Organizing Committee

Lucie-Aimée Kaffee

Lucie-Aimée Kaffee is a final year PhD student at the University of Southampton in the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group and research associate at TIB Hanover, Germany in the Scientific Data Management Group. Her research focus is on supporting under-resourced languages on Wikidata and Wikipedia. She has published on the mutlilinguality in the web of data in general and Wikidata in particular, and on combining neural text generation and Wikidata information to create Wikipedia articles with a focus on the human perception of neural text generation. She was part of the WDAqua project, an EU H2020 training network to work with a group of international researchers on the challenges of question answering over web data. Previously, she worked as a software developer at Wikimedia Deutschland in the Wikidata team and is still involved in Open Source projects, e.g. as a member of the code of conduct committee in Wikimedia technical spaces. 

Kemele M. Endris

Kemele M. Endris is a PhD candidate at University of Bonn and Research Associate at Scientific Data Management group in Joint Lab L3S Research Center and Leibniz Information Center For Science and Technology University Library (TIB), Hannover, Germany. He was part of the WDAqua project, an EU H2020 training network, on answering queries using the Web of Data. His research research interest includes data integration and management, Big Data, semantic web, and  knowledge graph construction from heterogeneous data sources.

Maria-Esther Vidal

Maria-Esther Vidal is the head of the Scientific Data Management group at the Leibniz Information Centre For Science and Technology University Library (TIB), Germany, and a full professor (on-leave) at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB), Venezuela.  Maria-Esther has been visiting professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as in several universities in Europe, e.g., University of Nantes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in Semantic Web, Databases, Bioinformatics, and Artificial Intelligence. She has also co-authored one monograph, and co-edited books and journal special issues.  She is part of various editorial boards (e.g., JWS, JDIQ), and has been general chair, co-chair, senior member, and reviewer of several scientific events and journals (e.g., ESWC, AAAI, AMW, WWW, TheWebConf, KDE). Her interests include Big data, knowledge management and discovery, semantic web, and question answering over heterogeneous sources.

Program Committee

Jeremy Debattista, Trinity College Dublin

Irlan Grangel, Bosch Corporate Research

Lydia Pintscher, Wikimedia Deutschland (Wikidata)

Alokkumar Jha, Insight Centre for Data Analytics

David Chaves Fraga, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Javier D. Fernández, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Diego Collarana, Enterprise Information System (EIS)

Amrapali Zaveri, Maastricht University

Maribel Acosta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center

Jose M. Gimenez Garcia, Universite Jean-Monnet

Elena Montiel Ponsoda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Julia Bosque Gil, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid