Directors

Valentina Presutti

Valentina Presutti

University of Bologna &
STLab-ISTC, National Research Council
(IT)

Valentina Presutti coordinates STLAB at CNR in Rome. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science (2006) at University of Bologna (Italy). She has coordinated, and worked as researcher in, many national and European projects. She co-directs ISWS. She is editorial board member of Journal of Web Semantics, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Data Intelligence Journal, Intelligenza Artificiale. She has been involved in the organisation of ISWC and ESWC and she is senior PC for IJCAI. She is one of the creators of the ontologydesignpatterns.org initiative and of the workshop series on Ontology Design and Patterns (WOP). She has 100+ international publications semantic web, knowledge extraction, and ontology design. She teaches Social Robotics and Programming as adjunct professor at University of Bologna. Her research interests stand at the crossing between semantic web and artificial intelligence and include knowledge graphs, empirical analysis of the semantic web, social robotics.

Harald Sack

Harald Sack

FIZ Karlsruhe &
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (AIFB),
(GER)

Harald Sack is Full Professor of Information Service Engineering at FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB). His research interests are semantic technologies, knowledge graphs, deep learning, and knowledge mining. After obtaining a PhD in computer science at the University of Trier, Germany, and his postdoc research at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany, he built up the “Semantic Technologies and Multimedia Retrieval” department at Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering in Potsdam, Germany. In 2016, he was appointed as professor at FIZ Karlsruhe and the Institute AIFB/KIT.

Social Media and Web Presence

Local Organization

Martina Sangiovanni

Martina Sangiovanni

STLab-ISTC,
National Research Council
(IT)
Short Bio

Martina Sangiovanni has been working within the communication and administration area for the Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLab) of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council (CNR) since October 2014. She also works for Bup Solution, taking care of the graphics and communications.In 2015 she graduated in Theories and Methods of Communication at the University of Milan. She is passionate about graphic design, video editing, social media and event organisation, and takes care of dissemination actions through press releases and social networks.

Hoppe

Fabian Hoppe

FIZ Karlsruhe &
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (AIFB),
(GER)
Short Bio

Fabian Hoppe is a Junior Researcher at the Information Service Engineering group at FIZ Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB).
He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in computer science from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
His research interests include NLP, Knowledge Graphs, Semantic web, and Machine learning.

Roberta Partisani

Roberta Partisani

Centro Residenziale Universitario
di Bertinoro
(IT)
Short Bio

Roberta Partisani, local organizer of ISWS, started her job at the Organizing Secretariat of the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro after her degree in Sociology. She’s specialized in the organization of several kind of events: summer schools, international congresses, conventions, etc. Since 5 years she’s the reference person for all the events organised and supported by BiCI: the Bertinoro International Centre of Informatics.