International Research Network on Semantic Data Management

Wright State University is full partner in an international research network on Semantic Data Management (SemData), funded by the European Union at €405,800 (ca. $550,000). The network consists of 12 prominent universities from four continents, the two US partners are Wright State University and Stanford University.

SemData is all about semantic data management, a term which refers to a range of techniques for the manipulation and usage of data based on its meaning. The goal of SemData is to address the main challenges regarding maturity, quality, robustness and scalability of semantic data management, to enable the sustained adoption of semantic data in a broad range of practical settings. Particular objectives are (1) to develop solutions for managing quality through the adaptation and use of techniques from preservation, database systems, provenance management and crowdsourcing, (2) to address the particular semantic management requirements of dynamic (sensor and social) data, thus increasing the robustness and maturity of semantic data management, and (3) to develop efficient, sound solutions for managing semantic data, including the aspects mentioned above, thus addressing the key quality criteria of efficiency and adequacy.

Project partners: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, as consortium leader; University of Huddersfield, UK; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; University of Southampton, UK; University of Crete, Greece; Wright State University, US; Southeast University, China; RMIT University, Australia; Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukraine; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia; Universidad de Chile, Chile; Stanford University, US.

Prof. Pascal Hitzler from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering leads the Wright State effort. For more information about SemData, see