Paul Christian Seitlinger

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Picture showing Paul SeitlingerPaul Christian Seitlinger, Mag. Dr. rer. nat.
(CSS-Team Member from 15.11.2010 – 30.09.2016)
University Project Assistant Psychologist

E-Mail: paul.seitlinger[at]


Paul Christian Seitlinger
received his Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) from the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz with a thesis on “Imitation in Social Software environments: The role of implicit and explicit memory processes” in 2012 and his diploma in psychology also from the Karl-Franzens-University in 2009. His research interests include formal models of human memory and their application in intelligent Web services as well as collaborative learning processes mediated by information Technology. Since 2009, he has been researching in EU-FP7 projects (MATURE, weSPOT, LearningLayers) and in two FWF (Austrian Science Fund) Projects (MERITS, OMFix).

weSPOT, TARGET, MATURE, Learning Layers, MERITS, OMFix

Main Areas of Research:
  • Episodic Memory, Creative Cognition, Cognitive Semiotics
  • HCI, Exploratory Search


List of all scientific publications:
Book Chapter
Ley, T., Seitlinger, P., Schöfegger, K., & Lindstaedt, S. (2012). Community-orientiertes Lernen. In J. Haake, G. Schwabe, & M. Wessner (Eds.), CSCL-Kompendium – Lehr- und Handbuch zum computerunterstützten kooperativen Lernen (pp. 261-274). München: Oldenbourg Verlag.


Trattner, C., Kowald, D., Seitlinger, P., Kopeinik, S., & Ley, T. (2014). Refining Frequency-Based Tag Reuse Predictions by means of Time and Semantic Context. In M. Atzmueller, A. Chin, C. Scholtz & C. Trattner (Eds.), Mining, Modeling, and Recommending ‘Things’ in Social Media (pp. 55-74). LNAI Springer.


Ley, T., Seitlinger, P. & Pata, K. (in press). Patterns of meaning in a cognitive ecosystem. In U. Cress, H. Jeong & J. Moskaliuk (Eds.), Mass Collaboration and Education (pp. 147-167). Heidelberg: Springer.


Conference Publications
Schoefegger, K., Seitlinger, P., & Ley, T. (2010). Towards a user model for personalized recommendations in work-integrated learning: A report on an experimental study with a collaborative tagging system. In N. Manouselis, H. Drachsler, K. Verbert, & O. C. Santos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Recommender Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (RecSysTEL 2010) (pp. 2829-2838).


Amsterdam: Elsevier. Kaschig, A., Maier, R., Sandow, A., Brown, A., Ley, T., Magenheim, J., Mazarakis, A., Seitlinger, P. (2012). Technological and Organizational Arrangements Sparking Effects on Individual, Community and Organizational Learning. In A. Ravenscroft, S. Lindstaedt, C. Delgado Kloos, & D. Hernández-Leo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Technology-enhanced Learning (pp. 180–193). Heidelberg: Springer.


Ley, T., & Seitlinger, P. (2010). A Cognitive Perspective on Emergent Semantics in Collaborative Tagging: The Basic Level Effect. In F. Cena, A. Dattolo, S. Kleanthous, C. Tasso, D. B. Vallejo, & J. Vassileva (Eds.), International Workshop on Adaptation in Social and Semantic Web – SASWeb 2010 (pp. 13-18).


Aachen: CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Seitlinger, P. & Ley, T. (2011). Implicit and explicit memory in social tagging: Evidence from a process dissociation procedure. Paper presented at ECCE 2011 – European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, Rostock, Germany, August 24-26.


Seitlinger, P. & Ley, T. (2012). Implicit imitation in social tagging: familiarity and semantic reconstruction. In Proceedings of CHI’12 (S.1631-1640). New York: ACM-press.


Seitlinger, P., Ley, T. & Albert, D. (2013). An implicit-semantic tag recommendation mechanism for socio-semantic learning systems. In Proceedings of Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning OST’12. Springer LNCS.


Seitlinger, P., Kowald, D., Trattner, C., & Ley, T. (2013). Recommending Tags with a Model of Human Categorization. In Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM’13, Oct. 27–Nov. 1, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA. (p. in press). New York: ACM Press.


Kowald, D., Seitlinger, P., Trattner, C., & Ley, T. (2014). Long time no see: the probability of reusing tags as a function of frequency and recency. In Proceedings of 23rd International World Wide Web Conference, WWW’14, April 7-11, Seoul, Korea (pp. 463-468). New York: ACM Press.


Lacic, E., Kowald, D., Seitlinger, P., Trattner, C., & Parra, D. (2014). Recommending items in Social Tagging Systems Using Tag and Time Information. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Hypertext’14. New York: ACM press.


Seitlinger, P., Kowald, D., Kopeinik, S., Hasani-Mavriqi, I., Ley, T., & Lex, E. (2015). Attention Please! A Hybrid Resource Recommender Mimicking Attention-Interpretation Dynamics. In Proceedings of 24th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW’15, May 18-22, Florence, Italy. New York: ACM Press.


Journal Publications
Seitlinger, P., Ley, T., & Albert, D. (2015). Verbatim and semantic imitation in indexing resources on the Web: A fuzzy-trace account of social tagging. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 32-48.


Ley, T., & Seitlinger, P. (2015). Dynamics of Human Categorization in a Collaborative Tagging System: How Social Processes of Semantic Stabilization Shape Individual Sensemaking. Computers in Human Behavior.


Trattner, C., Kowald, D., Seitlinger, P., Kopeinik, S., & Ley, T. (in press). Modeling Activation Processes in Human Memory to Predict the Reuse of Tags. The Journal of Web Science.