Dr. Tobias Bürger

Affiliation

BMW Group, http://www.bwmgroup.com

Position: Team Lead Big Data Platform & Architecture at BMW Group
Homepage: http://www.tobiasbuerger.com
Email: tobias [at] tobiasbuerger.com

Short CV
Dr. Tobias Bürger is currently leading the platform and architecture team in the Big Data Solution Delivery department at BMW Group
 In his current role his mission is further driving the intelligent use of data and knowledge for various purposes across different markets inside BMW Group spanning areas such as production, aftersales or Connected Drive. Prior to that he was leading all global efforts related to Big Data, personalization, and digital analytics at PAYBACK GmbH, which is part of the American Express Group. Tobias holds a PhD in Computer Science (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Innsbruck and a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Passau. Before joining PAYBACK, Tobias worked for Capgemini as a software engineer in the telecommunications and media domain. Prior to that he worked for different research institutes.

Tobias held a position as a senior researcher in the Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck, Austria in which he lead a small group focusing on ontology engineering, social semantics, semantic search and annotation. Prior to that he worked as a researcher and project manager at Salzburg Research in the field of digital media and part of the mobile and web based information systems group. Additionally he had a part-time-position at the Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck (STI Innsbruck) (formerly known as DERI) at that time, which he joined full time then in June 2008. Tobias's main research interests are related to the combination of multimedia and Semantic Web technologies, business-related aspects of semantic technologies, Linked Data, semantic social software, and recommender systems. He has been involved in a number of European projects which include amongst others SALERO (EU FP6 IP), ACTIVE (EU FP7 IP), LIVE (EU FP6 IP), INSEMTIVES (EU FP7 STREP), and KIWI (EU FP7 STREP). Furthermore he contributed to a couple of national research projects. He published more than 50 papers around the aforementioned topics and actively participates in standardization activities such as the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group or the W3C Media Annotation Working Group.

(Last update on the CV: 01.12.2015) 

Research interests: Big Data, Recommender Systems, Multimedia Analysis, Multimedia Semantics, Interlinking Multimedia, Semantic Web, Cost and Benefit Estimation for Ontologies, User Generated Semantic Content, Linked Data 

Upcoming Talks

23.06.2015 "Enterprise Big Data Testmanagement – effizientes Testen über Organisations- und Architekturgrenzen hinweg" togehter with Christopher Thomsen (Opitz Consulting), TDWI Conference, Munich

24.06.2015 "Organisatorische Verankerung von Big Data und Predictive Analytics – Sind „Data Labs“ der goldene Weg?"
together with Carsten Bange (BARC), Lars Iffert (BARC), Johann Prenninger (BMW Group), Florian Neukart (VW Data Labs), and Matthias Nolte (Berliner Sparkasse), TDWI Conference, Munich

Research Projects (2004-2010)

* myTV (my Semantically Enhanced Personalized TV Experience, Austrian COIN Project) [Technical Coordinator]
* UP-TO-US
* SNML LM-TEC (Technological Concepts and Methodologies in the Salzburg New Media Lab, Austrian K Project) [Project Lead]
*
KIWI (Knowledge In a WIki, IST FP7 Call 1)

* prior: ACTIVE (ACTIVE Knowledge Powered Enterprise, IST FP7 Call 1), SALERO (Semantic AudiovisuaL Entertainment Reusable Objects, IST FP6 Call 4), INSEMTIVES (INcenTIVES for SEMantics), GRISINO (GRId Semantics and INtelligent Objects, FIT-IT) [Project Lead], LIVE (LIVE staging of media events, IST FP6 Call 4), QVIZ (Query and context based visualization of time-spatial cultural dynamics, IST FP6 Call 4), HERITAGE ALIVE!, SLTOOLS (Smart Learning Tools) [Project Lead] , SCF (Smart Content Factory), DCESTUDY (Digital Content Engineering Study), ETEL (Emerging Technologies for E-Learning), ECSEARCH (ECulture Search Engine) 

Other professional activities

* W3C Media Annotations Working Group (MAWG)
* W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group (MMSEM) [closed]
*
RICO (Reusable Intelligent Content Objects)
*
MOBEFIT (Multimedia Ontology BEneFIT)
* ONTOCOM (ONTOlogy COst Model)

PhD

Title: "A Conceptual Model for Intelligent Content for the Semantic Web"
Supervisors:
Dieter Fensel and Siegfried Reich

Awards:
* "Highly commended"
(being amongst the Top-4) at the 2nd Summer School for Multimedia Semantics 2007 ( Abstract, poster, picture 1, picture 2).
* Overall PhD thesis "passed with distinction".

Qualifications

"Dr. rer. nat" (PhD in computer science) graduated in June 2009, University of Innsbruck, Austria
"Diplom Informatik" (diploma in computer science) graduated in April 2004, University of Passau, Germany

Memberships


Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)




Invited Expert in the W3C Media Annotation Working Group



Steering commitee member of the Open Government Data Austria initiative




OCG Arbeitkreis "Interoperable Metadaten"



Publications

2014

Tobias Bürger "Analytics in Realtime – mögliche. Einsatzszenarien für Oracle RTD am Beispiel von Payback", DOAG Magazin, 2014

2013

Tobias Bürger "Conversion Steigerung durch Social Recommendations" in Julian Lambertin, Cai Ziegler "Social Media und der ROI", O'Reilly, 2013 

Florian Stegmaier, Werner Bailer, Tobias Burger, Mari Carmen Suarez-Figueroa, Erik Mannens, Jean-Pierre Evain, Martin Hoffernig, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Mario Doller, Harald Kosch, "Unified Access to Media Metadata on the Web," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 22-29, April-June, 2013

Cai Ziegler and Tobias Bürger "Gaming auf Facebook in der Likes Lounge" In: Malina Kruse-Wiegand and Annika Busse (eds) "Wir machen dieses Social Media", O'Reilly, 2013.

2012

Stephan Wölger, Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl, and Stefan Thaler “A Survey on Data Interlinking Methods” In Int. Journal for Metadata, Semantics, and Ontologies, 2012

Elena Simperl, Stephan Wölger, Stefan Thaler, Barry Norton, Tobias Bürger: Combining human and computation intelligence: the case of data interlinking tools. IJMSO 7(2): 77-92 (2012)

Elena Simperl, Tobias Bürger, Simon Hangl, Stephan Wörgl, Igor O. Popov: ONTOCOM: A reliable cost estimation method for ontology development projects. J. Web Sem. 16: 1-16 (2012)

2011

Elena Simperl, Tobias Bürger, Rachanee Uganasi, and Cristina Sarasua “Ontology Metadata for Ontology Reuse”, Int. Journal for Metadata, Semantics, and Ontologies, 2011
 
Florian Stegmaier, Werner Bailer, Martin Höffernig, Andreas Eisenkolb, Mario Döller, Tobias Bürger, and Harald Kosch "Generic Access to Multimedia Metadata as a Browser Extension" In Proceedings of the Workshop on Multimedia on the Web (MMWEb2011), co-located with i-Media 2011, 2011.

Thomas Kurz, Sebastian Schaffert and Tobias Buerger "LMF - A Framework for Linked Media" Proc. of Workshop on Multimedia on the Web (MMWEb2011), co-located with i-Media 2011, 2011.
 
Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl, Stephan Wölger, and Simon Hangl "Using Cost-Benefit Information in Ontology Engineering Projects" In: Context and semantics for knowledge management, Springer, 2011

Elena Simperl, Stephan Wölger, Tobias Bürger, Katharina Siorpaes, Sung-Kook Han, Michael Luger "An Ontology Engineering Tool for the Enterprise 3.0" In: V. Sugumaran and J. A. Gulla (eds.) Applied Semantic Web Technologies, CRC Press, 2011.

Tobias Bürger and Michael Hausenblas "Metadata and ontologies for multimedia". In: Miguel-Angel Sicilia (ed.): Handbook of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011. (forthcoming)

Elena Simperl, Christoph Tempich, and Tobias Bürger "Methodologies for the creation of semantic data" In: Miguel-Angel Sicilia (ed.) Handbook of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011. (forthcoming)

2010

Emilia Cimpian, Sung-Kook Han, Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl "SEMACOM: Quantitative Cost Prediction for Knowledge-based Application Development" In: Proceedings of The International Conference on Internet (ICONI2010), 2010.

Tobias Buerger "A Model of Relevance for Reuse-Driven Media Retrieval" In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Semantic Multimedia Database Technologies, co-located with the 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT) 2010, Dec 2, 2010

Tobias Bürger and Stefan Huber "Ranking of Semantically Annotated Media Resources" In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies in Saarbrücken, Germany - Dec 1-3, 2010

Florian Stegmaier, Werner Bailer, Martin Höffernig, Tobias Bürger, Mario Döller and Harald Kosch
"A Reference Implementation of the API for Media Resources" In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies in Saarbrücken, Germany - Dec 1-3, 2010

Thomas Kurz, Sebastian Schaffert, Tobias Bürger, Stephanie Stroka, Rolf Sint, Mihai Radulescu and Szabolcs Grüunwald "KiWi - A Platform for Semantic Social Software (Demonstration)" In: Proceedings of the 9th International Semantic Web Conference, Nov 7. - Nov 11. 2010

Bernhard Schandl, Bernhard Haslhofer, Tobias Bürger, Andreas Langegger, and Wolfgang Halb "Linked Data and Multimedia: The State of Affairs" accepted for publication in Multimedia Tools and Applications journal, Special issue 'Semantic Multimedia', Springer, 2010

Florian Stegmaier, Tobias Bürger, Mario Döller, and Harald Kosch "Knowledge based Multimodal Result Fusion for Distributed and Heterogeneous Multimedia Environments: Concept and Ideas" accepted at the 8th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, AMR'2010, 17-18 August 2010, Linz, Austria

Elena Simperl, Tobias Bürger, Christian Hofer "FOLCOM or the costs of tagging" accepted at the 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2010), 11th October-15th October 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

Ali Imtiaz, Tobias Bürger, and Julian Krenge "Value Estimation Framework for Collaborative Knowledge Workspaces" In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE 2010), 2010.

Stephanie Stroka, Sebastian Schaffert, and Tobias Bürger "Access Control in the Social Semantic Web Extending the idea of FOAF+SSL in KiWi" Demo paper accepted at the Second Int. Workshop on Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web, co-located with tthe Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2010, 30.05.-03.06.2010, 2010 .

Schaffert, Sandra; Bürger, Tobias; Hilzensauer, Wolf; Schneider, Cornelia & Wieden-Bischof, Diana (2010). "Empfehlungen im Web. Konzepte und Realisierungen." Band 3 der Reihe „Social Media“ (hrsg. von Georg Güntner und Sebastan Schaffert), Salzburg: Salzburg Research. ISBN 978-3-902448-16-3 (Online version)

Thomas Kurz and Tobias Bürger "R3 - A Related Resource Recommender" In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Adaptation, Personalization and REcommendation in the Social-semantic Web (APRESW 2010), co-located with tthe Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2010, 30.05.-03.06.2010, 2010.

Elena Simperl, Malgorzata Mochol, and Tobias Bürger "Achieving Maturity: the State of Practice in Ontology Engineering in 2009" In: the Special Issue on Web Semantics of International Journal of Computer Science & Applications, 2010.

Elena Simperl and Tobias Bürger "Ontology Reuse - Is it Feasible?" accepted for publication in "Data Management on the Semantic Web" (to be published 2010)

2009

P Warren, N Kings, I Thurlow, J Davies, T Bürger, E Simperl, C Ruiz, JM Gòmez-Pèrez, V Ermolayev, R Ghani, M Tilly, T Bösser, A Imtiaz "Improving knowledge worker productivity - the ACTIVE integrated approach" In: BT Technology Journal No 2, April 2009 (Link)

Florian Stegmaier, Werner Bailer, Tobias Bürger, Mario Döller, Martin Höffernig, Wonsuk Lee, Veronique Malaise, Chris Poppe,Raphael Troncy, Harald Kosch and Rik Van de Walle "How to Align Media Metadata Schemas? Design and Implementation of the Media Ontology" accepted at Workshop on Semantic Multimedia Database Technologies (SeMuDaTe 2009), co-locate with the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT2009) in Graz, Austria - Dec 2-4, 2009.(Slides)

Tobias Bürger "Multimedia Ontology Life Cycle Management with the SALERO Semantic Workbench" accepted at Workshop on Semantic Multimedia Database Technologies (SeMuDaTe 2009), co-locate with the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT2009) in Graz, Austria - Dec 2-4, 2009.

Elena Simperl, Malgorzata Mochol, Tobias Bürger, and Igor O. Popov "Achieving Maturity: the State of Practice in Ontology Engineering in 2009" In: Proceedings of Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE'09), 2009.

Tobias Bürger and Elena Simperl "A Conceptual Model for Publishing Multimedia Content on the Semantic Web" accepted at the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technology (SAMT), 02.12-04.12., Graz, Austria, 2009

Wolfgang Weiss, Tobias Bürger, Robert Villa, Punitha P, and Wolfgang Halb "Statement-based Semantic Annotation of Media Resources" accepted at the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technology (SAMT), 02.12-04.12., Graz, Austria, 2009

Ali Imtiaz, Astrid Giernalcyk, Tobias Bürger, and Igor Popob "A predictive framework for value engineering within collaborative knowledge workspaces“ accepted at eChallenges 2009

Wolfgang Weiss, Tobias Bürger, Robert Villa, Punitha Swamy, and Wolfgang Halb "SALERO Intelligent Media Annotation & Search" In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-Semantics) 2009, 2009.

Ali Imtiaz, Tobias Bürger, Igor Popov, and Elena Simperl "Framework for Value Prediction of Knowledge-based Applications" In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Economics of Knowledge-Based Technologies (ECONOM 2009), co-located with the 12th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS), April 29, 200

Michael Hausenblas, Raphael Troncy, Tobias Bürger, and Yves Raimond "Interlinking Multimedia: How to Apply Linked Data Principles to Multimedia Fragments" In: Proceedings of Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2009), co-located with the 18th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2009), Madrid, Spain, 2009 (Slides)

Elena Simperl, Igor Popov, and Tobias Bürger "ONTOCOM Revisited: Towards Accurate Cost Predictions for Ontology Development Projects" In: Proceedings of the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009), May 31 - June 04 2009

Tobias Bürger, Ioan Toma, Omair Shafiq, Daniel Dögl, and Andreas Gruber "GRISINO - a Semantic Web services, Grid Computing and Intelligent Objects integrated infrastructure" In: Sebastian Schaffert, Sören Auer, Klaus Tochtermann, and Tassilo Pelligrini (eds) : Networked Knowledge - Networked Media: Integrating Knowledge Management, New Media Technologies and Semantic Systems, Springer, 2009.

2008

Tobias Bürger, Philip Hofmair, and Gert Kienast "The SALERO Virtual Character Ontology" In: Proceedings of  the First Workshop on Semantic 3D Media, co-located with SAMT 2008, Dec, 3.-5., 2008 (Paper)

Tobias Bürger "Towards Increased Reuse - Exploiting Social and Content Related Features of Multimedia Content on the Semantic Web" In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Interacting with Multimedia Content on the Social Semantic Web, co-located with SAMT 2008, Dec, 3.-5., 2008 (Presentation) (Paper)

Tobias Bürger and Michael Hausenblas "Interlinking Multimedia - Principles and Requirements" In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Interacting with Multimedia Content on the Social Semantic Web, co-located with SAMT 2008, Dec, 3.-5., 2008 (Presentation) (Paper)

Tobias Bürger and Elena Simperl "Measuring the Benefits of Ontologies" In: Proceedings of Ontology Content and Evaluation in Enterprise (OntoContent '08), Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 9 - 14, 2008, In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'08)

Tobias Bürger, Ioan Toma, Omair Shafiq, Daniel Dögl, Andreas Gruber "GRISINO – a Semantic Web services, Grid computing and Intelligent Objects integrated infrastructure" In: Proceedings of the third International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-Semantics), 3-5 September 2008, messecongress I graz, Austria

Tobias Bürger "A Benefit Estimation Model for Ontologies" In: Poster Proceedings of the ESWC'08, 2008. (Link)

Tobias Bürger and Christian Ammendola "A User Centered Annotation Methodology for Multimedia Content" In: Poster Proceedings of the ESWC'08, 2008. (Link)

Schaffert, Sandra; Bürger, Tobias; Hilzensauer, Wolf & Schaffert, Sebastian (2008). Underlying Concepts and Theories of Learning with the Semantic Web. In: Marco Kalz, Rob Koper, Veronika Hornung-Prähauser & Michaela Luckmann (Ed.): TSSOL 2008, Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners, Proceedings, EduMedia Conference 2008, Salzburg, Austria, May 26. (Link

Tobias Bürger, Georg Günther, Rupert Westenthaler, and Dietmar Glachs "Bringing "Intelligence" to iTV: The Intelligent Media Framework" In: Proceedings of EuroITV 2008 (to appear) 

Ioan Toma, Tobias Bürger, Omair Shafiq, and Daniel Dögl "GRISINO - An integrated infrastructure for Semantic Web services, Grid computing and Intelligent Objects" In: Proceedings of ESWC'08, 2008

Tobias Bürger "The Need for Formalizing Media Semantics in the Games and Entertainment Industry" In: Journal for Universal Computer Science (JUCS), Vol. 14, Nr. 9, 2008. pp. 1763-1774 (Link)

2007

Tobias Bürger, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Christian Eckes, Stavros J. Perantonis, John Pereira, and Vassilis Tzouvaras (eds.) "Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content". Proceedings of the KAMC Workshop co-located with SAMT 2007, 2007. (Link)

Michael Hausenblas, Werner Bailer, Tobias Bürger, and Raphael Troncy "Deploying Multimedia Metadata on the Semantic Web" In: Proceedings of SAMT 2007, 2007.  

Tobias Bürger, Rupert Westenthaler, Christian Eckes, Felix Zielke, Janez Zetelij, and Richard Wages "LIVE: Semantic-based Multi-Stream Broadcasting of Media Events " In: Proceedings of SAMT 2007, 2007.

Tobias Bürger and Michael Hausenblas "Why Real-World Multimedia Assets Fail to Enter the Semantic Web" In: Proceedings of SAAKM 2007, 2007 

Janez Zaletelj,  Richard Wages,  Tobias Bürger, and Stefan M. Grünvogel "Content Recommendation System in the Production of Multi-Channel TV Programs", In: Proceedings of Axmedis 2007, 2007.

Stefan M. Grünvogel, Richard Wages, Tobias Bürger, and Janez Zaletelj "A Novel System for Interactive Live TV", In: Entertainment Computing - Proceedings of the ICEC 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Vol. 4740, 2007. 

Tobias Bürger "Realizing Multimedia Processes by Combining Intelligent Content and Semantic Web Services" In: Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Conference 2007, September 24-29, 2007, Augsburg, Germany.

Tobias Bürger "The Need for Formalizing Media Semantics in the Games and Entertainment Industry" In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on New Media Technology (iMedia). 2007

Tobias Bürger "Putting Intelligence into Documents" In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Business Process and Product Lifecycle Management held in conjunction with the 4th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007), June 3-7, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria. (Link) (Presentation)

Tobias Bürger and Georg Güntner "Towards a Semantic Turn in Rich Media Analysis" In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub), June 13-15, 2007, Vienna, Austria. (Link

2006

Werner Haas, Georg Thallinger, P. Cano, Charlie Cullen, and Tobias Bürger "SALERO: Semantic Audiovisual Entertainment Reusable Objects", In: Proceedings of the first international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT), December 6-8, 2006, Athens, Greece. (Link) (Poster

Tobias Bürger, Ioan Toma, Omair Shafiq and Daniel Dögl: "Approaching the Integration of Knowledge Content  Objects, Semantic Web Services and Grid Computing" In: Proceedings of the Semantics 2006 conference, November 28-30, 2006, Vienna, Austria. 

Tobias Bürger and Andreas Gruber: "SLTOOLS - Semantically Enhanced Learning Tools" In: Proceedings of the Semantics 2006 conference, November 28-30, 2006, Vienna, Austria. 

Wernher Behrendt, Nitin Arora, Tobias Bürger, and Rupert Westenthaler: "A Management System for Distributed Knowledge and Content Objects" accepted for the 2nd International Conference on Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution, December 12-15, 2006, Leeds, UK. 

Ioan Toma, Tobias Bürger, Omair Shafiq and Daniel Dögl: "Towards a Grid infrastructure for Services and Intelligent Content Objects" accepted for  the first conference of the Enabling Grids for E-SciencE (EGEE-II) project, to be held at the International Conference Centre, September 25-29 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

Ioan Toma, Tobias Bürger, Omair Shafiq, Daniel Doegl, Wernher Behrendt, Dieter Fensel: "GRISINO: Combining Semantic Web Services, Intelligent Content Objects and Grid Computing" accepted for the 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, Dec 4-6, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Tobias Bürger and Rupert Westenthaler: "Mind the gap - requirements for the combination of content and knowledge" accepted for The first international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT), December 6-8, 2006, Athens, Greece. 

Tobias Bürger, Georg Güntner, Erich Gams: "The Role of MPEG-7 in Semantic Annotation and the Cross- Media Publishing Process" accepted for the 2nd International Conference on Automated Production of Cross Media Content for Multi-channel Distribution, December 12-15, 2006, Leeds, UK.

Tobias Bürger: "The role of Intelligent Content Objects in Service Oriented Architectures" In: Proceedings of the KnowledgeWeb PhD Symposium 2006 (KWEPSY2006), June 17, 2006, Budva, Montenegro. 

Tobias Bürger: "An Intelligent Media Framework for Multimedia Content" In: Proccedings of the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Annotations for Multimedia (SWAMM), May 22, 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sebastian Schaffert, Diana Bischof, Tobias Bürger, Andreas Gruber, Wolf Hilzensauer, and Sandra Schaffert:  Learning with Semantic Wikis. In: Proceedings of the First Workshop "SemWiki2006 - From Wiki to Semantics", co-located with the 3rd Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Budva, Montenegro, 11th - 14th June, 2006

2005

Guntram Geser, Tobias Bürger, Mark Markus: "Digital Content Engineering: F&E- und Marktoptionen" (in german) DCE-Studie i.A. des Salzburg NewMediaLab (SNML), Salzburg, Märch 2005 (Link) (Explore visually!)

Tobias Bürger, Georg Güntner: "SMART CONTENT FACTORY – SEMANTIC KNOWLEDGE BASED INDEXING OF AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES" in Proceedings of the 2nd European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge (EWIMT '05),Semantic and Digital Media Technologies, 2005. (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Erich Gams, Georg Güntner: "Smart Content Factory - Assisting Search for Digital Objects by Generic Linking Concepts to Multimedia Content", in Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT '05), 2005. (Link)

Georg Güntner, Tobias Bürger, Erich Gams: "Smart Content - Scenarios and Technologies for a Knowledge-based Audiovisual Archive" in Proceedings of EChallenges 2005, 2005.

2003

Tobias Bürger "Visuelles und Strukturelles Authoring von XML-Dokumenten auf Basis des Passauer Teachware Modells" (In german; Engl. title: Visual and Structural Authoring of XML documents based on the Passauer teachware model). Diploma thesis, University of Passau, 2003. (Project page) (Abstract) (Presentation)

Technical Reports and Articles

2011

Stephan Wölger, Katharina Siorpaes, Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl, Stefan Thaler, and Christian Hofer "A SURVEY ON DATA INTERLINKING METHODS" STI TTechnical Report 2011-03-31, March 2011 (Link)

2009

WonSuk Lee, Tobias Bürger, Felix Sasaki, Véronique Malaisé, Florian Stegmaier, and Joakim Söderberg (eds.) "Ontology for Media Resource 1.0" W3C Media Annotation Working Group, W3C Working Draft 18 June 2009, 2009. (Link)

Wonsuk Lee, Tobias Bürger, and Felix Sasaki (eds.) "Use Cases and Requirements for Ontology and API for Media Object 1.0" W3C Media Annotation Working Group, W3C Working Draft 19 January 2009, 2009. (Link)

2007

M. Hausenblas, R. Troncy, C. Halaschek-Wiener, Tobias Bürger, O. Celma. Multimedia Semantics on the Web: Vocabularies. W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group, Editor's Draft. 2007. (Link)

Zeljko Obrenovic (ed.), Tobias Bürger, Pasquale Popolizio, Raphaël Troncy. Multimedia Semantics: Overview of Relevant Tools and Resources. W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group, Editor's Draft. 2007. Link

2006

Tobias Bürger and Rupert Westenthaler: "Why the combination of content and knowledge matters", Salzburg Research Technical Report, 2006. (Link)

Public Deliverables

2010

Tobias Bürger, Igor Popov, Carlos Ruiz Moreno, Ali Imtiaz, and Elena Simperl "Cost Benefit-Driven Methods Supporting Collaborative Knowledge Creation" (ACTIVE Deliverable D4.2.2), Feb. 2010 (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Igor Popov, Elena Simperl, Christian Hofer, Carlos Ruiz Moreno, Ali Imtiaz, and Julian Krenge "Calibrated Predictive Model for Costs and Benefits" (ACTIVE Deliverable D4.1.2), Feb. 2010 (Link)

2009

G. Kienast, W. Weiss, P. Hofmair, T. Bürger, S. Huber, P. Swamy, and R. Villa "Ontologies for Multimedia Objects and Workbench. Final Version" (SALERO Deliverable D3.1.7), October 2009 (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Olga Morozova, Ilya Zaihrayeu, Pierre Andrews, and Juan Pane "Specification of Models for Representing Single-user and Community-based Annotations of Web Resources" (INSEMTIVES Deliverable D2.1.2), September 2009 (Link)

Igor Popov, Tobias Bürger, Carlos Ruiz Morena, and Elena Simperl "Use cases for cost benefit information in collaborative knowledge creation" (ACTIVE Deliverable D4.2.1), August 2009 (Link)

R. Villa, P. Swamy, V. Strathopoulos, Y. Feng, H. Misra, J. Jose, M. Tuomola, T. Korpilahti J. Pesonen, T. Bürger, W. Weiss , and S. Miarnau "The System Design and Implementation of the Context Based Search System" (SALERO Deliverable D5.5.4), June 2009 (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Ilya Zaihrayeu, Pierre Andrews, Denys Babenko, Juan Pane, and Borislav Popov "Report on the State-of-the-Art and Requirements for Annotation Representation Models" (INSEMTIVES Deliverable D2.1.1), June 2009 (Link)

Igor Popov, Tobias Bürger, Elena Simperl, and Ali Imtiaz "Preliminary Predictive Model for Costs and Benefits" (ACTIVE Deliverable D4.1.1), Feb. 2009 (Link)

Tobias Bürger. Gert Kienast, Wolfgang Weiss, Robert Villa, Punitha Swamy, David Hannah "Embedding of Semantic Metadata in Content Formats" (SALERO Deliverable D3.1.6), Jan. 2009 (Link)

2008

G. Vilar, S. Miarnau, M. Yan, R. Fach, R. Villa, T. Stolt, M. Tuomola, G. Kienast, G. Thallinger, T. Bürger, C. Goodman, M. Matthews, A. Evans, O. Mayor, C. Cullen "Digital Media Technology, Research, and Production Trends Report. Version 3" (SALERO Deliverable D10.3.3), Dec. 2008 (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Christian Ammendola, and Elena Simperl "Evaluation of the Economics of Multimedia Ontologies" (SALERO Deliverable D3.1.4), Feb. 2008 (Link)

2007

Georg Güntner, Tobias Bürger, Rupert Westenthaler, Dietmar Glachs "D7.4 Basic Specification of the Intelligent Media Framework (Public Synopsis)" (LIVE Deliverable D7.4), Aug. 2007 (Link

Tobias Bürger, Ioan Toma, Omair Shafiq, Daniel Dögl, Roman Urro, Violeta Damjanovic "Requirements and Design of a Common Infrastructure for GRID, SWS and Intelligent Objects" (GRISINO Deliverable D1.2), March 2007 (Link)

2006

Georg Güntner (ed.), Wernher Behrendt, Tobias Bürger, Alberto Cruz,  Christian Eckes, Gerhard Stanz, Rupert Westenthaler, Janez Zaletej, Felix Zielke "State of the Art Report Intelligent Media Framework" (LIVE Deliverable D7.1), Nov. 2006 (Link)

Tobias Bürger, Ioan Toma, Omair Shafiq, Daniel Doegl "State of the Art in SWS, GRID and Intelligent Content Objects - Can they meet?" (GRISINO Deliverable D1.1),  Sep. 2006 (Link)

Gert Kienast, Herwig Zeiner, Phillip Hofmair, Rudolf Schlatte, Georg Thallinger, Tobias Bürger, Dimitrij Denissenko, Alexander Wahler "Representation Techniques for Multimedia Objects" (SALERO Deliverable D3.1.1), June 2006. (Link)

Invited Presentations

2014

12.09.2014 Kamingespräch "Big Data", Silpion Solutions Camp, Hamburg

22.10.2014 "Analytics in real-time with Oracle RTD", DOAG 2014 Business Solutions Konferenz

25.09.2014 "Herausforderungen bei der Einführung von Big Data Technologien", Strategiegipfel IT & Information Management, Berlin

21.09.2014 Icebreaker Session "Big Data",  i.CONECT 360° IT & TECHNOLOGY MINDS 2014, Berlin

19.03.2014 Panel Discussion "Business Analytics und BigData – Perspektiven - Strategien Mehrwerte" together with Ulrich Blancke, Gerhard Korths (VOLKSWAGEN) and Timo Burmeister (freenet AG)

2013

12.11.2013 "Analytics in real-time - mögliche Einsatzszenarien für Oracle RTD am Beispiel von PAYBACK",  Oracle Day 2013, München

11.04.2013 "Payback Likes Lounge: Die Nutzung von Apps für die Kundenbeziehung im Social Web",  nextcc Conference 2013, Stuttgart

16.04.2013 "Willst Du mit mir spielen? Gamification von Social Media Marketing und Social Commerce", Gamification Conference, Hamburg

26.04.2013 "Gamification - Theorie und Praxis" held at the Update Digital @ Good School Hamburg

2012

22.11.2012 "Personalizing the PAYBACK experience" held at the University of Innsbruck

20.11.2012 "Personalization is Key – Realtime Customer Experience und Conversion Management in allen Kanälen", held at the eTailment Summit 2012 (together with Carsten Görs)

12.11.2012 "Gamification im PAYBACK Programm" held at the Social Media Economy Days 2012

27.06.2012 Panel Discussion "Preisstrategien im Multi-Channel Handel together with J. Lippert (prudsys), A. Hotz (ECC Handel), J. Prein (Neckermann), T. Bürger (Payback) @ Data Mining Cup 2012

2011

07.09.2011 Panel Discussion „W3C Video in the Web: Current Results and Future Directions“ together with
W. Bailer (JOANNEUM RESEARCH), T. Bürger (Capgemini), R. Klamma (RWTH Aachen), E. Mannens (Ghent University), D. Park (Samsung), F. Stegmaier (University of Passau)

2010

"Linked Data - Overview and Potentials", held at the Tiroler IT Dinner, Innsbruck, 28.10.2010 (Link)

"Linked Data Workshop Pt. 2: Demonstrators – Frameworks, mashups, mobile applications", to be held  as part of the Industry Track, I-Semantics, Graz, Vienna, 03.09.2010

"Media Annotation Working Group (W3C)", held at the Workshop on Euscreen Metadata Schema and Content Selection Strategy, Mykonos, Greece, 24.06.2010 (Link)

2009

"ONTOCOM and ONTOCOM Lite", held at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, 19.06.2009
"Assessment of Ontology Benefits", held at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, 19.06.2009

2008

Tobias Bürger "Ontology Economics", held at UPM, Madrid, 15.09.2008 (Link)

Tobias Bürger "Multimedia Semantics - Why should we care?", held in the seminar 'Advanced topics on semantics', Innsbruck, 28.04.2008 (Link)

2007

Tobias Bürger, Georg Günthner, and Felix Zielke "Live Staging of Media Events - The Metadata View", presented at CHORUS workshop on "Annotations and Metadata Models for Audiovisual and Multimedia Content", Munich, 21-22 November, 2007. (Link)

2005

Tobias Bürger, Wernher Behrendt, and Rupert Westenthaler "KCO in three minutes", held at the Multimedia Ontology Meeting, co-located with EWIMT2005 (Link

Community

Organized Tutorials, Workshops and Conferences

Co-Organizer of "Web of Data in the Context of Multimedia", Tutorial, co-located with the 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT 2009), Graz, Austria, Dec 2-4, 2009. 

Co-Organizer of "Linked Data Camp Vienna", Nov 30 - Dez 1, 2009. (Homepage)

Co-Organizer of ECONOM2009 - Workshop on the Economics of Knowledge-based Technologies, co-located with the 12th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2009), Poznan, Poland, April 27, 28 or 29, 2009 (Homepage) (CfP)

Co-organizer of WODPD 2008 - Web of Data Practitioners Days, Vienna, Austria - Oct 22-23, 2008 (Homepage)

Co-Organizer of  KAMC 2007 - Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Multimedia Content, co-Located with the International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT2007), Genova, Italy, 05 December 2007 (Homepage) (Proceedings)

Programme Committees and Reviews

Reviwer for International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
PC Member of FTRA International Workshop on Information Technology and Multimedia for Ubiquitous Environments (ITMUE 2011)
PC Member of 1st Multimedia on the Web Workshop (MMWEB) 2011
PC Member of
International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL) Conference 2011
PC Member of IADIS WWW/Internet 2011
PC Member for the 12th International Workshop of the Multimedia Metadata Community on Semantic Multimedia Database Technologies (SMDT2010)
PC member for
The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications (DSMSA 2010)
Reviewer for Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) Journal
Reviewer for Computers & Graphics Journal (CAG)
Reviewer for Multimedia System Journal (MMSJ)
PC member of IADIS WWW/Internet 2010

Reviewer for Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP)
Programme committee member for ISemantics 2010
Reviewer for Journal of Web Semantics
Programme committee member for WEBIST 2010 (6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies)

PC member of The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Data Semantics for Multimedia Systems and Applications (DSMSA 2009)
PC member of IADIS WWW/Internet 2009 (CfP)
Reviewer for the International Conference on Signal & Image Processing (ICSIP) 2009
Reviewer for Wirtschaftsinformatik journal, special issue on Semantic Business Process Management.
Reviewer for Data Management on the Semantic Web book, Nova Publishers, 2009.
PC member for MASHL2009 (
Mashups for Learning; Special Track at the International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL) 2009) (CfP)
PC member for DBIS2009 (3rd International Workshop on Ontologies in Distributed and Interactive Systems) (CfP)
Programme committee member for SAMT2009 (4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies)
Programme committee member for MTSR09 (3rd International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research)
Programme committee member for WEBIST 2009 (5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies)
Programme committee member for I-Semantics 2009
Programme committee member for SAMT Poster and Demos 2008 (3rd International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies)
Reviewer for ASWC 2008
Programme committee member First International Workshop on Ontologies in Interactive Systems (ONTORACT'08) (CfP)
Programme committee member for i-Semantics 2008
Reviewer for Journal on Special issues "Enterprise Content Management", 2007
Programme committee member and reviewer for i-Semantics 2007
Reviewer for ESWC 2007
Reviewer for WEBIST2007 (3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies) Reviewer for Semantics 2006 (Semantics 2006 - From Visions to Applications) 
Reviewer for WTAS2006 (The IASTED International Conference on Web Technologies, Applications, and Services)
Reviewer for AH2006 (The 2006 International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems)
Reviewer for AINA2006 (The IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications)

Conferences

attended Hadoop Summit 2014, ESWC2010, SAMT2009, ESWC2009, BIS2009, ECONOM2009, SAMT2008, ESWC2008, ACM-MM2007, SAMT 2007, SBPM2007, ESWC2007, SAMT2006, Semantics2006, FIB2006, KWEPSY2006, WWW2006, EWIMT2005, Semantics2005, EporfolioWS2005, MIR2005, FIB2005, HT05, DCE Symposium 2004

Summer Schools

attended SSMS 2007 (2nd Summer School on Multimedia Semantics, Glasgow, Scotland)
attended SSMS 2006 (1st Summer School on Multimedia Semantics, Chalkidiki, Greece)
attended SSSW05 (3rd Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web, Cercedilla, Spain) 

Private Affinity

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