University of Innsbruck
The Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck is a world leading research institute working on the Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures.
Starting as a research group under the guidance of Prof. Dieter Fensel in 2003, it was officially been turned into an independent research institute at the University of Innsbruck in January of 2006.
STI Innsbruck has two full-time professors, Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel (Institute Director) and Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp, several additional part-time professors and approximately 60 employees. STI Innsbruck is a founding member of STI International, whose aims is to establish semantics as a core pillar of modern computer science. STI International provides a collaboration point for STI Innsbruck with many industrial and research partners around the world.
STI Innsbruck is currently involved in a number of FP6 and FP7 EU projects related to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services such as SUPER, TripCom, SemanticGov, SEEMP, SOA4ALL, MUSING, COIN, SHAPE, LarKC, SOA4All, Service Web 3.0, Active, COIN, Shape, SUPER, MUSING, Salero, Easaier, TripCom, SemanticGov and SEEMP. The institute also maintains a lively knowledge exchange with local industry in the Tyrolean region of Austria.