SWSA Ten-Year Award

  • Ontologies are us: A unified model of social networks and semantics. Peter Mika. Presented at ISWC 2005 in Galway, Ireland

SWSA Dissertation Award

  • Querying a Web of Linked Data: Foundations and Query Execution. Olaf Hartig
  • Towards a Linked Semantic Web: Precisely, Comprehensively and Scalably Linking Heterogeneous Data in the Semantic Web. Dezhao Song

Best Research Paper

Selected from the 38 Research track papers and the 7 Empirical Studies and Experiments track papers.

  • Winner:
    • LOD Lab: Experiments at LOD Scale. L. Rietveld, W. Beek, and S. Schlobach
  • Other nominees:
    • General Terminology Induction in OWL. V. Sazonau, U. Sattler and G. Brown
    • Recursion in SPARQL. J. Reutter, A. Soto and D. Vrgoc

Best Student Research Paper

  • Winner:
    • A Flexible Framework for Understanding the Dynamics of Evolving RDF Datasets.  Y. Roussakis, I. Chrysakis, K. Stefanidis, G. Flouris, and Y. Starakas
  • Other nominees:
    • LOD Lab: Experiments at LOD Scale. L. Rietveld, W. Beek, and S. Schlobach
    • General Terminology Induction in OWL. V. Sazonau, U. Sattler and G. Brown

Best Applied Paper

Selected from the 14 In Use and Software papers and the 8 Data Sets and Ontologies papers.

  • Winner
    • Building and Using a Knowledge Graph to Combat Human Trafficking. Pedro Szekely, Craig Knoblock, Jason Slepicka, Chengye Yin, Andrew Philpot, Amandeep Singh, Dipsy Kapoor, Prem Natarajan, Daniel Marcu, Kevin Knight, David Stallard, Steve Minton, Brian Amanatullah, Todd Hughes, Mike Tamayo, David Flynt, Rachel Artiss, Shih-Fu Chang, Tao Chen and Subessware S. Karunamoorthy.
  • Other nominees:
    • TR Discover: A Natural Language Interface for Querying and Analyzing Interlinked Datasets. Dezhao Song, Frank Schilder, Charese Smiley, Chris Brew, Tom Zielund, Hiroko Bretz, Robert Martin, Chris Dale, John Duprey, Tim Miller and Johanna Harrison
    • Semantic Bridges for Biodiversity Science. Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, Nicholas Del Rio, Deana Pennington and Luis Garnica Chavira

Semantic Web Challenge

  • Winner
    • 3cixty@Expo Milano 2015: Enabling Visitors to Explore a Smart City. Giuseppe Rizzo, Raphael Troncy, Oscar Corcho, Anthony Jameson, Julien Plu, Juan Carlos Ballesteros Hermida, Ahmad Assaf, Catalin Barbu, Adrian Spirescu, Kai-Dominik Kuhn, Irene Celino, Rachit Agarwal, Cong Kinh Nguyen, Animesh Pathak, Christian Scanu, Massimo Valla, Timber Haaker, Emiliano Sergio Verga, Matteo Rossi, Jose Luis Redondo Garcia
  • Second Place (tie)
    • Towards a Sales Assistant using a Product Knowledge Graph. Haklae Kim, Jungyeon Yang and Jeongsoo Lee
    • Exploiting Knowledge Bases for Multilingual and Cross-lingual Semantic Annotation and Search. Lei Zhang, Michael Färber, Andreas Thalhammer, Aditya Mogadala and Achim Rettinger

Best Poster

  • Medical Concept Resolution. Nitish Aggarwal, Ken Barker and Chris Welty

Best Demo

  • Semantic Access to Siemens Streaming Data: the Optique Way. Evgeny Kharlamov, Sebastian Brandt, Martin Giese, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Steffen Lamparter, Christian Neuenstadt, Özgür Lütfü Özcep, Christoph Pinkel, Ahmet Soylu, Dmitriy Zheleznyakov, Mikhail Roshchin, Stuart Watson and Ian Horrocks

People's Choice Poster

  • Test-driven Assessment of [R2]RML Mappings to Improve Dataset Quality. Anastasia Dimou, Dimitris Kontokostas, Markus Freudenberg, Ruben Verborgh, Jens Lehmann, Erik Mannens, Sebastian Hellmann and Rik Van de Walle

People's Choice Demo

  • Intermodal public transit routing using Linked Connections. Pieter Colpaert, Alejandro Llaves, Ruben Verborgh, Oscar Corcho, Erik Mannens and Rik Van de Walle.

Best Reviewer - Research Papers

  • Maribel Acosta

Best Reviewer - Applied Papers

  • Markus Krötzsch