Data & Knowledge Engineering Group
The main focus of the research group Data & Knowledge Engineering is the development of methods for interactive information retrieval and exploration. Besides the design of adaptive user interfaces, one research topic is the development of methods to adapt a retrieval system dynamically to the needs and interests of the user. This involves the development of methods, that monitor and analyse the behaviour of individual users to obtain information about their needs and interests. This information will be used to reorganise the structure and the presentation of the considered document collection and search results in order to support users individually. In our offered courses we convey students a basic introduction in used technologies and offer manifold possibilities for collaboration in current research projects.
1st IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE CAI)
The IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE CAI) is a new conference and exhibition with an emphasis on the applications of AI and key AI verticals that impact industrial technology applications and innovations. The inaugural event takes place June 7-8, 2023 in Santa Clara, CA, USA.
Algorithmen und Autonomie - Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Selbstbestimmung und Datenpraktiken
Wir leben in einer Welt der algorithmischen Sortierung und Entscheidungsfindung. Mathematische Modelle kuratieren unsere sozialen Beziehungen, beeinflussen unsere Wahlen und entscheiden sogar darüber, ob wir ins Gefängnis gehen sollten oder nicht. Aber wie viel wissen wir wirklich über Code, algorithmische Strukturen und deren Wirkweisen? Der Band wendet sich den Fragen der Autonomie im digitalen Zeitalter aus einer interdisziplinären Perspektive zu, indem er Beiträge aus Philosophie, Erziehungs- und Kulturwissenschaft mit der Informatik verbindet.
Das Buch "Algorithmen und Autonomie" ist kostenlos im Open Access (DOI: https://doi.org/10.3224/84742520) herunterladbar oder kostenpflichtig als Print-Ausgabe erhältlich und wurde von Prof. Dr. Dan Verständig, Dr. Christina Kast, Janne Stricker und Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger (alle Otto-von-Guericke-Univerität Magdeburg) herausgegeben.
International Autumn School on Situation Awareness in Cognitive Technologies 2022
November 16-19th, 2022 at Orlando, Florida, USA. In conjunction with the ICHMS 2022.
EXTENDED DEADLINE for the travel grant applications for on-site attendance: November 3rd
DEADLINE for the registration (onsite and online): October 30th (early-bird), November 15th (late)
OvGU students (including PhD students) or PostDocs can join online for free. Just fill-in the form: https://forms.office.com/r/wgnpXmZLvE Onsite registration is 310 USD: https://cvent.me/2gXDN1
Online fee (for non-OvGU): 50 USD.
We are pleased to announce that the International Autumn School on Situation Awareness in Cognitive Technologies (ISACT 2022) will be held from November 16 to 19, 2022 in Orlando, Florida, USA, in a hybrid fashion, in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS 2022).
Situation Awareness in Cognitive Technologies is a trending research direction that gained a lot of interest from the industry in recent years. Situation awareness is the key to providing the best possible user experience and supplying the user with the most relevant content - by establishing a grounded assessment of interactions, actions, etc., based on the environmental elements and corresponding events. With the astonishing development of the field of machine learning, especially of deep learning, one of the important aspects of the situation awareness of the machine learning models is by means of explainability. Therefore, this autumn school this autumn aims to present the fundamental aspects of situation awareness in cognitive technologies, which can be discussed in an interdisciplinary context, and will mainly be focusing on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and Explainable AI (XAI). Going with the theme of this year’s ICHMS 2022, the school will also be focusing on the topic of “human-autonomy teaming” in different areas – robotics, industry 4.0, autonomous driving, even medicine. To make this school an interactive learning experience, we would encourage the participants to share their research presentations (posters) related to the above-mentioned topics.
This year’s edition intends to bring together academia and industry to provide a large practical perspective to undergraduate and graduate (including early-stage PhD) students, as well as to young industry personnel. Attendees will be able to extend their knowledge in both theoretical and practical aspects of:
The International Autumn School on Situation Awareness in Cognitive Technologies 2022 will be held from November 16 to 19, 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA, in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS 2022). It is going to be a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, meet fellow students/employees, discuss ideas with experts, participate in an international conference and simply have a splendid time in the city of Orlando!
Registration Deadline (early-bird): October 30th, 2022
Travel Grant Application Deadline: October 20th, 2022 (now November 3rd)
Autumn School Date: November 16-19th, 2022
Early-bird registration for in-person attendance at the autumn school is possible till the deadline of 30th October, with a registration fee of USD 250, afterwards it will be USD 310. Register now: https://cvent.me/2gXDN1
We are also offering travel grants for students applying for the autumn school. Application deadline for the same is 20th October (New deadline: 3rd November), 2022. Apply now: https://forms.office.com/r/CWFBbmx2Dt
It will also be possible to join online.
Early-bird registration for online attendance is also possible till the deadline of 30th October, with a registration fee of USD/EUR 50, afterwards it will be USD/EUR 75. Register now: https://forms.office.com/r/wgnpXmZLvE (The registration fee has to transferred over PayPal to: https://paypal.me/soumickmj?country.x=DE&locale.x=en_US) For any other queries, please contact Erasmo Purificato (Email: erasmo.purificato(at)ovgu.de)
Dr. Soumick Chatterjee, OvGU Magdeburg
Rupali Khatun, Erlangen University Hospital
Erasmo Purificato, OvGU Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger, OvGU Magdeburg
Dissertation Defence Soumick Chatterjee
On 05.09.2022 we had the fourth dissertation defense this year: Soumick Chatterjee defended his research on "Reducing Artefacts in MRI Using Deep Learning: Enhancing Automatic Image Processing Pipelines". The dissertation committee was as follows: chairman Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stober, the reviewers Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger, Prof. Dr. Oliver Speck and Prof. Dr. Marleen de Bruijne as well as Prof. Dr. Ernesto De Luca as further member. We congratulate you sincerely!
New Mittelstand Digital Centre Magdeburg
On 1 August 2022, the new Mittelstand Digital Centre Magdeburg will open in the Experimental Factory. The funding of 5.5 million euros is provided by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. The new centre benefits from the experience gained from the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Centre Magdeburg, which will expire on 31.07.2022. The new funding phase begins on 01.08.2022 and will initially last three years. Five partners are pooling their digitalisation expertise to support small and medium-sized enterprises and craft enterprises in Saxony-Anhalt in their digital transformation. One of the partners is the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg with the Data and Knowledge Engineering goup led by Prof. Andreas Nürnberger. The DKE workgroup contributes its knowledge and experience in the field of artificial intelligence to improve existing processes, projects, products and business models. It participates in the design and offer of free and practice-oriented formats that cover the basics of the topics of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, advanced training and the implementation of concrete solutions.
For more information, please visit: https://www.vernetzt-wachsen.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/PM_01-22_Mittelstand_Digital_Zentrum_Magdeburg.pdf.