About

creating information technologies since 2006

My Work

The Web has introduced one of the greatest changes in the way we live and work. Yet, the potential of Web technologies is only partially uncovered.

My main interest is understanding Web-related phenomena in order to create novel technologies useful everyday life.

After finishing my PhD at the University Paris-Sorbonne I started a company, Sépage, and was joined by a wonderful co-founding team that produces a new generation of Relevance Engines and pushes the boundaries of known Web systems.

  • Industrial application of my research is the most important part of my work. Bringing the scientific progress to real-life situations requires a joint effort of marketing, R&D and management. The Sépage team that I am a part of, creates technologies of the future - today.
  • Still involved in research I actively participate in the activities of the academic community as a member of program committees of prestigious conferences and by co-organizing academic events such as the workshop Making Sense of Microposts.
  • Helping Semantic Web become mainstream also involves passing the knowledge to students. I hold hands-on courses and workshops and I supervise students in their research projects at several universities.

Business

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In just 18 months Sépage assembled a team of extraodrinary talent and invested 1.000.000$ in R&D. New-generation technologies we created intoduce a radical change in online makreting performance of our clients.

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COMMUNITY AND TEACHING

helping advance computer science and spread the word

Membership in Program Committees

International Semantic Web Conference - In Use Track (2011,2012,2013,2014), Web Science Conference (2012), ACM Hypertext and Social Media (2012), Extended Semantic Web Conference (2011,2012,2013,2014), The 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2013, I-SEMANTICS (2009-2014), IADIS Information Systems (2009,2010), Workshop on User Profile Data on the Social Semantic Web (2011), Workshop on Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web (2010), Interplay between Conceptual Modeling and Human-Computer Interaction (2013)

Track Chair

Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2014 - Challenges Chair

Making Sense of Microposts

#Microposts is a workshop dedicated to understating the phenomenon, more and more present in social media, of publishing small, low-effort posts (e.g. tweets, likes, check-ins) that bear scarce semantics and are often challenging to process and understand by machines. The multi-disciplinary workshop aims at understanding of their nature and developing tools for their automatic processing in the context of next-generation adaptive Web systems.

The workshop, held from 2010 in Crete, Lyon, Rio de Janeiro, and Seoul includes a challenge that consistently received industrial support, including a sponsorship from eBay in 2013.

Teaching

Semantic Web course - American University of Paris

RESEARCH

Relevance Engines. Social and Semantic Web. Web Science.

Publications

  • Lu, Chun, Philippe Laublet, and Milan Stankovic. Ricochet: Context and Complementarity-Aware, Ontology-based POIs Recommender System. (2014).
  • Matthew Rowe, Milan Stankovic, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Proceedings of the the 4th Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts co-located with the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014)
  • Amparo E Cano, Giuseppe Rizzo, Andrea Varga, Matthew Rowe, Milan Stankovic, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Making Sense of Microposts (# Microposts2014) Named Entity Extraction & Linking Challenge. Making Sense of Microposts (# Microposts2014) (2014).
  • Amparo Cano, Matthew Rowe, Milan Stankovic, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Proceedings of the Concept Extraction Challenge at the Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts 2013 (# MSM2013). CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
  • Matthew Rowe, Milan Stankovic, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts (# MSM2012): Big things come in small packages
  • Stankovic, M. (2012) Convergence entre Web Social et Web Sémantique: Application à l'innovation à l'aide du Web. Thèse. Université Paris-Sorbonne. (in French)
  • Rowe, M., Stankovic, M.,and Alani, H. Who will follow whom? Exploiting Semantics for Link Prediction in Attention-Information Networks In Proceedings of International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2012, Boston, USA, 11-15 November 2012 (22% acceptance rate)
  • Stankovic, M., Rowe, M. and Laublet, P. Finding Co-solvers on Twitter , with a Little Help from Linked Data. In Proceedings of Extended Semantic Web Conference ESWC 2012, May 27-31, Heraklion, Crete, Grece (25% acceptance rate)
  • Damljanovic, D., Stankovic, M. and Laublet, P. Linked Data-based Concept Recommendation : Comparison of Different Methods in Open Innovation Scenario. In Proceedings of Extended Semantic Web Conference ESWC 2012, May 27-31, Heraklion, Crete, Grece (25% acceptance rate)
  • Stankovic, M., Breitfuss, W., and Laublet, P., Linked-Data Based Suggestion of Relevant Topics. In Proceedings of I-SEMANTICS concerence 2011. Gratz, Austria, 7-9 September 2011.
  • Rowe, M. and Stankovic, M. Aligning Tweets with Events: Automation via Semantics. Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Real-time and Ubiquitous Social Semantics. 2011. IOS Press
  • Stankovic, M., Breitfuss, W., and Laublet, Ph. Discovering Relevant Topics using DBPedia, In Proceedings of WI2011, Lyon, France, August 2011
  • Milikic, N., Jovanovic, J. and Stankovic, M. Discovering the Dynamics of Terms’ Semantic Relatedness through Twitter. Making Sense of Microposts Workshop #MSM2011 at Extended Semantic Web Cofnerence ESWC May 30 May 2011, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Anadiotis, G., Alexopoulos, Panos., Kafentzis, K., Konstantinou, E., Stankovic, M., and Waeckerle, M. Semantics-powered Virtual Communities and Open Innovation for a Structured Deliberation Process. Workshop on Semantics for Governance and Policy Modelling on the Extened Semantic Web Cofnerence ESWC 2011, 30 May 2011. Heraklion, Greece
  • Jesic, D., Kovacevic, J. and Stankovic, M. Web Technologies for Open Innovation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Web Science, ACM WebSci 2011, 14th-16th June, Koblenz, Germany (15% acceptance rate)
  • Stankovic, M., Jovanovic, J., and Laublet, P. Linked Data Metrics for Flexible Expert Search on the Open Web. In Proceedings of the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2011), 29th May - 2nd June 2011, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (23% acceptance rate)
  • Stankovic, M., Rowe, M., and Laublet, P. Mapping Tweets to Conference Talks: A Goldmine for Semantics. In Proceedings of the Third Social Data on the Web Workshop SDoW2010, collocated with the International Semantic Web Conference ISWC2010, 8th November, 2010, Shanghai, China pdf
  • Anaya, J., Passant, A. and Stankovic, M. Enrichment of affiliation networks and information discovery in SKOS-based datasets. 6th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives (SWAP 2010), September 21-22, 2010, in Bressanone , Italy
  • Stankovic, M., Open Innovation and Semantic Web : Problem Solver Search on Linked Data. In Proceedings of International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2010; 7th-11th Novebmer, 2010, Shanghai, China
  • Stankovic, M., Wagner, C., Jovanovic, J. and Laublet, P., Looking For Experts? What can Linked Data do for You? In Pre-proceedings of Linked Data on the Web 2010 (LDOW) workshop, within WWW2010 conference; 26th-30th April, 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Passant, A., Breslin, J., Bojars, U., Hastrup, T., Stankovic, M. and Laublet, P. SMOB — A Platform for Open, Semantic and Distributed Microblogging. A poster at Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2010), 23rd-26th May 2010, Washington, DC, USA
  • Stankovic, M., Passant, A. and Laublet, P., Directing Status Messages to their Audiences in Online Communities. In Post-proceedings of Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms Workshop (COIN @ MELLOW). Accepted for publication by Springer LCNS. (forthcoming)
  • Stankovic, M. Faceted Online Presence – A Semantic Web Approach, Master’s Thesis. Université Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France. pdf
  • Stankovic, M., Passant, A. and Laublet, P., Directing Status Messages to their Audiences in Online Communities. In Pre-proceedings of Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms Workshop (COIN @ MELLOW) 7th–11th September, 2009, Torino, Italy pdf
  • Stankovic, M., and Jovanovic, J. TagFusion - A System for Integration and Leveraging of Collaborative Tags, Annals of Information Systems, Special Issue on Semantic Web & Web 2.0. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, December 2009.
  • Stankovic, M., Passant, A. and Laublet, P. Status Messages for the Right Audience with an Ontology-Based Approach. In proceedings of The First International Workshop On Collaborative Social Networks. CollaborateSN 2009. In conjuction with CollaborateCom 2009 Crystal City, Washington D.C., USA, November 11-14, 2009
  • Jovanovic, J., Gasevic, D., Stankovic, M., Jeremic, Z. & Siadaty, M. Online Presence in Adaptive Learning on the Social Semantic Web. Workshop on Social Computing in Education 2009 (WSCE2009) in conjunction with SocialComp'09, August 29-31, 2009, Vancouver, Canada
  • Stankovic, M., and Jovanovic, J. Online Presence in Social Networks. In Proceedings of W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networks, 15-16 January 2009, Barcelona, online pdf
  • Milan Stankovic: Modeling Online Presence. In: Proceedings of the First Social Data on the Web Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 27, 2008, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073, online pdf
  • Stankovic M., Modeling Online Presence in Bizer C. and Anupam J., Proceedings of the Poster and Demonstration Session at the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008) Karlsruhe, Germany, October 28, 2008. pdf (Honorable Mention at ISWC2008, among best 3 posters)
  • Stankovic, M., Krcadinac, U., Kovanovic, V. & Jovanovic, J. (2008). An Owerview of Intelligent Software Agents in: Khosrow-Pour, M. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2 nd Edition , Idea Group International Publishing
  • Krcadinac, U., Stankovic, M., Kovanovic, V. & Jovanovic, J. (2008). Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems in: Carteli, A. & Palma, M. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technology , Idea Group International Publishing
  • Stankovic, M. & Krcadinac, U. (2007). New Light on Information Agents, Informer (24), British Computer Society – Information Retrieval Specialist Group, pdf

Contact

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