[Elsnet-list] Open position: PhD student in EU project Envision
hr at sti2.at
Fri Aug 20 15:07:21 CEST 2010
PhD-Researcher in EU FP7 Project ENVISION
STI Innsbruck is research institute at the University of Innsbruck and
established itself as one of the key players in the area of semantic
technologies, with excellent ties to other relevant public and corporate
research institutions worldwide.
* We offer:*
· The stimulating environment of a leading research group in the fields
of Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures
and formal languages and reasoning.
· Long-term collaboration to well-known academic institutions and major
companies around the world.
· A multicultural working place with state-of-the-art infrastructure and
resources including funding for attending international conferences, PhD
symposia, summer schools, etc.
· A researcher (PhD student) with a strong background in Computer
Science or Information Technologies and focused research interest and
expertise in at least one of the following areas: knowledge
representation, information retrieval methods, reasoning, formal
languages, data mining, visualization algorithms.
· Interest in working for the EU FP7 project ENVISION.
The ENVISION project provides an ENVIronmental Services Infrastructure
with ONtologies that aims to support non ICT-skilled users in the
process of semantic discovery and adaptive chaining and composition of
environmental services. Innovations in ENVISION are: on-the-Web enabling
and packaging of technologies for their use by non ICT-skilled users,
support for migrating environmental models to be provided as models as a
service (Maas), and the use of data streaming information for harvesting
information for dynamic building of ontologies and adapting service
The ENVISION project will develop solutions to support the creation of
web-based applications enabled for dynamic discovery and visual service
chaining, and will provide support for visual semantic annotation tools
and multilingual ontology management. The execution infrastructure that
ENVISION project aims to build will comprises a semantic discovery
catalogue and a semantic service mediator based on a generic semantic
framework and adaptive service chaining with data-driven adaptability
Scenario requirements and pilots from the ENVISION user partners focus
on landslide hazard assessment and environmental pollution (oil spills)
decision support systems. The benefit of ENVISION for the wider
community will be better accessibility to modelling tools using the Web
and it will provide greater flexibility through improved connections to
distributed sources of information.
The project consortium is an interdisciplinary team of engineers and
researchers in Computing Science, GeoInformatics and Knowledge
Management from all over Europe. The contribution of STI Innsbruck is on
semantic technologies for service discovery and mediation. The aim is to
develop a semantic catalogue system that supports registration and
discovery of distributed environmental services. The semantic catalogue
will be build on top of a standardized OGC catalogue extended with
scalable semantic discovery techniques.
The project will run for 30 months. The project started in January 2010.
For further information regarding our organization, research and
projects, please see http://www.sti-innsbruck.at
We kindly invite you to submit your application to:
Chiffre MIP-6196 / Chiffre 6184
Posteinlaufstelle der Zentralen Dienste
Please include a current resume, a list of publications (if applicable),
and digital versions of your most relevant works (such as graduation
thesis or latest publications).
In case of any further questions regarding this position please contact
Ioan Toma at ioan.toma at sti2.at <mailto:ioan.toma at sti2.at>
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