Daniel Schwab

Daniel Schwabe

Semantic Web (WP4)

Daniel Schwabe was Professor at the Department of Informatics, Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) from 1981 to 2020, where he led the TecWeb Lab (http://www.tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br). He received his BSc degree in Mathematics from PUC-Rio in 1975, his MSc degree in Computer Science also from PUC-Rio in 1976, and his PhD degree in Computer Science from UCLA 1981.

His research, started in the 1980s, focusses on model-driven authoring methods for socio-technical systems, seen as part of human-machine teams that solve problems. More recently, Prof. Schwabe has been investigating the construction and use of Knowledge Graphs, with special focus on investigating how these can support the trust process necessary when consuming online information. A related topic of interest is understanding how characteristics of data presentations affect human consumption of information. He was responsible for the first knowledge base and website of the Portinari Project, documenting the oevre and life and times of the foremost Brazilian painter Candido Portinari. This was one of the earliest cultural heritage websites on the Web.

He has been Associate Editor of ACM’s Transactions on the Web and managing editor of the International Journal on Web Engineering. He is active in the international web and Semantic Web community, having chaired the 2013 edition of the World Wide Web Conference and the 2005 edition of the International Semantic Web conference. He has served as program chair and as track chair in several conferences and has been a member of the International World Wide Web conference committee since 2004.


  • Ljubljana, Slovenia