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Oscar Corcho

ocorchoFull Professor

 Office 2209 - Facultad de Informática
Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, España
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Oscar Corcho is Full Professor at Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial (Facultad de Informática , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) , and he belongs to the Ontology Engineering Group.

His research activities are focused on Semantic e-Science and Real World Internet, although he also works in the more general areas of Semantic Web and Ontological Engineering. In these areas, he has participated in a number of EU projects (DrInventor, Wf4Ever, PlanetData, SemsorGrid4Env, ADMIRE, OntoGrid, Esperonto, Knowledge Web and OntoWeb), and Spanish R&D projects (CENITS mIO!, España Virtual  and Buscamedia, myBigData, GeoBuddies), and has also participated in privately-funded projects like ICPS (International Classification of Patient Safety), funded by the World Health Organisation, and HALO, funded by Vulcan Inc.

Previously, he worked as a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Manchester, and was a research manager at iSOCO. He holds a degree in Computer Science, an MSc in Software Engineering and a PhD in Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence from UPM. He was awarded the Third National Award by the Spanish Ministry of Education in 2001.

He has published several books, from which “Ontological Engineering" can be highlighted as it is being used as a reference book in a good number of university lectures worldwide, and more than 100 papers in journals, conferences and workshops. He usually participates in the organisation or in the programme committees of relevant international conferences and workshops. 


Oscar is currently participating in the following R&D projects:

  • PlanetData is a network of Excellence whose aim is to establish a sustainable European community of researchers in the area of large-scale semantic data management.
  • Ciudad2020 is focused on providing technologies for smart cities.

He has also participated in the following projects, some of which have had a large impact in the aforementioned research areas:

  • Wf4Ever is focused on the preservation and efficient retrieval and reuse of digital libraries of scientific workflows.
  • SemsorGrid4Env. Semantic Sensor Grids for Rapid Application Development for Environmental Management (FP7-ICT-223913)
  • ADMIRE. Advanced Data Mining and Integration Research for Europe (FP7-215024)
  • mIO! - Tecnologías para prestar servicios en movilidad en el futuro universo inteligente.
  • BUSCAMEDIA - Hacia una semántica Adaptación de Medios Digitales multirredmultiterminal.
  • GeoBuddies. Collaborative semantic annotation on mobile devices in the Camino de Santiago (TSI2007-65677-C02-01)
  • OntoGrid. Paving the Way to Knowledgeable Grid Services and Systems (FP6-511513)
  • WS-DAIOnt-OWL. Providing a Grid-compliant access to and reasoning with OWL ontologies (MERG-CT-2007-046415)
  • RSSGRID. Reasoning Services for the Semantic Grid (FP6-2002-Mobility-5-006668)
  • HALO. Digital Aristotle. Funded by Vulcan, Inc
  • DIP. Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services (FP6-507483)
  • HOPS. Enabling and Intelligent Natural Language Based Hub for the Deployment of Advanced Semantically Enriched Multi-channel Mass-scale Online Public Services (IST-2002-507967)
  • Esperonto. Application Service Provision of Semantic Annotation, Aggregation, Indexing and Routing of Textual, Multimedia, and Multilingual Web Content (IST-2001-34373)
  • SWWS. Semantic Web enabled Web Services (IST-2001-37134)
  • Knowledge Web. Realizing the Semantic Web (FP6-507482)
  • ODE-PICSEL. Dynamic service discovery in WebODE (HF-2002-0013)
  • Plataforma Tecnológica para la web semántica: Ontologías, análisis de lenguaje natural y comercio electrónico (TIC-2001-2745)
  • OntoWeb. Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce (IST-2000-29243)
  • MKBEEM. Multilingual Knowledge Based European Electronic Marketplace (IST-1999-10589)

Publications and Other Results

Some of the most relevant publications are listed below:

A complete list of publications can be found here.



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