SWSA Ten-Year Award

  • Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL. Jorge Pérez

SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award

  • Semantic Sentiment Analysis of Microblogs. Hassan Saif

SWSA Service Award

  • Rudi Studer

Best Research Paper

  • Winner:
    • The multiset semantics of SPARQL patterns. Renzo Angles and Claudio Gutierrez
    • Unsupervised Entity Resolution on Multi-type Graphs. Linhong Zhu, Majid Ghasemi-Gol, Pedro Szekely, Aram Galstyan and Craig A. Knoblock

Best Student Research Paper

  • Winner:
    • A Probabilistic Model for Time-Aware Entity Recommendation. Lei Zhang, Achim Rettinger, and Ji Zhang
  • Other nominees:
    • Multi-level semantic labelling of numerical values. Sebastian Neumaier, Jürgen Umbrich, Josiane Xavier Parreira and Axel Polleres

Best Resources Paper

  • Winner:
    • The OWL Reasoner Evaluation (ORE) 2015 Resources. Bijan Parsia, Nicolas Matentzoglu, Rafael S. Gonçalves, Birte Glimm and Andreas Steigmiller
  • Other nominees:
    • An Ontology of Soil Properties and Processes. Heshan Du, Vania Dimitrova, Derek Magee, Ross Stirling, Giulio Curioni, Helen Reeves, Barry Clarke and Anthony Gohn
    • LODStats: The Data Web Census Dataset. Ivan Ermilov, Jens Lehmann, Michael Martin and Sören Auer

Best Student Resources Paper

  • Winner:
    • LODStats: The Data Web Census Dataset. Ivan Ermilov, Jens Lehmann, Michael Martin and Sören Auer
  • Other nominees:
    • Enabling combined Software and Data engineering at Web-scale: The ALIGNED suite of ontologies. Monika Solanki, Bojan Božić, Markus Freudenberg, Dimitris Kontokostas, Christian Dirschl and Rob Brennan

Best Applications Paper

  • Winner:
    • Semantic Technologies for Data Analysis in Health Care. Robert Piro, Ian Horrocks, Peter Hendler, Yavor Nenov, Boris Motik, Michael Rossman and Scott Kimberly
  • Other nominees:
    • Translating Ontologies in a Real-World Setting. Mihael Arcan, Mauro Dragoni and Paul Buitelaar
    • QuerioDALI: Question Answering over Dynamic and Linked Knowledge Graphs. Vanessa Lopez, Pierpaolo Tommasi, Spyros Kotoulas and Jiewen Wu
    • Extending SPARQL for data analytic tasks. Julian Dolby, Achille Fokoue, Mariano Rodriguez Muro, Kavitha Srinivas and Wen Sun

Best Poster Award

  • Winner:
    • EXISTential Aspects of SPARQL. Peter Patel-Schneider and David Martin
  • Other nomenees:
    • LIXR: Quick succint conversion of XML to RDF. John P. McCrae and Philipp Cimiano
    • Generating Coference Linked Open Data in One Click. Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Anna Lisa Gentile, Valentina Presutti and Aldo Gangemi

Best Demonstration Award

  • Winner:
    • The ESSOT System Goes Wild: an Easy Way For Translating Ontologies. Mihael Arcan, Mauro Dragoni and Paul Buitelaar
  • Other nominees:
    • Optimizing FOL Reducible Query Answering: Understanding Performance Challenges. Damian Bursztyn, Francois Goasdoue and Ioana Manolescu
    • SemFacet: Faceted Search over Ontology Enhanced Knowledge Graphs. Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Evgeny Kharlamov, Sarunas Marciuska, Dmitriy Zhelznyakov and Marcelo Arenas
    • SPARQLGX in Action: Efficient Distributed Evaluation of SPARQL with Apache Spark. Damien Graux, Louis Jachiet, Pierre Geneves and Nabil Layaida
    • Incorporating API data into SPARQL query answers. Matias Junemann, Juan L. Reutter, Adrian Soto and Domangoi Vrgoc
    • OWLAx: A Protege Plugin to Support Ontology Axiomatization through Diagramming. Md. Kamruzzaman Sarker, Adila A. Krisnadhi and Pascal Hitzler
    • Smart Topic Miner: Supporting Springer Nature Editors with Semantic Web Technologies. Francesco Osborne, Angelo Antonio Salatino, Aliaksandr Birukou and Enrico Motta

People's Choice Best Poster Award

  • Winner:
    • Reducing the Network Load of Triple Pattern Fragments by Supporting Bind Joins. Olaf Hartig and Carlos Buil-Aranda
  • Other nominees:
    • Materializing the editing history of Wikipedia as linked Data in Dbpedia. Fabien Gandon, Raphaël Boyer, Olivier Corby and Alexandre Monnin
    • Generating Conference Linked Data in One Click. Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Anna Lisa Gentile, Valentina Presutti and Aldo Gangemi

People's Choice Best Demonstration Award

  • Winner:
    • Semantic Web Technologies for improving remote visits of museums, using a mobile robot. Michel Buffa, Catherine Faron Zucker, Thierry Bergeron and Hatim Aouzal
  • Other nominees:
    • MusicWeb: Music Discovery with Open Linked Semantic Metadata. Alo Allik, Mariano Mora-Mcginity, Gyogy Fazekas and Mark Sandler

Best Research Track Reviewer Award

  • Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Benedikt Kämpgen, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany

Best Resources Track Reviewer Award

  • Vinh Nguyen, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA
  • Peter Wetz, TU Wien, Austria

Best Applications Track Reviewer Award

  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile, Chile



Accepted Papers
Accepted Posters and Demos
Keynote: Kathleen McKeown
Keynote: Christian Bizer
Keynote: Hiroaki Kitano
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