OSL Publications

2012

Srinath Srinivasa. Aggregating Operational Knowledge in Community Settings. Proceedings of ODBASE 2012, Springer LNCS, Rome, Italy, Sep 2012.

2010

Sanket Patil, Srinath Srinivasa. Theoretical Notes on Regular Graphs as applied to Optimal Network Design. Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2010), Bhubaneswar, India, February 2010.

2009

Aditya Ramana Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa. Vector Based Ranking Techniques for finding Topical Anchors of a Context. Proceedings of COMAD 2009, Mysore, India, December 2009.

Saikat Mukherjee, Srinath Srinivasa, Krithi Ramamritham. On the Complexity of Multi-Query Optimization in Stream Grids. Proceedings of COMAD 2009, Mysore, India, December 2009.

Aditya Ramana Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa. Finding the Topical Anchors of a Context using Lexical Cooccurrence Data. Proc. of the 18th ACM Int’l Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’09), Hong Kong, China, Nov 2009.

Saikat Mukherjee, Srinath Srinivasa, Krithi Ramamritham. An Autonomous Agent Approach to Query Optimization in Stream Grids. Proceedings of the ACM Int’l Conference on Management of Digital Ecosystems (MEDES ’09), Lyon, France, October 2009.

Sanket Patil, Srinath Srinivasa, and Venkat Venkatasubramanian. Classes of Optimal Network Topologies under Multiple Efficiency and Robustness Constraints. Proc. of the IEEE Int’l Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2009), San Antonio, Texas, USA, October 2009, pp. 4940 – 4945

2008

Karthik B R, Aditya Ramana Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa. Query Heartbeat: A Strange Property of Keyword Queries on the Web. Proc. of COMAD 2008, Mumbai, India, December 2008.

2007

Saikat Mukherjee, Srinath Srinivasa, Saugat Mitra. WAND: A Robust P2P File System Tree Interface. International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2007), Banglore, India.

Saikat Mukherjee, Srinath Srinivasa, Sanket Patil. Emergent (Re)Optimization for Stream Queries in Grids. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2007), IEEE Computer Society Press, September 2007.

Saikat Mukherjee, Srinath Srinivasa, Satish Chandra D. Validating for Liveness in Hidden Adversary Systems. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Foundations of Interactive Computing (FInCo 2007), Braga, Portugal, CWI Lecture Notes, March 2007.

2006

Mistry Harjinder Singh, Srinath Srinivasa. Basis Graph: Combining Storage and Structure Index for Similarity Search in Graph Databases. Proc. of COMAD 2006, New Delhi, Tata McGraw-Hill, December 2006.

Siddhartha Reddy K, Srinath Srinivasa, Mandar R. Mutalikdesai. Measures of “Ignorance” on the Web. Proc. of COMAD 2006, New Delhi, Tata McGraw-Hill, December 2006.

Shibashis Guha, Srinath Srinivasa, Saikat Mukherjee, Ranajoy Malakar. LogicFence: A Framework for Enforcing Global Integrity Constraints at Runtime. Proceedings of IDEAS 2006, IEEE Computer Society Press, New Delhi, India, December 2006.

Aditya Ramana Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa. Incremental Aggregation of Latent Semantics Using a Graph-Based Energy Model. Proceedings of the International Conference on String Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE 2006), Glasgow, UK, Springer-Verlag, October 2006.

Mandar R. Mutalikdesai, Srinath Srinivasa. An Online Analytical Framework for Large Hypertext Collections. Proc. of VLDB Doctoral Consortium, Seoul Korea, ECWR Lecture Notes, September 2006.

2005

Srinath Srinivasa, Sanket Patil. A Symmetric Localization Algorithm for MANETs based on Collapsing Coordinates. Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC), Goa, India, Springer-Verlag, December 2005.

Pradeep S, Chitra Ramachandran, Srinath Srinivasa. Towards Autonomic Websites based on Learning Automata. Proceedings of WWW2005 (Special interest tracks and posters), Chiba, Japan, ACM Press, May 2005.

Anubhav Bhatia, Saikat Mukherjee, Saugat Mitra, Srinath Srinivasa. WAND: A Meta-Data Maintenance System over the Internet. Proceedings of WWW2005 (Special interest tracks and posters), Chiba, Japan, ACM Press, May 2005.

Srinath Srinivasa, Martin Meier, Mandar R. Mutalikdesai, P.S. Gopinath, K.A. Gowrishankar. LWI and Safari: A New Index Structure and Query Model for Graph Databases. Proceedings of COMAD 2005, Goa, India, Tata McGraw-Hill, January 2005.

2004

Dina Goldin, Srinath Srinivasa, Vijaya Srikanti. Active Databases as Information Systems. Proceedings of the International Database Engineering and Applications Symposium (IDEAS ’04), Coimbra, Portugal, Springer-Verlag, July 2004.

2003

Srinath Srinivasa, Sujit Kumar. A Platform Based on the Multi-Dimensional Data Model for Analysis of Bio-Molecular Structures. Proceedings of VLDB 2003. Berlin, Germany, September 2003.

Sujit Kumar, Srinath Srinivasa. A Database for Storage and Fast Retrieval of Structures: A Demonstration. Proceedings of ICDE 2003, Bangalore, India, IEEE Computer Society Press, March 2003.

2002

Srinath Srinivasa, Sumit Acharya, Himanshu Agrawal, Rajat Khare. Vectorization of Structure for Indexing Graph Databases. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Information Systems and Databases (ISDB 2002), Tokyo, Japan, September 2002.

Conference and Journal Papers

2020

Gaurav Koley, Jayati Deshmukh, Srinath Srinivasa. Social Capital as Engagement and Belief Revision. Social Informatics – 12th International Conference, SocInfo 2020, Pisa, Italy, October 5–9, 2020. (to appear)

Raksha Pavagada Subbanarasimha, Srinath Srinivasa and Sridhar Mandyam. Invisible Stories that Drive Online Social Cognition. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, Vol. 7, Aug 2020.

Lalingkar, A., Mishra, P., Mandyam, S., Pattanayk, J. and Srinivasa, S. (2020), Building a Model for Finding Quality of Affirmation in a Discussion Forum, In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), IEEE, 6th July to 9th July, Turtu, Estonia (Digital Conference).

2019

Aparna Lalingkar, Srinath Srinivasa, and Prasad Ram. (2019). Characterizing Technology-based Mediations for Navigated LearningAdvanced Computing and Communications, 3(2), ACCS Publication, pp. 33-47.

Chaitali Diwan, Srinath Srinivasa, and Prasad Ram. Automatic Generation of Coherent Learning Pathways for Open Educational Resources, In Proceedings of the Fourteenth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2019), Springer LNCS, Delft, Netherlands, 16-19 September 2019.

Praseeda, Srinath Srinivasa and Prasad Ram “Validating the Myth of Average through Evidences” In: The 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Michel Desmarais, Collin F. Lynch, Agathe Merceron, & Roger Nkambou (eds.) 2019, pp. 631 – 634

Raksha Pavagada Subbanarasimha. 2019. Designing the Cogno-Web Observatory: To Characterize the Dynamics of Online Social Cognition. In Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 814-815. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3289600.3291600.

2018

Srinivasa S., Pavagada Subbanarasimha R. (2018) Design of the Cogno Web Observatory for Characterizing Online Social Cognition. In: Anirban Mondal, Himanshu Gupta, Jaideep Srivastava, P.Krishna Reddy, D.V.L.N. Somayajulu. (eds) Big Data Analytics. BDA 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Cham.

Chaitali Diwan, Srinath Srinivasa, and Prasad Ram. Computing Exposition Coherence of Learning Resources, In Proceedings of The 17th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2018), Springer LNCS, Valletta, Malta, October 22-26, 2018.

Sharath Srivatsa, Srinath Srinivasa. Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM HT’18), Baltimore, USA, ACM Press, July 2018.

Lalingkar. A., Srinivasa, S. and Ram, P. (2018). Deriving semantics of learning mediation, In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), IEEE, 9th July to 13th July, IIT Bombay.

Raksha Pavagada Subbanarasimha, Lokesh Todwal, Mamillapalli Rachana, Aditya Naidu, and Srinath Srinivasa. 2018. Mithya: A Framework For Identifying Opinion Drivers On Social Media. Demo at ACM IKDD Conference on Data Science and International Conference on Management of Data, Goa, India, Jan 2018 (CODS-COMAD 2018).

Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa, Tahir Dar. 2018. Syncretic Matching: Story Similarity Between Documents. In Proceedings of ACM IKDD Conference on Data Science and International Conference on Management of Data, Goa, India, Jan 2018 (CODS-COMAD 2018).

2017

S. K. Gudla, J. Bose, V. Gajam and S. Srinivasa, “Relevancy Ranking of User Recommendations of Services Based on Browsing Patterns,” 2017 16th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Cancun, 2017, pp. 765-768. doi: 10.1109/ICMLA.2017.00-66

Lalingkar, A. (2017). Applet Ontology as a Tool for Automatic Assessment of Applet-based Assessment TasksJournal of Computers in Education, 1-19, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40692-017-0096-3

Asha Subramanian, Anmol Garg, Omang Poddar and Srinath Srinivasa. Towards Semantically Aggregating Indian Open Government Data from data.gov.in. Proceedings of the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), Posters and Demos, CEUR-WS, October 2017.

Anish Bhanushali, Raksha Pavagada Subbanarasimha, and Srinath Srinivasa. Identifying Opinion Drivers on Social Media. In Proceedings of ODBASE 2017, Rhodes, Greece, October 23-27, 2017,  Springer International Publishing, Cham, 242–253.

Chaitali Diwan, Srinath Srinivasa, Bala Murali Krishna. Autonomous Spectrum Assignment of White Space Devices. Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM 2017), Lisbon, Portugal. September 2017.

2016

Asha Subramanian, Ved Kurien Mathai, Vikkurthi Manikanta, Janaki Vinesh Joshi and Srinath Srinivasa. Semantic Integration of Open Data Tables. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2016), Rhodes, Greece, October 2016.

Aastha Madaan, Tiropanis Thanassis, Srinath Srinivasa, Wendy Hall. Observlets: Empowering Analytical Observations on Web Observatory, WWW’16 Companion Volume, April 11–15, 2016, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Tahir Ahmad Dar, Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa, and Ullas Nambiar. UCliDSS: An Unsupervised Clinical Decision Support System for Text. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2016), March 11-13, 2016 Pune, India.

2015

Asha Subramanian. Inferencing in the Large: Characterizing Semantic Integration of Open Tabular Data. Doctoral Consortium of the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), Pennsylvania, US, October 2015.

Anoop Kumar Pandey and Srinath Srinivasa. Entity Resolution using Co-occurrence Graph and Continuous Learning. In International Workshop on Applications in Information Technology (IWAIT 2015). University of Aizu Press, 2015.

Asha Subramanian, Srinath Srinivasa, Vignesh S, Pavan Kumar R R. Semantic Integration of Structured Data Powered by Linked Open Data. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 15), Limassol, Cyprus, July 2015.

Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman, Srinath Srinivasa. Abstractions, Expressions and Online Collectives. Proceedings of ACM Web Science 2015, Oxford University, UK, June 2015.

Jayati Deshmukh, Srinath Srinivasa. Evolution of Cooperation with Entrenchment Effects. Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, ACM Press, May 2015.

Chinmay Jog, Sweety Agrawal, Srinath Srinivasa. Distributing a Trust Framework for Utilitarian Data Exchanges in Inter-Organizational Collaborations.Proceedings of the Second ACM iKDD Conference on Data Sciences (CoDS 2015), March 2015, Bangalore, India.

2014

MS Srinivasan, Srinath Srinivasa, Sunil Thulasidasan. A comparative study of two models for celebrity identification on Twitter. In proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2014), Hyderabad, India, December 2014.

Sumant Kulkarni, Priyanka Shukla, Srinath Srinivasa. Akshaya: A Framework for Mining General Knowledge Semantics From Unstructured Text. Demo Paper in the 20th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2014), Hyderabad, India, December 2014.

Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa. SortingHat: A Deep Matching Framework to Match Labeled Concepts. Demo Paper in the 20th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2014), Hyderabad, India, December 2014.

Chinmay Jog, Sweety Agrawal, Srinath Srinivasa. RootSet: A Distributed Trust-based Knowledge Representation Framework For Collaborative Data Exchange. Demo Paper in the 20th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD 2014), Hyderabad, India, December 2014.

Sweety Agrawal, Chinmay Jog, Srinath Srinivasa. Integrity Management in a Trusted Utilitarian Data Exchange Platform. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2014), Amantea, Italy, October 2014.

Aditya Ramana Rachakonda, Srinath Srinivasa, Sumant Kulkarni, M S Srinivasan. A Generic Framework and Methodology for Extracting Semantics from Co-occurrencesData & Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 92, July 2014, Pages 39–59. DOI: 10.1016/j.datak.2014.06.002.

Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa, Jyotiska Nath Khasnabish, Karthikay Nagal, Sandeep Kurdagi. SortingHat: A Framework for Deep Matching Between Classes of Entities. Proceedings of 10th International Workshop on Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb 2014) co-located with ICDE 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA, March 2014.

Srinath Srinivasa, Sweety Agrawal, Chinmay Jog and Jayati Deshmukh. Characterizing Open Utilitarian Knowledge. Proceedings of the First IKDD Conference on Data Sciences (CoDS 2014), New Delhi, India, March 2014.

Rajeev Arora, Srinath Srinivasa. A Faceted Classification of the Opinion Mining Landscape. COMSNETS Workshop on Science and Engineering of Social Networks (SCINSE), Bangalore, India, Jan 2014.

2013

Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa. TRIEIR: Indexing and Retrieval Engine for Kannada Unicode Text. Proceedings of ICADL 2013, Springer LNCS, Bangalore, India, Dec 2013.

Sweety Agrawal, Chinmay Jog, Srinath Srinivasa. A Semantic Data Mesh for Publishing of and Knowledge Aggregation from Open Data. Proceedings of NSDI 2013, Mumbai, India, Nov 2013 (editorial review).

Sweety Agrawal, Jayati Deshmukh, Srinath Srinivasa, Chinmay Jog, Sri Sayi Bhavani Kakarla, Rahul Dhek, Sneha Deshpande, Sana Javed and Vikas Mohandoss. A Survey of Indian Open Data. Proceedings of IBM ICARE 2013. ACM Press. New Delhi, India, Oct 2013.

M S Srinivasan, Srinath Srinivasa, Sunil Tulasidasan. Exploring Celebrity Dynamics on Twitter. Proceedings of IBM ICARE 2013. ACM Press. New Delhi, India. Oct 2013.

Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa, Rajeev Arora. Cognitive Modeling for Topic Expansion. Proceedings of ODBASE 2013, Springer LNCS, Graz, Austria, Sep 2013.

Books and Book Chapters

2020

Dharanipragada Janakiram and Naveen Sharma and Srinath Srinivasa (Eds). Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Urban Data Science (UDS). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2557, Aachen, ISSN: 1613-0073. January 2020.

Srinath Srinivasa and Jayati Deshmukh. “The Evolution of Computational Agency.Novel Approaches to Information Systems Design. IGI Global, 2020. 1-19. ISBN13: 9781799829751

2018

Subramanian, A., and S. Srinivasa. “Semantic Interpretation and Integration of Open Data Tables.” In Geospatial Infrastructure, Applications and Technologies: India Case Studies, pp. 217-233. Springer, Singapore, 2018.

2014

Srinath Srinivasa, Sameep Mehta (Eds.). Big Data Analytics (Vol 3). Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Big Data Analytics, New Delhi, India, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8883. Springer, December 2014.

2013

Vasudha Bhatnagar, Srinath Srinivasa (Eds.). Big Data Analytics (Vol 2). Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Mysore, India, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8302. Springer, December 2013.

2012

Srinath Srinivasa, Vasudha Bhatnagar (Eds.). Big Data Analytics. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Big Data Analytics, New Delhi, India, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7678. Springer, December 2012

2011

Srinath Srinivasa. Data, Storage and Index Models for Graph Databases. In S. Sakr, E. Pardede, “Graph Data Management: Techniques and Applications.” IGI Global, August 2011, ISBN13:9781613500538.

2010

Hsinchun Chen, Michael Chau, Shu-hsing Li, Shalini Urs, Srinath Srinivasa, G Alan Wang (Eds.). Intelligence and Security Informatics. Springer LNCS 6122. June 2010.

Activity Log 2019

17 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and WSL team conducted Computational Narratology Workshop at AnhillHacks, Devarayana Durga, Karnataka, India

16 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered a lecture on Navigated Learning at the Geetha Shishu Shikshana Sangha (GSSS), Mysuru, India.

12 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the think tank Public Affairs Centre in relation to the setting up of a Centre for Data Driven Governance at IIITB.

11 Dec 2019. WSL Winter Workshop 2019

25 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the expert committee meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), New Delhi.

22 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa presented a talk on Navigated Learning, at the University of Goa, Bambolim, Goa, India.

18 – 20 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Raksha P S,  Pooja Bassin and Jayati Deshmukh presented Cogno Web Observatory at Bangalore Tech Summit, 2019

15th Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Aparna Lalingkar, Prakhar Mishra and Shyam Kumar V N presented a talk “Precision Learning for the Enterprise” to Mphasis through a Webinar. Total 108 participants globally participated in the Webinar.

7 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the UK-India Tech Partnership Workshop at Bangalore, India.

19 Sep 2019. Chaitali Diwan. Presented her paper entitled “Automatic Generation of Coherent Learning Pathways from Open Educational Resources” at the 14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning at TU Delft, Netherlands.

9 Sep 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Chaitali Diwan. Presented a talk entitled “Navigated Learning: Pedagogy for a Connected World” as part of the Mphasis-Samvaad talk series, at IIITB, Bangalore, India.

30 Aug 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Presented an invited talk entitled “Text, Semantics and Stories” as part of the Samsung-IIITB AI Conclave, Bangalore, India.

27 Aug 2019. Ramesh Sundararaman, Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the Huawei University Day to present an overview of IIITB Research in Software Engineering and Data Science, at the Huawei R&D Campus in Bangalore, India.

26th July 2019. Aparna Lalingkar, Shyam Krishna, Kumar Shubham went to the Mphasis main office to show the demo of projects covered in Mphasis CoE for Cognitive Computing during their board meeting.

22 Jul 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and Asha Subramanian (representing PAC India) participated in the launch workshop of the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF), organized by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).

3 Jul 2019. Prasad Ram presented the paper “Validating Myth of Average” at 12th  International Conference on Educational Data Mining at Montreal, Canada

26th June 2019. Mphasis CoE for Cognitive Computing quarterly meeting was held and Precision Learning for Enterprise project demo is presented in the meeting.

10 Jun 2019. Gaurav Koley successfully defended his iMTech thesis entitled “Computing Social Capital as Engagement and Belief Revision”

3 Jun 2019. Praseeda presented her State of the Art Seminar titled “Competency Modeling for Navigated Learning”.

10 May 2019. WSL Research workshop to discuss about current research activities of the lab and the roadmap ahead. Workshop details at http://wsl.iiitb.ac.in/index.php/2019/05/07/research-workshop-10-may-2019/

11 Apr 2019. Dr Prasad Ram, Founder of Gooru Inc visited WSL lab and discussed about project updates and future plans.

18 Mar 2019. Chaitali Diwan presented her State of the Art Seminar titled “Automatic Generation of Learning Pathways for Navigated Learning”.

11 Mar 2019.  Aparna conducted a  workshop for Gooru as a resource person on “Navigated Learning” for a short term course at UGC-HRDC, University of Mumbai.

27 Feb 2019. Day long Workshop on Web Science for Development (WS4D) organised at IIIT Bangalore, with Dame Wendy Hall as the keynote speaker and numerous other speakers and participants from academia, industry and startups.

25-26 Feb 2019. Aayushman Khurana, Gaurav Koley, Raksha P S, Srinath Srinivasa participated in the RBCDSAI Web Science Symposium at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. Poster presentations and an invited talk entitled “Characterising Online Social Cognition” were delivered as part of this participation.

14th Feb 2019. Praseeda presented a paper titled “Competency Modeling for Digital Empowerment” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.

14th Feb 2019. Chaitali Diwan presented a paper titled “Narrative Arc Computation for Digital Empowerment” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.

13th Feb 2019. Aparna Lalingkar gave inaugural talk (as an alumnus) titled “Being a PhD Research Scholar: My Experiences” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.

11-15 Feb 2019. Raksha P S presented a paper titled “Designing the Cogno-Web Observatory: To Characterize the Dynamics of Online Social Cognition” at the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’19), Melbourne, Australia.

5 Feb 2019. Prof Oliver Gunther, President of the University of Potsdam, Germany visited IIIT Bangalore and had interactions on various research projects of WSL lab and some startups incubated at IIIT Bangalore.

31 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a panelist in the Awareness Workshop on Cyber Security and Privacy in Education, organised by Cyber Security Center of Excellence of the Government of Karnataka, Privacy Virtuoso, IISc and KSCST Bengaluru, at CSA Department, IISc, Bengaluru.

30 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the Task Group Meeting on Big Data in Governance, of the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore.

25 Jan 2019. Dr Prasad Ram, Founder of Gooru Inc visited WSL lab and discussed about project updates and future plans.

19 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and Jayati Deshmukh participated in the ThoughtWorks E4R (Engineering for Research) Symposium on Complex Systems. Pune, India.

8 Jan 2019. Prof. Sharma Chakravarthy from UT Arlington presented a talk on “Graph Analysis: Decomposition-Based Analysis Using Multilayer Networks” at IIIT Bangalore.

Activity Log 2018

19 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa presented an invited talk titled “Design of the Cogno Web Observatory for Characterizing Online Social Cognition” at The Sixth International Conference On Big Data Analytics (BDA) at NIT Warangal.

17-18 Dec 2018. Aparna Lalingkar presented series of talks in “Recent Trends in Teaching-Learning Technology” at North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon on Navigated Learning and Semantic Web technology and Education.

12 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a panelist discussing the role of technology clusters in promoting innovation, at the IndoUK FutureTech conference, New Delhi, India.

11 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a member of the technical panel of experts for the National Data & Analytics Portal at NITI Aayog, New Delhi, India.

7 Dec 2018. Praseeda successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.

23 Nov 2018. REACH Workshop was held at IIIT Bangalore. Click on REACH workshop 2018 for details.

21 Nov 2018. WSL workshop focused to reflect on the research progress in the last semester.

21 Nov 2018. Prof. Rajendra Bera presented an invited talk titled “Connecting the dots” as a part of the course The Web and The Mind.

12 Nov 2018. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as a member of the Executive Committee on Data, at the EC meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), New Delhi, India.

8-9 Nov 2018. Srinath Srinivasa and Manish Gupta participated in the Falling Walls venture pitch, at the Falling Walls conference 2018, Berlin, Germany.

30 Oct 2018 – 1 Nov 2018. Aparna Lalingkar and Raksha P S presented posters titled “Learning Navigator – A Platform for Navigated Social Learning” and “Designing the Cogno – Web Observatory: To Characterise the Dynamics of Online Social Cognition” respectively at the 14th FICCI HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT 2018, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

22-26 Oct 2018. Chaitali Diwan presented her work “Computing Exposition Coherence of Learning Resources” at the 17th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2018), Valletta, Malta.

15 Oct 2018. Prof Srinath Srinivasa, Raksha P S, Chaitali Diwan presented a talk on “Understanding a post-web world” at Samvaad, IIIT Bangalore.

29 Sept 2018. Article published in New Indian Express regarding the Web Observatory project at WSL. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2018/sep/29/web-observatory-at-iiit-b-aims-to-check-fake-news-and-trends-1878448.html

27 Sept 2018. Prof Sridhar Mandyam participated in the panel discussion on ” Leverage Cognitive Computing to address Challenges in Digital Empowerment” as a part of Symposium on “Cognitive Computing and Social Innovation” conducted by IIIT Bangalore and Mphasis. Praseeda moderated this panel discussion.

6 Sept 2018. Chaitali Diwan successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.

9-12 July. Aparna Lalingkar presented poster of her work “Deriving semantics of learning mediation” at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) at IIT Bombay.

9-11 July. Sharath Srivatsa presented his work “Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model” in 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM HT’18) at Baltimore, USA.

10-11 July. Raksha P S attended “InDITA conference on Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency” held at IIITB.  She also hosted a session named “Effects of Digital Identities (multiple) on Human Cognition or Behavior”. Key points of the session can be found in this link: http://wsl.iiitb.ac.in/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/summary.pdf.

21-25 May 2018. Prof Srinath Srinivasa visited Web Science Institute, University of Southampton and City University of London, United Kingdom. Also presented a talk titled “Many Worlds on a Frame, Characterizing online social cognition” at the University of Southampton.

18 May 2018. Asha Subramanian successfully defended her Thesis titled “Semantic Integration And Knowledge Representation Of Open Data, Powered By Linked Open Data“.

15 May 2018. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore discussing the research activities happening in the lab.

14 May 2018. Dr Prasad Ram, CEO of Gooru Learning visited Gooru Labs at IIITB for research collaborations and discussions.

26 April 2018. Project Reviews of all the projects in WSL.

13 April 2018. Jaya Appukuttan presented her seminar on the state-of-the-art and the thesis proposal entitled, “Semantic Summarization of User Generated Short Reports”.

3rd April 2018. Aravindh Raman from King’s College London presented his work “Content Delivery at the Edge: Possibilities and Solutions” at IIIT-Bangalore.

2nd April 2018. Prof. Oliver Guenther, President of the University of Potsdam, Germany visited IIIT-Bangalore and Gooru Labs. He delivered a talk “Defining a University Strategy – A European Perspective”.

5-9 March 2018. Prof. Srinath Srinivasa visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California for research and collaboration.

12th Jan 2018. Dr Prasad Ram, CEO of Gooru Learning visited Gooru Labs at IIITB and other teams in India. Several discussion meetings held at Gooru labs, whose minutes can be found in Gooru Knowledge Base.

11–13 Jan 2018. Raksha P S, Chaitali Diwan, Praseeda Kalkur. Participated in the 18th International Conference on Management of Data and Data Science (COMAD-CODS) at Goa, India.

3 Jan 2018. Dmytro Karamshuk, Senior Data Scientist at Skyscanner, presented his work on “Bridging big data and qualitative methods in the social sciences” at Gooru Labs, IIIT-Bangalore.

Activity Log 2017

11 December 2017. Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a talk entitled “A Case for Open-ended Data” at E-governments Foundation, Bengaluru.

28 November 2017. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore. WSL Workshop 2017

23-25 October 2017. Raksha P S. Participated in the International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2017), at Rhodes, Greece, and presented a research paper entitled: “Identifying Opinion Drivers on Social Media

23-25 October 2017. Asha Subramanian and Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), at Vienna, Austria, and presented a demo paper entitled: “Towards Semantically Aggregating Indian Open Government Data from data. gov. in

16 October 2017. Raksha P S presented her seminar on the state-of-the-art and the thesis proposal entitled, “Characterizing the marketplace of opinions.”

13 October 2017. Jaya Appukuttan successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.

20-21 September 2017. Chaitali Diwan presented paper “Autonomous Spectrum Assignment of White Space Devices” at 12th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM 2017), held in Lisbon, Portugal.

5 September 2017. Gooru labs was formally inaugurated at IIIT Bangalore, by Prof. Rajagopalan, Dr. Sridhar Mitta and Dr. Prasad Ram.

4 August 2017. Asha Subramanian completed her open seminar entitled, “Semantic Integration and Knowledge Representation of Open Data Powered by Linked Open Data” as a pre-requisite requirement to the submission of her PhD thesis.

21-30 June 2017. Srinath Srinivasa visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California as part of the ongoing collaboration for setting up Gooru Labs at IIIT Bangalore.

5–8 June 2017. Asha Subramanian presented her work at the Data Science Congress 2017 held in CIDCO Convention Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Abstract of the paper can be found at Abstract

27 April 2017. Raksha P S finished her PhD Comprehensive exam.

24 April 2017. Final Project reviews for Semester Jan-May 2017 at Web Science Lab IIIT Bangalore.

19 April 2017 – 20 April 2017. Workshop on Big Data Engineering at IIIT Bangalore. This workshop is a part of a project Co-creation of a Center of Excellence in Big Data Engineering , a collaboration between IIIT-B and City University London, to set up a centre of excellence in Big Data Engineering.

8 April 2017. Asha Subramanian and Raksha P S presented poster and demo of their work at RISE “Open House,” IIIT Bangalore.

7 April 2017. Asha Subramanian and Raksha P S presented their work at PhD Colloquium, IIIT Bangalore.

29 March 2017. Srinath Srinivasa, Dean R & D, IIIT Bangalore. Attended European Research Council (ERC) meeting in Delhi representing IIIT Bangalore.

15 March 2017. Visit of Prasad Ram(Pram), Founder and CEO of Gooru.org at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.

13 March 2017. Project Review 2 of the projects at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.

8 February 2017. Srinath Srinivasa. Took office as the Dean (R&D) of IIIT Bangalore.

6 February 2017. Project Review 1 of the projects at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.

9th January 2017 – 13th January 2017. Srinath Srinivasa, Visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as a part of continuing the collaboration initiative.

Activity Log 2016

21 December 2016. Sumant Kulkarni successfully defended PhD. thesis entitled, “Mining Labeled Semantics across Terms and Documents in User Generated Text Corpora.”

19 December 2016. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore. WSL workshop

11th December 2016 – 17th December 2016. Srinath Srinivasa, Visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as a part of continuing the collaboration initiative.

29 November 2016. Web Science Lab. WebScience@10 -celebrating 10 years of Web Science. Events were run in Berlin, London and Chicago and WebScience@10 ‘TV channel’ and followed on hashtag #websci10. The event showed the world a day in the life of Web science by showing videos from different countries, IIIT -Bangalore was featured in this. The video is available at https://youtu.be/wz48FT4hcrI

21 November 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as an external member of the thesis exam committee of an MS thesis defence at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, IISc, Bangalore.

9 November 2016. Praseeda. Presented a talk on “Trust, CBAC and Blockchains” at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.

26 October 2016. Asha Subramanian. Presented her paper at the 15th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2016), Rhodes, Greece.
Paper details : Subramanian, Asha, Ved Kurien Mathai, Vikkurthi Manikanta, Janaki Vinesh Joshi, and Srinath Srinivasa. “Semantic Integration of Open-Data Tables.” In OTM Confederated International Conferences” On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems”, pp. 589-607. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

10–14 October 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as part of a collaboration initiative.

16 September 2016. Prasad (Pram) Ram, founder and CEO of Gooru. Presented a talk on “Technology for Social Justice” at IIIT Bangalore.

5–9 September 2016. Raksha S Patel, Asha Subramanian. Attended the 42nd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2016), New Delhi, India.

24 August 2016. T B Dinesh, Technical Director, Servelots and Janastu. Presented a talk on “Web Annotation, Community Narratives and Familiarizing Stories” at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.

10 August 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as a selection committee member for selection of proposals from a call by NWO-DST, at SERC, IISc, Bangalore.

15 July 2016. Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman and Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a talk entitled, “Modeling Online Groups” and presented an introduction to Web Science, at hasgeek.in monthly meetings, Bangalore.

15 June 2016. Anoop Kumar Pandey. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled, “Entity Resolution using Co-occurrence Graph and Continuous Learning.”

7 June 2016. Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled, “A Cognitive Model of Groups and A Computational Model to Analyze Online Groups.”

31 May 2016. Chaitali Diwan. Successfully defended MTech thesis entitled, “Autonomous Spectrum Assignment of Whitespace Devices.”

29 Apr 2016. WSL members interacted with Infosys CorpTech group on research opportunities in Social Network Analysis and Web Science.

1 Apr 2016. Aastha Madaan. Rejoined WSL at IIITB after a six month research exchange at the Web Science Trust, University of Southampton.

12 Mar 2016. Tahir Dar. Presented Demonstration Paper entitled “UCliDSS : An Unsupervised Clinical Decision Support System for text” at International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD2016), Persistent Systems, Hinjewadi, Pune.

24 Feb 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered a public lecture entitled, “The Web and the Mind” as part of Bangalore Science Forum — a 53 year old tradition featuring public science lectures, National College, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

21 Jan 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Towards Mathematical Foundations for Social Machines” at the Ramanujan Mathematics for IT conference at IIIT Bangalore.

20 Jan 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as an invited guest at the launch of Carl Zeiss R&D Center at Bommasandra, Bangalore, India.

6 Jan 2016. Sumant Kulkarni. Presented his Open Seminar entitled “Assorted Algorithms for Semantics Extraction Based on a Co-occurrence Graph Corpus Model” before thesis submission.

Activity Log 2015

24 Nov 2015. Sweety Vinod Agrawal. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled “Integrity Management For Open-ended Dissemination Of Utilitarian Data”

6 Nov 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Big Social Machines: Architecture and Challenges” at Amrita University, Bangalore Campus, Bangalore, India.

29 Oct 2015. WSL members hosted a talk entitled “Social Sensing” by Prof. Nishanth Sastry from King’s College, London, UK.

16–25 Oct 2015. Asha Subramanian. Visiting scholar at the Ohio Centre of Excellence in Knowledge Enabled Computing, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

11–15 Oct 2015. Asha Subramanian. Attended the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. She presented her paper entitled, “Inferencing in the Large : Characterizing Semantic Integration of Open Tabular Data” at the conference.

9 Oct 2015 — 8 Jan 2016. Aastha Madaan. Visiting scholar at the Web Science Trust at University of Southampton, UK.

5 Oct 2015. Aastha Madaan. Delivered an invited talk entitled: “The Promise of Web Science” at Delhi Univesity, New Delhi.

30 September 2015. WSL members launched the Web Science India Endowment to promote the discipline of Web Science in India.

7 Aug 2015. Asha Subramanian. Won a travel grant of US$1570 from the conference organizers for attending the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015) to present her paper.

31 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Aastha Madaan. Visited City University London, UK, as part of the TRUMP and REACH project collaboration.

27 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a discussion at the City Council of Aberdeen on a vision for Smart Cities.

27 — 30 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Aastha Madaan. Visited the Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, as part of the TRUMP project collaboration.

23 July 2015. Srinivasan Muthuswamy. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled “Computational Models to Identify Celebrities from Social Media”

19 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in AntHill Summer School and Hack Days 2015. Devarayanadurga Hills, Tumkur, India.

13 — 14 July 2015. Asha Subramanian. Participated in the 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 2015), Limassol, Cyprus.

28 June — 1 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the ACM Web Science conference, at Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

22 — 24 June 2015. WSL members. Participated in the “PivotPoints” workshop hosted by dot.rural in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen on the theme of participatory frameworks for Smart Cities.

20 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Abstractions, Expressions and Online Collectives,” as part of ACM Goa invited talk series.

19 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited University of Goa as part of an Academic Audit team to review their MTech and MCA programs.

12 June 2015. Chinmay Jog. Successfully defended his MS thesis entitled, “Distributing a Trust Framework for Utilitarian Data Exchange in Inter-Organizational Collaborations.”

3 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the International School of Information Management (ISIM), University of Mysore, as part of their PhD colloquium.

2 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a focused group discussion on Gamification and Organizational Behaviour at Trancendix Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bangalore.

1 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the Air Force Command and Training Center in Hebbal Bangalore on invitation to introduce WSL, CDS and IIITB.

25-26 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the first meeting of all work-package heads of the REACH project, IIT Mumbai, India.

8 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Jayati Deshmukh. Presented WSL at the Complex Systems Lab (SosLab) at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

4-8 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Jayati Deshmukh. Participated in the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey.

15 April 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a workshop on “How can European Institutions and Industry engage with India’s new Resarch Universities?” Organized by the EU STI (Science and Technology Initiative) Platform in India. New Delhi.

11 March 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the “Graph Day” Workshop at IBM Research, to bring together researchers working on graph data management.

18 Feb 2015. WSL organized a hackathon in conjunction of the launch event of the Web Observatory.

17 Feb 2015. WSL members organized the launch event of the first Indian node in the global Web Observatory grid.

5 Feb 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the online kickoff meeting of a EU-India project named, “REACH: Rural Broadband Internet Access using Cooperative Mesh Networking in White Space Spectrum.”

Activity Log 2014

  • WSL members participated in the CDS six-monthly workshop at IIIT-B. November 26 2014.
  • Sweety Agrawal. Presented a paper entitled “Integrity Management in a Trusted Utilitarian Data Exchange Framework” at ODBASE 2014, Amantea, Italy, October 29 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Presented WSL and CDS at Ericsson Research, Bangalore. Sep 23 2014.
  • Sumant Kulkarni. Successfully completed the comprehensive exam and thesis proposal seminar, qualifying him for candidature towards a PhD. September 18 2014.
  • Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa. Attended review meeting for the project on Intelligent Workflow Management. EMC Bangalore HQ, Mahadevapura. Aug 18 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Presented WSL and CDS at KayBus Bangalore office. August 14 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled Towards a “Mindful” Web at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. July 28 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Invited by School of Computer Scinence and Statistics and School of Digital Humanities at Trinity College, Dublin for exploring research collaborations. July 27–31 2014.
  • Aastha Madaan joined WSL as post doctoral research faculty on 23 July 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Attended the second NRDMS review meeting for the Sandesh project at NSDI office, New Delhi. 22 July 2014.
  • Jayati Deshmukh. Successfully defended MTech thesis entitled, “Evolution of Cooperation with Entrenchment Effects.” 16 June 2014.
  • OSL members hosted CrossCurrents, an Indo-UK workshop on the use of digital technology for culture preservation. May 12-14 2014. Photos from the workshop.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a paper at IIWeb 2014 at Chicago, Illnois, USA. March 31 2014.
  • Chinmay Jog, Sweety Agrawal. Attended ACM CoDS 2014 at New Delhi to present a paper. March 21-23 2014.
  • OSL members hosted a talk, “Towards Intelligent Information Infrastructure” by Prof. Pete Edwards, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 6 Feb 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled: Utilitarian Aggregation of Open Data at the Social Media Workshop, organized by the British High Commission at IIIT Bangalore. Feb 5-6, 2014.
  • Nisha Bhasia, Tuli Kundu, Divya Maharshi. Organizational volunteers for Social Media Workshop, organized by the British High Commission at IIIT Bangalore. Feb 5-6, 2014.
  • OSL members hosted a talk, “From Big Data to Smart Data” by Prof. Amit Sheth, Wright University. 6 Jan 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Program Committee member for the 10th ICDE Workshop on Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb), Chicago, Illonis, USA, March 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. Program Committee member for XRCI 2014, Xerox Research Center India Research Symposium, Bangalore, India, March 2014.
  • Srinath Srinivasa. PC Member and Publicity Chair of 7th India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2014), Chennai, India, February 2014.