Umutcan Simsek

Umutcan Simsek

Research Assistant

STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck


Umutcan Simsek is a Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph researcher in STI Innsbruck. This page contains some highlights of his professional life. For more details, please see the CV. For a full list of publications, please see the Google Scholar Profile. This page is still under construction.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dialog Systems
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Lightweight Semantic Web Services
  • Semantic Web


  • PhD in Computer Science (ongoing), 2015-

    University of Innsbruck

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2013-2015

    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2013-2015

    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2009-2013

    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey





Dec 2018 – Present Innsbruck, Austria
Freelance consultancy for appyling semantic technologies in different verticals. See Projects for some references.


Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Nov 2015 – Present Innsbruck, Austria
Doing my research on service-driven goal-oriented dialog systems and participating to various projects about Knowledge Graphs.

Lead Software Developer

Aura Informatics

Jun 2013 – Oct 2015 Izmir, Turkey
Took part various software projects. After September 2014, remote software maintenance and coordination of other projects from Germany


netidee Grant Call 13

Received a grant awarded to most innovative PhD theses in Austria




Dialogical Access to Lightweight Semantic Web Services


Web API Annotations with Actions. The specification developed part of my PhD research.

Alturos GmbH

Mapping of existing content model to and creating an extension for missing types and properties in tourism domain.


Knowledge Graph-enabled conversational agents, University of Innsbruck and other partners, Private funding.

A platform for supporting the semantic annotation lifecycle

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Domain-specific customization of based on SHACL

Building a Knowledge Graph from Annotations

netidee Interview

Recent Publications

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(2020). Semantic Web Empowered E-Tourism. Handbook of E-Tourism.

PDF Project DOI

(2020). RocketRML - A NodeJS Implementation of a Use-Case Specific RML Mapper. KGB-LASCAR 2019@ESWC2019.

PDF Project Slides

(2020). Knowledge Graphs: Methodology, Tools and Selected Use Cases. Springer Nature.

Project Source Document DOI

(2019). Verification and validation of semantic annotations. PSI 2019.

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