Knowledge Infrastructures

Knowledge Infrastructures are “robust networks of people, artifacts, and institutions that generate, share, and maintain specific knowledge about the human and natural worlds” (Edwards, 2010). Covering concepts, implementations and applications, the TIB Knowledge Infrastructures Research Group advances software artifacts in their ability to support researchers in the generation, sharing, and maintenance of scientific knowledge. As co-lead of the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG) research and development initiative, the Knowledge Infrastructures Research Group has substantially contributed to ORKG research, in tasks ranging from conceptualization to community engagement.

Selected publications

  • Markus Stocker, Allard Oelen, Mohamad Yaser Jaradeh, Muhammad Haris, Omar Arab Oghli, Golsa Heidari, Hassan Hussein, Anna-Lena Lorenz, Salomon Kabenamualu, Kheir Eddine Farfar, Manuel Prinz, Oliver Karras, Jennifer D’Souza, Lars Vogt, and Sören Auer (2023). FAIR scientific information with the Open Research Knowledge Graph. In B. Magagna (Ed.), FAIR Connect, vol. 1, issue 1, pp. 19–21. IOS Press.
  • Markus Stocker, Pauli Paasonen, Markus Fiebig, Martha A Zaidan, and Alex Hardisty (2018). Curating Scientific Information in Knowledge InfrastructuresData Science Journal, 17:21.
  • Markus Stocker (2017). Advancing the Software Systems of Environmental Knowledge InfrastructuresIn Abad Chabbi and Henry W. Loescher (Eds.), Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 399–423. Taylor & Francis Group, CRC Press. ISBN: 9781498751315
  • Markus Stocker, Elham Baranizadeh, Harri Portin, Mika Komppula, Mauno Rönkkö, Amar Hamed, Annele Virtanen, Kari Lehtinen, Ari Laaksonen, and Mikko Kolehmainen (2014). Representing situational knowledge acquired from sensor data for atmospheric phenomenaEnvironmental Modelling & Software, 58:27-47.
  • Markus Stocker, Mauno Rönkkö, and Mikko Kolehmainen (2014). Situational Knowledge Representation for Traffic Observed by a Pavement Vibration Sensor NetworkIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 15(4):1441-1450.


  • BluePrints for the Integration of Terminology Services in Earth System Sciences (BITS), DFG, 01.07.2023 - 30.06.2026
  • NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences (NFDI4Earth), DFG Grant 460036893, 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026
  • NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (NFDI4DS), DFG Grant 460234259, 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2026
  • ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and Research (ENVRI-FAIR), EC Grant 824068, 01.01.2019 - 30.06.2019
  • Environmental Research Infrastructures Providing Shared Solutions for Science and Society (ENVRIplus), EC Grant 654182, 01.05.2015 - 30.04.2019


Dr. Markus Stocker
Knowledge Infrastructures Research Group Lead

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