I am an FWF Elise Richter Fellow at the Faculty of Informatics of the Technical University of Vienna where I lead the Semantic Systems Research Group. My work combines research from the areas of Semantic Web (ontology engineering, knowledge graphs, linked data, ontology based data integration, knowledge acquisition) and Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (cyber-physical social systems).

Some example intelligent applications I investigated include: exploratory search, question answering, defect detection, decision support systems.

Major application areas are: Industry4.0, tourism, Smart City, Software Engineering.


HCompLogo 31-07-2020: Paper accepted to HComp2020: M. Sabou, K. Käsznar, M. Zlabinger, D. Winkler, and S. Biffl, “Verifying Extended Entity Relationship Diagrams with Open Tasks”.
FWFLogo 24-06-2019: I was awarded the prestigious FWF Elise Richter Award for my project on Human Centric Ontology Evaluation (HOnEst). The project runs for 4 years and support research towards Habilitation.
DagstuhlLogo 20-09-2018: I spent an inspiring week at the Dagstuhl seminar on Knowledge Graphs. See trip reports by P.Groth, E. Blomqvist, J. Sequada.
eswc18_small 04-03-2018: Paper accepted to ESWC’18 In-Use & Industry Track: M. Sabou, F. J. Ekaputra, T. Ionescu, J. Musil, D. Schall, K. Haller, A. Friedl, S. Biffl: “Exploring Enterprise Knowledge Graphs: a Use Case in Software Engineering”.
soBigData_small 15-02-2018: SoBigData project funds a two weeks research visit to the SoBigData.it lab in Pisa in July, to investigate how city mobility analysis can support the adaptation of Cyber-Physical Social Systems.
isws_small 30-01-2018: The Semantic Web Summer School is back under the new name of International Semantic Web Research Summer School! I am honored to hold a Keynote Talk during the summer school!
iswc2018 23-12-2017: Just before the winter holidays, our Call for papers for ISWC’2018 In-Use Track is published! We look forward to many great submissions!
SpringerISWC17 27-10-2017: Enjoying ISWC’2017 and promoting our recent Springer Book: Semantic Web Enabled Engineering Applications.
12-10-2017: Journal paper published! F. J. Ekaputra, M. Sabou, E. Serral, E. Kiesling, S. Biffl. Ontology-Based Data Integration in Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Environments: A Review. Open Journal of Information Systems (OJIS), 4(1), Pages 1-26, 2017
  04-10-2017: The FFG funded CitySPIN project had its Kickoff meeting today!