Knowledge Discovery & Management -- Research Group

Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group brings together a group of researchers and research students working on a range of problems related to discovering, codifying, structuring, sharing and utilizing knowledge in contemporary organisational settings. Our research is both theoretical as well as applied and draws on emerging developments in areas such as knowledge discovery and data/text/web mining, ontologies and semantic web, social network analysis, and Economics of Information Technologies. Much of the research is at the intersection of Computer Science and Information Systems. The primary research themes are:

Research Themes:

  • IT-Centric Service Systems and Service Computing
  • Ontologies, Semantic Web, and information integration
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Communities-of-Practice and Social Network Analysis
  • Knowledge Economy
  • We also work with the centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing,, on the theme, "Service Computing".

News, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops

Lastest News

A/Prof Pascal Hitzler Presented "Data Integration with Ontology Design Patterns" at the Baser Seminar Series

Pascal Hitzler is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Prof. Davis Gave a Talk on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof Joseph Davis presented "Human Computation and Crowdsourcing: Conceptual Foundations, Emerging Directions" at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 8 December 2014.

Lastest Seminars

Title Speaker Datesort icon
Processing Large Graphs - A Most Versatile Data Structure
Prof. Abraham Bernstein, PhD, University of Zurich
Wed, 26/08/2015 - 16:00
Online Controlled Experiments: Lessons from Running A/B/n Tests for 12 Years
Ronny Kohavi
Thu, 13/08/2015 - 13:30
Bit-BY-BIT: Storage and Querying of RDF Data Using Bit-Vectors
Dr Medha Atre
Wed, 10/06/2015 - 16:00
Programming the Global Brain - Implication for Computer Science
Prof. Abraham Bernstein
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 16:00
Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
Prof. Joseph Davis
Sun, 01/09/2013 - 10:00
Design Knowledge Production
Prof. Andy Dong
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 14:30
Big Data and Analytics
Prof. Joseph Davis
Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:00
Future Cities Laboratory – Simulation Platform
Professor Dr Gerhard Schmitt- ETH Zürich
Fri, 25/11/2011 - 15:00
EII-Basser Seminar Series; Topic: The Future of the Internet is Coordination
Dr. Charles Petrie - Senior Research Scientist, Stanford CS Logic Group
Fri, 15/07/2011 - 16:00
KDMRG Visitor Presentation; Topic: Practical Web Services
Dr. Charles Petrie - Senior Research Scientist, Stanford CS Logic Group
Thu, 14/07/2011 - 11:00

Lastest Conferences

Australasian Web Conference (AWC) 2015

27/01/2015 - 09:00
30/01/2015 - 17:00
Conference Description: 

The relentless growth in Internet functionality and broadband access has enabled a new wave of innovations that are transforming the way people and organisations interact, communicate, and collaborate. The third Australasian Web Conference (AWC) is part of the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW) and focuses on presenting original contributions on research, development, and applications, related to all fields of Web research. AWC 2015 invites submissions dealing with all areas of Web research, including but not limited to the following:

  • Semantic Web
  • Linked open data
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Web mining
  • Deep Web
  • Emerging Web techniques
  • Information retrieval
  • Interfaces and accessibility
  • Interoperability and heterogeneous systems
  • Mobile Web
  • Performance, scalability and availability
  • Personalisation and recommender systems
  • Security and privacy
  • Social networks and communities
  • Social Web and analytics
  • Mashups
  • Web of things
  • Web search
  • Service Web, Web services, and service-oriented computing
  • XML and semi-structured data management

Prof. Joseph Davis will serve as the conference chair.


Parramatta, Sydney, Australia

Second Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation

19/11/2012 - 09:00
20/11/2012 - 19:00
Conference Description: 

With the increasingly dominant role that the service sector plays in both developed and emerging economies, the conceptualisation, design, delivery, and evaluation of service systems have attracted significant research attention and policy focus. There is also a growing recognition of the critical role of service innovation in improving productivity levels and quality of life. The transition from the manufacturing and goods-based orientation to more of a service-dominant logic has gathered momentum in recent years. Information and communication technologies (ICT) play a central role in the design and delivery of service systems. Internet and World Wide Web-related developments such as web 2.0, semantic web, cloud infrastructure, and service-oriented computing and web services, social computing, and (internet-based) human computation are just a few of the technological advances that are helping to redefine the landscape of service systems.

The Service Science Society of Australia is the apex national body representing the services research community of Australia. It seeks to promote the understanding and use of service science in government, industry and academia. The Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation series serves as its annual meeting.

The second Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation will bring together a cross-disciplinary group of researchers and practitioners who are engaged in research and development in the area of services, broadly defined. It will feature keynote addresses and invited lectures by prominent researchers in the field. There will also be contributed paper sessions as well as a forum for PhD students to present their service-related thesis research. An industry forum featuring a few of the key players in industry and government will also be a part of the symposium.

Topics of Interest

  • Service science
  • Smart services
  • Service computing and web services
  • Human computation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Cloud computing
  • Service systems design
  • Service systems engineering
  • Service technologies
  • Applications and case studies
  • Value co-creation in service systems
  • Service economy
  • Service marketing and CRM
  • Abstract Submission

    Researchers and research students who work on service-related topics are invited to submit a two-page abstract of their paper to both program chairs (see contact details in next section). The deadline for submission will be 19 October 2012. Notification regarding presentation at the symposium or the PhD forum will be sent out by 2 November 2012.

    Organising Committee

    Conference Chair:
    Joseph G. Davis, University of Sydney
    Program Chairs:
    Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong (Aditya[DOT]ghose[AT]gmail[DOT]com)
    Fethi Rabhi, University of New South Wales (f[DOT]rabhi[AT]

    Program Committee

    Renu Agarwal, University of Technology Sydney
    Boualem Benatallah, UNSW
    Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT
    Byron Keating, University of Canberra
    Ryszard Kowalczyk, Swinburne University
    Simon Milton, University of Melbourne
    Liam O’Brien
    Helen Paik, UNSW
    Simon Poon, University of Sydney
    Ananth Srinivasan, University of Auckland
    Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland
    Vladimir Tosic, NICTA
    Jay Hannon, IBM
    Surya Nepal (CSIRO)
    Pradeep Khanna (Global Mindset)


Darlington Centre, the University of Sydney

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