The department Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) at the Institute for Applied Computer Science at University of Bonn and Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) is led by Sören Auer.

The primary objective of the research group is to advance research and technology in the field of enterprise information systems & semantic technologies and to widely apply this research in large-scale use cases. A particular focus of research and technology is information, data and knowledge integration employing Linked Data strategies. The department is committed to the open source, open access and open knowledge movements.

We achieved many projects and are actively working on several others. Please have a look at some of our demos:

  • LinDA Enabling Linked Data and Analytics for SMEs

  • LinkDaViz A Visualization Approach Employing Automatic Binding of Linked Data to Visualizations

  • Luzzu Quality Assessment Framework for LOD

  • SemAnn Web-based semantic annotation tool for PDF documents.

  • SINA question answering system for Linked Data

  • SlideWiki helps communities to create great presentations collaborativel

  • VoCol A low-threshold agile methodology for collaborative vocabulary development



iRap 0.1 release
Posted on Sunday May 17, 2015

We are happy to announce the first public version of iRap (interest-based RDF updAte Propagator), is available for download. iRap is an interest-based RDF update propagation framework that propagates only interesting updates from source to target dataset. It enables applications to subscribe to relevant datasets and consistently reflect the necessary changes locally without the need to […]

Mid-semester refreshment-BBQ in EIS-Bonn
Posted on Saturday May 09, 2015

When you need a refreshment to become intellectually stimulated and keep concentrated on work/writing paper, nothing can be better than a group get-together event with food cooking on a charcoal grill. But still small groups of scientific discussions are going on.

Two papers from EIS accepted at ESWC2015
Posted on Thursday May 07, 2015

We are happy to have two research papers from our group accepted at ESWC2015: Quality Assessment of Linked Datasets using Probabilistic Approximation (by Jeremy Debattista, Santiago Londoño, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer) With the increasing application of Linked Open Data, assessing the quality of datasets by computing quality metrics becomes an issue of crucial importance. For […]

EIS Submissions to 14th International Semantic Web Conference
Posted on Monday May 04, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that our research group submitted six papers to 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2015) (one of the top conferences for research in areas related to the Semantic Web). The submitted papers are: Interest-based RDF Update Propagation. Kemele M. Endris, Sidra Faisel, Fabrizio Orlandi, Sören Auer, Simon Scerri. RQUERY Rewriting Text […]

OpenCourseWare Observatory has been presented in the 5th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference
Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

OpenCourseWare Observatory — Does the Quality of OpenCourseWare Live up to its Promise? Sahar Vahdati, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2723605 With an observatory, we found out that the quality of most OCW is rather poor. We think the reason for this is the lack of support for collaborative authoring, curation, translation, repurposing. This work is presented […]