Organisation and Tutors

Organisation

John Domingue
John Domingue
- KMi, The Open University and STI International

Prof. John Domingue is the Deputy Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University and the President of STI International, a semantics focused networking organization with 50 members. He has published over 160 refereed articles in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and the Web and his current work is focused on how semantic technology can automate the management, development and use of Web services. Currently he serves as the Scientific Director of SOA4All a 13M Euro project which aims at creating a Web of billions of services. Prof. Domingue is also Chair of the Steering Committee for the European Semantic Web Conference Series, and Co-Chair of the Conceptual Models of Services Working Group within STI. Within the Future Internet arena he helps coordinate the Future Internet Service Offer Working Group within the Future Internet Assembly – a collaboration between over 100 European projects with a combined budget of over 600M Euros aiming to develop a next-generation Internet. Prof. Domingue is also serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Web Semantics and the Applied Ontology Journal.

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Tutors


Lora Aroyo - Free University of Amsterdam

In 1996 I received my M.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Sofia University in Bulgaria. I worked for a year at the same university as a project assistant and moved in 1997 to the University of Twente in The Netherlands, where I became a PhD student at the department of Educational Science and Technology in the field of adaptive information retrieval for web-based education. In 2001 I was granted a PhD on a thesis entitled "Task-based approach to information handling support with web-based education". Shortly after my PhD I accepted a position as assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2005 I became an associate member of the Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction Group of CWI in Amsterdam, where I spent on average one day per week.

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Dan Brickley
Dan Brickley

I work at the Free University of Amsterdam on RDF and FOAF and other things.

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Spyros Kotoulas - VU University Amsterdam

Spyros Kotoulas is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, specialising in Web-scale semantic applications. His research interests revolve around high-performance computing, peer-to-peer computing, distributed architectures and the Semantic Web. After studying parallel and distributed computer systems, he has completed his doctoral dissertation within the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he is also teaching the Intelligent Web Applications course. He has been part of the teams that won the third prize in the Billion Triple Challenge in 2008 and the first prize in the IEEE Scale Challenge in 2010. Furthermore, he has over 20 publications in referred journals, conferences and workshops. He is currently involved in the EU LarKC project (the Large Knowledge Collider).

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Barry Norton
Barry Norton
- KIT

Barry Norton is a postdoctoral researcher in the AIFB institute and in KSRI at KIT. He is a work package leader in the SOA4All EU FP7 Integrated Project, as he was previously at the University of Innsbruck, and in the completed IPs SUPER and DIP in Framework 6 at the Open University in the UK. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, where he was in the Lirics, Dot.Kom and AKT projects, in the area of semantics, and formerly was the sole researcher in the UK-funded RealType project, following on from DaimlerChrysler funded research in software verification. He is co-chair of the OASIS Technical Committee on Semantic Execution Environments, and editor of the Semantic SOA Reference Ontology. He has been on the organising committee of the Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, the KSRI Summer School on Service Research, and the IEEE Summer School on Semantic Computing. He was a tutor at the Winter Retreat on Semantic Web Services and has delivered tutorials on Semantic Web Services and Semantic Business Process Management at a number of major conferences, including ESWC, ISWC and BPM, and most recently co-chairs a tutorial on Linked Open Services at the ISWC.

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Elena Simperl


Elena Simperl
 - KIT

I am currently working as a senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. I have held research and teaching positions at the Technical University of Munich (2002-2003), the Free University of Berlin (2003-2007), and the Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck,  Austria (2007-2009) before joining KIT in January this year.

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Denny Vrandenic
- KIT

Denny Vrandečić is research associate at the Institute AIFB. He received his Master for studying Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, and his PhD summa cum laudefrom the KIT. His research interest is in massive web-based collaboration. He is co-developer of Semantic MediaWiki. He consulted Metaweb's freebase.com service on creating their RDF export, and is administrator and co-founder of the Croatian Wikipedia. He was co-organizer of several WWW workshops, chair of the scientific track of Wikimania 2008, and track chair of ESWC2010 and ESWC2011. He was or is involved in the EU-funded projects SEKT, ACTIVE, and RENDER and the project Halo funded by Vulcan Inc., Seattle.
He is currently visiting researcher at the ISI, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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Student project co-ordinator

Barry Norton
Barry Norton
- KIT

Barry Norton is a postdoctoral researcher in the AIFB institute and in KSRI at KIT. He is a work package leader in the SOA4All EU FP7 Integrated Project, as he was previously at the University of Innsbruck, and in the completed IPs SUPER and DIP in Framework 6 at the Open University in the UK. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, where he was in the Lirics, Dot.Kom and AKT projects, in the area of semantics, and formerly was the sole researcher in the UK-funded RealType project, following on from DaimlerChrysler funded research in software verification. He is co-chair of the OASIS Technical Committee on Semantic Execution Environments, and editor of the Semantic SOA Reference Ontology. He has been on the organising committee of the Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, the KSRI Summer School on Service Research, and the IEEE Summer School on Semantic Computing. He was a tutor at the Winter Retreat on Semantic Web Services and has delivered tutorials on Semantic Web Services and Semantic Business Process Management at a number of major conferences, including ESWC, ISWC and BPM, and most recently co-chairs a tutorial on Linked Open Services at the ISWC.