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Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter

Phone: +49 (721) 608 44283
Email: york sure-vetter∂kit edu

Research Group: Web Science
Room: 5A-20 (Building: 05.20)

Office Hour: Wed, 8:30 am - 9:30 am.
by appointment only
Office: Beate Kühner


York Sure-Vetter is Full Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB). His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, Semantic Web. He likes to combine research with innovation and technology transfer.

Prof. Sure-Vetter obtained a Diploma in industrial engineering and earned his Doctor's degree at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). From 2007 to 2009 he was Senior Researcher at SAP AG. From 2009 to 2015 Prof. Sure-Vetter was President of the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the major German research infrastructure for the social sciences. During that time, he held a professorship position by joint appointment procedure, firstly at the University of Koblenz-Landau and afterwards at the University of Mannheim. In 2015 York Sure-Vetter was appointed as professor at the KIT-Institute AIFB. Currently he is chairing the executive board of AIFB as elected spokesperson.

Prof. Sure-Vetter was a guest lecturer e.g. at Stanford University. He was awarded with several awards for research as well as for teaching, among others the IBM UIMA Innovation Award, the Wolfgang-Heilmann award of the Integrata Foundation and several times the HECTOR Teaching Award.



Active Projects


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Founding Chair of the General Assembly of the European Research Data Infrastructure CESSDA ERIC (2013-2015)
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Know Center, Graz, Austria
Member of the board of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (since 2011)
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "German Education Portal" at the DIPF - Educational Research and Educational Information (since 2010)
Area Chair, World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010), Raleigh, NC, USA
Mitglied des Deutschen Nationalen Beirats der OECD-Studie "PIAAC: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies" (2009-2014)
Member of the RatSWD - German Data Forum (2009-2014)
Member of the OC of the ISWC - International Semantic Web Conference (2007)
Member of the OC of the ESTC - European Semantic Technologies Conference (2007)
Member of the Steering Committee of the ESWC - European Semantic Web Conference (2006-2007)
Programme Chair of the ESWC - European Semantic Web Conference (2006)
Member of the steering committee of the GI SIG Knowledge Management (2006-2007)
Co-Editor of the Semantic Grid - Special Issue of Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics
Co-Programme Chair of the Semantics 2006
Member of the OC of the ISWC - International Semantic Web Conference (2005)
Co-Organiser of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Grid (05271)
Member of the OC of the ESWC - European Semantic Web Conference (2005)
Member of the OC of the ISWC - International Semantic Web Conference (2004)
Co-Organiser of the WM2001 - 1st National Conference on Professional Knowledge Management, Experiences and Visions
German Association for Informatics

Research area
Semantic Web, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation And Reasoning, Knowledge Portals, Semantic Technologies, Big Data, Internet of Things, Complex Event Processing, Semantic Web Services, Deep Learning, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Search, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science

KIT Functions and Competence Field

Cognition and Information Engineering