Research is the core task of STI Innsbruck. Our motto is "Enabling Semantics". Find out more about our current research directions!
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 an execution environment for the dynamic discovery, selection, mediation, invocation and inter-operation of Semantic Web Services. Enterprises' information systems were subject of great changes during the last years. In order to adjust to more and more dynamic business demands, a new concept/paradigm has come to replace the traditional applications: the service. Our platform is going to be a sample implementation of the Web Services Modelling Ontology (WSMO) which describes all aspects of Semantic Web Services.