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Professor Elena Simperl

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I am Professor of Computer Science in the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group in the department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. I hold a doctoral degree in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Freie Universität Berlin; and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München. I have held research and teaching positions at the Technische Universität München (2002-2003); Freie Universität Berlin (2003-2007); Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria (2007-2009); and the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (2010 - 2012); before joining WAIS in November 2012.

My primary domain of research is at the intersection between knowledge technologies, social computing, and crowdsourcing. In particular I am interested in socially and economically motivated aspects of creating and using semantically enabled content on the Web, and in paradigms, methods, and techniques to incentivize collaboration and participation at scale. Recently I've been looking at particular classes of Web systems that aim at massive crowd engagement: citizen science platforms; crowdsourcing and open innovation initiatives creating economic and social good through the use of open data; or universal knowledge bases such as DBpedia, Wikidata, and the Linked Open Data Cloud. I had the opportunity to investigate these topics in over twenty European and national research projects, often as project coordinator or technical lead.

I published more than 100 scientific papers, organized many workshops addressing the research topics just mentioned, and initiated several training activities for doctoral students and junior researchers such as the Knowledge Web PhD Symposium series held at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) since 2006. In addition to teaching at the undergrad and postgrad levels in Germany, Austria, and the UK, I have founded and organized summer schools in Europe, Asia, and the US, including the ESWC summer school now at its 5th edition, and the IEEE summer school on semantic computing at the UC Berkeley. For many years I have managed the education service within Semantic Technologies Institute International (STI), an association bringing together major players in the field of semantic technologies. In that context, I co-founded semsphere, a professional training and certification company, and coordinated the EUCLID project, which delivered a curriculum for data professionals interested in Linked Data. As of February 2015 I am the scientific director of the European Data Science Academy (EDSA), which will produce a broad demand analysis of data science skills across European countries, as well as training serving that demand.

 I have been on the organization committee of several conferences in areas such as semantic technologies, data science, and open data. I am, or have been, among others, track co-chair of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2015 and 2016; general co-chair of the European Data Forum (EDF) 2013, general chair of the ESWC 2012; program chair of the ESWC 2011; and co-chair of the European Semantic Technologies Conference (ESTC) 2009.

Research

Projects

Grants

SciFi - InterReg project developing open innovation concepts for public administration, centered on open data (InterReg2Seas, 2018-2020)

Data Stories - EPSRC grant developing data representations and human data interaction concepts and tools to improve engagement with data and evidence-based decision making (EPSRC, 2017 - 2020)

Data Pitch - EU-funded data incubator using a mix of closed, shared, and open data in different domains (EU H2020 IA, 2017 - 2019)

QROWD - H2020 project building hybrid, crowd-computer architectures for smart transportation systems (EU H2020 IA, 2016 - 2018)

EDP - European Data Portal - large industry project developing the largest European open data portal at europeandataportal.eu, harvesting metadata from 28 national open data portal in the EU (EU, 2015 - 2018) 

ODINE - Open Data Incubator for Europe - Horizon 2020 project realizing an incubation program for start-ups and SMEs interested in growing their business using open data (EU H2020 IA, 2015 - 2017)

EDSA - European Data Science Academy - EU-funded project that develops curricula on data science for technology developers and business analysts (EU H2020 CSA, 2015 - 2018)

SlideWiki - EU-funded project that develops open-source collaborative learning technology (EU H2020 RIA, 2016 - 2019)

Stars4All - EU-funded project helping online communities raise awareness around light pollution (EU H2020 CAPS, 2016 - 2019)

WDAqua - Question answering over the Web of Data - European training network for doctoral students funded through the Marie Sklodowska Curie program in Horizon 2020 (EU MSCA ITN, 2015 - 2019)

ODM - The Open Data Monitor - EU-funded project developing a monitoring platform for open data repositories on the Web (EU FP7 STREP, 2013 - 2015)

SemData - EU-funded research exchange network bringing together research institutions worldwide working on semantic data management (EU FP7 IRSES, 2013 - 2017)

PlanetData - EU-funded network of excellence building an interdisciplinary community around the topics of provisioning and consuming data over the Internet at scale (EU FP7 NoE, 2010 - 2014)

Professional

Qualifications

Dipl. Inform.; Dr. rer. nat. 

Professional activities

Professional activities

  • ACM Senior Member
  • IEEE Member

Chaired and (co-)organized events

1.     Co-director of the ESWC summer school since 2011.

2.     Co-chair of the Dagstuhl seminar on citizen science design and engagement, Dagstuhl, Germany, July, 2017. 

3.     Co-chair of the 1st International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers (LD-DL2017) at the 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2017), Perth, Australia, April, 2017.

4.     Program chair of the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2016), Kobe, Japan, October, 2016.

5.     Co-chair of the 4th International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines (SOCM2016) at the 25th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016), Montreal, Canada, April, 2016.

6.     Track co-chair of the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October, 2015.

7.     Co-chair of the Workshop on Data Science: Methods, Technology, and Applications (DSci2015) at the 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems (Semantics2015), Vienna, Austria, September, 2015.

8.     Co-chair of the 3rd International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines (SOCM2015) at the 24th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015), Florence, Italy, May, 2015.

9.     Co-organizer of the Web Science summer school (WS3), Southampton, UK, July 2014.

10.  Co-chair of the Dagstuhl seminar on crowdsourcing and the Semantic Web, Dagstuhl, Germany, July, 2014.

11.  Co-chair of the 2nd International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines (SOCM2014) at the 23rd World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014), Seoul, South Korea, April, 2014.

12.  Sponsorship co-chair of the European Data Forum (EDF2014), Athens, Greece, March, 2014.

13.  Co-chair of the 1st International Workshop on "Crowdsourcing the Semantic Web” (CrowdSem) in conjunction with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013), Sydney, Australia, October, 2013.

14.  Track co-chair of the 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM Hypertext), Paris, France, May, 2013.

15.  General co-chair of the European Data Forum (EDF2013), Dublin, Ireland, April, 2013.

Programme commitees

1.     Steering Committee of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) since 2013.

2.     Steering Committee of the European Data Forum (EDF) since 2013.

3.     25th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP2017), Bratislava, Slovakia, July, 2017.

4.     17th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2017), Rome, Italy, June, 2017.

5.     14th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2017), Portoroz, Slovenia, May, 2017.

6.     ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2017), Denver, Colorado, May, 2017.

7.     26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2017), Perth, Australia, April, 2017.

8.     20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2016), Bologna, Italy, November, 2016.

9.     12th International Conference on Semantic Systems semantics 2016, Leipzig, Germany, September, 2016.

10.  24th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP2016), Halifax, Canada, July, 2016.

11.  16th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2016), Lugano, Switzerland, June, 2016.

12.  13th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2016), Heraklion, Crete, May, 2016.

13.  15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2016), Cape Town, South Africa, April, 2016.

14.  Doctoral Consortium at ISWC 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October, 2015.

15.  11th International Conference on Semantic Systems (Semantics2015), Vienna, Austria, September, 2015.

16.  7th ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci 2015), Oxford, UK, June, 2015.

17.  12th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2015), Portoroz, Slovenia, May, 2015.

18.  2nd International Workshop on Linked Data Quality (LDQ2015) at the 12th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2015), Portoroz, Slovenia, May, 2015.

19.  19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2014), Linkoping, November, 2014.

20.  PhD Symposium at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2014), Riva del Garda, Italy, October, 2014.

21.  10th International Conference on Semantic Systems (Semantics2014), Leipzig, Germany, September, 2014.

22.  1st International Workshop on Linked Data Quality (LDQ2014) at the 10th International Conference on Semantic Systems (Semantics2014), Leipzig, Germany, September, 2014.

23.  25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM Hypertext), Santiago de Chile, Chile, September, 2014.

24.  6th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications (ICCCI2014), Seoul, South Korea, September, 2014.

25.  38th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI2014), AI and the Web special track, Quebec, Canada, July, 2014.

26.  6th ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci 2014), Bloomington, Indiana, USA, June, 2014.

27.  5th International Workshop on Semantic Technologies for Information-Integrated Collaboration (STIIC2014) at the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS2014), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, May, 2014.

28.  22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014), Web Science track, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2014.

29.  4th International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM2014) co-located with the 17th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT2014), Athens, Greece, March, 2014.

30.  Doctoral Consortium at the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013), Sydney, Australia, October, 2013.

31.  5th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications (ICCCI2013), Craiova, Romania, September, 2013

32.  12th International Workshop on Web Semantics and Information Processing (Webs 2013) co-located with the 24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2013), München, Germany, September, 2013.

33.  37th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI2013), AI and the Web special track, Bellevue, Washington, USA, July, 2013.

34.  7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM2013) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, July, 2013.

35.  10th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2013), Montpellier, France, May, 2013.

36.  22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2013), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May, 2013.

37.  Third International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM2013) co-located with the 16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT2013), Genoa, Italy, March, 2013.

38.  11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012), Boston, MA, USA, October 2012.

39.  PhD Symposium at the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012), Boston, MA, USA, October 2012.

40.  18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2012), Galway, Ireland, October, 2012.

41.  Doctoral Consortium at the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2012), Galway, Ireland, October, 2012.

Editorial work

1.     Co-editor-in-chief of the Human Computation journal.

2.     Editor of the Web Science column of the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal. 

3.     Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics. 

4.     Managing editor of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems.

5.     Special Issue on Incentives for Semantic Content Creation in the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining.

6.     Special Issue on Semantic Extensions to Middleware in the Journal of Software. 

7.     Associate editor of the International Journal of Web Science. 

8.     Member of the editorial board of the Electronic Library and Information Systems journal.

 

Conferences attended

I attend all core academic conferences in my field, including the WWW, ISWC, ESWC, Semantics, as well as various industry and community building events such as the European Data Forum or the ODI Summit.

Duties

Programme leader MSc Data Science

Data science champion in ECS

Publications

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

Simperl, E., Cuel, R. and Stein, M. (2013) Incentive-Centric Semantic Web Application Engineering, San Francisco, US. Morgan & Claypool, 117pp. (Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology, , (doi:10.2200/S00460ED1V01Y201212WBE004), 4) ,

Warren, P., Davies, J. and Simperl, E. (eds.) (2011) Context and Semantics in Knowledge Management, London, GB. Springer, 337pp. ,

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

Tselentis, G., Galis, A., Gavras, A., Krco, S., Lotz, V., Simperl, E., Stiller, B. and Zahariadis, T. (eds.) (2010) Towards the Future Internet - Emerging Trends from European Research, IOS Press, 296pp. ,

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.

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.

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.

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.

Siorpaes, K. and Simperl, E. (2010) Human intelligence in the process of semantic content creation. World Wide Web, 13 (1-2), 33-59.

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.

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.

Flöck, F., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2012) Revisiting reverts: accurate revert detection in Wikipedia. At Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, United States. 25 - 28 Jun 2012. pp. 3-12.

Sarasua, C., Simperl, E. and Noy, N. (2012) CrowdMap: crowdsourcing ontology alignment with microtasks. At 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012) 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012), 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. At 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011) 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011). 29 May - 02 Jun 2011. pp. 466-470.

Ell, B., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2011) Deriving human-readable labels from SPARQL queries. At 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS2011) 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS2011), Austria. 07 - 09 Sep 2011. pp. 126-133.

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

Ell, B., Vrandecic, D. and Simperl, E. (2011) Labels in the web of data. At 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011) 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011), Germany. 23 - 27 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. At 17th International Knowledge Acquisition Conference (EKAW2010) 17th International Knowledge Acquisition Conference (EKAW2010), Portugal. 11 - 15 Oct 2010. pp. 163-177.

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), 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. At 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009) 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009), Greece. 31 May - 04 Jun 2009. pp. 248-262.

Simperl, E. and Tempich, C. (2006) Ontology engineering: A reality check. Meersman, R. and Tari, Z. (eds.) At The 5th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE2006) The 5th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE2006), 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.) At 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006) 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006). 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.

Simperl, E., Acosta, M. and Norton, B. (2012) A Semantically enabled architecture for crowdsourced linked data management. At First International Workshop on Crowdsourcing Web Search (CrowdSearch 2012) First International Workshop on Crowdsourcing Web Search (CrowdSearch 2012), France. 17 Apr 2012. pp. 9-14.

Simperl, E., Norton, B. and Vrandecic, D. (2011) Crowdsourcing tasks within linked data management. At Second International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2011) Second International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2011), Germany. 23 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. At MediaEval 2013 / Crowdsourcing for Social Multimedia MediaEval 2013 / Crowdsourcing for Social Multimedia, 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. At Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 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. At Collective Intelligence 2014 Collective Intelligence 2014, United States. 10 - 12 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. At Provenance Analytics (ProvAnalytics2014) Provenance Analytics (ProvAnalytics2014), Germany. 09 Jun 2014. 4 pp.

Tarte, Ségolène, De Roure, David and Willcox, Pip (2014) Working out the plot: the role of stories in social machines. Simperl, Elena, Contractor, Noshir, Hendler, James and Shadbolt, Nigel (eds.) At The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014) The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2014), Korea, Republic of. 07 - 11 Apr 2014.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Rösch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Shadbolt, Nigel R. (2014) Motivations of citizen scientists - a quantitative investigation of forum participation. At WebSci ’14 WebSci ’14, United States. 23 - 26 Jun 2014. 2 pp.

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. At Second Workshop on Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets Second Workshop on Linking and Contextualizing Publications and Datasets, 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, United Kingdom. 28 Jun - 01 Jul 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. At Social Web for Disaster Management Social Web for Disaster Management, Italy. 18 - 22 May 2015. pp. 1221-1226.

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.

Tinati, Ramine, Luczak-Roesch, Markus, Simperl, Elena and Hall, Wendy (2015) Exploring the global adoption of citizen science. At 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, 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 Conference Proceedings. 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, Germany. 22 - 25 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), 120-107. (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, Simperl, Elena and Van Kleek, Max (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. 17 pp, 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), United Kingdom. 05 - 08 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), Japan. 11 - 16 Dec 2016. 11 pp.

Piscopo, Alessandro, Phethean, Christopher and Simperl, Elena (2016) Wikidatians are born: paths to full participation in a collaborative structured knowledge base. 50th Hawaii International conference on Systems Science (HICSS-50), United States. 04 - 07 Jan 2017. 10 pp. (In Press)

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 Behavior, 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. At 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media 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.

Koesten, Laura Mylena, Simperl, Elena, Kacprzak, Emilia, Magdalena and Tennison, Jenifer (2016) The trials and tribulations of working with structured data - a study on information seeking behaviour. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, United States. 06 - 11 May 2017. (In Press) (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. At Open Education Global 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 Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration Companion. 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. Springer.. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68288-4_32).

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. 10 pp, pp. 4354-4363. (doi:10.24251/HICSS.2017.527).

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). (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: 9th International Conference, SocInfo 2017, Oxford, UK, September 13-15, 2017, Proceedings. vol. 10539, Springer International Publishing. 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..

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 (2017) T-REx: A large scale alignment of natural language with knowledge base triples. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. (In Press)

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

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. (In Press)

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. 0 pp, 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. 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. 11 pp, pp. 540-550. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73204-6_59).

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

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. Web Semantics. (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 schema.org community. In, Gangemi, Aldo (ed.) The Semantic Web. ESWC 2018. Springer, pp. 335-350. (The Semantic Web, , (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93417-4_22), 10843) , (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. 3 pp, 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. At SEMANTiCS 2018: 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems (13/09/18) 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 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, Association for Computing Machinery. 18 pp, 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. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 4 pp, 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.

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