Stollberg Michael
Scalable Semantic Web Service Discovery for Goal-driven Service Oriented Architectures

10.30 - 11.00 coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Session 2 (3 x DERI)
Scharffe Francois
Patterns-based Ontology Alignment Specification
Kerrigan Mick
Modeling in the Lifecycle of Semantic Web Services
Feier Cristina
New Methods for Distributed Knowledge Representation and Distributed Reasoning on the Semantic Web: Distributed Open Answer Set Programming

12.00 - 14.00 lunch break
14.00 - 15.30 Session 3 (3 x BIG)
Stefanov Veronika
Increasing the Potential of Data Warehouses for Organizations
Murzek Marion
Model Morphing - Horizontal Transformations between Business Process Models
Korherr Birgit
Business Process Modeling: A special focus on goals and performance measures
15.30 - 16.00 coffee break
16.00 - 17.00 Session 4 (3 x BIG - ModelCVS)
Wimmer Manuel
From Mining to Mapping - A Systematic Approach to Model Integration
Kargl Horst
Automatic Model Integration based on Smart Matching
Strommer Michael
Model Transformation By-Example
17.30 Departure to "Heurigen" in "Gutramsdorf" ( )  
22.00 - 23.00 Return journey from "Heurigen" in "Gutramsdorf" (arrival 23.00)  
Day 2 - Friday, 21.09.2007
09.00 - 10.00 Session 5 - Short Presentations
Sirbu Adina
ScalableWeb Service Composition with Partial Matches
Siorpaes Katharina

Community-Driven Ontology Engineering based on Wikis
Shafiq Omair
Communication and Coordination issues in Semantic Service Execution: towards Performance Engineering for Semantically Enabled Service Oriented Architectures
Scicluna James

Web Service Composition: Background Theories, Paralellisation and Business Policies

10.00 - 10.30 coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Session 6 (3 x DERI)
Kopecky Jacek
Semantic Web Service Offer Discovery through Interaction
Toma Ioan
Semantic Web Services Ranking based on Non-Functional Properties
Krummenacher Reto
Ontology-Driven Management of Scalability Factors of Semantic Spaces

12.00 - 13.30 lunch break
13.30 - 15.00 Session 7 (1 x DERI, 2 x BIG)
Bürger Tobias
Towards a Methodology for Self-Producing Media
Schauerhuber Andrea
Applying Aspect-Orientation to the Model-Driven Web Application Development of Ubiquitous Web Applications
Graf Sabine
Adaptivity in Learning Management Systems Focusing on Learning Styles
15.00 - 15.30 coffee break
15.30 - 16.30 Closing discussion  

Workshop Organization

Dieter Fensel (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Elena Simperl (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Gerti Kappel (BIG TU Vienna, Austria)
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