Information Systems Group

― Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Mark Kaminski

Research Assistant


I obtained my PhD from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany under the supervision of Gert Smolka.

In January 2013, I joined the Information Systems Group as a Research Assistant to work on the EPSRC project Score!.

Recent Publications

Computing Datalog Rewritings for Disjunctive Datalog Programs and Description Logic Ontologies. Mark Kaminski, Yavor Nenov and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. RR 2014, LNCS 8741, pp. 76-91, Springer, 2014. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-11113-1_6

Datalog Rewritability of Disjunctive Datalog Programs and its Applications to Ontology Reasoning. Mark Kaminski, Yavor Nenov and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. AAAI 2014, pp. 1077-1083, 2014. arXiv:1404.3141

A Goal-Directed Decision Procedure for Hybrid PDL. Mark Kaminski and Gert Smolka. Journal of Automated Reasoning 52(4), pp. 407-450, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10817-013-9294-5

InKreSAT: Modal Reasoning via Incremental Reduction to SAT. Mark Kaminski and Tobias Tebbi. CADE-24, LNCS 7898, pp. 436-442, Springer, 2013. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38574-2_31


Mark Kaminski


Research Assistant



Contact Information

Room 307, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD



Awards at the ORE 2013 workshop

MORe, HermiT and ELK, three OWL reasoning systems developed in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) group, have been awarded at the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013).

OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE 2013)

The KRR group co-organises the 2nd edition of the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop (ORE), collocated with DL 2013 workshop.

Best paper prize at SWAT4LS'12

Doctoral Student Despoina Magka's paper entitled 'Ontology-Based Classification of Molecules: a Logic Programming Approach' has received the best paper prize at the 2012 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences workshop [more information].

Boris Motik awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Boris Motik was recently successful in gaining an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. The 5 year project, MaSI3: A Massively Scalable Intelligent Information Infrastructure, focuses on Ontology-based Data Management Systems (ODMSs). These are a new kind of data management system specifically designed to deal with complex data, by using natural language queries often across multiple relevant sources [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from University of Manchester

Yavor Nenov's PhD thesis "Computability of Euclidean Spatial Logics" has been awarded the Best Thesis Prize of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester [more information].

Ian Horrocks (KRR group leader) elected to Academia Europaea

Ian Horrocks has been elected to join Academia Europæa, an eminent organization for European scholars. Academia Europæa was founded in 1988 and has over 2000 members, including around 40 Nobel Laureates [more information].

KRR member wins 'doctoral award' from Spanish university

The Jaume I University of Castellon (Spain) has awarded a "Premio extraordinario de doctorado" (roughly translated as a Extraordinary Doctoral Award) to Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford's Department of Computer Science [more information].

OAEI 2012: Matching Large Biomedical Ontologies

The KRR group organises the Large Biomedical Ontologies track within the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative.