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



3 papers accepted in IJCAI'17

Three papers co-authored by the KRR group have been accepted in IJCAI'17:
- "Query Reformulation: Theory and Practice" by M. Benedikt, E. V. Kostylev, F. Mogavero, and E. Tsamoura;
- "Foundations of Declarative Data Analysis Using Limit Datalog Programs" by M. Kaminski, B. Cuenca Grau, B. Motik, E. V. Kostylev, and I. Horrocks; and
- "The Bag Semantics of Ontology-Based Data Access" by C. Nikolaou, E. V. Kostylev, G. Konstantinidis, M. Kaminski, B. Cuenca Grau, and I. Horrocks.

Paper accepted in PODS'17

The paper entitled "Benchmarking the chase" authored by Michael Benedikt, George Konstantinidis, Giansalvatore Mecca, Boris Motik, Paolo Papotti, Donatello Santoro, and Efthymia Tsamoura has been accepted in PODS'17.

Andrew Bate defends his PhD Thesis

Andrew Bate has successfully defended his PhD Thesis on Consequence Based Reasoning. Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Bate!

Best applications paper award at ISWC'16

Our paper entitled "Semantic Technologies for Data Analysis in Health Care" received the Best Applications Paper Award at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016).

4 papers accepted in ISWC'16

Four papers authored by the KRR group have been accepted in the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016).

Best paper award at ICDT'16

Mark Kaminski and Egor Kostylev received the best paper award at ICDT 2016 for their paper entitled "Beyond Well-Designed SPARQL".