Positions

Overview

  • Research group leader at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Interested in knowledge infrastructures, in particular research infrastructures for the earth and environmental sciences. I hold a PhD in Environmental Informatics from the University of Eastern Finland, a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Eastern Finland, and a Diploma (MSc) in Informatics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to TIB, I held a postdoctoral research associate position at PANGAEA, the Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, at the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany. I continue to be affiliated with MARUM. As a member of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), I am involved in various groups, in particular the WG Persistent Identification of Instruments and the IG From Observational Data to Information. Author of Wavellite, a software framework for situation awareness in environmental monitoring, and Emrooz, a scalable database for sensor data, I have several years of professional experience in software development and semantic technologies, with positions at Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol, UK and Clark & Parsia, Washington DC, USA. I enjoy working together with scientists and have experiences with aerosol scientists, biogeochemists, and agricultural scientists. I actively collaborate with environmental research infrastructures, in particular ACTRIS and ICOS.
  • Selected Publications

    Abstract

    Year Title
    2017 Machine actionable information about observed environmentsGeophysical Research Abstracts. 2017
    2016 Persistent Identifiers: a Prerequisite to Establish the Framework for Scholarly Link Exchange-Scholix. Abstract IN41D-07 presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, 12-16 December 2016
    2016 THOR: Connecting People, Places, and ThingsGeophysical Research Abstracts. 2016

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 From Data to Machine Readable Information Aggregated in Research ObjectsD-lib magazine : the magazine of digital library research.  23. 2017
    2017 Terminology Supported Archiving and Publication of Environmental Science Data in PANGAEAJournal of Biotechnology.  261:177-186. 2017
    2017 The Scholix Framework for Interoperability in Data-Literature Information ExchangeD-lib magazine : the magazine of digital library research.  23:1-2. 2017
    2017 The selection of suitable sites for traditional charcoal production: ideas and practice in southern SwitzerlandJournal of Historical Geography.  57:1-16. 2017
    2016 Detection and classification of vehicles by measurement of road-pavement vibration and by means of supervised machine learningJournal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.  20:125-137. 2016
    2016 Knowledge-based environmental research infrastructure: moving beyond dataEarth Science Informatics.  9:47-65. 2016
    2016 Representing Situational Knowledge for Disease Outbreaks in AgricultureJournal of Agricultural Informatics.  7:29-39. 2016
    2015 An alternative approach to transverse and profile terrain curvatureInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science.  29:643-666. 2015
    2015 Atmospheric Environment and Quality of Life Information Extraction from Twitter with the Use of Self-Organizing MapsJournal of environmental informatics : JEI.  26:27-40. 2015
    2014 Representing situational knowledge acquired from sensor data for atmospheric phenomenaEnvironmental Modelling & Software.  58:27-47. 2014
    2014 Situational Knowledge Representation for Traffic Observed by a Pavement Vibration Sensor NetworkIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.  15:1441-1450. 2014

    Arbeitspapier

    Year Title
    2018 Towards an Open Research Knowledge Graph 2018

    Chapter

    Year Title
    Advancing the Software Systems of Environmental Knowledge InfrastructuresTerrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities. 399-423.

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2015 A Software System for the Discovery of Situations Involving Drivers in StormsEnvironmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications. 11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 25-27, 2015. Proceedings. 226-234. 2015
    2015 Emrooz: A Scalable Database for SSN ObservationsJoint Proceedings of the 1st Joint International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks and Terra Cognita (SSN-TC 2015) and the 4th International Workshop on Ordering and Reasoning (OrdRing 2015) co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015). Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, October 11th and 12th, 2015.. 1-12. 2015
    2015 Provenance in Systems for Situation Awareness in Environmental MonitoringEnvironmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications. 11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 25-27, 2015. Proceedings. 169-177. 2015
    2015 Quality Control of Environmental Measurement Data with Quality FlaggingEnvironmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications. 11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 25-27, 2015. Proceedings. 343-350. 2015
    2014 Abstractions from Sensor Data with Complex Event Processing and Machine LearningProceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19.. 1273-1280. 2014
    2014 Designing Resilience Mediators for Control SystemsProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification, and Control, Innsbruck, Austria, February 17-19.. 147-154. 2014
    2014 Towards an Ontology for Situation Assessment in Environmental MonitoringProceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19.. 1281-1288. 2014
    2014 Trustworthiness Modelling on Continuous Environmental MeasurementProceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19.. 955-962. 2014
    2013 Acquisition and Representation of Knowledge for Atmospheric New Particle FormationEnvironmental Software Systems. Fostering Information Sharing. 10th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2013, Neusiedl am See, Austria, October 9-11, 2013. Proceedings. 98-108. 2013
    2013 TiTiMaKe: A Distributed Service Architecture for Security ApplicationsEnvironmental Software Systems. Fostering Information Sharing. 10th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2013, Neusiedl am See, Austria, October 9-11, 2013. Proceedings. 381-390. 2013
    2012 Making Sense of Sensor Data Using Ontology: A Discussion for Residential Building MonitoringArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations. AIAI 2012 International Workshops: AIAB, AIeIA, CISE, COPA, IIVC, ISQL, MHDW, and WADTMB, Halkidiki, Greece, September 27-30, 2012, Proceedings, Part II. 341-350. 2012
    2012 Making Sense of Sensor Data Using Ontology: A Discussion for Road Vehicle ClassificationProceedings of the 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5.. 2387-2394. 2012
    2012 PelletSpatial: A Hybrid RCC-8 and RDF/OWL Reasoning and Query EngineProceedings of the 5th International OWLED Workshop, Chantilly, Virginia, USA, October 23-24.. 1-8. 2012
    2012 PelletSpatial: A Hybrid RCC-8 and RDF/OWL Reasoning and Query EngineProceedings of the 5th International OWLED Workshop, Chantilly, Virginia, USA, October 23-24.. 1-8. 2012
    2011 The Relevance of Measurement Data in Environmental Ontology LearningEnvironmental Software Systems. Frameworks of eEnvironment. 9th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2011, Brno, Czech Republic, June 27-29, 2011. Proceedings. 445-453. 2011
    2008 Owlgres: A Scalable OWL ReasonerProceedings of the 4th International OWLED Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-27.. 2008
    2008 SPARQL Basic Graph Pattern Optimization Using Selectivity EstimationWWW '08 : Proceedings of the 17th international conference on World Wide Web, Beijing, China, April 21-25.. 595-604. 2008
    2007 Semantic Process Retrieval with iSPARQLThe Semantic Web: Research and Applications ; 4th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, June 3-7, 2007. Proceedings. 609-623. 2007
    2007 The Fundamentals of iSPARQL: A Virtual Triple Approach For Similarity-Based Semantic Web TasksThe Semantic Web : 6th International Semantic Web Conference, 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2007 + ASWC 2007, Busan, Korea, November 11-15, 2007. Proceedings. 295-309. 2007

    Conference Poster

    Year Title
    2007 SPARQL Query Optimization Using Selectivity Estimation 2007

    Document

    Year Title
    2017 Recording Information Acquired by Interpreting Observational Data of Environmental Research Infrastructures 2017

    Report

    Year Title
    2017 Services that Enable Integration and Cross-Linking Across Different Types of Identifiers and Data Types 2017
    2017 Services that Support Claiming of Datasets in Multiple Workflows 2017
    2016 Demonstration of Services to Integrate ORCIDs into Data Records and Database Systems 2016
    2013 Programming by Construction : Technical report 1092 2013
    2007 ARQo: The Architecture for an ARQ Static Query Optimizer. Technical report HPL-2007-92 2007
    2007 OptARQ: A SPARQL Optimization Approach based on Triple Pattern Selectivity Estimation. Technical report ifi-2007.03 2007

    Thesis

    Year Title
    2017 Semantic Representation of Marine Monitoring Data. Masters Thesis 2017
    2015 Situation Awareness in Environmental Monitoring. Doctoral Dissertation (PhD)Publications of the University of Eastern Finland Dissertations in Forestry and Natural Sciences. 2015
    2006 The Fundamentals of iSPARQL. Diploma Thesis (MSc) 2006

    Full Name

  • Markus Stocker
  • Orcid Id

  • http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5492-3212 (pending confirmation)