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.
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 2010.
Tamara Bihr is working as Project Assistant at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where she is responsible for the project management of the EU funded project RENDER and other administrative matters.
Günter Ladwig is a Research Associate at the Institute AIFB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the same institution. His research interests include query processing, query optimization and keyword search in the context of semantic data management. His work is published in numerous conference proceedings (CIKM, ISWC, ESWC, DEXA) and earned the best Linked Data paper award at ESWC 2011.