The 4th Workshop at INFORMATIK2020, October 2020

On October 2, INFORMATIK2020 will host the 4th ORKG workshop. For centuries, scholarly work has been communicated using documents, in print and more recently in digital PDF documents. Given the current proliferation of scholarly literature and the increasing effort required to digest the literature even in narrow areas of research, it is time to rethink scholarly communication. The Open Research Knowledge Graph aims to capture key scholarly knowledge published in articles in a structured manner and enable novel and innovative services for scholarly knowledge processing. In this 4th Workshop on Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG2020) we will provide a brief overview of the initiative and an overview of the latest ORKG service developments, and hear about related work in lightning talks.

If you are interested in contributing a (lightning) talk or have other suggestions please contact us.

Note that the annual conference as well as the workshop are free of charge, but you need to register.

10:00 - 12:00Introduction and developments 
10:00 - 10:30Welcome and introductionSören Auer
10:30 - 11:00Frontend developmentsAllard Oelen and Kheir Farfar
11:00 - 11:30Backend developmentsManuel Prinz
11:30 - 12:00Discussion 
12:00 - 13:00Break 
13:00 - 15:00Keynote and Talks 
13:00 - 13:45Toward Direct Representation of Scholarly Research ReportsRobert Allen (Keynote Speaker)
13:45 - 14:00Scientific Knowledge in a Data-Centric WorldStefano Canali
14:00 - 14:15Beyond research data infrastructures - exploiting artificial & crowd intelligence for building research knowledge graphsDimitar Dimitrov
14:15 - 14:30Live Reviews of COVID-19 Research: Automatic Updating and Visualization of Rapid Reviews of COVID-19 Interventions and TreatmentsChristopher Soo-Guan Khoo
14:30 - 14:45Semi-automatic extraction of nanopublications from literature and translation into biological expression language BELJuliane Fluck
14:45 - 15:00Ontology-driven Research in Material ScienceDanilo Dessì
15:00 - 16:00Discussion 

Workshop on Content Curation, October 2019

On October 2, 2019, Open Access Tage will host a 2-hours workshop dedicated to curating the ORKG content and discuss possible roles of subject librarians in content curation. This is a first workshop of this kind and aims to kick-start the discussion on the important question on how to ensure high content quality, who ensures quality and what tools are needed to do so. The preliminary timetable is as follows:

14:00 - 14:30Welcome, Introduction to the ORKG, QuestionsMarkus Stocker
14:30 - 15:30Moderated discussionAll
15:30 - 16:00Next steps and conclusionMarkus Stocker

The 3rd Workshop, September 2019

On September 9, 2019, SEMANTiCS will host the third workshop. We will give an overview of the initiative for the development of an Open Research Knowledge Graph (, which captures semantically structured information about scientific contributions to facilitate novel forms of exploration and assistance in scholarly communication. Following the previous two workshops, we will give an overview of the latest ORKG service developments, hear about related work in lightning talks, and advance specific topics related to the digitalization of scholarly communication in workgroups. The preliminary timetable is as follows:

09:00 - 10:30Introduction to the ORKG initiative and latest service developments 
09:00 - 09:20Welcome and introductionSören Auer
09:20 - 09:40Latest frontend developmentsKheir Farfar
09:40 - 10:00Latest backend developmentsManuel Prinz
10:00 - 10:20Information Extraction with Natural Language ProcessingArthur Brack
10:20 - 10:30Discussion 
10:30 - 11:00Break 
11:00 - 12:30Lightning talks 
11:00 - 11:20The fbwTube open, semantic educational video platformVera Meister
11:20 - 11:40Knowledge Graphs - A Visual ExplorationVitalis Wiens
11:40 - 12:00Micropublishing Infrastructure for Publication Information or Something AlikeNatanael Arndt
12:00 - 12:20Six challenges of machine actionable scholarly knowledgeMarkus Stocker
12:30 - 13:30Lunch 
13:30 - 15:00WorkgroupsAll
 GROUP 1: Bring your paper along, presented at SEMANTiCS or elsewhereKheir Farfar
 GROUP 2: Important new services the ORKG currently missesManuel Prinz
 GROUP 3: Which challenges should we tackle first and how?Markus Stocker
15:00 - 15:30Break 
15:30 - 17:30Summary, discussion, next steps, conclusionsAll

The 2nd Workshop, November 2018

On November 22, 2018, TIB will host the second workshop as a post-conference event immediately following the 13th International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences 2018.

The 1st Workshop, March 2018

The first workshop was held on March 20, 2018, at TIB, Hannover. Attended by 40 participants, the workshop was a first opportunity to provide an overview of the research knowledge graph vision; for TIB to provide position statements on a possible architecture, user interface, and the conceptualization of core concepts; actively advance these aspects in parallel workgroups; as well as collect thoughts on knowledge graphs for research from external participants.