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Sabrina Kirrane

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Vienna, Austria

sabrinakirrane@gmail.com


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About Me

I'm an assistant professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Institute for Information Systems and New Media, where I am also a member of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics and the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab.

My research interests include Security, Privacy, and Policy aspects of the Next Generation Internet (NGI), Distributed and Decentralised Systems, Big Data and Data Science, with a particular focus on policy representation and reasoning (e.g., access constraints, usage policies, regulatory obligations, societal norms, business processes), and the development of transparency and trust techniques.



Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Institute for Information Systems & New Media, Vienna University of Economics and Business
January 2020 - Current

Vice President, Semantic Technology Institute International
June 2019 - Current

Researcher, Crypto Economics Research Institute, Vienna University of Economics and Business
November 2018 - Current

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Information Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business
September 2015 - December 2019

Scientific/Technical Co-ordinator, SPECIAL H2020 project Grantees
January 2017 - December 2019

Advisory Board Member, COMPACT H2020 project Advisory Board
May 2017 - October 2019

Expert Group Member, HUB4NGI H2020 project Expert Group
August 2017 - December 2018

Founding Director, Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab
September 2015 - December 2017

Assistant Lecturer, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
September 2013 - August 2015

Researcher, DERI/INSIGHT
September 2010 - August 2015

Publications

Erwin Filtz, María Navas-Loro, Cristiana Santos, Axel Polleres and Sabrina Kirrane
The 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX), 2020


Ruben Taelman, Simon Steyskal, Sabrina Kirrane
4th Workshop on Storing, Querying and Benchmarking the Web of Data (quweda) @ The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2020


Sabrina Kirrane and Claudio Di Ciccio
IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Blockchain (AIChain), 2020


Olha Drozd and Sabrina Kirrane
35rd International Conference on Information Security and Privacy Protection (IFIPSEC), 2020


Javier D. Fernandez, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres, and Simon Steyskal
The Semantic Web Journal, 2020


Sabrina Kirrane, Marta Sabou, Javier D. Fernández, Francesco Osborne, Cécile Robin, Paul Buitelaar, Enrico Motta, and Axel Polleres
The Semantic Web Journal, 2020


Piero A. Bonatti, Sabrina Kirrane, Iliana M. Petrova, Luigi Sauro
KI - Künstliche Intelligenz Journal, 2020


Giray Havur, Miel Vander Sande, and Sabrina Kirrane
International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP), 2020


Javier D. Fernandez, Marta Sabou, Sabrina Kirrane, Elmar Kiesling, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Amr Azzam, Rigo Wenning
The Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, 2020


Ruben Taelman, Simon Steyskal, Sabrina Kirrane
arXiv Technical Report, 2020


Javier D. Fernandez, Marta Sabou, Sabrina Kirrane, Elmar Kiesling, Fajar J. Ekaputra, Amr Azzam, Rigo Wenning
arXiv Technical Report, 2020


Piero A. Bonatti, Sabrina Kirrane, Iliana M. Petrova, Luigi Sauro
arXiv Technical Report, 2020


Aidan Hogan, Eva Blomqvist, Michael Cochez, Claudia d'Amato, Gerard de Melo, Claudio Gutierrez, José Emilio Labra Gayo, Sabrina Kirrane, Sebastian Neumaier, Axel Polleres, Roberto Navigli, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Sabbir M. Rashid, Anisa Rula, Lukas Schmelzeisen, Juan Sequeda, Steffen Staab, Antoine Zimmermann
arXiv Technical Report, 2020


Erwin Filtz, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres and Gerhard Wohlgenannt
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS), 2019


María Navas-Loro, Erwin Filtz, Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, Axel Polleres, and Sabrina Kirrane
The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, 2019


Olha Drozd and Sabrina Kirrane
Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT) co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, 2019


Giray Havur, Simon Steyskal, Oleksandra Panasiuk, Anna Fensel, Victor Mireles, Tassilo Pellegrini, Thomas Thurner, Axel Polleres and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 15th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2019


Martin Beno, Erwin Filtz, Sabrina Kirrane and Axel Polleres
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 15th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2019


Marina De Vos, Sabrina Kirrane, Julian Padget and Ken Satoh
Proceedings of the 3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR), 2019


Olha Drozd and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business (TrustBus), 2019


Piero A. Bonatti and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the IEEE World Congress on Services (IEEE SERVICES), 2019


Tassilo Pellegrini, Giray Havur, Simon Steyskal, Oleksandra Panasiuk, Anna Fensel, Victor Mireles, Thomas Thurner, Axel Polleres, Sabrina Kirrane and Andrea Schönhofer
Proceedings of the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (IRIS), 2019


Sabrina Kirrane and Stefan Decker
Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web (DeSemWeb2018) @ The 17th International Semantic Web Conference, 2018


Piero Bonatti, Bert Bos, Stefan Decker, Javier D. Fernández, Sabrina Kirrane, Vassilios Peristeras, Axel Polleres and Rigo Wenning
Workshop on the Semantic Web for Social Good @ The 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2018


Olha Drozd, Rigo Wenning and Sabrina Kirrane
Open Day for Privacy, Transparency and Decentralization (OPERANDI) @ PETS2018, 2018


Giray Havur, Simon Steyskal, Oleksandra Panasiuk, Anna Fensel, Victor Mireles, Tassilo Pellegrini, Thomas Thurner, Axel Polleres and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2018


Erwin Filtz, Sabrina Kirrane and Axel Polleres
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2018


Patrick Westphal, Javier Fernández, Sabrina Kirrane and Jens Lehmann
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2018


Amr Azzam, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Big Data Innovations and Applications (Innovate-Data), 2018


Majid Hatamian, Agnieszka Kitkowska, Jana Korunovska, and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec), 2018


Sushant Agarwal, Simon Steyskal, Franjo Antunovic and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the Annual Privacy Forum (APF), 2018


Sabrina Kirrane
Springer Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies, 2018


Rigo Wenning and Sabrina Kirrane
Springer Semantic Applications, Methodology, Technology, Corporate Use, 2018


Tassilo Pellegrini, Victor Mireles, Simon Steyskal, Oleksandra Panasiuk, Anna Fensel, and Sabrina Kirrane
Springer Semantic Applications, Methodology, Technology, Corporate Use, 2018


Sabrina Kirrane, Javier D. Fernández, Wouter Dullaert, Uros Milosevic, Axel Polleres, Piero Bonatti, Rigo Wenning, Olha Drozd and Philip Raschke
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2018


Oleksandra Panasiuk, Simon Steyskal, Giray Havur, Anna Fensel and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2018


Tassilo Pellegrini, Andrea Schönhofer, Sabrina Kirrane, Simon Steyskal, Anna Fensel, Oleksandra Panasiuk, Victor Mireles-Chavez, Thomas Thurner, Axel Polleres, Markus Dörfler
Proceedings of the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (IRIS), 2018


Sabrina Kirrane, Serena Villata, and Mathieu d'Aquin
The Semantic Web Journal, 2018


Peter Blank, Sabrina Kirrane, and Sarah Spiekermann
IEEE Security & Privacy Journal, 2018


Philip Raschke, Axel Küpper, Olha Drozd and Sabrina Kirrane
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT), 2018


Sabrina Kirrane, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker
Semantic Web Journal, 2017


Clemens Appl, Andreas Ekelhart, Natascha Fenz, Peter Kieseberg, Hannes Leo, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres, Alfred Taudes, Veronika Treitl, Christian Singer, Martin Winner
Technical Report, 2017


Piero Bonatti, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres, and Rigo Wenning
TELERISE: 3rd International Workshop on TEchnical and LEgal aspects of data pRIvacy and SEcurity @ SAFECOMP, 2017


Javier D. Fernandez, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres, and Simon Steyskal
Proceedings of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2017


Sushant Agarwal, Sabrina Kirrane, Johannes Scharf
Proceedings of the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (IRIS), 2017


Sabrina Kirrane, Alessandra Mileo, Axel Polleres, Stefan Decker
Technical Report, 2016


Javier Fenández, Elmar Kiesling, Sabrina Kirrane, Julia Neuschmid, Nika Mizerski, Axel Polleres, Marta Sabou, Thomas Thurner, and Peter Wetz
Roadmap and Report. edition mono/monochrom, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 978-3-902796-55-4, 2016


Olha Drozd, Sabrina Kirrane, and Sarah Spiekermann
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2016


Simon Steyskal and Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS), 2015


Sabrina Kirrane, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker
Technical Report, 2015


Sabrina Kirrane, Ahmed Abdelrahman, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker
Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2013


Sabrina Kirrane, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker
Proceedings of the 28th IFIP TC-11 SEC International Information Security and Privacy Conference (SEC), 2013


Sabrina Kirrane, Nuno Lopes, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker
Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST), 2012


Nuno Lopes, Sabrina Kirrane, Antoine Zimmermann, Axel Polleres, Alessandra Mileo
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP), 2012


Georgeta Bordea, Sabrina Kirrane, Paul Buitelaar, Bianca Pereira
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), 2012


Sabrina Kirrane
Proceedings of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2011


Talks

Applied Machine Learning Days, Lausanne, Switzerland, 27th of January 2020

BDVe webinar series, 29th of November 2019

Beyond Privacy: Learning Data Ethics, Brussels, 14th of November 2019

Imagine19, Vienna, 22nd of October 2019

ETIS Data Privacy Task Force Meeting, Vienna, 17th of October 2019

European Big Data Value Forum, Helsinki, 15th of October 2019

Workshop on creating a common European data space in the transport sector, Brussels, 20th of September 2019

Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT 2019) Co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium July 15, 2019 – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Insight Center for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, 11th of July 2019

ESWC 2019 Project Networking, Slovenia, 6th of June 2019

ESWC 2019 Project Networking, Slovenia, 6th of June 2019

National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo, Japan, 20th of February 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Boston, United States, 27th of September 2018

Dagstuhl Seminar 18371 Knowledge Graphs, Dagstuhl, Germany, 10th of September 2018

ESWC 2018 Project Networking, Crete, 6th of June 2018

The End of Privacy 1.0: Data Portability and Information Rights, ODI London, 24th of May 2018

Data Science meets Semantic Web, Meetup Vienna, 23th of May 2018

A W3C Workshop on Privacy and Linked Data, W3C Workshop Vienna, 17th & 18th of April 2018

Irish Business Network Austria, Expat Center, Vienna, 2nd of May 2018

Current issues in SSO decision-making for the Internet, Portcullis House, Westminster London, 15th of November 2017

ESWC 2017 Project Networking, Slovenia, 31st of May 2017

Scientometrics Workshop at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), May 28th-29th, 2017

16. Netzpolitischer Abend AT in Wien, May 4, 2017

Lsz-Consulting: The Digital Enterprise

First Meeting in the Multi-stakeholder Series “Blockchain: Taxation and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities” Vienna, 15-16 March, 2017

Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion, IRIS 2017

H2020 Info Day January 17th-18th, 2017

Presentation of Austria’s Roadmap for Enterprise Linked Data, December 15, 2016

Academic Activities

Invitation Only Seminars

Dagstuhl Seminar 21072 - Autonomous Agents on the Web
February 14 2021 – February 19 2021

Shonan Seminar 172 - Policy Modelling and Reasoning (Postponed)
March 2 2020 – March 5 2020

Dagstuhl Seminar 18371 - Knowledge Graphs: New Directions for Knowledge Representation on the Semantic Web
September 9 2018 – September 14 2018)

Dagstuhl Seminar 18171 - Normative Multi-Agent Systems
April 22 2018 – April 27 2018

Dagstuhl Seminar 17262 - Federated Semantic Data Management
June 25 2017 – June 30 2017

Editorial Board

JWS - Journal of Web Semantics
SWJ - Semantic Web Journal

Guest Editor

SWJ - Special Issue on The Semantic Web and Linked Data: Security, Privacy and Policy
SWJ - Special Issue on Semantic Technologies for Data and Algorithmic Governance
SWJ - ESWC Extended Papers

Associate Editor

ICIS2019 - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2019: Sustainability and Societal Impact of IS Track
ECIS2016 - 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016: Value-Based ICT Innovation and Design Track

Organising Committees

ADecentWeb - A Decentralised Web Workshop @TheWebConference 2020
Semantics2020 - International Conference on Semantic Systems, Research and Innovation, Track chair: LegalTech co-chair
ISWC2020 - 19th International Semantic Web Conference, Workshops and Tutorials co-chair
ESWC2020 - 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Program co-chair
ADecentWeb - 1st Decentralised Web Symposium, symposium co-chair
GDPR Compliance - GDPR Compliance - Theories, Techniques, Tools co-located with the 32nd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Jurix 2019)
PUT2019 - Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT 2019) co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
ADecentWeb - A Decentralised Web Workshop @TheWebConference 2020
ESWC2019 - 16th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Posters & Demos co-chair
ISWC2018 - 17th International Semantic Web Conference, Doctoral Consortium co-chair
ISWC2017 - 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Sponsorship co-chair
PrivOn2017 - 5th Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2017
Scientometrics2017 - 1st Scientometrics Workshop @ ESWC 2017
ESWC2016 - 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Track Chair: Trust and Privacy
LinkedStartup2016 - 1st Linked Startup Workshop @ISWC 2016
DESWeb2016 - 7th International Workshop on Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web @ ICDE 2016
PrivOn2016 - 4th Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2016
PrivOn2015 - 3rd Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2015
PrivOn2014 - 2nd Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2014
PrivOn2013 - 1st Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2013

Senior Program Committees

ISWC2019 - 18th International Semantic Web Conference, Senior PC Research Track
CIKM2020 - The 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Senior PC Research Track

Program Committees

ISWC2019 - 18th International Semantic Web Conference, Journal Track
ISWC2019 - 18th International Semantic Web Conference, In-Use Track
ESWC2017 - 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference
ISWC2017 - 16th International Semantic Web Conference
EKAW2016 - 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
ISWC2020 - 19th International Semantic Web Conference, Resources Track
ISWC2020 - 19th International Semantic Web Conference, Research Track
ISWC2020 - 19th International Semantic Web Conference, In-Use Track
JIST-KG2020 - The 10th Joint International Conference on Knowledge Graph
ISWC2020 - 19th International Semantic Web Conference, Poster & Demos Track
Blockchain Forum@BPM2020 - Blockchain Forum 2020 Co-located with the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management
ECAI2020 - 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
TheWebConf2020 - 29th International Web Conference, 2020, Semantics & Knowledge Track
TheWebConf2020 - 29th International Web Conference, 2020, Web Mining and Content Analysis Track
JURISIN2019 - Thirteenth International Workshop on Juris-informatics
Blockchain Forum@BPM2019 - Blockchain Forum 2019 Co-located with the 17th International Conference on Business Process Management
ESWC2019 - 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, PhD Symposium
ESWC2019 - 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, Linked Data Track
ESWC2019 - 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, Distribution and Decentralization Track
TheWebConf2019 - 28th International Web Conference, 2019, Web Mining and Content Analysis Track
EKAW2018 - 21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
ISWC2018 - 17th International Semantic Web Conference, Blue Sky Ideas Track
ISWC2018 - 17th International Semantic Web Conference, Research Track
DeSemWeb2018 - Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web
SEMANTiCS2018 - International Conference on Semantic Systems, Poster & Demos Track
ESWC2018 - 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2018, In-Use Track
TheWebConf2018 - 27th International Web Conference, Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge Track
TheWebConf2018 - 27th International Web Conference, Developers Track
TheWebConf2018 - 27th International Web Conference, Journal Track
DeSemWeb2017 - Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web
HSSUES2017 - 1st Workshop on Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics
Re-coding Black Mirror 2017 - 1st Workshop on Re-coding Black Mirror @ ISWC2017
LEDSPLaY2017 - Linked Enterprise Data Services, Provenance, Linking and QualitY
IJCAI2017 - Linked Democracy: AI for Democratic Innovation
SEMANTiCS2017 - International Conference on Semantic Systems
practi-O-web2017 - International workshop on The practice of the open web
APF2017 - Annual Privacy Forum
IEEEA&B2017 - IEEE Security and Privacy on the Blockchain Workshop
DESWeb2017 - 8th International Workshop on Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web
WWW2017 - 26th International World Wide Web Conference Semantics & Knowledge Track
IFIP-SC-2017 - 12th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2017
LK&SW-2016 - 3rd Workshop on Legal Knowledge and the Semantic Web
SEMAPRO 2016 - 10th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing
PRIMA2016 - 19th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems
IFIP-SC-2016 - 11th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2016
APF2016 - Annual Privacy Forum
SEMANTiCS2016 - International Conference on Semantic Systems
PRIMA2015 - 18th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems

Journal Reviews

SCN2016 - Security and Communication Networks
JWS2014 - Journal of Web Science
IJSWIS2014 - International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems
IJSWIS2017 - International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems

Reviewer

AMCIS2016 - 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
WWW2016 - World Wide Web Conference
CPDP2016 - Computers, Privacy and Data Protection
SEMANTiCS2015 - International Conference on Semantic Systems
ISWC2015 - International Semantic Web Conference
ICTRC2015 - International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research
ESWC2014 - Extended Semantic Web Conference
SAC2013 - ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
ECAI2012 - European Conference on Artificial Intelligence


Academic Projects

CA19134 - Distributed Knowledge Graphs (Cost Action) 2020-2024
The main aim of the Action is therefore to create a research community for deployable Distributed Knowledge Graph technologies that are standards-based, and open, embrace the FAIR principles, allow for access control and privacy protection, and enable the decentralised publishing of high quality data. To this end, the Action connects European researchers and practitioners from: (1) diverse application domains and (2) the whole life cycle of Distributed Knowledge Graphs, from provisioning to finding, accessing, integrating, programming, deploying, enriching, and analytics. The Action will develop practices for scalable, privacy-respecting, high quality and decentralised Knowledge Graph publication and consumption, reach out to the European industry, and formulate a research agenda. https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19134/


Policy Enabled Next geNeration Internet (PENNI) (FWF Elise Richter Programme & NetIdee Science) 2020-2022
The Policy Enabled Next geNeration Internet (PENNI) project will lay the foundations for a policy, trust and transparency enabled decentralised Next Generation Internet (NGI), that can support intelligent agents that act on behalf of humans. Our hypothesis being that decentralized applications that are able to understand constraints (in the form of goals, preferences, norms and usage restrictions) together with trust and transparency mechanisms will give citizens more control over how their data is utilised and will foster trustworthiness in NGI applications, such as intelligent agents. Starting from this hypothesis, we devise three primary research questions: (i) Can contextual information and policies afford users more control over NGI devices and agents? (ii) Can existing trust and transparency mechanisms be extended in order to support a trustcentric NGI? and (iii) Can existing Internet protocols and query mechanisms be extended to cater for a policy-aware intelligent agents? https://www.netidee.at/penni-richtlinienbasiertes-internet-der-naechsten-generation/


Consent reqUest fRamEwork (CURE) (City of Vienna Projektförderung Digitaler Humanismus) 2019-2020
In the proposed project, we aim to develop a GDPR compliant Consent reqUest fRamEwork (CURE) that elicits greater involvement of data subjects when it comes to granting consent; improves consent request understandability; affords them more control via usage-based generated consent, templates and/or customization features; and provides high transparency with respect to personal data processing. https://www.wu.ac.at/ec/projects/consent-request-framework


Knowledge Graphs at Scale (KnowGraphs) (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks) 2019-2023
A knowledge graph is a programmatic way of modelling a knowledge domain with the help of subject-matter experts, data interlinking, and machine learning algorithms. Used by several software giants, they are regarded as key enablers for various technologies including question answering, personal assistants and artificial intelligence across all sectors. Their use is currently unattainable for the majority of companies and private users. The EU-funded project KnowGraphs aims to scale knowledge graphs, making them accessible to a wide audience of companies of all sizes. The project also helps end users across their professional and private life by using a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial approach. https://knowgraphs.eu/


Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance (SPECIAL) (H2020 ICT-18-2016) 2017-2019
The SPECIAL project will address the contradiction between Big Data innovation and privacy-aware data protection by proposing a technical solution that makes both of these goals realistic. We will develop technology that: (i) supports the acquisition of user consent at collection time and the recording of both data and metadata (consent, policies, event data, context) according to legislative and user-specified policies; (ii) caters for privacyaware, secure workflows that include usage/access control, transparency and compliance verification; (iii) demonstrates robustness in terms of performance, scalability and security all of which are necessary to support privacy preserving innovation in Big Data environments; and (iv) provides a dashboard with feedback and control features that make privacy in Big Data comprehensible and manageable for data subjects, controllers, and processors. SPECIAL shall allow citizens and organisations to share more data, while guaranteeing data protection compliance, thus enabling both trust and the creation of valuable new insights from shared data. Our vision will be realised and validated via real world use cases that - in order to be viable - need to overcome current challenges concerning the processing and sharing of data in a privacy preserving manner. In order to realise this vision, we will combine and significantly extend big data architectures to handle Linked Data, harness them with sticky policies as well as scalable queryable encryption, and develop advanced user interaction and control features: SPECIAL will build on top of the Big Data Europe and PrimeLife Projects, exploit their results, and further advance the state of the art of privacy enhancing technologies. https://www.specialprivacy.eu/


Data Licenses Clearance Centre (DALICC) (The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG ) 2016-2018
The creation of derivative data works, i.e. for purposes like content creation, service delivery or process automation, is often accompanied by legal uncertainty about usage rights and high costs in the clearance of licensing issues. The DALICC project aims to develop a software framework that supports the automated clearance of rights issues in the creation of derivative data works. In essence, DALICC helps to determine which information can be shared with whom to what extent under which conditions, thus lowering the costs of rights clearance and stimulating the data economy. https://www.dalicc.net/


Privacy & Us (MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks) 2015-2019
With the rapid accumulation and processing of personal data by numerous organizations, it is of paramount importance to protect people from adverse uses of their data, while allowing them to enjoy the benefits the use of these data can possibly provide. This is the question of protecting citizens’ privacy, while enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their actions with privacy implications. The Privacy & Us innovative training network will train thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early stage researchers (ESRs) to be able to reason, design and develop novel solutions to questions related to the protection of citizens’ privacy, considering the multidisciplinary and intersectoral aspects of the issue. ESRs will be trained to face both current and future challenges in the area of privacy and usability. Privacy & Us offers a combination of research-related and transferable competence skills that will enhance the career perspectives of the ESRs in both the academic and non-academic sectors. https://privacyus.eu/


Propel (The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG ) 2015-2016
PROPEL will survey technological challenges, entrepreneurial opportunities, and open research questions on the use of Linked Data in a business context. Shifting away from a predominantly academic perspective and an exclusive focus on open data, we conceive Linked Data as an emerging key disruptive technology for enterprise data management.The project will lay the foundations for successful Enterprise Linked Data product and service development by gauging industry requirements and innovation potential. http://www.linked-data.at/


Graphsense (The Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG ) 2015-2017
GraphSense provides algorithmic solutions for real-time analytics of digital currency transactions for gaining insight into cash flows and functionality of digital currency systems. A special focus lies on anomaly detection, which should identify transactions and transaction patterns that deviate from typical structures. This could, for instance, help in identifying and tracing fraudulent activities. GraphSense will be applicable for fiat as well as emerging virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. http://www.graphsense.info/


Seramis (FP7) 2015-2017
The growing interest in RFID technology in recent years has sparked an intensive debate on the benefits to be expected. With the growth of RFID implementations in size and scope comes a shift away from infrastructural aspects to the question of how to draw value from the large amounts of collected data. However, the necessary procedures for the handling of massive RFID data sets are still an under-researched issue. Against this background, the objective of the SERAMIS project is to push the boundaries of current RFID implementations, thus turning them into powerful tools for intelligent information management. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 612052. http://seramis-project.eu/


Líon 1 & Líon 2 (Science Foundation Ireland) 2007-2013
Líon 2 was SFI funded Centre for Science, Engineering & Technology (CSET). It set out an ambitious programme of consolidation, growth, collaboration and sustainability over five years, building on the results and achievements of the previous CSET grant (Líon-1). The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and its industry partners executed a research agenda and outreach activities targeted at supporting people, organisations and systems to collaborate and interoperate on a global scale by enabling networked knowledge using Semantic Web technologies. https://www.deri.ie/content/Lion2