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Data Week Leipzig 2022

DBpedia PhD Symposium


We are creating a meeting place and scientific network around DBpedia for scientific exchange - the DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium - where junior and senior researchers can establish relations and collaborations and exchange ideas and knowledge. Thus, we aim to manifest a scientific community as a driver for DBpedia and Linked Data and expect synergies and network effects that will greatly improve scientific output by the involved community members. The DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium will be held on the third day of the week-long Data Week Leipzig 2022 event (July 4-8, 2022).

The Format

The DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium consists of the following highlights:

Confirmed list of mentors

Submission of presentations

We are looking for presentations within the broader scope of the knowledge engineering field. From knowledge extraction, integration and curation, to knowledge publishing, quality assurance and knowledge exploitation in AI solutions. Each PhD presenter will receive a 30 minutes slot which includes 20 minutes for presentation of the research topic and 10 minutes for questions, feedback and discussion.

The aim of the DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium is to provide an opportunity to PhD students to present their PhD-related work-in-progress and receive feedback on their current work. In an open, supportive and non-confrontational environment the students will present their thesis in relation to the state-of-the-art, the identified gaps, addressed challenges, considered methods for exploitation, datasets for validation, and the overall evaluation approach. The colloquium will help PhD students to strengthen and shape their work as they progress towards their PhD degree. Moreover, the colloquium is a great opportunity to build a network of peers for their future career. The ultimate objective of the colloquium is to promote excellence in PhD research in the knowledge engineering field.

Deadline for PhD presentations

How to register

The symposium will be organized as an on-site event. It will be organized as an open event where anyone can register and attend. All symposium participants will be invited to an informal meeting in the afternoon, where the PhD student can discuss their current results and future plans with experienced professors and individuals from the knowledge engineering field.

How to apply and join

To apply for a PhD presentation please fill-in the provided form (extended abstracts of ~ 500 words / 1 page).


08.45 - 09.00: Meet and greet


09.00 - 09.30: Opening and Invited talk

Professor für Data Science and Digital Libraries an der Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover und Direktor der Technischen Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hannover

Sören Auer ist Professor für Data Science and Digital Libraries an der Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover und Direktor der Technischen Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hannover. Vor seiner Ernennung zum Direktor der TIB leitete Auer die Abteilung “Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)” am Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme IAIS und hatte eine Professur für Enterprise Information Systems an der Universität Bonn inne. Nach dem Studium der Mathematik und Informatik in Hagen, Dresden und Jekaterinburg promovierte Sören Auer in Informatik an der Universität Leipzig. Es folgten Stationen als Post-Doc an der University of Pennsylvania und an der Universität Leipzig, wo er die Forschungsgruppe “Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web” (AKSW) leitete.


09.30 - 10.30: Session 1


10.30 - 11.00: Kaffeepause & Poster Session


11.00 - 12.00: Session 2


12.00 - 13.00: Mittagspause


13.00 - 14.30: Session 3


14.30 - 15.00: Closing


15.00 - 15.45: Kaffeepause & Poster Session

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW, DBpedia Association, Institut für Angewandte Informatik e.V.; Dr. Milan Dojchinovski, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Assistenzprofessor, DBpedia Association

15.45 - 16.30: City walking tour

Living Lab

16.30 - 17.30: ScaDs.AI Living Lab Tour

Demosession mit Plakaten und Demonstratoren im ScaDS.AI Living Lab Topic: Security/Privacy

ab 18.00: Informal meeting in a nearby pub

Peter Pane, Katharinenstraße 12, 04109 Leipzig