Guest Talk "Recent developments in ontology engineering"


María Poveda-Villaló 

Date/Time: 12. July 2023, 12:00

Location: D2.2.094 


On the one hand, the increasing uptake of semantic technologies is giving the ontologies the opportunity to be treated as first-class citizens within software development projects. Together with the deserved visibility and attention that ontologies are getting, it comes the responsibility for ontology development teams to combine their activities with software development practices as seamless as possible. On the other hand, since its inception in 2016, the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles have gained an increasing importance in the context of research data management. As part of research outputs, ontologies should be treated as other research artefacts, such as data, software, methods, etc.; following the same principles used to make them findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to others. In this presentation latest developments from the Ontology Engineering Group regarding best practices, tools and examples of new trends in ontological engineering and FAIR principles will be provided.


Dr. María Poveda-Villalón is an associate professor at the Artificial Intelligence Department  of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and is also part of the Ontology Engineering Group research lab. Her research activities focus on Ontological Engineering, Ontology Evaluation, Knowledge Representation and the Semantic Web. Previously she finished her studies in Computer Science (2009) by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and then she moved to study the Artificial Intelligence Research Master finished in 2010 in the same university. She has contributed to the ontology engineering field developing methodologies and tools like OOPS! (Ontology Pitfall Scanner!) which has been broadly adopted by the community. She has worked in the context of Spanish research projects as well as in European. She has contributed to the organization of the "Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop" since 2015 edition, the "13th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop and 5th OWL reasoner evaluation workshop" in 2016, the Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP) in 2019 and 2022, the "Linked Energy Data Vocamp" in 2015 and she has organized the 2nd Summer School  of Linked Data in Architecture and Construction. Finally, she is part of the W3C Web of Things Working Group.

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