Dr. Volha Bryl  RDF Resource Description Framework Icon

Alumni Postdoctoral Researcher

B6, 26, Room C 1.02

Tel.: +49 621 181 2637

volha (at) informatik.uni-mannheim.de

Before joining the DWS group in January 2013, I spent 4 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy, at the Data and Knowledge Management research unit. I hold a PhD degree from the ICT Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology at the University of Trento, where I was a member of the Software Engineering, Formal Methods and Security group in 2004-2008. 

Research interests

  • Data Fusion
  • Data Quality Assessment
  • Linked Open Data and applications






  • Irina Sergienya, Volha Bryl, Sara Tonelli. A Semantic Role Repository Linking FrameNet and WordNet: Resource description for the Monnet Challenge (conversion of existing linguistic resources into linked data). Co-located with Multilingual Linked Open Data for Enterprises (MLODE 2012) Workshop, Leipzig, Germany, September 23-25, 2012. Awarded a runner up prize.
  • Claudia d'Amato, Volha Bryl, Luciano Serafini. Data-Driven Logical Reasoning. In Proceedings of the Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web Workshop (URSW @ ISWC 2012), pp. 51-62
  • Claudia D'Amato, Volha Bryl, Luciano Serafini. Semantic Knowledge Discovery from Heterogeneous Data Sources. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012), pp. 26-31.
  • Sara Tonelli, Volha Bryl, Claudio Giuliano, Luciano Serafini. Investigating the Semantics of Frame Elements. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012), pp. 130-143.
  • Volha Bryl, Sara Tonelli, Claudio Giuliano, Luciano Serafini. A Novel FrameNet-based Resource for the Semantic Web. In Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Appliced Computing (SAC) 2012, Technical Track on The Semantic Web and Applications (SWA), Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy) March 25-29, 2012. The resource is available online.







  • Volha Bryl, Paolo Giorgini. Self-Configuring Socio-Technical Systems: Redesign at Runtime. In International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications, 2(1):31-40, 2006. The paper was presented at International Conference on Self-Organization and Autonomous Systems in Computing and Communications (SOAS'06), Erfurt, Germany, September 18-20, 2006.
  • Volha Bryl, Paolo Giorgini, John Mylopoulos. Designing Cooperative IS: Exploring and Evaluating Alternatives. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS'06), Montpellier, France, November 1-3, 2006 (Springer), pp. 533-550.
  • Volha Bryl, Fabio Massacci, John Mylopoulos, Nicola Zannone. Designing Security Requirements Models through Planning. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'06), Luxembourg, June 5-9, 2006 (Springer), pp. 33-47. The paper was also presented at 4th International Workshop on AI for Service Composition (ECAI'06), Riva del Garda, Italy, August 28 - September 1, 2006.
  • Yudistira Asnar, Volha Bryl, Paolo Giorgini. Using Risk Analysis to Evaluate Design Alternatives. In Agent-Oriented Software Engineering VII, Post-proceedings (invited paper) of the 7th International Workshop (AOSE 2006), (Springer), pp. 140-155.
  • Volha Bryl, Paolo Giorgini, Stefano Fante. ToothAgent: a Multi-Agent System for Virtual Communities Support. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Bi-Conference Workshop on Agent-Oriented Information Systems (AOIS'06), in conjunction with AAMAS2006, Hakotade, Japan, May 8-12, 2006.



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