Stefan Dietze is a research fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University and holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Applied Computer Science from Potsdam University. His main research interests are in Knowledge-based Systems, Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies and their application to various domains. Stefan has been involved in leading roles in numerous EU research projects, such as LUISA, NoTube or mEducator, where the main focus of was to exploit semantic technologies and service-orientation in application domains such as eLearning or digital television. Stefan's work has been published throughout major conferences, journals and workshops in the area of Semantic Web, Web Services and SOA and he also is reviewer and board/committee member for a large number of scientific events and publications.
Mathieu d'Aquin is a research fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University, and his research activities focus on the Semantic Web, and especially on methods and tools to build intelligent applications exploiting online knowledge. More recently, he has been working on applications producing and consuming linked data, especially for education and research (for instance, data.open.ac.uk). Mathieu has published many papers in major conferences and journals in the Semantic Web area and has been involved in the organisation of events such as the IWOD series of workshops (see the Ontology Dynamics portal) and the SSSW summer school (see sssw.org)
Dragan Gaševic is a Canada Research Chair in Semantic Technologies and an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, an associated research member of the GOOD OLD AI Research Network at the University of Belgrade and recipient of Alberta Ingenuity's 2008 New Faculty Award. His research interests include semantic technologies, software language engineering, technology-enhanced learning, and service-oriented architectures. He has (co-)authored more than 200 research papers and is/was (co-)chair of several major conferences and workshops, editor of many books and prestigious international journals with major publishers (Springer, Elsevier, IEEE) and regularly invited speaker at major scientific events.
Miguel-Angel Sicilia works as associate professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Alcalá (Madrid). He obtained a PhD from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain (2002). From 1997 to 1999 he worked as assistant professor at the Pontifical University, after which he joined the Computer Science Department of the Carlos III University in Madrid. He was the technical coordinator of FP6 project LUISA on Semantic Web Services applied to e-learning and he is currently coordinating ICT PSP VOA3R project in which semantics are applied to searching scientific open access information. He is EIC of the Intl. Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies and EB member of several journals related to e-learning and the Semantic Web.