Umutcan Serles

Umutcan Serles

Postdoctoral Researcher

STI Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck


Umutcan Serles (formerly Umutcan Şimşek) is a Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph researcher in STI Innsbruck. This page contains some highlights of his professional life. For more details, please see the CV. For a full list of publications, please see the Google Scholar Profile. This page is still under construction. I also have a Wikidata page.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dialog Systems
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Lightweight Semantic Web Services
  • Semantic Web
  • Large Language Models
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016-2021

    University of Innsbruck

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2013-2015

    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2013-2015

    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2009-2013

    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey


Research and Development Specialist
Dec 2023 – Present Innsbruck, Austria
Participating various national and international research projects and conducting research for conversational AI products.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jul 2021 – Present Innsbruck, Austria
Doing my research on knowledge graph lifecycle and conversational AI powered by knowledge graphs and large language models.
Nov 2015 – Jul 2021 Innsbruck, Austria
Doing my research on service-driven goal-oriented dialog systems and participating to various projects about Knowledge Graphs.
Dec 2018 – Present Innsbruck, Austria
Freelance consultancy for appyling semantic technologies in different verticals. See Projects for some references.
Lead Software Developer
Jun 2013 – Oct 2015 Izmir, Turkey
Took part various software projects. After September 2014, remote software maintenance and coordination of other projects from Germany


Best In-Use Paper Award
For this publication
See certificate
netidee Grant Call 13
Received a grant awarded to most innovative PhD theses in Austria




An EU project to foster semantic data documentation in industry. I co-led the work on demonstrators.


Dialogical Access to Lightweight Semantic Web Services


Web API Annotations with Actions. The specification developed part of my PhD research.

Open Data Tourism Alliance

I am a scientific consultant for semantic data models for the tourism in DACH region.

Alturos GmbH

Mapping of existing content model to and creating an extension for missing types and properties in tourism domain.


Knowledge Graph-enabled conversational agents, University of Innsbruck and other partners, Private funding.

A platform for supporting the semantic annotation lifecycle

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