Markus Krötzsch


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Markus Krötzsch

Since March 2005, I am doing research at the AIFB institute at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where I have also completed my PhD thesis. Information about my research and teaching, contact details, and further relevant data can be found below.



My research is focussed on the practical use of Semantic Web technologies, ranging from foundational studies in knowledge representation and reasoning to actual implementations of deployable systems (especially the one that runs this site)


Further activities

  • Lead developer of Semantic MediaWiki
  • Member of the new W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) working group
  • Former member of W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF) working group
  • Maintainer of, the Semantic Web community portal (together with Denny Vrandecic)

Reviewing and committee memberships

I have been reviewing (on programme committees or individual requests) for the following journals:

I serve or have served as a programme committee member of the following events:

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Organised events and tutorials

Invited talks

See also the talk section in publications.

Curriculum vitae

  • Born on May 6th 1981 in Rodewisch, Germany
  • Married, no children
  • Contact data


Jobs and civil service

Grants and awards

Short CV

Many occasions require a brief personal description. Here is a typical example of what I might use:

Markus Krötzsch is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he also completed his PhD thesis. He received his Master of Science at the International Center for Computational Logic at Dresden University of Technology in 2005. His research is focused on knowledge representation on the Semantic Web, its practical applications, and its algorithmic and logical foundations. He also is the lead developer of the successful Semantic Web application platform Semantic MediaWiki, co-editor of the W3C OWL 2 specification, chief maintainer of the community portal, and co-author of the textbook Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies.

Contact data

  • Email:
    • I receive many emails. Some might be overlooked or lost. Feel free to re-send your unanswered message.
    • Random requests for software support or other consultations will usually be ignored, unless I have some concrete personal commitment or research interest.
  • Phone: +49 721 608 7362 (work)
  • Fax: +49 721 608 5998
  • Skype: kroetzsch (only for people I know personally)
  • My university homepage (featuring my GPG/PGP key)
  • Yes, I have accounts at LinkedIn, Facebook, and XING – though there is also some truth in this rant
  • Mail address
Markus Krötzsch
Institut AIFB
Gebäude 11.40
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
76128 Karlsruhe
  • Visitors' address
Room 245
Kollegiengebäude am Ehrenhof
Englerstraße 11
76131 Karlsruhe
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