Department of Distributed and Web Information Systems

The Department of Distributed and Web Information Systems conducts basic and applied research on data management problems rising in Web applications and distributed computing in general. Focus is on methods and technologies to support search and exploration on the Web during a creativity cycle: from the abstraction describing the search domain, the information harvest and retrieval tasks and the adaptation of results to user needs, to the classification of results and exchange with other users. Web applications for Bio-sciences is one of the use-cases adopted. Strong interest also exists for modeling and data management issues for the Semantic Web and ontologies, heterogenous data source integration problems, web services, and semistructured data storage and querying. Finally, focus is also given on real-time information systems, like sensor networks and p2p/grid systems.