UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID (UPM) - Spain
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university as well as a renowned European institution. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level. More than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in 216 Research Groups, 10 Research Centres and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transforming the knowledge generated into advances applied to the production sector.
The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, is among its lines of strategy. These two commitments place it among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime. UPM heads the Spanish Universities’ participation in the 7th European Framework Program with more than 280 projects and more than €80M funding. Moreover, every year, UPM applies for around 40 patents and receives a similar number of concessions demonstrating a high commitment to innovation. UPM is leader in business creation, having generated around 140 businesses. Its support and backing of the business sector is very close and it annually signs around 600 contracts with private businesses. UPM is an institution committed to the transfer of knowledge generated through its research structures to society, and its transformation into advances and technological developments applied to the productive sector.
The Ontology Engineering Group (OEG), led by Prof. Dr. Gómez-Pérez, has been working on the provision of ontologies, semantic infrastructures, multilingualism, sensor data and linked data since 1995. The OEG is ranked in the 8th position in the set of UPM research groups. It is composed of 30 researchers with a consolidated reputation in the fields of: Ontological Engineering, Data Integration, Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, NLP and Semantic e-Science. The OEG has coordinated seven European projects (WS-DAIOnt-OWL, OntoGrid, SemsorGrid4Env, SEALS, INTERACTIVEX, and now SemData and LiDER). Moreover, Members of the OEG participated in many EU IST projects (e.g. MKBEEM, OntoWeb, Knowledge Web, SemsorGrid4Env, ADMIRE, PlanetData, Wf4Ever, READY4SmartCities, DrInventor, LiDER etc.) . In addition, members of the OEG participate on more than 15 working groups at the Consortium of the World Wide Web. The OEG has participated in 19 research and technology transfer contracts with Spanish and International companies and organizations (e.g., AENOR, OMS, FAO, Fujitsu, Telefonica, Indra, Atos Origin, National Spanish Library) and has collaborated with relevant international research groups in prestigious universities such as Stanford University (USA), University of Southern California (USA), University of Manchester (UK), National e-Science Centre (UK), Universität Karslruhe (Germany), Vrije Universiteit (Netherlands), and National University of Galway (Ireland).