Seminar: Semantic Web Technologies

Hauptseminar an der Universitaet des Saarlandes, FR 6.2 Informatik, LVst 57256


Key idea of the semantic Web is to make the semantics of Web resources more  machine-understandable by annotating them with references to formally defined ontologies in standard ontology languages like RDFS and OWL2. That allows any semantic Web application to better understand the meaning of resources by means of logical reasoning on their annotations and their interrelations. The benefits include a far more precise, intelligent search for and automated composition planning of relevant content and services in the Web. Semantic Web technologies (in short: semantic technologies) are concerned with the semantic annotation and automated reasoning on annotated Web resources.

In this seminar we present and discuss various issues of and recent advances in  semantic technologies. The list of topics includes Linked Data search, ontology classification and peer-to-peer ontology matching, semantic querying with uncertainty, semantic discovery and composition of Web services, and semantic 3D Web.

Credit Points

Depending on the examination regulation (Pruefungsordnung, PO) which is valid for your study of computer science at the Saarland University, the number of credit points for successfull participation in this seminar are 7 (PO 2006) or 8 (PO 2004).


If you want to participate in the this seminar, please register for it until October 1, 2011, 6 pm, LATEST via email to Your registration request should provide the following information:

  • Full name (first name, surname)
  • Enrollment number (Matrikulationsnummer)
  • Contact details (email, phone, address)
  • Current semester
  • Preferred topic of seminar talk (please check the list of still available topics).

Presentation and Assignment of Topics

    (1) Thursday, July 21, 2011, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    (2) Thursday, August 11, 2011, 2 pm - 3 pm

    Location: DFKI, Main Builing 3.2, Room -2.17 “Reuse”

Please note that the assignment of seminar talk topics to registered participants of the seminar will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis from July 21, 2011 on until all (14) time slots are filled. Notification about requested topic assignment will be sent to you within one week latest by email. An assigned topic may be returned by you only within one week (7 days) after the date of assignment by email to

The DFKI research team for Intelligent Information Systems (I2S) offers many interesting topics for bachelor and master theses in the area of semantic technologies.

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