The University of Southampton

Professor Elena Simperl 

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Professor of computer science

Director of the Southampton Data Science Academy

Director of the Web Science Institute

Turing University Lead

I am Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton in the UK. I work in the department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) in the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) lab. I am also one of the Directors of the Web Science Institute and one of the Turing University Leads for the University.

I have a doctoral degree in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich.

Before joining Southampton in 2012, I was at the Technical University of Munich (2002/03); Free University of Berlin (2003/07); Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck,  Austria (2007/09); and Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (2010/12).

My research is at the intersection between AI and crowd computing. It helps designers understand how to build socio-technical systems that combine machine algorithms with human and social capabilities. Recently, I’ve been looking at several classes of online systems that are set up for engagement at scale: citizen science platforms like the Zooniverse and Eyewire; participatory sensing apps creating added value through ingenious mixes of data and crowd contributions; and universal knowledge bases like Wikipedia and Wikidata.

I had the chance to work in over twenty European and national research projects, often in collaboration with researchers and industry from other countries. My personal highlights in this journey are INSEMTIVES (EU FP7), RENDER (EU FP7) and QROWD (EU H2020).  All three have several common features – they look at the Web and related systems as socio-technical constructs, which require an understanding and appreciation of the experiences and motivations of their users and consider user incentives, in addition to sophisticated technologies, to realise their functionality.  For example, in QROWD, which started in December 2016, we are implementing a hybrid, crowd-computer architecture for smart transport, which enables apps and services for traffic management, navigation and parking.  In the same space, I am also contributing to SOCIAM, a large UK grant studying the design and evolution of social machines, including citizen science platforms, online communities and social networks.

Between February 2015 and July 2017 I led ODINE, an EU-funded incubator for open data businesses. As a follow-up of ODINE, I have initiated Data Pitch, which develops an open innovation programme and corporate accelerator enabled by shared data. Data Pitch is funded by Horizon 2020 and will help 50 small and medium businesses build commercial pilots that will showcase the benefits of the free flow of data in the EU. My most recent project takes what I have learned about how people use open, closed and shared data and applies it to new domains – since October 2017 I am the PI of Data Stories, an EPSRC funded grant that develops concepts and tools that make data  easier to engage with in everyday situations.

Throughout the years, I have been part of many amazing initiatives of the scientific community – I have served as chair and program chair of the European and International Semantic Web Conference series, the European Data Forum, and the European Semantic Technologies conference. I have led more than ten summer schools in Europe, Asia, and the US and pursued a range of education activities, from projects like EUCLID, which developed an open curriculum for Linked Data to the European Data Science Academy, which analysis supply and demand of data science skills. More recently, I have been appointed Director of the Southampton Data Science Academy, which offers professional training in digital transformation technologies such as AI and data science.


Research interests

knowledge acquisition, crowdsourcing, social computing, human data interaction, knowledge graphs


data science

artificial intelligence

human factors in data science

social computing


Shadbolt, Nigel R., Smith, Daniel Alexander, Simperl, Elena, Van Kleek, Max, Yang, Yang and Hall, Wendy (2013) Towards a classification framework for social machines. SOCM2013: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines, , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 7 pp .

Simperl, E., Cuel, R. and Stein, M. (2013) Incentive-Centric Semantic Web Application Engineering (Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology, 4), San Francisco, US. Morgan & Claypool, 117pp.

Fensel, D., Facca, F., Simperl, E. and Toma, I. (2011) Semantic Web Services , London, GB. Springer, 357pp.

Simperl, Elena, Wölger, Stephan, Thaler, Stefan, Norton, Barry and Bϋrger, Tobias (2012) Combining human and computation intelligence: the case of data interlinking tools. International Journal of Semantics, Metadata and Ontologies, 7 (2), 77-92. (doi:10.1504/IJMSO.2012.050018).

Thaler, S., Simperl, E. and Wölger, S. (2012) An experiment in comparing human-computation techniques. IEEE Internet Computing, 16 (5), 52-58. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.67).

Simperl, Elena, Bürger, Tobias, Hangl, Simon, Wörgl, Stephan and Popov, Igor (2012) ONTOCOM: a reliable cost estimation method for ontology development projects. [in special issue: The Semantic Web Challenge 2011] Web Semantics, 16, 1-16. (doi:10.1016/j.websem.2012.07.001).

Cuel, R., Morozova, O., Rohde, M., Simperl, E., Siorpaes, K., Tokarchuk, O., Wiederhoefer, T., Yetim, F. and Zamarian, M. (2011) Motivation mechanisms for participation in human-driven semantic content creation. International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, 1 (4), 331-349. (doi:10.1504/IJKEDM.2011.040652).

Simperl, E., Sarasua, C., Ungrangsi, R. and Bürger, T. (2011) Ontology metadata for ontology reuse. International Journal of Semantics, Metadata and Ontologies, 6 (2), 126-145. (doi:10.1504/IJMSO.2011.046579).

Simperl, E., Mochol, M. and Buerger, T. (2010) Achieving maturity: the state of practice in ontology engineering in 2009. International Journal of Computer Science and Applications, 7 (1), 45-65.

Simperl, E. (2010) Guidelines for reusing ontologies on the semantic web. International Journal of Semantic Computing, 4 (2), 239-283. (doi:10.1142/S1793351X10001012).

Simperl, E., Thurlow, I., Warren, P., Dengler, F., Davies, J., Grobelnik, M., Mladenic, D., Gomez-Perez, J. and Moreno, C. Ruiz (2010) Overcoming information overload in the enterprise: the active approach. IEEE Internet Computing, 14 (6), 39-46. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.146).

Siorpaes, K. and Simperl, E. (2010) Human intelligence in the process of semantic content creation. World Wide Web, 13 (1-2), 33-59. (doi:10.1007/s11280-009-0078-0).

Pedrinaci, C., Simperl, E., Krummenacher, R. and Norton, B. (2009) Towards web-scale SOA. [in special issue: SOA Keys for Success] The Architecture Journal, 21, 46.

Simperl, E. (2009) Reusing ontologies on the semantic web: a feasibility study. Data & Knowledge Engineering, 68 (10), 905-925. (doi:10.1016/j.datak.2009.02.002).

Krummenacher, R., Simperl, E., Cerizza, D., Valle, E.D., Nixon, L.J.B. and Foxfog, D. (2009) Enabling the European patient summary through triplespaces. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 95 (2), S33-S43.

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).

Tolksdorf, R., Simperl, E. and Nixon, L. (2008) Towards a tuplespace-based middleware for the Semantic Web. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, 6 (3), 235-251. (doi:10.1109/WI.2005.150).

Simperl, E. and Schlangen, D. (2007) Creating ontologies for content representation - the OntoSeed suite. Journal of Data Semantics IX, 4601, 141-166. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74987-5_5).

Flöck, F., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2012) Revisiting reverts: accurate revert detection in Wikipedia. Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Milwaukee, United States. 24 - 27 Jun 2012. pp. 3-12 . (doi:10.1145/2309996.2310000).

Sarasua, C., Simperl, E. and Noy, N. (2012) CrowdMap: crowdsourcing ontology alignment with microtasks. 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012), Boston, United States. 11 - 15 Nov 2012. pp. 525-541 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35176-1_33).

Thaler, S., Siorpaes, K., Mear, D., Simperl, E. and Goodman, C. (2011) SeaFish: a game for collaborative and visual image annotation and interlinking. 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011). 28 May - 01 Jun 2011. pp. 466-470 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21064-8_36).

Ell, B., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2011) Deriving human-readable labels from SPARQL queries. 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS2011), Graz, Austria. 06 - 08 Sep 2011. pp. 126-133 . (doi:10.1145/2063518.2063535).

Thaler, S., Simperl, E. and Siorpaes, K. (2011) SpotTheLink: a game for ontology alignment. 6th Conference for Professional Knowledge Management (WM2011), Innsbruck, Austria. 21 - 23 Feb 2011.

Ell, B., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2011) Labels in the web of data. 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011), Bonn, Germany. 22 - 26 Oct 2011. pp. 162-176 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25073-6_11).

Simperl, E., Bürger, T. and Hofer, C. (2010) FOLCOM or the costs of tagging. 17th International Knowledge Acquisition Conference (EKAW2010), Lisbon, Portugal. 10 - 14 Oct 2010. pp. 163-177 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16438-5_12).

Simperl, E., Mochol, M., Popov, I. and Buerger, T. (2009) Achieving maturity: the state of practice in ontology engineering in 2009. Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, IS, and ODBASE 2009 on On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems (OTM2009), , Vilamoura, Portugal. 01 - 06 Nov 2009. pp. 983-991 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-05151-7_17).

Simperl, E., Popov, Igor and Bürger, T. (2009) ONTOCOM revisited: towards accurate cost predictions for ontology development projects. 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009), Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece. 31 May - 04 Jun 2009. pp. 248-262 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02121-3_21).

Simperl, E. and Tempich, C. (2006) Ontology engineering: A reality check. Meersman, R. and Tari, Z. (eds.) The 5th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE2006), Montpellier, France. 31 Oct - 02 Nov 2006. pp. 836-854 . (doi:10.1007/11914853_51).

Simperl, Elena, Tempich, C. and Sure, Y. (2006) ONTOCOM: a cost estimation model for ontology engineering. Cruz, I. (ed.) 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006), Athens, GA. 05 - 09 Nov 2006. pp. 625-639 .

Antoniou, G., Corcho, O., Aberer, K., Simperl, E. and Studer, R. (2012) Semantic data management (Dagstuhl Seminar 12171). Dagstuhl Reports, 2 (4), 39-65. (doi:10.4230/DagRep.2.4.39).

Simperl, E., Acosta, M. and Norton, B. (2012) A Semantically enabled architecture for crowdsourced linked data management. First International Workshop on Crowdsourcing Web Search (CrowdSearch 2012), Lyon, France. 16 Apr 2012. pp. 9-14 .

Simperl, E., Norton, B. and Vrandecic, D. (2011) Crowdsourcing tasks within linked data management. Second International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2011), Bonn, Germany. 22 Oct 2011.

Hare, Jonathon, Acosta, Maribel, Weston, Anna, Simperl, E., Samangooei, Sina, Dupplaw, David and Lewis, Paul H. (2013) An investigation of techniques that aim to improve the quality of labels provided by the crowd. MediaEval 2013 / Crowdsourcing for Social Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain. (In Press)

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. ECRIM News, (96), 29-30.

Smart, Paul R, Simperl, Elena and Shadbolt, Nigel (2014) A Taxonomic Framework for Social Machines. In, Miorandi, Daniele, Maltese, Vincenzo, Rovatsos, Michael, Nijholt, Anton and Stewart, James (eds.) Social Collective Intelligence: Combining the Powers of Humans and Machines to Build a Smarter Society. Berlin, Germany. Springer, pp. 51-85. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08681-1_3).

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. Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, , Ann Arbor, United States. 01 - 04 Jun 2014. 10 pp . (Submitted)

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. Collective Intelligence 2014, , Cambridge, United States. 09 - 11 Jun 2014. 4 pp . (Submitted)

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

Dragan, Laura, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena, Berendt, Bettina and Moreau, Luc (2014) Crowdsourcing data citation graphs using provenance. Provenance Analytics (ProvAnalytics2014), Cologne, Germany. 08 Jun 2014. 4 pp .

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Shadbolt, Nigel R. (2014) Motivations of citizen scientists - a quantitative investigation of forum participation. WebSci ’14, , Bloomington, United States. 22 - 25 Jun 2014. 2 pp . (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. Second Workshop on Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets, London, United Kingdom.

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. In CHI '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Seoul, Republic of Korea — April 18-23, 2015. ACM. pp. 4069-4078 . (doi:10.1145/2702123.2702420).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, E., Hall, Wendy and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) 'Command' and conquer: analysing discussion in a citizen science game. ACM Web Science 2015, , Oxford, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2015. 10 pp . (doi:10.1145/2786451.2786455).

Parsons, Sophie, Atkinson, Peter M., Simperl, Elena and Weal, Mark (2015) Thematically analysing social network content during disasters through the lens of the disaster management lifecycle. Social Web for Disaster Management, Florence, Italy. 17 - 21 May 2015. pp. 1221-1226 . (doi:10.1145/2740908.2741721).

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. 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, Cologne, Germany. 02 - 03 Dec 2015. 3 pp .

Feyisetan, Oluwaseyi, Simperl, Elena, Van Kleek, Max and Shadbolt, Nigel (2015) Improving paid microtasks through gamification and adaptive furtherance incentives. In WWW 2015 - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web. ACM. pp. 333-343 . (doi:10.1145/2736277.2741639).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2016) "Because science is awesome": studying participation in a citizen science game. 8th ACM Conference on Web Science, , Hannover, Germany. 21 - 24 May 2016. (doi:10.1145/2908131.2908151).

Phethean, Christopher, Simperl, Elena, Tiropanis, Thanassis, Tinati, Ramine and Hall, Wendy (2016) The role of data science in web science. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 31 (3), 102-107. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2016.54).

Bu, Qiong, Simperl, Elena, Zerr, Sergej and Li, Yunjia (2018) Using microtasks to crowdsource DBpedia entity classification: A study in workflow design. Semantic Web, 9 (3), 337-354. (doi:10.3233/SW-170261).

Reeves, Neal, Tinati, Ramine, Zerr, Sergej, Van Kleek, Max and Simperl, Elena (2017) From crowd to community: a survey of online community features in citizen science projects. In Proceedings of the 2017CS W '17 : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. ACM. pp. 2137-2152 . (doi:10.1145/2998181.2998302).

Mrabet, Yassine, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Kilicoglu, Halil, Gardent, Claire, Demner-Fushman, Dina, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2016) Aligning texts and knowledge bases with semantic sentence simplification. 2nd International Workshop on Natural Language Generation and the Semantic Web (WebNLG 2016), Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 04 - 07 Sep 2016. pp. 29-36 .

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2016) A neural network approach for knowledge-driven response generation. 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, Japan. 11 - 16 Dec 2016. 11 pp .

Piscopo, Alessandro, Phethean, Christopher and Simperl, Elena (2017) Wikidatians are born: paths to full participation in a collaborative structured knowledge base. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. University of Hawaii. pp. 4354-4363 . (doi:10.24251/HICSS.2017.527).

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2017) An investigation of player motivations in Eyewire, a gamified citizen science project. Computers in Human Behaviour, 1-29. (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.12.074).

Ell, Basil, Harth, Andreas and Simperl, Elena (2014) SPARQL query verbalization for explaining semantic search engine queries. In, Presutti, Valentina, d'Amato, Claudia, Gandon, Fabien, d'Aquin, Mathieu, Staab, Steffen and Tordai, Anna (eds.) The Semantic Web: Trends and Challenges. Cham, CH. Springer International Publishing, pp. 426-441. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07443-6_29).

Tinati, Ramine, Simperl, Elena and Luczak-Roesch, Markus (2017) To help or hinder: real-time chat in citizen science. 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media, , Montreal, Canada. 15 - 18 May 2017. 10 pp . (In Press)

Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Simperl, Elena, Gandon, Fabien and Story, Henry, Joseph (2017) Redecentralizing the web with distributed ledgers. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32 (1), 92-95. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2017.18).

Koesten, Laura, Kacprzak, Emilia, Magdalena, Tennison, Jeni and Simperl, Elena (2017) The trials and tribulations of working with structured data: a Study on information seeking behaviour. In CHI '17 Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM. pp. 1277-1289 . (doi:10.1145/3025453.3025838).

Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Domingue, John, Phethean, Christopher, Beeston, Gareth, Paul and Simperl, Elena (2017) Designing and delivering a curriculum for data science education across Europe. International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, , Budapest, Hungary. 27 - 29 Sep 2017. 10 pp . (In Press)

Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Domingue, John, Phethean, Christopher, Beeston, Gareth and Simperl, Elena (2017) The European Data Science Academy: bridging the data science skills gap with Open Courseware. Open Education Global, , Cape Town, South Africa. 08 - 10 Mar 2017. 10 pp .

Drăgan, Laura, Luczak-rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena, Packer, Heather and Moreau, Luc (2015) A-posteriori Provenance-enabled Linking of Publications and Datasets Via Crowdsourcing. D-Lib Magazine, 21 (1/2). (doi:10.1045/january2015-contents).

Fryer, Huw and Simperl, Elena (2017) Web science challenges in researching bug bounties. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Web Science, WebSci 2017. ACM. pp. 273-277 . (doi:10.1145/3091478.3091517).

Piscopo, Alessandro, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Kaffee, Lucie-Aimee, Frimelle, Phethean, Christopher, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2017) What do Wikidata and Wikipedia have in common? An analysis of their use of external references. In OpenSym '17: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration. ACM. 10 pp . (In Press) (doi:10.1145/3125433.3125445).

Piscopo, Alessandro, Kaffee, Lucie-Aimee, Frimelle, Phethean, Christopher and Simperl, Elena (2017) Provenance information in a collaborative knowledge graph: an evaluation of Wikidata external references. In The Semantic Web – ISWC 2017: 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 23–25, 2017. Springer. pp. 542-558 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68288-4_32).

Acosta, Maribel, Simperl, Elena, Floeck, Fabian and Vidal, Maria-Esther (2017) Enhancing answer completeness of SPARQL queries via crowdsourcing. Web Semantics, 45, 41-62. (doi:10.1016/j.websem.2017.07.001).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Piscopo, Alessandro, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Simperl, Elena, Carr, Leslie and Pintscher, Lydia (2017) A glimpse into Babel: an analysis of multilinguality in Wikidata. In OpenSym '17 Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration. ACM. 5 pp . (doi:10.1145/3125433.3125465).

Feyisetan, Oluwaseyi and Simperl, Elena (2017) Social incentives in paid collaborative crowdsourcing. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 8 (6), [73]. (doi:10.1145/3078852).

Piscopo, Alessandro, Phethean, Christopher and Simperl, Elena (2017) What makes a good collaborative knowledge graph: group composition and quality in Wikidata. In Social Informatics. SocInfo 2017. vol. 10539, Springer. pp. 305-322 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67217-5_19).

Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Mazón, José-Norberto and Simperl, Elena (2017) Towards semantic assessment of summarizability in self-service business intelligence. In New Trends in Databases and Information Systems. Springer.. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67162-8_18).

Ibanez, Luis-Daniel and Simperl, Elena (2017) TRiC: Terms, RIghts and Conditions semantic descriptors for smart contracts. Blomqvist, E., Hose, K., Paulheim, H., Lawrynowicz, A., Ciravegna, F. and Hartig, O. (eds.) In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2017 Satellite Events. vol. 10577, Springer. pp. 317-326 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70407-4_40).

Elsahar, Hady, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Remaci, Arslen, Gravier, Christophe, Hare, Jonathon, Simperl, Elena and Laforest, Frederique (2019) T-REx: A large scale alignment of natural language with knowledge base triples. In LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. pp. 3448-3452 .

Celino, Irene, Corcho, Oscar, Hölker, Franz and Simperl, Elena , Reeves, Neal (ed.) (2018) Citizen Science: Design and Engagement: Dagstuhl Seminar 17272 (Dagstuhl Reports, 7, 7) Dagstuhl, Germany. Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany 43pp.

Reeves, Neal, West, Peter and Simperl, Elena (2018) "A game without competition is hardly a game": The impact of competitions on player activity in a human computation game. In Proceedings of the Sixth AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-18). AAAI.. (In Press)

Simperl, Elena, Reeves, Neal, Phethean, Christopher J, Lynes, Todd and Tinati, Ramine (2018) Is virtual citizen science a game? ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 1 (2), 1-39. (doi:10.1145/3209960).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Elsahar, Hady, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Gravier, Christophe, Laforest, Frederique, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2018) Mind the (Language) Gap: Generation of Multilingual Wikipedia Summaries from Wikidata for ArticlePlaceholders. In The Semantic Web. vol. 10843, Springer. pp. 319-334 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93417-4_21).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Elsahar, Hady, Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Gravier, Christophe, Laforest, Frederique, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2018) Learning to generate Wikipedia summaries for underserved languages from Wikidata. 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, , New Orleans, United States. 01 - 06 Jun 2018. 6 pp . (In Press)

Acosta, Maribel, Simperl, Elena, Floeck, Fabian and Vidal, Maria-Esther (2018) HARE: An engine for enhancing answer completeness of SPARQL queries via crowdsourcing. In, WWW'18 Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018. ACM WWW'18 : The Web Conference 2018 (23/04/18 - 27/04/18) Geneva. ACM, pp. 501-505. (doi:10.1145/3184558.3186241).

Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena, Stadtmüller, Steffen and Käfer, Tobias (2018) The role of ontology engineering in linked data publishing and management: an empirical study. In, Information Retrieval and Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 1255-1273. (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5191-1.ch055).

Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Domingue, John, Phethean, Christopher, Beeston, Gareth and Simperl, Elena (2018) Designing and delivering a curriculum for data science education across Europe. Auer, M., Guralnick, D. and Simonics, I. (eds.) In IICL 2017 : Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. vol. 716, Springer. pp. 540-550 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73204-6_59).

Walker, Johanna and Simperl, Elena (2018) Open Data and entrepreneurship (Analytical Reports, 10) European Data Portal 22pp.

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée and Simperl, Elena (2018) Analysis of Editors' languages in Wikidata. In Proceedings of Open Sym 2018. ACM. 5 pp . (10.475/123_4).

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Elsahar, Hady, Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Gravier, Christophe, Laforest, Frederique, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2018) Neural Wikipedian: generating textual summaries from knowledge base triples. Journal of Web Semantics, 52-53, 1-15. (doi:10.1016/j.websem.2018.07.002).

Kanza, Samantha, Stolz, Alex, Hepp, Martin and Simperl, Elena (2018) What does an ontology engineering community look like?: a systematic analysis of the community. Gangemi, Aldo (ed.) In The Semantic Web. ESWC 2018. vol. 10843, Springer. pp. 335-350 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93417-4_22).

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Maddalena, Eddy, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2018) How biased is your NLG evaluation? In Proceedings of the 1st CrowdBias Workshop. pp. 1-3 .

Hoffman, Michal R., Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Fryer, Huw and Simperl, Elena (2018) Smart Papers: Dynamic publications on the Blockchain. In The Semantic Web: 15th International Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3–7, 2018, Proceedings. vol. 10843, Springer. pp. 304-318 .

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée and Simperl, Elena (2018) The human face of the web of data: a cross-sectional study of labels. SEMANTiCS 2018: 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems, , Vienna, Austria. 10 - 13 Sep 2018. 12 pp . (In Press)

Ibanez, Luis-Daniel, O'Hara, Kieron and Simperl, Elena (2018) On Blockchains and the General Data Protection Regulation EU Blockchain Forum and Observatory 13pp.

Piscopo, Alessandro and Simperl, Elena (2018) Who models the world?: Collaborative ontology creation and user roles in Wikidata. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interactions. vol. 2, ACM. pp. 1-18 . (doi:10.1145/3274410).

Groth, Paul, Koesten, Laura, Mayr, Philipp, De Rijke, Maarten and Simperl, Elena (2018) DATA: SEARCH'18: - Searching data on the web. In 41st International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2018. ACM. pp. 1419-1422 . (doi:10.1145/3209978.3210195).

Groth, Paul, Koesten, Laura, Mayr, Philipp, De Rijke, Maarten and Simperl, Elena (2018) DATASEARCH'18 - Searching data on the web preface. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2127, 65-66.

Inel, Oana, Szl vik, Zolt n., Haralabopoulos, Giannis, Simperl, Elena, Li, Dan, Kanoulas, Evangelos, Van Gysel, Christophe and Aroyo, Lora (2018) Studying topical relevance with evidence-based crowdsourcing. In CIKM 2018 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. ACM. pp. 1253-1262 . (doi:10.1145/3269206.3271779).

Simperl, Elena, Corcho, Oscar, Grobelnik, Marko, Roman, Dumitru, Soylu, Ahmet, Fernandez Ruiz, Maria Jesus, Gatti, Stefano, Taggart, Chris, Skok Klima, Urska, Ferrari Uliana, Annie, Makgill, Ian and Lech, Till Christopher (2019) Towards a knowledge graph based platform for public procurement. Garoufallou, E., Sartori, F., Siatri, R. and Servas, M. (eds.) In Metadata and Semantic Research: MTSR 2018. vol. 846, Springer. pp. 317-323 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-14401-2_29).

Kacprzak, Emilia, Magdalena, Gimenez-Garcia, Jose M., Piscopo, Alessandro, Koesten, Laura, Mylena, Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Tennison, Jeni and Simperl, Elena (2018) Making sense of numerical data - semantic labelling of web tables. In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Springer. 15 pp . (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03667-6_11).

Kacprzak, Emilia, Magdalena, Koesten, Laura, Mylena, Ibáñez, Luis-Daniel, Blount, Tom, Tennison, Jeni and Simperl, Elena (2019) Characterising dataset search – an analysis of search logs and data requests. Journal of Web Semantics, 55, 37-55. (doi:10.1016/j.websem.2018.11.003).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Elsahar, Hady and Vougiouklis, Pavlos (2018) Wikidata2Wikipedia: Learning to Generate Wikipedia Summaries for Underserved Languages from Wikidata. University of Southampton [Dataset]

Mrabet, Yassine and Vougiouklis, Pavlos (2016) Aligning Texts and Knowledge Bases with Semantic Sentence Simplification. University of Southampton [Dataset]

Vougiouklis, Pavlos (2017) Neural Wikipedian: Generating Textual Summaries from Knowledge Base Triples. University of Southampton [Dataset]

Haralabopoulos, Giannis, Wagner, Christian, McAuley, Derek and Simperl, Elena (2018) A multivalued emotion lexicon created and evaluated by the crowd. In 2018 5th International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security, SNAMS 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 355-362 . (doi:10.1109/SNAMS.2018.8554956).

Simperl, Elena, Gandon, Fabien, Domingue, John and Ibáñez, Luis Daniel (2017) Session details: LD-DL'17: 1st Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers. In WWW '17 Companion Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion. International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee. pp. 1427-1428 .

Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Reeves, Neal and Simperl, Elena (2019) Crowdsourcing and human-in-the-loop for IoT. In, Exploiting the Internet of Things (IoT) Data Deluge. Wiley. (Submitted)

Maddalena, Eddy, Ibáñez, Luis-Daniel, Simperl, Elena, Zeni, Mattia, Bignotti, Enrico, Giunchiglia, Fausto, Stadler, Claus, Westphal, Patrick, Garcia, Luís P. F. and Lehmann, Jens (2018) QROWD: Because big data integration is humanly possible. In Project Showcase Track of the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) 2018. 2 pp .

Zhao, Yuchen, Blount, Tom, Koesten, Laura and Simperl, Elena (2019) Structured and uncertainty-aware data storytelling. CHI ’19 Workshop on HCI for Accurate, Impartial and Transparent Journalism: Challenges and Solutions, , Glasgow, United Kingdom. 05 May 2019. 5 pp .

Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Millard, Ian, Glaser, Hugh and Simperl, Elena (2019) An assessment of adoption and quality of linked data in European open government data. Ghidini, C. (ed.) In The Semantic Web – ISWC 2019. Springer. pp. 436-453 .

Maddalena, Eddy, Zeni, Mattia, Ibanez, Luis Daniel, Song, Donglei, Simperl, Elena, Gomer, Richard and Giunchiglia, Fausto (2019) Hybrid human machine workflows for mobility management. Liu, Ling and White, Ryen (eds.) In The Web Conference 2019 - Companion of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2019. ACM. pp. 102-109 . (doi:10.1145/3308560.3317056).

Koesten, Laura, Tennison, Jeni, Kacprzak, Emilia and Simperl, Elena (2019) Collaborative practices with structured data: do tools support what users need? In CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM. pp. 1-14 . (doi:10.1145/3290605.3300330).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Endris, Kemele M. and Simperl, Elena (2019) When humans and machines collaborate: cross-lingual label editing in Wikidata. In OpenSym '19 Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Open Collaboration. ACM. 9 pp . (doi:10.1145/3306446.3340826).

Chapman, Adriane, Simperl, Elena, Koesten, Laura, Konstantinidis, Georgios, Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Kacprzak, Emilia and Groth, Paul (2019) Dataset search: a survey. The VLDB Journal, 1-22. (doi:10.1007/s00778-019-00564-x).

Bu, Qiong, Simperl, Elena, Chapman, Adriane and Maddalena, Eddy (2019) Quality assessment in crowdsourced classification tasks. International Journal of Crowd Science. (doi:10.1108/IJCS-06-2019-0017).

Walker, Johanna, Catherine, Carr, Leslie and Simperl, Elena (2019) A framework for data sharing for open innovation. 18th Open and User Innovation Conference<br/>, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands. 08 - 10 Jul 2019. pp. 112-113 .

Walker, Johanna, Simperl, Elena, Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie and O'Hara, Kieron (2019) Decision making processes for data sharing: a framework for data trusts. ACM WomENcourage 2019: Celebration of Women in Computing, MAXII Rome, Rome, Italy. 16 - 18 Sep 2019. 1 pp .

Thuermer, Gefion, Walker, Johanna, Catherine and Simperl, Elena (2019) Data Sharing Toolkit: Lessons learned, resources and recommendations for sharing data.

Koesten, Laura, Simperl, Elena, Kacprzak, Emilia, Magdalena, Blount, Thomas and Tennison, Jeni (2020) Everything you always wanted to know about a dataset: studies in data summarisation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 135, [102367]. (doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2019.10.004).

Stalla-Bourdillon, Sophie, Thuermer, Gefion, Walker, Johanna, Carmichael, Laura and Simperl, Elena (2020) Data protection by design: building the foundations of trustworthy data sharing. Data & Policy, 1 (1).

Reeves, Neal and Simperl, Elena (2019) Volunteer engagement in short-term virtual citizen science projects. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (CSCW), [177]. (doi:10.1145/3359279).

Kacprzak, Emilia, Koesten, Laura M., Ibáñez, Luis-Daniel, Simperl, Elena and Tennison, Jeni (2017) A query log analysis of dataset search. In, Cabot, J., De Virgilio, R. and Torlone, R. (eds.) Intelligent End User Development Platform Towards Enhanced Decision-Making. (Web Engineering, 10360) Cham. Springer, pp. 429-436. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60131-1_29).

Maddalena, Eddy, Ibáñez, Luis-Daniel and Simperl, Elena (2020) Mapping points of interest through street view imagery and paid crowdsourcing. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 11 (5), [63]. (doi:10.1145/3403931).

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Maddalena, Eddy, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2020) Point at the triple: Generation of text summaries from knowledge base triples (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 Journal Track. International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence.. (In Press)

Vougiouklis, Pavlos, Maddalena, Eddy, Hare, Jonathon and Simperl, Elena (2020) Point at the triple: generation of text summaries from knowledge base triples. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 69, 1-31. (doi:10.1613/jair.1.11694).

Walker, Johanna Catherine, Thuermer, Gefion, Simperl, Elena and Carr, Leslie (2020) Smart rural: the open data gap. Data for Policy 2020, Online,. 15 - 17 Sep 2020. 5 pp . (In Press)

Enríquez-Reyes, Robert, Cadena-Vela, Susana, Fuster-Guilló, Andrés, Mazón, Jose-Norberto, Ibáñez, Luis-Daniel and Simperl, Elena (2021) Systematic mapping of open data studies: classification and trends from a technological perspective. IEEE Access, 9, 12968-12988, [9326343]. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3052025).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Endris, Kemele M., Simperl, Elena and Vidal, Maria-Esther (2019) Ranking knowledge graphs by capturing knowledge about languages and labels. In K-CAP '19: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Capture. The Association for Computing Machinery. pp. 21-28 . (doi:10.1145/3360901.3364443).

Kaffee, Lucie-Aimée, Vougiouklis, Pavlos and Simperl, Elena (2021) Using natural language generation to bootstrap missing Wikipedia articles: A human-centric perspective. Semantic Web.


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