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:

  • ExConQuer Linked Data Publication and Consumption Framework

  • FuhSen A Platform for Federated, RDF-based Hybrid Search

  • iRap Interest-based RDF update propagation framework

  • 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



European Data Forum 2016: Scaling up the European Data Economy, June 27 – July 1, 2016
Posted on Friday June 24, 2016

The annual meeting-point for all stakeholders involved in the data value chain. The European Data Forum (EDF) is one of the key European events for industry professionals, researchers, policy makers and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data-driven innovation in Europe. The Forum will address all facets of data-driven innovation: […]

Web Search tips
Posted on Friday June 17, 2016

Written by Niklas Petersen, PhD Student at the university of Bonn.  “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln Searching things is one of the most popular online activies [1]. Four of the ten most visited pages are web search portals [2]. […]

Introduction to OpenResearch: Crowd-sourcing research-related data using Semantic MediaWiki (SMW)
Posted on Friday June 10, 2016

Written by Sahar Vahdati, PhD Researcher at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bonn. We have the pleasure to share with you the fact that we are currently running the project OpenResearch[1] at the University of Bonn. Technical details OpenResearch is created using Semantic MediaWiki. Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) is a content management system that enables […]

Exploiting Open Data: the ExConQuer Framework
Posted on Friday June 03, 2016

Written by Judie Attard, PhD Student of the Department of Informatics at the University of Bonn Due to the proliferation of available public sector data sources and initiatives, the interlinking and combination of such datasets has become a topic of major interest within SME information managers. While more agile options for data integration are being requested, […]

Software-Engineer for exciting enterprise data integration project at Fraunhofer IAIS
Posted on Wednesday June 01, 2016

At Fraunhofer IAIS, we are working with major German and European Companies on the Industrial Data Space initiative aiming at realizing a large scale data exchange space based on cutting edge software and internet technology. For this project, we are looking for student assistants to work 10-20 hours at Fraunhofer IAIS (but also full time software engineers). We need applicants with strong […]