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Andreas Harth

Andreas Harth is professor of technical information systems at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Institute AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany after pursuing a Ph.D. at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

His research interests are large-scale data interoperation on the Semantic Web, Linked Data, knowledge representation, computational logic and user interaction on web data. Andreas has published several dozen papers in these areas, and is author of a number of open source software systems. Recently, he has become interested in (RESTful) architectures for cyber-physical systems (e.g., smart energy grids, surgery systems, mixed-reality systems).

Andreas has successfully carried out numerous European and national projects and participated in the W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment, Rules Interchange Format and Spatial Data on the Web working groups. In addition, he served as program committee member of numerous conferences and was one of the co-organisers of the Consuming Linked Data (COLD) workshop series and of the Semantic Web Challenge.

Notable Publications

Andreas Thalhammer, Steffen Thoma, Andreas Harth, Rudi Studer. "Entity-Centric Data Fusion on the Web". 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media 2017, Prague, Czechia. Ted Nelson Newcomer Award.

Andreas Harth, Tobias Käfer. "Towards Specification and Execution of Linked Systems". 28. GI-Workshop Grundlagen von Datenbanken, May 24 - 27, 2016, Nörten-Hardenberg, Germany.

Steffen Stadtmueller, Sebastian Speiser, Andreas Harth, Rudi Studer. "Data-Fu: A Language and an Interpreter for Interaction with Read/Write Linked Data". 22n International World Wide Web Conference 2013, Rio de Janerio, Brasil.

Andreas Harth, Katja Hose, Marcel Karnstedt, Axel Polleres, Kai-Uwe Sattler, Jürgen Umbrich. "Data Summaries for On-Demand Queries over Linked Data". 19th International World Wide Web Conference 2010, Raleigh, NC.

Andreas Harth, Jürgen Umbrich, Aidan Hogan, Stefan Decker. "YARS2: A Federated Repository for Querying Graph Structured Data from the Web". 6th International Semantic Web Conference, Busan, Korea, November 11-15, 2007. Nominated for Best Student Paper Award.

Andreas Harth, Stefan Decker. "Optimized Index Structures for Querying RDF from the Web". 3rd Latin American Web Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 31 to November 2, 2005, pp. 71-80. IEEE CS Press.

John G. Breslin, Andreas Harth, Uldis Bojars, Stefan Decker. "Towards Semantically Interlinked Online Communities". 2nd European Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, Greece, May 29 to June 1, 2005, pp. 500-514. Awarded 7 years Most Influential paper at ESWC 2012.

Contact Information Chair of Technical Information Systems, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany