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 in still under construction.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dialog Systems
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Lightweight Semantic Web Services
  • schema.org
  • 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




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 maintenanceand coordination of other projects from Germany


netidee Grant Call 13

Received a grant awarded to most innovative PhD theses in Austria



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


A platform for supporting the semantic annotation lifecycle

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Building a Knowledge Graph from schema.org Annotations

netidee Interview

Recent Publications

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RocketRML - A NodeJS Implementation of a Use-Case Specific RML Mapper

The creation of Linked Data from raw data sources is, in theory, no rocket science (pun intended). Depending on the nature of the input …

Semantic Web Empowered E-Tourism

Smart speakers such as Alexa and later Google Home have introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) into millions, soon to be billions of …

Knowledge Graphs: Methodology, Tools and Selected Use Cases

This book describes methods and tools that empower information providers to build and maintain knowledge graphs, including those for …

Towards a Knowledge Graph Lifecycle: A pipeline for the population of a commercial Knowledge Graph

This paper is a use case report for the population architecture of a commercial Knowledge Graph. We introduce our pilots and their …