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

  • 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



The 2nd annual Meetup of Question Answering community
Posted on Monday November 02, 2015

On 2nd November 2015, the University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS hosted the second annual meet-up of the Question Answering (QA) community in Germany and beyond. The purpose of these meetups is to discuss current research challenges and to explore synergies between WDAqua and other ongoing projects. In this meeting, participants from EIS research group […]

Submissions to World Wide Web Conference
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2015

We submitted two papers to next year World Wide Web Conference: FuhSen: A Platform for Federated, RDF-based Hybrid Search Diego Collarana, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer, Irlán Grangel-González Searching for relevant information about specific entities is nowadays a critical activity in many organizations. The increasing amount of information on the Web, and the Web’s diversification into different segments such as the Social […]

EIS Submissions to IEEE 10th International Conference on Semantic Computing
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2015

EIS research group submitted seven papers to IEEE 10th International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE-ICSC2016). The submitted papers are: Linked Data-based Social Media Analysis for Stock Market Tracking. Priyanka Dank, Simon Scerri, Ali Khalili. Abstract.The rising demand of social media and ensuing activities provide a rich data source for opinion mining. The efforts reported in this […]

Three EIS papers accepted for SEMANTiCs 2015
Posted on Monday August 03, 2015

This year the 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems SEMANTiCs 2015 takes place September 15-17 in Vienna. The research track at SEMANTiCs received 93 submissions, out of which 24 were accepted resulting in an acceptance rate of 26%. The three accepted EIS publications are: Crowdsourced Semantic Annotation of Scientific Publications and Tabular Data in PDF Jaana Takis, Aqm […]

LiDaKrA kick-off meeting: Linked Data based crime analysis
Posted on Tuesday July 21, 2015

The kick-off meeting of the LiDaKrA project took place on 7th and 8th July, at the premises of Fraunhofer IAIS, in Sankt Augustin, Germany. LiDaKrA is a German national research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project partners were present to the first official meeting, where the main goals, vision […]