Research projects (archive)


WeGov (2010-2012): STREP of the 7th EU Framework Programme: analysis and support of political discussions in social media (detection of political trends and opinions, content summarization, moderation of political discussions)

My role: co-investigator, work package coordinator


WeKnowIt (2008-2011): Integrated Project (IP) of the 7th EU Framework Programme ("Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organisational and social use"). Project budget 8.3 Mio EUR, 9 international partners.

My role: co-investigator, coordinator of several work packages


MULTIPLA (2008-2011): DFG (German Research Foundation) research project "Multi-Ontology Learning: Crossing the Boundaries of Domains and Languages" - collaborative generation of thematically focused multi-lingual domain ontologies from Web data.

My role: project coordinator


X-Media (2006-2010): Integrated project (IP) of the 6th European Union Framework Programme. Large international project in the area of knowledge management for complex distributed systems. Project budget 13 Mio EUR, 15 international partners from 7 European countries.

My role: Area Coordinator for "Knowledge Sharing and Reuse", Leader of the work package "Dynamic Knowledge"(at the University Koblenz-Landau, Germany).

Handicraft Information Portal HIP (2003-2005): Development of the thematically focused Web exploration framework for the German chamber of small trades.

My role: scientific and administrative supervisor of the project, coordination of 8 staff members (Saarland University, University of Applied Sciences Saarbruecken, German Chamber of Small Trades), Germany

BINGO! (2000-2005): Conceptual design and development of the thematically focused Web exploration frameworks BINGO!

My role: Academic and administrative supervisor for 3 staff members, 6 diploma students, and 4 trainees (Saarland University, Germany)

SOP (1997-2000): Project "Simulation and Optimization for Production Management", funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Objective: simulation-based optimization of flexible manufacturing systems (research and technology transfer). Project budget ca. 300 K EUR, 2 academic and 10 industrial partners.

My role: principal investigator and academic coordinator of the project.

See also: Industrial projects