Martin Hepp
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Description

My major research interest is Semantics in Business Information Systems, especially the use of ontologies for advancement in the automation of all steps in the life-cycle of business processes. Ontologies in my understanding are community contracts about a representation of a domain of discourse. Representation in here includes (1) formal parts that can be used for machine reasoning, and (2) informal parts like natural language descriptions and multimedia elements that help humans establish, maintain, and renew consensus about the meaning of concepts. In my opinion, both aspects of ontologies are equally important, and I watch the current dominance of the formal aspects of ontologies in academic research with unease.

My contributions address the following two main dimensions of using ontologies for business information systems:

Maturing Semantic Web foundations, so that they become compatible with the real world complexity and scale. This includes four main areas of research:

  • Ontology engineering,
  • Community-driven ontology building,
  • Economic aspects of ontology building and usage, and
  • Ontology Management Systems (OMS).

Applying Semantic Web technology to core challenges of Information Systems in order to realize and evaluate the business benefit, and to identify the open research challenges. I currently focus on three specific application domains:

  • Semantics-supported Business Process Management,
  • Semantic Web services, especially WSMO/WSML/WSMX, and
  • Electronic Markets and Electronic Procurement.

Check also: http://www.heppnetz.de/


Lectures:

keynote
locked flag Web Ontologies: Lessons Learned from Conceptual Modeling at Scale
as author at  5th ESWC Summer School, Crete 2015,
1169 views
  lecture
flag Towards Portable Shopping Histories: Using GoodRelations to Expose Ownership Information to ECommerce Sites
as author at  11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete 2014,
1982 views
lecture
flag PCS2OWL: A Generic Approach for Deriving Web Ontologies from Product Classification Systems
as author at  11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete 2014,
1949 views
  panel
flag Semantic Web Death Match 2011: Industry vs. Academia vs. Standards
as author at  10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Bonn 2011,
together with: Jim Hendler (moderator), Michael Hausenblas, Ian Horrocks, Chris Welty, Ivan Herman,
4539 views
tutorial
flag The Web of Data for E-Commerce in One Day: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey
as author at  Tutorials,
together with: Michael Hausenblas,
6089 views
  event section
flag Tutorials
as author at  Tutorials,
2910 views
lecture
flag The World Wide Web and the Wealth of Nations: Does IT Matter?
as author at  VideoLectures.NET - Single Lectures Series,
9510 views
  lecture
flag Semantic Web-based E-commerce
as author at  VideoLectures.NET - Single Lectures Series,
4364 views
lecture
flag OntoNaviERP: Ontology-supported Navigation in ERP Software Documentation
as author at  In Use,
12134 views