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Dr. Markus Luczak-Roesch

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Markus Luczak-Roesch is a Senior Research Fellow at the Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS) at the University of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science (ECS). His research is focused on macro- and micro-scale information architectures. This encompasses information systems, their users, and the data which is either managed for any particular application purpose or results from various forms of interactions.

From 2008 to 2013 Markus worked as a Lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin from which he holds a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) for his work on usage analysis in the context of Linked Data repositories. As a member of the networked information systems workgroup, which is part of the institute for Computer Science, he also researched on ontology life cycle management, user interfaces for semantically enriched content authoring, as well as empirical studies on ontology and data engineering. 

Markus teaching activities cover modern Web technologies, data science, professional development as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.

Between 2008 and 2012 he managed the lumano – intelligent systems GbR as one of the founders. lumano mediated between research projects, companies and investors, with the aim of bringing projects to market readiness by the acquisition of any missing resources.



  • RECOIN – Reducing Risk and Enhancing Security by Understanding Coincidence in Information Spaces (research project funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation; 10/2015-03/2016; PI)
  • INCROWD – Inclusiveness in crowdsourced disaster response (ESRC/DFID/NERC Big Data for resilience scoping exercise; 04/2015-05/2015; joint research with Dr. Silke Roth)



In July 2014 Markus Luczak-Roesch was part of an international expert panel discussing Big Data technologies and co-authored the resulting foresight review commissioned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Professional activities

Markus is co-chair of the scientific workshop on usage analysis in the context of the Web of Data (USEWOD), which has been held five times since 2011 co-located with the WWW and most-recently the ESWC conferences. The most significant contribution of the workshop is the creation and provisioning of the USEWOD reference research data set for reproducible research in log file analysis of Linked Data endpoints. The data set is widely used and primary source of research that has been published across the boundaries of the workshop at international conferences.


Tempich, C., Simperl, E., Pinto, S., Luczak, M. and Studer, R. (2007) Argumentation-based ontology engineering. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22, (6), 52-59. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2007.103).

Hall, Wendy, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Tinati, Ramine, Wang, Xin, Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Simperl, Elena (2014) The Web Science Observatory - The Challenges of Analytics over Distributed Linked Data Infrastructures. ERCIM News, (96), 29-30.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena, Van Kleek, Max, Shadbolt, Nigel and Simpson, Robert (2014) Why won't aliens talk to us? Content and community dynamics in online citizen science. In, Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Ann Arbor, US, 01 - 04 Jun 2014. 10pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Van Kleek, Max and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) Collective intelligence in citizen science – a study of performers and talkers. In, Collective Intelligence 2014, Cambridge, US, 10 - 12 Jun 2014. 4pp.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2013) Beyond positivism in computer science. In, ACM WebScience 2013, Paris, FR, 02 - 04 May 2013.

Tolksdorf, Robert and Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2013) Art as a source for innovation in knowledge processing. At ACM WebScience 2013, Paris, FR, 02 - 04 May 2013.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Tolksdorf, Robert (2013) On the topology of the web of data. In, 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Paris, FR, 01 - 03 May 2013. , 253-257.

Simperl, Elena and Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2014) Collaborative ontology engineering: a survey. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 29, (1), 101-131. (doi:10.1017/S0269888913000192).

Hinze, Annika, Heese, Ralf, Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Paschke, Adrian (2012) Semantic enrichment by non-experts: usability of manual annotation tools. In, Proceedings of the 11th international conference on The Semantic Web - Volume Part I Springer, 165-181. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35176-1_11).

Hinze, Annika, Heese, Ralf, Schlegel, Alexa and Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2012) User-defined semantic enrichment of full-text documents: experiences and lessons learned. In, Proceedings of the Second international conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Springer, 209-214. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33290-6_23).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2011) How are people engineering linked data? Berlin, DE, Freie Universität Berlin, 8pp.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Bischoff, Markus (2011) Statistical analysis of web of data usage. In, Joint Workshop on Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics (EvoDyn2011)

Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Mühleisen, Hannes (2011) Log file analysis for web of data endpoints. At 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion, GR, 29 May - 02 Jun 2011. Springer2pp.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Heese, Ralf and Paschke, Adrian (2010) Future content authoring. Nodilities - The Magazine of the Semantic Web, 11, 17-18.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Coskun, Gökhan, Paschke, Adrian, Rothe, Mario and Tolksdorf, Robert (2010) SVoNt - version control of OWL ontologies on the concept level. In, 5th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies (AST 2010), part of INFORMATIK 2010, Leipzig, DE, 28 Sep 2010. Gesellschaft für Informatik.

Heese, Ralf, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Paschke, Adrian, Oldakowski, Radoslaw and Streibel, Olga (2010) One click annotation. In, 6th Workshop on Scripting and Development for the Semantic Web, colocated with ESWC 2010, Crete, GR, - 31 05 2010.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Heese, Ralf (2009) Linked data authoring for non-experts. In, LDOW2009: Linked Data on the Web Workshop, World Wide Web Conference, Madrid, ES, 20 Apr 2009.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2009) Towards agile ontology maintenance. In, ISWC 2009: International Semantic Web Conference , Chantilly, US, 25 - 29 Oct 2009. , 965-972.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Heese, Ralf and Paschke, Adrian (2009) Menschen und das datenweb: semantische textverarbeitung für nicht-experten. i-com, 8, (3), 5-11. (doi:10.1524/icom.2009.0030).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Heese, Ralf (2008) Managing ontology lifecycles in corporate settings. In, Proceedings of the International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS)

Aljaloud, Saud, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Chown, Tim and Gibbins, Nicholas (2014) Get All, Filter Details - On the Use of Regular Expressions in SPARQL Queries. In, 4th Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data in ESWC'2014, Crete, GR, 25 May 2014.

Dragan, Laura, Luczak-Rösch, Markus and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) Understanding personal data as a space - learning from dataspaces to create linked personal data. In, Services and Applications over Linked APIs and Data (SALAD2014), Anissaras, Crete, Greece, 26 May 2014. 8pp.

Dragan, Laura, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena, Berendt, Bettina and Moreau, Luc (2014) Crowdsourcing data citation graphs using provenance. In, Provenance Analytics (ProvAnalytics2014), Cologne, DE, 09 Jun 2014. 4pp.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Shadbolt, Nigel R. (2014) Motivations of citizen scientists - a quantitative investigation of forum participation. In, WebSci ’14, Bloomington, US, 23 - 26 Jun 2014. Sheridan/ACM2pp. (doi:10.1145/2615569.2615651).

Dragan, Laura, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Berendt, Bettina, Simperl, Elena, Packer, Heather S. and Moreau, Luc (2014) A-posteriori provenance-enabled linking of publications and datasets via crowdsourcing. In, Second Workshop on Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets, London, GB,

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, O'Hara, Kieron and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Socio-technical computation. At The 18th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Vancouver, CA, 14 - 18 Mar 2015. 4pp. (doi:10.1145/2685553.2698991).

Tinati, Ramine, Van Kleek, Max, Simperl, E., Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simpson, Robert and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Designing for citizen data analysis: a cross-sectional case study of a multi-domain citizen science platform. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 (CHI2015), 1-10. (doi:10.1145/2702123.2702420).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) When resources collide: towards a theory of coincidence in information spaces. In, WWW 2015 Companion, Florence, IT, 6pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2743973).

Müller-Birn, Claudia, Karran, Benjamin, Lehmann, Janette and Luczak-Rösch, Markus (2015) Peer-production system or collaborative ontology development effort: what is Wikidata? In, OpenSym 2015 - Conference on Open Collaboration, San Francisco, US, 19 - 21 Aug 2015.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Using WikiProjects to measure the health of Wikipedia. At Web Science Track, World Wide Web Conference, Florence, IT, 18 - 22 May 2015. ACM6pp. (doi:10.1145/2740908.2745937).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, E., Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) 'Command' and conquer: analysing discussion in a citizen science game. In, ACM Web Science 2015 , Oxford, GB, 28 Jun - 01 Jul 2015. 10pp.

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Van Kleek, Max and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) From coincidence to purposeful flow? Properties of transcendental information cascades. In, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Paris, FR,

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Berendt, Bettina and Hollink, Laura (2013) USEWOD 2013 Research Dataset. doi:10.5258/SOTON/379399 [dataset]

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Berendt, Bettina and Hollink, Laura (2014) USEWOD 2014 Research Dataset. doi:10.5258/SOTON/379401 [dataset]

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Berendt, Bettina and Hollink, Laura (2015) USEWOD 2015 Research Dataset. doi:10.5258/SOTON/379407 [dataset]

Berendt, Bettina, Hollink, Laura, Hollink, Vera, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Möller, Knud and Vallet, David (2011) Usage analysis and the web of data. ACM SIGIR Forum, 45, (1), 63. (doi:10.1145/1988852.1988864).

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena, Stadtmüller, Steffen and Käfer, Tobias (2014) The role of ontology engineering in linked data publishing and management: an empirical study. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, 10, (3), 74-91. (doi:10.4018/IJSWIS.2014070103).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2015) Exploring the global adoption of citizen science. In, 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, Cologne, Germany, 02 - 03 Dec 2015. 3pp.

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Aljaloud, Saud, Berendt, Bettina and Hollink, Laura (2016) USEWOD 2016 Research Dataset. doi:10.5258/SOTON/385344 [dataset]

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2016) More than an edit: using transcendental information cascades to capture hidden structure in Wikipedia. At 25th International World Wide Web Conference, Montreal, Canada, 11 - 15 Apr 2016. ACM2pp. (doi:10.1145/2872518.2889401).

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Hollink, Laura and Berendt, Bettina (2016) Current directions for usage analysis and the web of data: the diverse ecosystem of web of data access mechanisms. 6th International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (doi:10.1145/2872518.2891068).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2016) "Because science is awesome": studying participation in a citizen science game. In, ACM WEb Science 2016, Hannover, DE, 21 - 25 May 2016.

Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Tinati, Ramine, Aljaloud, Saud, Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2016) A universal socio-technical computing machine. In, 16th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2016), Lugano, CH, 06 - 09 Jun 2016. 4pp.

Thuermer, Gefion, Roth, Silke, Luczak-Roesch, Markus and O'Hara, Kieron (2016) Internet use, in- and exclusion in decision-making processes within political parties. In, WebSci '16: Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science, New York, US, ACM, 205-214. (doi:10.1145/2908131.2908149).


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