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GoodRelations is a standardized vocabulary for product, price, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications.

[goodrelations] PhD/PostDoc Positions in Semantic Web, Web Science, and E-Business - Deadline December 15, 2010

Martin Hepp martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Thu Dec 2 23:37:39 CET 2010

The E-Business and Web Science Research Group (Prof. Hepp) at  
Universitaet der Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany invites applications  
for several fully funded PhD positions and one Post-doc position in  
the field of Semantic Web, Web Science, and E-Business Research.

We are a young team of researchers with backgrounds in information  
systems, conceptual modeling, economics, computer science, and related  
disciplines. Our main goal is to find practically relevant and  
scientifically significant results that help coordinate human activity  
over the Web. A flagship example of our recent work is the  
GoodRelations technology for e-commerce, adopted by major Web  
companies like Google, Yahoo, BestBuy, Overstock.com, and many others.

Research topics for the positions:
    * Linked Data and the Semantic Web
    * Recommender Systems
    * Data Quality
    * Ontology Engineering
    * Economics of Semantic Technology
    * Social Commerce
    * Micropayment

We offer...
     * a stimulating research environment with people who are working  
on leading edge problems of the future World Wide Web and novel E- 
Business scenarios,
     * a „small think-tank“ atmosphere, in which experienced seniors  
are still deeply involved in actual research,
     * excellent ties to the international research community,
     * guidance on how to publish your best findings in good  
conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals , and last but not  
     * the supervision and continuous, timely feedback that you need  
to achieve great results and complete your PhD in a 3 – 3.5 years time- 

The salary will be according to the German TVOED E13 scheme for the  
PhD positions (75 ...100%, depending on profile and experience) and  
E14 for the post-doc position (100%).

We expect...
     * a sincere interest in the technical, socia, or economic aspects  
of the World Wide Web, ideally related to E-Business,
     * the willingness to contribute the „99% perspiration“ (Thomas  
Alva Edison) that is needed to carry a great idea forward until it  
yields a validated result: a prototype, a statistically significant  
improvement, or similar,
     * excellent English skills in speaking and writing, and
     * a master’s degree or equivalent in business management,  
computer science, information systems, economics, or a related subject.

A plus would be any of the following skills:
     * Conceptual modeling (in particular in UML, ER, ORM, or BPMN)
     * Good knowledge of the current WWW technology stack (Web  
architecture, XML and related technologies, Web protocols, etc.)
     * RDF, OWL, SPARQL expertise
     * Programming skills in Java, PHP, or Python, ideally with RDF APIs
     * Economics and Business Management
     * Databases
     * Statistics

We very much appreciate if you develop prototypes or supervise the  
development of prototypes of your work, unless that is not applicable  
to your type of research question.

If you have a deep interest in driving forward the World Wide Web both  
as a technology and tool and as a social environment, we would be  
happy hear from you.

Please submit your application in English by e-mail (mandatory) with  
all documents as PDF attachments (mandatory) to martin.hepp at unibw.de,  
no later than December 15, 2010.

Your application should include the following documents:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Academic credentials
4. Title and abstract of your Master's thesis
5. List of publications (if any)

For further information, see also our following Web pages:

GoodRelations research project:
- http://purl.org/goodrelations/
- http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/wiki/GoodRelations

Recent publications:
- http://www.heppnetz.de/publications/

Research vision:
- http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/research/

Best regards

Martin Hepp


Dr. Martin Hepp, Professor of General Management and E-Business
Bundeswehr University Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85579 Neubiberg, Germany

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