Markus Krötzsch


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Markus Krötzsch

Since July 2010, I am doing research at the Computing Laboratory at the University of Oxford. Information about my research and teaching, contact details, and further relevant data can be found below.



My research is focussed on information systems and (semantic) Web technologies, ranging from foundational studies in knowledge representation and reasoning to implementations of deployable systems (including 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

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 Oxford University Computing Laboratory. He completed his PhD studies at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2010. His research is focused on knowledge representation and information processing, related applications like the Semantic Web, and relevant 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.
  • Skype: kroetzsch (only for people I know personally)
  • Yes, I have accounts at LinkedIn, Facebook, and XING – though there is also some truth in this rant
  • Address
Markus Kroetzsch
Wolfson Building
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3QD 
United Kingdom
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