martin hepp

This is the personal homepage of Martin Hepp. I am a professor of Web Science and Digitalization at the Universit├Ąt der Bundeswehr Munich.

For professional services (e.g. consultancy, development, or on-site trainings) related to GoodRelations,, and semantic technology, please see my consultancy business Hepp Research GmbH.

Selected Publications

Hepp, Martin: Internet Communication Beyond the Barrier of Death: Messaging with the Lost Ones, IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 70-73, November-December 2014 (invited).

Hepp, Martin: Possible Ontologies: How Reality Constrains the Development of Relevant Ontologies, in: IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 90-96, Jan-Feb 2007 (invited).

Hepp, Martin; De Leenheer, Pieter; de Moor, Aldo; Sure, York (eds.): Ontology Management. Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services, and Business Applications, Springer 2007.

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Research Interests

My major research interest is Semantics in Business Information Systems, i.e. the ties between data in computer systems and reality, in particular the use of ontologies for advancement in the automation of all steps in the life-cycle of business processes at the scale of the World Wide Web.

Ontologies in my understanding are community contracts about a representation of a domain of discourse.

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Selected Projects

The GoodRelations Vocabulary for E-Commerce: Since 11/2012, GoodRelations is the official e-commerce core of

The Product Types Ontology: High-precision identifiers for product types based on Wikipedia lemmata

OPDM: Ontology-based product data management

Intelligent Match: Intelligent business matchmaking for specific goods with Linked Open Data

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Markup for Vehicles

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