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General Information 

Professor of Computer Science, University of Bonn, Germany

Profiles: Google Scholar, DBLP, bibsonomy, LinkedIn

Office Address

Institut für Informatik III
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8
53115 Bonn


e-mail: elena.demidova at cs.uni-bonn dot de
phone: +49 (0)228 / 73-69560

Professional Experience



  • Russian: mother tongue
  • German: business fluent
  • English: business fluent
  • Spanish: basic knowledge

Memberships in professional organisations

  • ACM – Association for Computing Machinery (from 2016)
  • GI – German Association for Informatics (2014 – 2015)

Community Activities

  • Poster co-chair, The Web Conference 2021.
  • Editorial board member of the Semantic Web Journal (SWJ), IOS Press.
  • Doctoral consortium co-chair, TPDL 2020.
  • Workshop & Tutorial co-chair, International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2018.
  • Advisory Board Member of the WDAqua ITN 2017-2018.
  • Member of the W3C Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data Community Group.
  • Organizer of the Cleopatra workshop series:  International Workshop on Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics
  • Organizer of the PROFILES workshop series: International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling and fEderated Search for Web Data.
  • Guest editor for the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality. Special Issue on Quality Assessment of Knowledge Graphs Dedicated to the Memory of Amrapali Zaveri.
  • Guest editor for The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), Special Issue on Dataset Profiling and Federated Search for Linked Data, 12(3), 2016.
  • Journal Reviewing
    • Knowledge and Information Systems (Springer)
    • Semantic Web Journal (IOS Press)
    • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
    • Distributed and Parallel Databases (Springer)
    • International Journal on Digital Libraries (Springer)
    • Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Elsevier)
    • Natural Language Engineering (Cambridge Journals)
    • Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (LNCS Springer)
  • Senior Programme Committee Member
    • The Web Conference 2021, Semantics and Knowledge Track (WWW 2021)
    • The Web Conference 2020, Semantics and Knowledge Track (WWW 2020)
  • Programme Committee Member
  • Research Proposal Reviewing
    • Reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG) 2019
    • Reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 2019


  • Best demo award, 14th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2009).

Acquired Project Funding 

  • WorldKG. World-Scale Completion of Geographic Knowledge (DFG, SPP-VGIscience, 2019-2020), PI.
  • smashHit: Smart Dispatcher for Secure and Controlled Sharing of Distributed Personal and Industrial Data (EU H2020, 2020-2022), PI.
  • d-E-mand: Vorhersage von Ladebedarf bei Elektromobilität als Business Enabler (BMWi, 01/2020-12/2022, pending), PI.
  • CampaNeo, 07/2019-06/2022. Plattform für Echtzeit Fahrzeugdaten Kampagnen. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Germany, PI.
  • Cleopatra, 01/019-12/2022. Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN). EU H2020. PI, Coordinator.
  • Simple-ML, 08/2018-07/2021. “Big Data Machine Learning Workflows leicht gemacht”. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany. PI, Coordinator.
  • Data4UrbanMobility, 03/2017-04/2020. Data-Driven Mobility Services for the City of the Future. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany. PI, Coordinator.
  • QROWD, 2016–2019. Crowdsourcing Big Data. EU H2020. Proposal coordination.
  • KEYSTONE COST Action, 2013-2017. Semantic Search in Structured Data. COST EU. PI.

Networking and Travel Grants

  • Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) “Interlingual Information Extraction in Temporal Web Collections”, ISST Laboratory, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia, March 2017.
  • ACM SIGIR Travel grant, 2010.