Axel Polleres

Vienna University of Economics and Business & CSH Faculty

Axel Polleres has been a member of the CSH Faculty since January 2017. He is also full professor in the area of “Data and Knowledge Engineering” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.


Axel obtained his doctorate and habilitation from Vienna University of Technology and worked at University of Innsbruck, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and for Siemens AG’s Corporate Technology Research division before joining WU Wien. His research focuses on querying and reasoning about ontologies, rules languages, logic programming, Semantic Web technologies, Web services, knowledge management, Linked Open Data, configuration technologies and their applications. He has worked in several European and national research projects in these areas.


Axel has published more than 100 articles in journals, books, and conference and workshop contributions and co-organised several international conferences and workshops in the areas of logic programming, Semantic Web, data management, Web services and related topics and acts as editorial board member for SWJ and JWS. Moreover, he actively contributed to international standardisation efforts within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) where he co-chaired the W3C SPARQL working group.