Dr Charlie Abela

Dr Charlie Abela

Dr Charlie Abela


Senior Lecturer

Level 1, Block A
Room 7
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2027
Dr Charlie Abela is a senior lecturer and currently holds the role of Head of Department of Artificial Intelligence within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. He has an MSc in Computer Science in which he mainly focused on conversational case-based reasoning. In his doctoral research, he focused on the area of knowledge work and information management support measures inspired by human forgetting. During his doctoral research he spent time working as a research assistant in the Digital Research Enterprise Ireland (DERI), now the Insight research center for data analytics.

His current research interests include the areas of enterprise knowledge graphs and graph representation learning, and how these can be leveraged upon to realize digital transformation processes within the context of humanities, healthcare and manufacturing. In this regards he has led several research collaborations involving governmental entities and industry.
  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Graph Neural Networks
  • Graph Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Linked Open Data
  • Semantic Web

AQUILINA, A. and ABELA, C., 2022. Predicting links in a social network based on recognised personalities, Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, April 2022 2022, Association for Computing Machinery.

SAMMUT, C., ABELA, C. and VELLA, V., 2022. Enhancing Stock Price Prediction Models by using Concept Drift Detectors, 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Automation and High Performance Computing (AIAHPC), February 2022 2022, IEEE.

FARRUGIA, L. and ABELA, C., 2020. medicX: MIning drug-drug interactions for healthcare professionals, N. PETKOV, N. STRISCIUGLIO and C. TRAVIESO-GONZALEZ, eds. In: APPIS '20: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems, 7-12 January 2020, Association for Computing Machinery New York NY United States.

ELLUL, C., AZZOPARDI, J. and ABELA, C., 2019. NotaryPedia: A Knowledge Graph of Historical Notarial Manuscripts, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2019 Conferences OTM 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11877, 21-25 October 2019, Springer International Publishing.

ELLUL, C., AZZOPARDI, J. and ABELA, C., 2018. Extracting Information from Medieval Notarial Deeds, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW)
, 12th November 2018, SpringerLink.

SALIBA, M., LAYFIELD, C. and ABELA, C., 2018. Vehicular Traffic Flow Intensity Detection and Prediction Through Mobile Data Usage, 26th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS), Trinity College Dublin, 6th December 2018.

ABELA, C. and AZZOPARDI, J., 2017. Analysing and Visualising Parliamentary Questions: a Linked Data approach, 3rd International Keystone Conference (IKC), September 2017.

MCGURK, S., DEBATTISTA, J.D. and ABELA, C., 2017. OntoQAV: A Pipeline for Visualising Ontology Quality, 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), October 21 2017.

MCGURK, S., DEBATTISTA, J. and ABELA, C., 2017. Towards Ontology Quality Assessment, 4th Workshop on Linked Data Quality (LDQ2017), co-located with the 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), June 2017.

ZAMMIT, A., PENZA, K., HADDOD, F., ABELA, C. and AZZOPARDI, J., 2017. ACE: Big Data approach to Scientific Collaboration Patterns analysis, 1st Scientometrics Workshop, co-located with the 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), June 2017.

ABELA, C. and STAFF, C., 2016. Behaviour Mining for Automatic Task-Keeping and Visualisations for Task-Refinding, 1st Annual ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retreival, March 2016.

ABELA, C., STAFF, C. and HANDSCHUH, S., 2015. Automatic Task-Cluster Generation based on Document Switching and Revisitation, Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015), Dublin, Ireland, June 29 - July 3 2015.

ABELA, C., STAFF, C. and HANDSCHUH, S., 2015. Collecting and Analysing Personal Information Management Data, Proceedings of the First DIACHRON Workshop on Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web co-located with 12th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2015), Portoroz Slovenia, May 31, 2015.

ABELA, C., STAFF, C. and HANDSCHUH, S., 2011. Online activity graph for document importance and association, Proceedings the 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS'11 2011, ACM, pp. 191-194}.

DINGLI, A., ABELA, C. and D'AMBROGIO, I., 2011. A Pervasive Assistant for Hospital Staff, Intelligent Environments (Workshops) 2011, IOS Press, pp. 751-762.

DINGLI, A., ABELA, C. and D'AMBROGIO, I., 2011. Pervasive nursing and doctoral assistant - PINATA, 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2011, May 2011, IEEE, pp. 123-130.

ABELA, C., STAFF, C. and HANDSCHUH, S., 2010. Task-Based User Modelling for Knowledge Work Support, PAUL DE BRA, ALFRED KOBSA and DAVID N. CHIN, eds. In: User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, 18th International Conference, UMAP'10, June 20-24 2010, Springer, pp. 419-422.

BORG, E.L., ABELA, C. and STAFF, C., 2010. DIME: Desktop Interruption Management, U. SCHROEDER, ed. In: Interaktive Kulturen: Workshop-Band. Proceedings der Workshops der Mensch & Computer 2010 - 10. Fachubergreifende Konferenz fur Interaktive und Kooperative Medien, DeLFI 2010 - die 8. E-Learning Fachtagung Informatik der Gesellschaft fur Informatik e.V. und der Entertainment Interfaces 2010, September 2010, Logos Verlag, pp. 107-108.

CORTIS, K. and ABELA, C., 2010. Semchat: Extracting personal information from chat conversations, 1st Workshop on Personal Semantic Data (PSD), held in conjunction with EKAW 2010 - Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management for the Masses, 11th October 2010.

DINGLI, A. and ABELA, C., 2008. A pervasive assistant for nursing and doctoral staff, ECAI 2008 - 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2008, IOS Press, pp. 829-830.

ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2006. CCBR Ontology for Reusable Service Templates, Proceedings of 3rd European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC'06, June 2006, pp. 59-60.

ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2006. PreDiCtS: A Personalised Service Discovery and Composition Framework, M. BOUZID and N. HENZE, eds. In: Workshop on Semantic Web Personalization, ESWC'06, June 2006.

BUCKLE, M., ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2005. A BPEL Engine and Editor for the .NET framework, Proceedings of 3rd IEEE European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS'05, November 2005, WSCC.

SCERRI, S., ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2005. semantExplorer: A Semantic Web Browser, Proceedings of the WWW/Internet International Conference, ICWI 2005, October 2005.

SCICLUNA, J., ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2004. Visual Modelling of OWL-S Services, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet, October 2004.

ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., 2003. DAML Enabled Web Services and Agents in the Semantic Web, Revised Papers from the NODe 2002 Web and Database-Related Workshops on Web, Web-Services, and Database Systems 2003, Springer-Verlag, pp. 46-58.

ABELA, C. and MONTEBELLO, M., eds, 2002. DAML enabled Agents and Workflow Components Integration. Lisbon, Portugal edn. IADIS.

  • ARI1101 - Foundations of Data Science
  • ARI3216 - Web Data Mining
  • ARI5902 - Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence
  • ICS2205 - Web Intelligence
  • ICS5111 - Mining and Visualizing Large-Scale Data
  • ICT3909 - Final Year Project in Artificial Intelligence