Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Inria, I3S laboratory.

 Research engineer involved in the integration of heterogeneous data and their publication and sharing as Knowledge Graphs on the Web, using knowledge engineering, the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data technologies.

Knowledge Graphs, Heterogeneous Data Sharing, Linked Data

I am involved in research activities meant to enable the integration of heterogeneous data based on a knowledge engineering approach, as well as the sharing and reuse of these data. My work addresses several research questions:

  1. How to build FAIR Knowledge Graphs complying with the Linked Data 4-star principles?
  2. How to overcome data structural and semantic heterogeneity in order to reconcile and make sense of large data sets distributed at Web-scale?
  3. How to foster data reuse by publishing them in machine-processable formats? This work is concerned with leveraging the Linked Data principles to integrate heterogeneous legacy data sources and make them available in the Web of Data. This was the main topic of my Ph.D that I defended in 2017, with a specific focus on the translation of data from NoSQL databases into RDF.
  4. How to enable the Web-scale discovery and consumption of data? This work is concerned with methods to make data and query services discoverable, and the types of interfaces that are suitable to consume Linked Data.

I hold several collaborations with researchers in the biodiversity domain. To understand the effects of climate change on biodiversity, researchers have a pressing need to make sense of myriad data produced all over the world by biodiversity-related projects. In this context, I work with the French National Museum of Natural History towards the publication of their data as Linked Open Data. More generally, together with communities like, we strive to enable Web-scale integration of biodiversity.

Large-scale distributed computing infrastructures

Since I joined the CNRS in 2011, I have been involved in various support activities related to the administration and operation of the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI). I am the technical coordinator of the Life Sciences Grid Community (LSGC), a virtual research community to support life-science applications on EGI. I coordinate the activity of the team responsible for providing technical support to the LSGC users in their usage of the infrastructure. I was the instigator and leader of the VO Administration and Operations Portal, funded by the EGI-InSPIRE european project.

Complete list of publications and communications: HAL CV.

Also find me on ReasearchGate.

Covid-on-the-Web. Franck Michel, Fabien Gandon, Valentin Ah-Kane, Anna Bobasheva, Elena Cabrio, Olivier Corby, Raphaël Gazzotti, Alain Giboin, Santiago Marro, Tobias Mayer, Mathieu Simon, Serena Villata, Marco Winckler. 2020. github sparql article DOI.

TAXREF-LD, Linked Data knowledge graph of the French taxonomic register. Franck MICHEL, Catherine FARON, Sandrine TERCERIE, Olivier GARGOMINY. 2017(2022. github sparql article DOI

WASABI RDF Knowledge Graph. An RDF representation of the WASABI corpus of songs enriched with metadata extracted from music databases on the Web, and resulting from the processing of song lyrics and from audio analysis. 2020. github sparql article DOI

WeKG-MF, Weather Knowledge Graph of Météo France Meteorological Observations. 2022. github sparql article DOI

ISSA Agritrop Dataset, Semantic index of the Agritrop open scientific archive. github DOI

SPARQL Micro-Services: Querying Web APIs with SPARQL. Franck Michel. 2018. github

Morph-xR2RML: MongoDB-to-RDF translation and SPARQL rewriting: Franck Michel, Freddy Pryiatna. Implementation of the xR2RML mapping language for MongoDB databases. 2017. github DOI

The VO Administration and operations PORtal (VAPOR). Franck Michel, Flavien Forestier. 2014. web DOI

EGI Virtual Organisations Support Tools. Franck Michel. 2013. web DOI

NeuroLOG platform. Alban Gaignard, Franck Michel, Johan Montagnat, Javier Rojas Balderrama, Farooq Ahmad, Bacem Wali. 2008. web

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Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Inria - I3S, UMR 7271
930 route des Colles - Bât. Les Templiers
BP 145 - 06903 Sophia Antipolis CEDEX - France

Email: fmichel [at] i3s.unice [dot] fr, franck [dot] michel [at] inria [dot] fr

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I was/am a member of the program committees for the following conferences and/or workshops:

  • ESWC 2022, The Extended Semantic Web Conference
  • KGCW 2022, Third International Workshop on Knowledge Graph Construction
  • SCG 2021, First workshop on Squaring the circle on graphs
  • KGCW 2021, Second International Workshop on Knowledge Graph Construction
  • ESWC 2021, The Extended Semantic Web Conference
  • ICCS 2020, The International Conference on Computational Science
  • IJCAI 2020, 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • SEMANTiCS 2019, 15th International Conference on Semantic Systems
  • Knowledge Graph Building (KBD), workshop of the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2019 (ESWC)
  • Hypermedia Multi-Agent Systems (HyperAgents 2019), workshop of the Web Conference 2019
  • EKAW 2018, 21th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
  • SEMANTiCS 2018, 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems
  • ISWC 2018, 17th International Semantic Web Conference
  • ICCS 2018, 23rd International Conference on Conceptual Structures
  • WWW 2018, The Web Conference 2018
  • ISWC 2017, 16th International Semantic Web Conference
  • SEMANTiCS 2017, 13th International Conference on Semantic Systems
  • ICCS 2016, 22nd International Conferences on Conceptual Structures
  • SI&IA 2015, Systèmes d'Information et Intelligence Artificielle 2015

I was/am a member of the organizing committees for the following conferences and/or workshops:

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