Soren Auer

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Subst. chair of Information Systems and Software Technology at Technical University of Chemnitz
Senior scientist and head of the research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web at InfAI Business Information Systems
OKFN Advisor Board, LOD2 EU project Coordinator
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Dr. Soren Auer leads the research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) at Universitat Leipzig. His research interests include semantic data web technologies, knowledge representation, engineering & management, usability, agile methodologies as well as databases and information systems. He aims to combine strong theoretical results with high-impact practical applications. Soren is author of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications resulting in a Hirsch index of 15. Soren is leading the large-scale integrated EU-FP7-ICT research project "LOD2 - Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data". Soren is founder (respectively co-founder) of several high-impact research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia or the social Semantic Web toolkit OntoWiki. He is co-organiser of several workshops, programme chair of I-Semantics 2008, OKCON 2010, ESWC 2010 and ICWE 2011, area editor of the Semantic Web Journal, serves as an expert for industry, the European Commission, the W3C and is member of the advisory board of the Open Knowledge Foundation.