Several PhD Positions
Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University in Denmark offers
several PhD Fellow vacancies for 3 years
expected to start on March 1 2008
with a deadline for applications on January 1 2008
In the context of interdisciplinary EU project KIWI: Knowledge in the Wiki under FP7 program for intelligent content and semantics.
Your research will focus on topics in the following areas:
- advanced personalization techniques for semantic wikis
- user and group modelling in semantic wikis
- application of advanced reason maintenance and reasoning to user modelling and personalization
- combining results of information extraction and semantic web technologies with personalization and user modelling
- application and evaluation of semantic wikis for software project and development knowledge management
The overall objective of the project KIWI is to develop an advanced knowledge
management system (the ''KIWI system'') based on a semantic wiki. This system
will support collaborative knowledge creation and sharing, and use semantic
descriptions and reasoning as a means to intelligently author, change and
deliver content. A particularly salient aspect of combining wikis with advanced
semantic technologies is that the wiki still is a generic and flexible tool, but
semantic technologies allow to provide specific support for the user based on
domain, context, role, and experience.
The KIWI consortium brings together leading research groups (Salzburg
Research Austria, Aalborg University Denmark, Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic, LMU Munich Germany) in the areas of semantic wikis, reasoning,
information extraction, personalisation, and knowledge management for software
processes. These are matched by two large international corporations in
knowledge intensive areas (Sun Microsystems and WM-data) that offer use cases
demonstrating a clear need for the advanced knowledge management we envision in
the project, and by the Semantic Web Company from Austria - a SME specialised in dissemination of
This ensures that after your phd training you will have a multidisciplinary
background with focus on one or more areas mentioned above in your research. The
topics are highly relevant for academia as well as industry thus extending your
opportunity on the job market.
You must have an excellent master degree (or equivalent) in computer science
or closely related field. You should posses good knowledge in one or several of
the above mentioned areas as well as implementation and programming skills in
Java and rule based languages. Good proficiency in English is expected. Danish
language skills are useful but not mandatory.
Your main duties will be to perform research and programming within the
project. You will be given an opportunity to develop your teaching skills as
well. Your salary will be approximately 24 000 DKK before taxes
(1EUR is approximately 7.5 DKK). You will work in a very social environment.
Aalborg is a regional center of a very beautiful area with nice beaches and
Further information on how to apply can be found at the following web site:
Please send your application no later than January 1 2008.
As described at above mentioned web site, we will expect within your
application usual documents such as cv, copies of your degree certificates, list
of publications (if any), transcripts of your university study results, master
thesis extended abstract as well as motivation letter containing suggestions how
to approach the above mentioned area in the project.
For informal inquires please contact Peter Dolog: dolog [at] cs [dot] aau [dot] dk , tel: +45 9635 9974
You can contact me at dolog at cs dot aau dot dk