Contact

Please send emails to aksw@informatik.uni-leipzig.de.

How To Find Us

The Department of Business Information Systems is located in the new, central premises of Leipzig University at Augustusplatz 10. You will find the offices of the AKSW research group in the Paulinum building on the 6th floor.

Directions

By car

  • Motorway A9 (Berlin – Munich): Exit on Großkugel to the highway B6 or exit on Leipzig West to the Interstate B181, then follow directions to Leipzig's city centre (“Innenstadt Leipzig”)
  • Motorway A38 (Göttingen – Leipzig): Exit on Kreuz Rippachtal to the highway B87, then follow directions to Leipzig's city centre (“Innenstadt Leipzig”)
  • Motorway A14 (Nossen – Magdeburg): Exit on Leipzig Mitte to the highway B2 or exit on Leipzig Nordost to the Interstate B87, then follow directions to Leipzig's city centre (“Innenstadt Leipzig”)

Follow the city's inner ring road until Augustusplatz / Goethestraße. You could use the underground car park at Augustusplatz route finder.

By train

Intercity and Intercity-Express trains connect Leipzig with almost all European cities. Take a look at the German Railways website for planning your journey.

The premises of the University of Leipzig are not far away from Leipzig’s Main Station (400m, 10 min walk). Public transportation is available right in front of the station. You can get a taxi or catch tram 4, 7, 12 or 15 heading eastward to reach our offices.Get off at the stop 'Augustusplatz'. If you turn right, the Paulinum building of the University, which resembles a church, should be in sight and approximately 100m ahead of you. Use the entrance of the Paulinum building.

By plane

It takes about 30 minutes by car to get from Leipzig-Halle Airport to the city centre. There are also direct trains from the airport to Leipzig’s Main Station. They leave every 30 minutes and take you to the city centre in about 15 minutes. To reach Augustusplatz 10, please follow the directions described above.

If there are no direct flights to Leipzig from your city, you can also reach Leipzig via these airports:

  • Berlin (about one-hour train ride to Leipzig / approx. 40 Euro one way),
    • From Berlin Tegel (airport code TXL) take the TXL bus to Berlin Hauptbahnhof main train station and the direct IC/ICE train to Leipzig
    • From Berlin Schönefeld (airport code SXF) take the SXF bus to Berlin Südkreuz train station and the direct IC/ICE train to Leipzig
  • Frankfurt / Main (about 3.5 hours train ride / approx. 70 Euro one way)
  • Hannover (about three-hours train ride / approx. 50 Euro one way).

Trains depart frequently (mostly hourly) from these cities to Leipzig. Please check the schedule at Deutsche Bahn.

See also www.leipzig-halle-airport.de for more information.

Accommodation

Leipzig offers a variety of hotels, hostels and apartments. We have shortlisted a few hotels for you there. A decent option right in the center and conveniently located between the train station and our office is Motel One (other than the name suggests its a modern, convenient and elegant hotel).

Address

Leipzig University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science
Dept. Business Information Systems
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (341) 97 32 310

Fax: +49 (341) 97 32 369

News

Highlights of the 1st Meetup on Question Answering Systems – Leipzig, November 21st ( 2014-11-24T10:09:09+01:00 by Ali Khalili)

2014-11-24T10:09:09+01:00 by Ali Khalili

On November 21st, AKSW group was hosting the 1st meetup on “Question Answering” (QA) systems. In this meeting, researchers from AKSW/University of Leipzig, CITEC/University of Bielefeld, Fraunhofer IAIS/University of Bon, DERI/National University of Ireland and the University of Passau presented the recent results of their work on QA systems. Read more about "Highlights of the 1st Meetup on Question Answering Systems – Leipzig, November 21st"

Announcing GERBIL: General Entity Annotator Benchmark Framework ( 2014-11-20T10:08:33+01:00 RicardoUsbeck)

2014-11-20T10:08:33+01:00 RicardoUsbeck

Dear all, We are happy to announce GERBIL – a General Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework, a demo can be found at! With GERBIL, we aim to establish a highly available, easy quotable and liable focal point for Named Entity Recognition and Named Entity Disambiguation (Entity Linking) evaluations: GERBIL provides persistent URLs for experimental settings. Read more about "Announcing GERBIL: General Entity Annotator Benchmark Framework"

@BioASQ challenge gaining momentum ( 2014-11-17T15:29:24+01:00 RicardoUsbeck)

2014-11-17T15:29:24+01:00 RicardoUsbeck

BioASQ is a series of challenges aiming to bring us closer to the vision of machines that can answer questions of biomedical professionals and researchers. The second BioASQ challenge started in February 2013. It comprised two different tasks: Large-scale biomedical semantic indexing (Task 2a), and biomedical semantic question answering (Task 2b). Read more about "@BioASQ challenge gaining momentum"

AKSW successful at #ISWC2014 ( 2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 RicardoUsbeck)

2014-10-28T17:03:42+01:00 RicardoUsbeck

Dear followers, 9 members of AKSW have been participating at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Riva del Garda, Italy. Read more about "AKSW successful at #ISWC2014"

AKSW internal group meeting @ Dessau ( 2014-10-23T02:07:29+02:00 EdgardMarx)

2014-10-23T02:07:29+02:00 EdgardMarx

Recently AKSW members were at the city of Dessau for an internal group meeting. The meeting took place between 8th and 10th of October, in the modern university of architecture of Bauhaus were we also stayed hosted. Bauhaus is located in the city of Dessau, about one hour from Leipzig. Read more about "AKSW internal group meeting @ Dessau"