Information Systems Group

― Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Mark Kaminski

Senior Researcher


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!. Since February 2016, I am working as a Senior Researcher on the EPSRC project ED3.

Recent Publications

Datalog Rewritability of Disjunctive Datalog Programs and Non-Horn Ontologies. Mark Kaminski, Yavor Nenov and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. Artificial Intelligence 236, pp. 90-118, 2016. DOI 10.1016/j.artint.2016.03.006

Module Extraction in Expressive Ontology Languages via Datalog Reasoning. Ana Armas Romero, Mark Kaminski, Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Ian Horrocks. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) 55, pp. 499-564, 2016. DOI 10.1613/jair.4898

Semantics and Expressive Power of Subqueries and Aggregates in SPARQL 1.1. Mark Kaminski, Egor V. Kostylev and Bernardo Cuenca Grau. WWW 2016, pp. 227-238, ACM, 2016. DOI 10.1145/2872427.2883022

Beyond Well-designed SPARQL. Mark Kaminski and Egor V. Kostylev. ICDT 2016, LIPIcs 48, pp. 5:1-5:18, Schloss Dagstuhl, 2016. DOI 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICDT.2016.5


Mark Kaminski


Senior Researcher


Score!, ED3

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.