Research is the core task of STI Innsbruck. Our motto is "Enabling Semantics". Find out more about our current research directions!

Research Units

A research unit at our institute consists of researchers with common research interests and goals, and is headed by a post doc or senior researcher. Every research unit is responsible for projects (i.e., external funding) that are in its area of interest. Every research unit is furthermore committed to one or more research objectives as defined in the research plan. This page lists the current research units. Please see the archive for more on previous research units.

Science of Semantics (SOS)

Head of Research Unit: Ioan Toma

This research unit looks into key issues of Applied Semantics in Computer Science, focusing on the role the latter can have in the broader context of science through its extension towards semantics and on the benefits of adding semantics to various computer science disciplines.


Semantic Execution Environment (SEE)

Head of Research Unit: Anna Fensel

It is the mission of the Semantic Execution Environment (SEE) unit to create and enable execution environments for the design, dynamic discovery, selection, mediation, invocation and inter-operation of ontology-empowered services. Our solutions comprise design and implementation of Semantic Web Services, as well as components for streamed and static data processing and management, Linked Data based services, mobile and Internet of Things services, services for information management and integration, participatory networked services and interfaces. The solutions are being applied to numerous sectors, including energy efficiency, transport, health, Ambient Assistant Living, security, eCommerce, tourism.