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We recommend the following curriculum for acquiring background knowledge on semantic technologies.

Bachelor studies

  • J.W. Lloyd: Foundations of Logic Programming (2nd ed.), Springer, 1987
  • M. Fitting: First-Order Logic and Automated Theorem Proving (2nd ed.), Springer, 1996
Intelligent Systems
  • Görz et. al. (eds.): Handbuch der Künstlichen Intelligenz, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2000
Web Services
  • Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju: Web Services - Concepts, Architectures and Applications. Springer, 2004
Bachelor Seminar
  • R. M. Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, William Morrow & Company, 1974
  • B. Latour: We have never been modern, Harvard University Press, 1993
Seminar with Bachelor thesis
Online Communication and Marketing
  • Fensel, A., Toma, I., García, J. M., Stavrakantonakis, I., & Fensel, D. (2014). Enabling customers engagement and collaboration for small and medium-sized enterprises in ubiquitous multi-channel ecosystems. Computers in Industry, 65(5), 891-904.
Booking and Yield Management
  • Talluri, K., van Ryzin, G. (2004). The Theory and Practice of Revenue Management, Springer-Verlag US.
  • van Ryzin, G., Talluri, K. (2005). An Introduction to Revenue Management. In INFORMS Tutorials in Operations Research, 142-194.

Master studies

Semantic Web
Semantic Web Services
Web Engineering
  • G. Kappel, B. Pröll, S. Reich, and W. Retschitzegger: Web Engineering, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2006
Master Seminar
  • D. Fensel et. al: Enabling Semantic Web Services: The Web Service Modeling Ontology, Springer, 2007
  • J. de Bruijn et. al: Modeling Semantic Web Services: The Web Service Modeling Language, Springer, 2008
  • D. Fensel et. al (eds.): Implementing Semantic Web Services - The SESA Framework, Springer, 2008
Introduction to Modelling
  • John Deacon: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Addison-Wesley, 2005
  • Schreiber et al.: Knowledge Engineering and Management: The CommonKADS Methodology, MIT Press, 1999
  • Gomez-Perez et al.: Ontological Engineering, Springer, 2004
Applied Ontology Engineering
  • Gomez-Perez et al.: Ontological Engineering, Springer, 2004

PhD studies

Semantic Technology 1
  • J. Domingue, D. Fensel, and J. Hendler: Semantic Web Handbook, Springer, to appear in 2011
Semantic Technology 2
PhD Seminar
  • D. Fensel: Problem-Solving Methods: Understanding, Development, Description, and Reuse, Springer, 2000
  • D. Fensel and E. Motta: Structured Development of Problem Solving Methods, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13(6), 2001
  • P. van Eck et. al: A Survey of Languages for Specifying Dynamics: a Knowledge Engineering Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13(3):462-496, 2001
  • E. Börger and R. Stärk: Abstract State Machines: A Method for High-Level System Design and Analysis, Springer, 2003
  • D. Fensel et. al: Lessons Learned from Applying AI to the Web, Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 9(4), 2000
  • K. Marx: Das Kapital, Chapter 1-5

Knowledge Representation, Search, and Rules

Knowledge Representation



Curriculum of the PhD studies
Information on the new PhD studies
PhD School
  • Information on the STI Innsbruck PhD School