Fachbereich 6 Mathematik/Informatik

Institut für Informatik

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Stiftungsprofessur Semantische Informationssysteme gefördert von der ROSEN Gruppe.

Semantic Information Systems


Research Group Semantic Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Martin Atzmüller

Secretary: Jantje Apfeld
+49 541 969 2480

Semantic Information Systems
Institute of Computer Science
Osnabrueck University
P.O. Box 4469
49069 Osnabrueck, Germany



The research of the ROSEN-Group-Endowed Chair of Semantic Information Systems and the according research group, headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Atzmueller, centers around Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Its major focus is on machine learning and data mining on complex data such as graphs, networks, and temporal data, also with a human-centered perspective.

Overall, our work focuses on how to 'make sense' of complex information and knowledge processes - leveraging the massive amounts of data collected in science and industry by intelligent analytics and semantic interpretation. For instance, this includes the identification of interesting/exceptional patterns and structures, predictive  modeling, analysis and exploration of complex heterogeneous and multi-modal data, as well as human-centered decision support.

By connecting computational approaches with the human cognitive, behavioral, and social contextual perspectives - thus linking technologies with their users - our goal is to augment human intelligence and to assist human actors in all their purposes, both online and in the physical world.

Research Assistants/Phd Students

  • Arnab Ghosh Chowdhury
  • Dan Hudson
  • Leonid Schwenke
  • Stefan Bloemheuvel (JADS)
  • Jurgen van den Hoogen (JADS)
  • Parisa Shayan (TiU)


  • MODUS is a project funded by DFG for Model-based Anomaly Pattern Detection and Analysis in Ubiquitous and Social Interaction Networks.

  • Di-Plast: Digital Circular Economy for the Plastics Industry (funded by Interreg NWE). Di-Plast improves processes for a more stable rPM material supply and quality using artificial intelligence methods and data science approaches: sensoring generates data within supply chains; data analytics provides information about rPM quality, amounts, and supply timing; Value Stream Management improves rPM processes & logistics, environmental assessments validate sustainability.

  • NWO KIEM ICT ODYN: Observing Team Dynamics and Communication using Sensor-Based Social Analytics.

  • Resilient Athletes: In this interdisciplinary project (funded by ZonMW), a multidisciplinary personalized human-sensor-based data science approach is being developed and applied. We focus on the resilience of athletes, with the aim that athletes can cope with the physical and mental stress factors to which they are exposed.


  • VIKAMINE is an extensible open-source rich-client environment and platform for pattern mining and analytics. VIKAMINE features several powerful and intuitive visualizations complemented by fast automatic mining methods; it is provided as Open Source, under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
  • The R subgroup package (rsubgroup R package) provides a wrapper around the VIKAMINE core.


Summer term/Sommersemester 2021

  • Database Systems (Vorlesung Datenbanksysteme)
  • Oberseminar Semantic Information Systems/Semantische Informationssysteme