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Christophe Debruyne
Research Fellow, ADAPT

Biography

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin in the domain of Semantic Web and Linked Data. Before joining TCD, I was affiliated with both the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway and the Digital Repository of Ireland part of the Royal Irish Academy investigating Linked Data applications for the cultural heritage domain. I am also lecturer affiliated with the WISE Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), which is part of the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences.

In 2013, I obtained a PhD in computer science with a dissertation entitled "Grounding Ontologies with Social Processes and Natural Language". In my thesis, I investigated the role of the exchange of natural language definitions of concepts (called glosses) in the social interactions that take place when a community of stakeholders is collaboratively constructing ontologies. Before that, I obtained a BSc in Applied Computer Science at Hogeschool Gent (University College Gent) in 2005, a BSc in Computer Science and a Msc in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science at the VUB in 2007 and 2009 respectively. I started working at STARLab as a developer in 2007.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Christophe Debruyne, Jonathan Riggio, Emma Gustafson, Declan O'Sullivan, Mathieu Vinken, Tamara Vanhaecke, Olga De Troyer, Facilitating Data Curation: a Solution Developed in the Toxicology Domain, IEEE 14th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2020, San Diego, CA, USA, February 3-5, 2020, IEEE, 2020, pp315 - 320 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, "Just-in-time" generation of datasets by considering structured representations of given consent for GDPR compliance, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2020, p3615-3640 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Standardisation, Data Interoperability, and GDPR in, editor(s)Kai Jakobs , Shaping the Future Through Standardization, IGI Global, 2020, pp199 - 255, [Harshvardhan J, Pandit, Christoph Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis ] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Wided Guédria, Peter Bollen, Ioana Ciuciu, George Karabatis, Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2019 Workshops - Confederated International Workshops: EI2N, FBM, ICSP, Meta4eS and SIAnA 2019, Rhodes, Greece, October 21-25, 2019, Springer, 2020 Proceedings of a Conference, 2020

Dieter Roosens, Kris McGlinn, Christophe Debruyne, Using Maps for Interlinking Geospatial Linked Data, OTM Conferences 2019, Rhodes, Greede, October 21-25, 2019, 11877, Springer, 2019, pp209 - 226 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, NAISC: An Authoritative Linked Data Interlinking Approach for the Library Domain, ACM/IEEE JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES (JCDL), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, 2nd June 2019, ACM/IEEE, 2019, pp220 - 228 Conference Paper, 2019 URL

Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Wided Guédria, Peter Bollen, Ioana Ciuciu, Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2018 Workshops - Confederated International Workshops: EI2N, FBM, ICSP, and Meta4eS 2018, Valletta, Malta, October 22-26, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, Valletta, Malta, 11231, October 22-26, 2018, Springer, 2019 Proceedings of a Conference, 2019 DOI

Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis, GConsent - A Consent Ontology based on the GDPR, 16th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Portoroz, Slovenia, 2nd June 2019, Springer, 2019, pp270 - 282 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Martin Hepp, Dave Lewis, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2019 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, ODBASE, C&TC 2019, Rhodes, Greece, 11877, October 21-25, 2019, Springer, 2019 Proceedings of a Conference, 2019 DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Jonathan Riggio, Olga De Troyer, Declan O'Sullivan, An Ontology for Representing and Annotating Data Flows to Facilitate Compliance Verification, IEEE Thirteen International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Brussels, Belgium, 29th May 2019, IEEE, 2019, pp10 - 16 Conference Paper, 2019 URL

Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Modelling the Provenance of Linked Data Interlinks for the Library Domain, MEPDaW 2019: 5th Workshop on Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web, WWW '19 Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference , San Francisco, USA, 13 May 2019, 2019, pp954 - 958 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI URL

Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Javier D. Fernandez, Christophe Debruyne1, Axel Polleres, Towards Cataloguing Potential Derivations of Personal Data, 16th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Porotoz, Slovenia, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI DOI TARA - Full Text

Christophe Debruyne, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, David Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Towards Generating Policy-compliant Datasets, 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, Long Beach, USA, 30th January, IEEE Computer Society, 2019, pp199-203 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text DOI URL DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Generating Executable Mappings from RDF Data Cube Data Structure Definitions, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems. OTM 2018 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2018, Valletta, Malta, October 22-26, 2018, edited by Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Henderik A. Proper, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Dumitru Roman, Robert Meersman , 11230, Springer, 2018, pp333 - 350 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Henderik A. Proper, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Dumitru Roman and Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems. OTM 2018 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2018 (Part 2), Valletta, Malta, 11230, October 22-26, 2018, Springer, 2018 Proceedings of a Conference, 2018 DOI

Peru Bhardwaj, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, On the Overlooked Challenges of Link Discovery, 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data at ESWC 2018 ,15th International Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018), Heraklion (Crete, Greece), 3-7 June, 2110, CEUR-WS , 2018, pp41 - 46 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Henderik A. Proper, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Dumitru Roman and Robert Meersman(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems. OTM 2018 Conferences - Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2018 (Part 1), Valletta, Malta, 11229, October 22-26, 2018, Springer, 2018 Proceedings of a Conference, 2018

Lucy Mc Kenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Understanding the Position of Information Professionals with regards to Linked Data: A Survey of Libraries, Archives and Museums, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2018), Fort Worth, Texas, USA., June 3 - 6, 2018, ACM/IEEE, 2018, pp22 - 28 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Ademar Crotti, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Juma Uplift: Using a Block Metaphor for Representing Uplift Mappings, Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2018), Laguna Hills, CA, USA, IEEE Computer Society, 2018, pp211-218 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Ademar Crotti Junior, Christophe Debruyne, and Declan O'Sullivan, Juma: an Editor that Uses a Block Metaphor to Facilitate the Creation and Editing of R2RML Mappings, The Semantic Web - ESWC 2017 Satellite Events, Portoroz, Slovenia, 28/5/2017-1/6/2017, edited by Katja Hose, and Heiko Paulheim , 10577, Springer, 2017, pp87 - 92 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Lorraine McNerney, and Declan O'Sullivan, A Lightweight Approach to Explore, Enrich and Use Data with a Geospatial Dimension with Semantic Web Technologies, Fourth International ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data GeoRich 2017 Co-located with SIGMOD/PODS 2017 in Chicago, IL, USA, Chicago, IL, USA, May 14, 2017, ACM, 2017, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI URL

Christophe Debruyne, Éamonn Clinton, and Declan O'Sullivan, Client-side Processing of GeoSPARQL Functions with Triple Pattern Fragments, Workshop on Linked Data on the Web co-located with 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017), Perth, Australia, April 3rd, 2017, edited by Sören Auer, Tim Berners-Lee, Christian Bizer, Sarven Capadisli, Tom Heath, Krzysztof Janowicz, and Jens Lehmann , 1809, CEUR WS, 2017, pp81 - 91 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Ioana Ciuciu, Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Georg Weichhart, Peter Bollen, Anna Fensel, Maria-Esther Vidal(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Workshops - Confederated International Workshops: EI2N, FBM, ICSP, Meta4eS, and OTMA 2016, Rhodes, Greece, October 24-28, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Rhodes, Greece, 10034, October 24-28, Springer, 2017 Proceedings of a Conference, 2017 DOI

Sven Van Laere, Ronald Buyl, Marc Nyssen, Christophe Debruyne, A Method for Detecting Behavior-based User Profiles in Collaborative Ontology Engineering, Journal on Data Semantics, 6, (2), 2017, p71 - 82 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Anuj Singh, Christophe Debruyne, Rob Brennan, Alan Meehan, and Declan O'Sullivan, Extension of the M-Gov Ontology Mapping Framework for Increased Traceability, OM-2017: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, ISWC: Ontology Matching 2017, Vienna, Austria, 21-10-2017, 2017, ppp.49 - p.60 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Enayat Rajabi, Christophe Debruyne, and Declan O'Sullivan, Towards a Personalized Query Answering Framework on the Web of Data, Workshop on Linked Data on the Web co-located with 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017), Perth, Australia, April 3rd, 2017, edited by Sören Auer, Tim Berners-Lee, Christian Bizer, Sarven Capadisli, Tom Heath, Krzysztof Janowicz, and Jens Lehmann , 1809, CEUR WS, 2017, pp131 - 136 Conference Paper, 2017 URL

Ademar Crotti, Christophe Debruyne, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, An Evaluation of Uplift Mapping Languages, International Journal of Web Information Systems (IJWIS), 13, (4), 2017, p405-424 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Kaniz Fatema, Christophe Debruyne, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, John Morrison, Abdullah Al Mazed, A Semi-Automated Methodology for Extracting access control rules from the European Data Protection Directive, 37TH IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON SECURITY AND PRIVACY ,International Workshop on Privacy Engineering - IWPE'16, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 26th May 2016, 2016, pp25 - 32 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL

Christophe Debruyne, Oya Deniz Beyan, Rebecca Grant, Sandra Collins, Stefan Decker, Natalie Harrower, A semantic architecture for preserving and interpreting the information contained in Irish historical vital records, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 17, (3), 2016, p159 - 174 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Christophe Debruyne and Declan O'Sullivan, R2RML-F: Towards Sharing and Executing Domain Logic in R2RML Mappings, Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2016), 25th World Wide Web Conference,, Montreal, Canada, 12/04/2016, edited by Christian Bizer, Sören Auer, Tim Berners-Lee, and Tom Heath , 2016, pp40 - 48 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL

Ademar Crotti Junior, Christophe Debruyne, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, FunUL: A Method to Incorporate Functions into Uplift Mapping Languages, 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 2016), Singapore, 28-29 November, 2016, pp40 - 48 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

K. Fatema, C. Debruyne, D. Lewis, D. O'Sullivan, J. P. Morrison, A. A. Mazed., A semi-automated methodology for extracting access control rules from the european data protection directive , 2016 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops, United States, IEEE Computer Society, 2016, pp25 - 32 Conference Paper, 2016

Christophe Debruyne, Atul Nautiyal, Declan O'Sullivan., Publishing and Consuming Irish Administrative Boundaries as Linked Data., IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities: Second IFIP WG 12.7 International Workshop, CHDDH 2016, Dublin, Ireland, May 25, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Dublin, Ireland, 25 May 2016, 482, Springer, 2016, pp113 - 117 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

Ademar Crotti Junior, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Incorporating Functions in Mappings to Facilitate the Uplift of CSV Files into RDF, 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Crete, Greece, May 29th to June 2nd, 2016, pp55 - 59 Poster, 2016 URL DOI

Bojan Bozic, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan.(ed.), Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities. Second IFIP WG 12.7 International Workshop, CHDDH 2016, Dublin, Ireland, May 25, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, , Dublin, Ireland, 482, (1), May, Springer, 2016, 1-117 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2016 DOI URL URL

Christophe Debruyne, Eamonn Clinton, Lorraine McNerney, Atul Nautiyal, Declan O'Sullivan, Serving Ireland's Geospatial Information as Linked Data., 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Japan, 17-21 October, edited by Takahiro Kawamura, Heiko Paulheim , 1690, CEUR WS, 2016 Poster, 2016 URL DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Robert Meersman, Tharam S. Dillon, eva Kühn, Declan O'Sullivan, Claudio Agostino Ardagna(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferences, Rhodes, Greece, 10033, October 24-28, Springer, 2016, 1-127 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2016 DOI

Christophe Debruyne, Brian Walshe, Declan O'Sullivan, , Towards a Project Centric Metadata Model and Lifecycle for Ontology Mapping Governance, 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 2015), Brussels, Belgium, 11-13 December , edited by Maria Indrawan-Santiago, Matthias Steinbauer, A Min Tjoa, Ismail Khalil, Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis , ACM, 2015, pp356 - 365 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Ioana Ciuciu, Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Alexis Aubry, Peter Bollen, Rafael Valencia-García, Alok Mishra, Anna Fensel, and Fernando Ferri(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Workshops, Rhodes, Greece, LNCS 9416, October 26-30, 2015, Springer, 2015 Proceedings of a Conference, 2015 DOI URL

Christophe Debruyne, Hervé Panetto, Robert Meersman, Tharam S. Dillon, Georg Weichhart, Yuan An, and Claudio Agostino Ardagna(ed.), On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Conferences , Rhodes, LNCS 9415, October 26-30, 2015, Springer, 2015 Proceedings of a Conference, 2015 DOI URL

Ramy Shosha, Christophe Debruyne, and Declan O'Sullivan, Towards an Adaptive Tool and Method for Collaborative Ontology Mapping, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Workshops, Rhodes, Greece, October 26-30, 2015, edited by Ioana Ciuciu, Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Alexis Aubry, Peter Bollen, Rafael Valencia-García, Alok Mishra, Anna Fensel, and Fernando Ferri , LNCS 9416, Springer, 2015, pp319 - 328 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Dolores Grant, Christophe Debruyne, Rebecca Grant, and Sandra Collins, Creating and Consuming Metadata from Transcribed Historical Vital Records for Ingestion in a Long-Term Digital Preservation Platform, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Workshops, Rhodes, Greece, October 26-30, 2015, edited by Ioana Ciuciu, Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Alexis Aubry, Peter Bollen, Rafael Valencia-García, Alok Mishra, Anna Fensel, and Fernando Ferri , LNCS 9416, Springer, 2015, pp445 - 450 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Christophe Debruyne, Linked Logainm: Publishing and Using an Authoritative Linked Data Dataset of Irish Place Names, Second International Workshop on Semantic Web for Scientific Heritage (SW4SH) at ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Greece, 30/05/2016, 2016, Isabelle Draelants, Catherine Faron Zucker, Alexandre Monnin, Arnaud Zucker, 5 - 6pp Invited Talk, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Research Expertise

Description

Ontology Management, Ontology Engineering, Ontology Reuse, Ontology Languages (RDFS, OWL, etc.), Semantic Web and Linked Data.

Projects

  • Title
    • Linking datasets with Ordnance Survey Ireland's authoritative Linked Data
  • Summary
    • The goal of this category (c) "Innovative Use of Data/Projects" project entitled "Linking datasets with Ordnance Survey Ireland's authoritative Linked Data" is to add a geospatial dimension to datasets available on data.gov.ie. Since 2015, the ADAPT Centre for digital content technology collaborates with the Ordnance Survey Ireland to publish their authoritative geospatial data as Linked Data on the Web. The outcome of this collaboration is called data.geohive.ie and is currently live. Data.geohive.ie allows one to create links to geospatial resources, adding a spatial component to datasets that would allow one to visualize data on a map, or even query information via spatial predicates (e.g., "give me all observations in that rectangle" where a rectangle is drawn over the map of Ireland). Quite a few datasets on the portal have a spatial component, such as references to electoral divisions and counties in the "Census 2016 Preliminary Results" or town lands in "Roscommon Graveyard Survey 2005". We aim to take a series of such datasets to augment with links to data.geohive.ie by looking into the state of the art in interlinking resources. The goal would be to deliver a technical report published as a whitepaper describing best practices and guidelines to link datasets with data.geohive.ie. The process for a dataset will roughly look as follows: 1) "uplift" the dataset, which basically means turning the non-RDF dataset into RDF. RDF has the benefit to provide a simple data model for manipulating the content and apply the state of the art in semantic web interlinking; 2) discover and materialize the links with data.geohive.ie 3) "downlift" the dataset (which means transforming RDF data into non-RDF), and ensure that the discovered links are added to the original dataset, e.g., by creating additional column in a CSV dataset that contains the URI. In order to demonstrate the usefulness of those geospatial links, we also aim to develop a couple of non-trivial demonstrators built on top of these links. The software will be made available to the public as to promote use of the data. The stakeholders who will benefit from this initiative are the platform offering data with a geospatial component, and data providers who not only will be able to discover and store links in structured formats, but also have access to documents providing a basis for producing RDF versions of their datasets.
  • Funding Agency
    • DPER
  • Date From
    • 2017-01-01
  • Date To
    • 2017-03-30

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Enterprise Ireland Travel Award 2015

RDA Europe 4th Plenary Early Career Support Programme 2014

Memberships

ACM Member 2010

Member of IFIP WG 12.7 Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence (under TC12 Artificial Intelligence) 2010