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EMAIL: sabrinakirrane@gmail.com, sabrina.kirrane@wu.ac.at 
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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.
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Assistant Professor, Institute for Information Systems & New Media, Vienna University of Economics and Business (since Jan 2020)

Semantic Technology Institute International Executive Board Vice President (since June 2019)

Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics Member, Vienna University of Economics and Business (since Nov 2018)

Founding Director of the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab (since Sept 2015)

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Information Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Sept 2015-Dec 2019)

Scientific/Technical Co-ordinator of the SPECIAL H2020 project (Jan 2017-Dec 2019)
COMPACT H2020 project Advisory Board Member (May 2017-Oct 2019)

HUB4NGI H2020 project Expert Group Member (Aug 2017-Dec 2018)

Assistant Lecturer; Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Sept 2013-Aug 2015)
Researcher, DERI/INSIGHT (Sept 2010-Aug 2015)

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2020

Piero A. Bonatti, Sabrina Kirrane, Iliana M. Petrova, Luigi Sauro
KI - Künstliche Intelligenz Journal, 10.1007/s13218-020-00677-4 (to appear)

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, CoRR, abs/2003.02320, 2020

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

Sabrina Kirrane, Javier D. Fernández, Piero Bonatti, Uros Milosevic, Axel Polleres, Rigo Wenning
arXiv Technical Report, CoRR, abs/2001.09461, 2020

Piero A. Bonatti, Sabrina Kirrane, Iliana M. Petrova, Luigi Sauro
arXiv Technical Report, CoRR, abs/2001.08930, 2020

Javier D. Fernandez, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres, and Simon Steyskal
The Semantic Web 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, accepted in 2019 (to appear)

Sabrina Kirrane, Marta Sabou, Javier D. Fernández, Francesco Osborne, Cécile Robin, Paul Buitelaar, Enrico Motta, and Axel Polleres 
The Semantic Web Journal, accepted in 2019 (to appear)

2019

Erwin Filtz, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres and Gerhard Wohlgenannt 
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009)

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 2019)  co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

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)

2018

Sabrina Kirrane and Stefan Decker
Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web (DeSemWeb2018)  @ The 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 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 2018) @ PETS2018

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)


Towards Making Distributed RDF processing FLINker

Amr Azzam, Sabrina Kirrane, Axel Polleres 

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Big Data Innovations and Applications (Innovate-Data2018)


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
Semantic Applications:  
Methodology, Technology, Corporate Use
Springer Semantic Applications, Methodology, Technology, Corporate Use, 2018

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

Designing a GDPR-compliant and Usable Privacy Dashboard
Philip Raschke, Axel Küpper, Olha Drozd and Sabrina Kirrane
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT 2018)

2017

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 @ SAFECOMP2017 

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

Modelling the General Data Protection Regulation Slides
Sushant Agarwal, Sabrina Kirrane, Johannes Scharf
Proceedings of the Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (IRIS 2017)

2016

Query Based Access Control for Linked Data
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

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

2015

If you can’t enforce it, contract it: Enforceability in Policy-Driven (Linked) Data Markets

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)


2013


Sabrina Kirrane, Ahmed Abdelrahman, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker

Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013)


Applying DAC principles to the RDF graph data model

Sabrina Kirrane, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker

Proceedings of the 28th IFIP TC-11 SEC International Information Security and Privacy Conference (SEC 2013)


2012


Protect YourRDF Data!

Sabrina Kirrane, Nuno Lopes, Alessandra Mileo, Stefan Decker

Proceedings of the 2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST 2012)


A Logic Programming approach for Access Control over RDF

Nuno Lopes, Sabrina Kirrane, Antoine Zimmermann, Axel Polleres, Alessandra Mileo

Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2012)


Expertise Mining for Enterprise Content Management

Georgeta Bordea, Sabrina Kirrane, Paul Buitelaar, Bianca Pereira

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012)

 

2011


DC Proposal:Knowledge Based Access Control Policy Specification and Enforcement

Sabrina Kirrane

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

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Event: Applied Machine Learning DaysLausanne, Switzerland, 27th of January 2020
Title: Human-centric Artificial Intelligence Challenges and Opportunities (pdf)

Event: BDVe webinar series, 29th of November 2019
Title: GDPR Consent, Transparency and Automated Compliance Checking - The SPECIAL Approach (webinar video)

Event: Beyond Privacy: Learning Data Ethics, Brussels, 14th of November 2019 
Title: Enhancing transparency in the big data and AI landscape (pdf)

Event: Imagine19, Vienna, 22nd of October 2019
Title: PENNI : Policy Enabled Next Generation Internet (pdf)

Event: ETIS Data Privacy Task Force Meeting, Vienna, 17th of October 2019
Title: SPECIAL Proximus Pilot Overview (pdf)

Event: European Big Data Value Forum, Helsinki, 15th of October 2019
Title: (Privacy) policy information in data value chains (pdf)

Event: Workshop on creating a common European data space in the transport sector, Brussels, 20th of September 2019
Title: SPECIAL: Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance (pdf)

Event: Open Day for Privacy, Usability, and Transparency (PUT 2019) Co-located with the 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium July 15, 2019 – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Title: Presentations: SPECIAL, Privacy&Us, PAPAYA (pdf)

Event: Insight Center for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, 11th of July 2019
Title: Big Data and Analytics in the Age of the GDPR (pdf)

Event: ESWC 2019 Project Networking, Slovenia, 6th of June 2019
Title:  SPECIAL: Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance  (pdf)    

Event: ESWC 2019 Project Networking, Slovenia, 6th of June 2019
Title: Automated License Clearance with the DALICC Framework (pdf)

Event: National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo
, Japan, 20th of February 2019
Title: SPECIAL: Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance (pdf)

Event: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Boston, United States, 27th of September 2018
Title: 
Policy Based Research (pdf)
 
Event: 
Dagstuhl Seminar 18371 Knowledge Graphs: New 
Directions for Knowledge Representation on the Semantic Web, Dagstuhl, Germany, 10th of
September 2018
Title: 
Privacy and Constrained Access (pdf)

Event: ESWC 2018 Project Networking, Crete, 6th of June 2018
Title: Automated License Clearance with the DALICC Framework (pdf)

Title: W3C Data Privacy Vocabularies and Controls Community Group (pptxpdf)

Event: Data Science meets Semantic Web, Meetup Vienna, 23th of May 2018
Title: From Data Analyst to Data Scientist (pptxpdf)

Event: A W3C Workshop on Privacy and Linked Data, W3C Workshop Vienna, 17th & 18th of April 2018
Title: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies (pptx, pdf)

Event: Irish Business Network AustriaExpat Center, Vienna, 2nd of May 2018
Title: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology: What are they and what are the killer applications? (pdf)

Event: Current issues in SSO decision-making for the InternetPortcullis House, Westminster London, 15th of November 2017
Title: Digital rights management and standard setting (pdf)

Event: ESWC 2017 Project Networking, Slovenia, 31st of May 2017
Title: SPECIAL: Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance (pdf)

Title: PROPEL: Topic and Trend Analysis (pdf)

Title: Das Data Licenses Clearance Center (DALICC) (pptxpdf)

Title: Privacy vs. Innovation? (pdf)

Title: The SPECIAL H2020 project: Applications of Blockchain and non-repudiation protocols for Privacy Policies and GDPR Compliance. (pdf)

Title: Modelling the General Data Protection Regulation (pdf)

Event: H2020 Info Day January 2017 
Title: Scalable Policy-awarE Linked Data arChitecture for prIvacy, trAnsparency and compLiance, January 17th-18th, 2017 (pdf)

Title: Topic and trend analysis (pdf)
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Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on Semantic Technologies for Data and Algorithmic Governance 2020-2021
Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on The Semantic Web and Linked Data: Security, Privacy and Policy 2015-2017

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

Organising Committee
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
ESWC 2020 - 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Program co-chair 
ADecentWeb2020 - 1st Decentralised Web Symposium, symposium co-chair
GDPR ComplianceTheories, 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
Semantic2019International Conference on Semantic Systems, Research and Innovation, Track chair: LegalTech
ESWC 2019 - 16th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Posters & Demos co-chair 
ISWC2018 - 17th International Semantic Web Conference, Doctoral Consortium co-chair
ISWC 2017 - 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Sponsorship co-chair 
PrivOn 2017 - 5th Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2017
Scientometrics 2017 - 1st Scientometrics Workshop @ ESWC 2017
ESWC 2016 - 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Track Chair: Trust and Privacy
LinkedStartup 2016 - 1st Linked Startup Workshop @ISWC 2016
PrivOn 2016 - 4th Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2016
DESWeb 2016 - 7th International Workshop on Data Engineering  meets the Semantic Web @ ICDE 2016
PrivOn 2015 - 3rd Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2015
PrivOn 2014 - 2nd Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2014
PrivOn 2013 -1st  Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology @ISWC 2013

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

Program Committee
19th International Semantic Web Conference, Resources Track  (ISWC2020)
19th International Semantic Web Conference, Research Track  (ISWC2020)
19th International Semantic Web Conference, In-Use Track  (ISWC2020)
The 10th Joint International Conference on Knowledge Graph (JIST-KG)
19th International Semantic Web Conference, Poster & Demos Track (ISWC2020)
Blockchain Forum 2020 Co-located with the 18th Int. Conference on Business Process Management (Blockchain Forum@BPM2020)
24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2020)
29th International Web Conference, 2020, Semantics & Knowledge Track (TheWebConf2020)
29th International Web Conference, 2020, Web Mining and Content Analysis Track (TheWebConf2020)
Thirteenth International Workshop on Juris-informatics (JURISIN 2019)
18th International Semantic Web Conference, Journal Track (ISWC2019)
18th International Semantic Web Conference, In-Use Track (ISWC2019)
Blockchain Forum 2019 Co-located with the 17th Int. Conference on Business Process Management (Blockchain Forum@BPM2019)
15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, PhD Symposium (ESWC2019 PhD Symposium)
15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, Linked Data Track (ESWC2019 Linked Data Track)
15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2019, Distribution and Decentralization Track (ESWC2019 Distribution and Decentralization Track)
28th International Web Conference, 2019, Web Mining and Content Analysis Track (TheWebConf2019)
21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2018)
17th International Semantic Web Conference, Blue Sky Ideas Track (ISWC2018)
17th International Semantic Web Conference, Research Track (ISWC2018)
Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web (DeSemWeb2018)
International Conference on Semantic Systems, Poster & Demos Track (SEMANTiCS2018)
15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2018, In-Use Track (ESWC2018) 
27th International Web Conference, Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge (TheWebConf2018)
27th International Web Conference, Developers Track (TheWebConf2018)
27th International Web Conference, Journal Track (TheWebConf2018)
Workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web (DeSemWeb2017)
1st Workshop on Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics(HSSUES) @ ISWC2017 (HSSUES2017)
1st Workshop on Re-coding Black Mirror @ ISWC2017 (Re-coding Black Mirror 2017)
16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2017)
Linked Enterprise Data Services, Provenance, Linking and QualitY  (LEDSPLaY2017)
Linked Democracy: AI for Democratic Innovation (IJCAI2017)
International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS2017)
International workshop on The practice of the open web (practi-O-web2017 )
Annual Privacy Forum (APF2017)
IEEE Security and Privacy on the Blockchain Workshop 2017 (IEEEA&B2017)
8th International Workshop on Data Engineering  meets the Semantic Web DESWeb2017 
14th Extended Semantic Web Conference, 2017 (ESWC2017)
26th International World Wide Web Conference, 2017, Semantics & Knowledge Track (WWW2017)
12th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2017 (IFIP-SC-2017)
3rd Workshop on Legal Knowledge and the Semantic Web (LK&SW-2016)
10th International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing (SEMAPRO 2016)
19th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA2016)
11th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2016 (IFIP-SC-2016)
20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2016)
Annual Privacy Forum (APF2016)
International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS2016)
18th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA2015)
International Workshop on Linked Data: Privacy and Security @ SSIC2015 
International Workshop on Legal Domain And Semantic Web Applications (LeDA-SWAn2015)
International Workshop on Semantic Web for the Law (SW4Law2014)

Journal Reviews
International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS2017)
Security and Communication Networks (2016)
Journal of Web Science (JWS2014)
International Journal on Semantic Web and  Information Systems (IJSWIS2014)

Reviewer
22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS2016)
World Wide Web Conference 2016 (WWW2016)
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016 (CPDP2016)
International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS2015)
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2015)
International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTRC2015)
Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014)
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2013)
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2012)

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CA19134 - Distributed Knowledge Graphs (Cost Action) 2020-2024
https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA19134/#tabs|Name:overview
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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Autumn/Winter 2020/2021
Business Analytics Seminar
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science  
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 

Spring/Summer 2020
Business Analytics: Data & Algorithmic Governance
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science  
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Blockchain Transforming Business, Business impact through new technology

Autumn/Winter 2019/2020
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 

Spring/Summer 2019
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science  
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Blockchain Transforming Business, Business impact through new technology

Autumn/Winter 2018/2019
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 

Spring/Summer 2018
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 

Autumn/Winter 2017/2018
Data Processing 2: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 
WU Executive Academy Data Science Short Program: Scalable Data Processing, Legal & Ethical Foundations of Data Science 

Autumn/Winter 2016/2017
Sustainable Information Systems Seminar

Spring/Summer 2016
Privacy and Security

Autumn/Winter 2015/2016
Sustainable Information Systems Seminar

Spring/Summer 2015
Computational Thinking with Algorithms
Computer Forensics I
Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations
Software Design and Program Development

Autumn/Winter 2014
Computer Forensics II
Computer Forensics III
Research Methods
IT Training
Project Costing and Evaluation 

Spring/Summer 2014
Computational Thinking with Algorithms
Computer Forensics I
Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations
Software Design and Program Development

Autumn/Winter 2013
Human Computer Interaction
Computer Forensics III
Research Methods
IT Training
Project Costing and Evaluation

Spring/Summer 2006
Visual Basic 

Autumn/Winter 2005
Advanced Databases 
Management Information Systems