Tutorial Date: 31 May 2009
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 just under 40 members. He has published over 150 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, Chair of the Future Internet Symposium Series, and Co-Chair of the Conceptual Models of Services Working Group within STI. Within the Future Internet arena he coordinates the Future Internet Service Offer Working Group within the Future Internet Assembly. Prof. Domingue is also serves on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, the Journal of Web Semantics and the Applied Ontology Journal.
Website | Prof. John Domingue

Agata Filipowska is a Teaching and Research Assistant at Poznan University of Economics, Department of Information Systems. She teaches courses on business process modeling, software engineering and management information systems. Agata Filipowska has a Master of Science from Poznan University of Economics (received in 2004, Summa Cum Laude). From 2004 she has been involved in projects funded by European Commission - ASG, Service Web 3.0, SUPER and USE-ME.GOV. Moreover, Agata Filipowska chaired Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Business Information Systems from 2004 to 2006. Her main areas of interest include information retrieval and filtering, information extraction and Semantic Business Process Management.
Website | Agata Filipowska

Jacek Kopecký is a PhD candidate researcher at the Semantic Technologies Institute (STI) located at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He holds a Master's degree from Palacky University, Czech Republic. His research interests cluster around Web technologies, with particular focus on Semantic Web Services, especially for automation supported by lightweight semantic descriptions. Since 2001, Kopecký has been contributing to Web services standardization, especially at the W3C, and he chaired the W3C SAWSDL working group. He has also been involved in EU research projects DIP, TripCom and SOA4All.
Website | Jacek Kopecky

Dr. Carlos Pedrinaci is a research fellow of the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). His research interests include Semantic Web Services, Knowledge-Based Systems, Knowledge Engineering and Business Process Analysis. Carlos has worked in several research projects in the area of services such as OBELIX (EU FP5 STREP), DIP (EU FP6 IP), SUPER (EU FP6 IP) and SOA4All (EU FP7 IP). He is actively involved in the standardization of Semantic Web Services technologies. He is member of the OASIS SEE TC and the Conceptual Models for Services Working Group, and was previously member of the WSMO Working Group and the W3C SAWSDL Working Group. Carlos has published over 30 papers in major conferences and international journals and has been lecturer and organiser of educational activities around service-oriented technologies in a number of conferences and summer schools.
Website | Carlos Pedrinaci

Elena Simperl is the vice director of the Semantic Technology Institute STI at the University of Innsbruck. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. Elena's primary domain of research is Knowledge Engineering. In particular, she is interested in user- and business-oriented aspects of ontology building and management, and in their application in large-scale open environments such as the Web, and approached these topics in several European and national projects. Among the projects she was or is involved in are Knowledge Web (EU FP6 Network of Excellence), TripCom (EU FP6 STREP), Salero (EU FP6 IP), LarKC (EU FP7 IP), Active (EU FP7 IP), SOA4All (EU FP7 IP), Service Web 3.0 (EU FP7 SA), INSEMTIVES (EU FP7 STREP), acting as a scientific coordinator in TripCom, Service Web 3.0, and INSEMTIVES, as activity leader in SOA4All, and as project manager of KnowledgeWeb. Elena published around 60 papers and organized various scientific workshops addressing the aforementioned research topics. She initiated several activities targeted at the supervision and guidance of doctoral students and young researchers such as the PhD Network Berlin Brandenburg and the Knowledge Web PhD Symposium series organized at the European Semantic Web Conference ESWC since 2006.

Further educational activities include the lecture of master and bachelor courses at the Free University of Berlin and University of Innsbruck, the organization of the Asian Semantic Web School, as well as the management of the education service within Semantic Technologies Institute International STI International, an association bringing together many of the major players in the fields of semantic technologies.
Website | Elena Simperl