Picture of Olaf Hartig Olaf Hartig
Assistant Professor (Universitetslektor)
Division for Database and Information Techniques
Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA)
Linköping University

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Sep. 8, 2017: I will be the Co-Chair of the Semantic Data Management and Big Data Track of the 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC). The conference takes place next year in June in Heraklion, Crete.

Aug. 13, 2017: Our article about "SPARQL with Property Paths on the Web" has finally been published in Volume 8, number 6, of the Semantic Web Journal. It has the DOI 10.3233/SW-160237. On the Web page for the submission you find a PDF of the manuscript and the reviews.

Jul. 14, 2017: Our research paper, with Ian Letter and Jorge Pérez (both Universidad de Chile), got accepted to the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC). The title of the paper is "A Formal Framework for Comparing Linked Data Fragments." We have made available a PDF file preprint of this paper.

Jul. 12, 2017: I wrote a brief blog post about the Dagstuhl seminar on "Federated Semantic Data Management" that I co-organized two weeks ago.

Jul. 10, 2017: I have been promoted to the role of an associate editor of the Journal of Web Semantics.

Apr. 29, 2017: I have got two papers accepted at the 11th Alberto Mendelzon International Workshop on Foundation of Databases and the Web (AMW), which will take place in June 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The first paper is a collaboration with Jorge Pérez. The title of this paper is "An Initial Analysis of Facebook's GraphQL Language." I have made available a PDF file preprint of this paper. The second paper is titled "Foundations of RDF* and SPARQL* - An Alternative Approach to Statement-Level Metadata in RDF" and I also have a PDF file preprint of it.

Research Interests

I am interested in problems related to the management of data and databases. My focus in this broad context is on data on the Web (Semantic Web and Linked Data, in particular) and on graph data, as well as on problems in which the data is distributed over multiple, autonomous and/or heterogeneous sources (keyword: federated data management). Other keywords that appear in some of my work are data provenance and data quality. Regarding all of these topics, my interests range from systems-building related research (e.g., efficient storage of datasets and databases, query processing, and query optimization) all the way to theoretical foundations (e.g., complexity and expressive power of query languages).


Here is my academic CV: PDF file

Selected Publications

This following list contains selected publications. There is also a complete list of all my publications.

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