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PhD Position in Semantic Web, Web Science, and E-Business

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@unibw.de>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:52:57 +0200
Message-ID: <48AC8429.6000600@unibw.de>
To: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>, "martin.hepp@unibw.de" <martin.hepp@unibw.de>
The E-Business and Web Science Research Group at Bundeswehr University
Munich (Germany) invites applications for

a PhD position in the field of Semantic Web, Web Science, and E-Business
Research (salary scheme 50% TVOED E13)

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. Examples of our recent work are the GoodRelations [1] and
eClassOWL [2] ontologies for E-Business, and the myOntology platform [3]
for collaborative ontology construction (see [4] for a list of all
recent projects).

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
* 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 least
* the supervision and continuous, timely feedback that you need to
achieve great results and complete your PhD in a 3 – 3.5 years time-frame.

The salary will be according to the German TVOED E13 scheme with 50% of
a regular line. This is equivalent to an annual salary of approximately
18,000 to 21,000 Euro gross, depending on age and qualification. A later
increase to 75% employment (28,000 - 32,000 Euro gross salary) may be
possible in case ongoing grant applications are approved.

We expect...

* a sincere interest in the technical, social 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.)
* Previous experiences with ontologies and semantic systems research,
e.g. languages, tools, APIs, or methodologies
* Programming skills in Java and/or Python, ideally with RDF APIs
* Economics
* 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@unibw.de, no
later than September 15, 2008.

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:

[1] http://purl.org/goodrelations/
[2] http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/eclassowl/
[3] http://www.myontology.org
[4] http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/
[5] http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/team/positions
[6] http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/research/
[7] http://www.heppnetz.de

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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