Markus Luczak-Rösch

Markus Luczak-Rösch is a senior research fellow at the Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS) at the University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). His research is motivated by the aim of bringing the (Social/Semantic/Open/Data) Web to its full potential and to understand what computers can do for us or what they can’t.

From 2008 to 2013 Markus worked as a lecturer and graduate reserach associate at the Freie Universität Berlin. As a member of the networked information systems workgroup (AG NBI), which is part of the institute for Computer Science, he researched on ontology life cycle management, the future of Web tracking and analysis, as well as empirical studies on ontology engineering. His teaching activities covered modern Web technologies, innovation, and entrepreneurship. At the end of this engagement Markus submitted his PhD thesis entitled "Usage-dependent maintenance of structured Web data sets", which he successfully defended on January 13th 2014. Specifically he was looking at usage analysis in the context of Web data sets as a means for maintaining them individually or from the abstract dataspace perspective. This encompasses usage metrics and data quality measures with reference to SPARQL queries which are decomposed into their atomic parts. The work, which was primarily supervised and reviewed by Robert Tolksdorf (FU Berlin) and co-supervised and co-reviewed by Natasha Noy (Stanford University) and Elena Simperl (University of Southampton), is officially published via the FU Berlin online service.

Between 2008 and 2012 Markus Luczak-Rösch 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.


Most Recent Publications

  • Elena Simperl and Markus Luczak-Rösch. Collaborative Ontology Engineering: A Survey. Knowledge Engineering Review, 2013
  • Markus Luczak-Rösch and Robert Tolksdorf. On the topology of the web of data. In HT, pp. 253-257.

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Projects and Activities

Projects Markus was involved in but does not actively contribute to anymore:

Organized Events

  • 3rd International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD 2013)
  • Local Chair and Poster Chair of the 4th Workshop on Complex Networks, Berlin, March 2013
  • 1st International Workshop on ontology Engineering in a Data-driven World (OEDW 2012)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD 2012)
  • Local Chair and Website Chair of the 12th International Conference on Web Engineering, Berlin, July 2012
  • 1st International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD 2011)
  • XPitch innovation session, September 2011 co-located with Xinnovations 2011
  • Workshop “Semantische Technologien für Wissensarbeiter“, September 2010 co-located with Xinnovations 2010
  • Series of Berlin Semantic Web Meetups, started with the 1st Meetup March 20th, 2009 (until 2012)
  • 1st International Enterprise X.0 Workshop: From Web 2.0 in Enterprises towards a Corporate Web X.0, April 29, 2009, co-located with BIS 2009 conference
  • Corporate Semantic Web Workshop 2008, September 23, 2008, co-located with Xinnovations 2008
  • Corporate Wiki Infotag 2008, September 22, 2008, co-located with Xinnovations 2008
  • 1st STI Berlin PhD Workshop, September 22, 2008, co-located with Xinnovations 2008

Program committee membership and scientific reviewing

  • AAAI-13: Twenty-Seventh Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 2013, Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • 9th International Conference on Semantic Systems (i-Semantics), September 2013, Graz, Austria
  • 8th International Conference on Semantic Systems (i-Semantics), September 2012, Graz, Austria
  • The 2011 International Workshop on Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR3 2011) Lyon, France 22 August 2011
  • 22nd International Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence (IJCAI-11), July 2011, Barcelona, Spain
  • 6th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies, Located at INFORMATIK 2011 October 6th, 2011, Berlin, Germany
  • 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems (i-Semantics), September 2011, Graz, Austria
  • 2nd Semantic Technology and Knowledge Engineering Conference (STAKE), July 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems (i-Semantics), September 2010, Graz, Austria
  • 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), In Use Track, June 2010, Heraklion, Greece
  • 5th International Conference on Semantic Systems (i-Semantics), September 2009, Graz, Austria
  • 5th Workshop on Scripting and Development for the Semantic Web (SFSW), May 2009, Heraklion, Greece


Summer Term 2013

  • Lecture: XML technologies - Web data and interoperability (Vorlesung “XML-Technologien - Web data and interoperability”)
  • Project: Customer project Web technologies (Projekt “Kundenprojekt Web-Technologien”)
  • Project: Simulated IT entrpreneurship (Projekt “Simulierte Existenzgründung in der IT–Industrie”)

Winter Term 2012/2013

  • Project: Customer project Web technologies (Projekt “Kundenprojekt Web-Technologien”)

Summer Term 2012

  • Lecture: XML technologies (Vorlesung “XML-Technologien”)
  • Project: Customer project Web technologies (Projekt “Kundenprojekt Web-Technologien”)
  • Project: Simulated IT entrpreneurship (Projekt “Simulierte Existenzgründung in der IT–Industrie”)
  • Course: InnovationLab

Winter Term 2011/2012

Summer Term 2011

Winter Term 2010/2011

Summer Term 2010

Winter Term 2009/2010

Summer Term 2009

Winter term 2008/2009

Supervised Thesis

  • Dorian Knoblauch: “Heuristiken zur Wartung von RDF Datensets auf Basis von Logfiles”, (Heuristics for the maintenance of RDF data sets based on log file analysis), Bachelor Thesis, August 2013
  • Markus Bischoff: “Ermittlung der Schlüsselkonzepte von Multi-Ontologien: Vergleich zweier Methoden”, (Key Concept Extraction for multi-ontologies: Comparative study of two methods), Master Thesis, July 2013
  • Mateusz Khalil: “Bestimmen neuer Assoziationen im Datenbestand eines Linked Data Endpointsauf Basis von Nutzungsdaten” (Sequential Pattern Mining on Linked Data Endpoint Usage Data to Learn Associations), Bachelor Thesis, October 2011
  • Markus Bischoff: “Visualisierung von Ontologienutzungsdaten” (Visualization of Ontology Usage Data), Bachelor Thesis, Mai 2011
  • Marco Kranz: “Analyse der Nutzung von SPARQL-Endpoints durch Auswertung von Serverlogfiles” (Log File Analysis for SPARQL Endpoints), Diploma Thesis, October 2010
  • Patrick Jungermann: “Implementierung eines Semantic Web Annotation Recommender Services” (Implementation of a Semantic Web Annotation Recommendation Service), Bachelor Thesis, July 2009

Awards and Certificates

In 2010 Markus Luczak-Rösch was awarded with the X-Award 2010, an award endorsed by the Xinnovations competence network for Web-based information systems. The honored initiative was a workshop on semantic technologies for knowledge workers which led to the Semantic Media Web innovation forum funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF).

Markus is certified Semsphere Academy Trainer for semantic technologies (endorsed by STI International).