Computer Science Department University of Bari (IT)
Claudia d’Amato is associate professor at the University of Bari – Computer Science Department and she got the Italian Habilitation for the functions of Full Professor for the Scientific Sector “09/H1 – Information Processing Systems ” on April 14th, 2021 and for the Scientific Sector “01/B1 – Informatics” on April 29th, 2021. She obtained her PhD in 2007 from the University of Bari, Italy, defending the thesis titled “Similarity Based Learning Methods for th Semantic Web. She pioneered the research on Machine Learning methods for ontology mining and Knowledge Graphs that still represents her main research interest. She is member of the editorial board of the Semantic Web Journal and the Journal of Web Semantics. She served/is serving as General Chair for ISWC 2022, Program Chair for ISWC 2017, ESWC 2014, Vice-Chair for ISWC 2009, Journal Track chair for TheWebConf 2018 (previously WWW), Tutorial Chair for ECAI 2020, Machine Learning Track Chair for ESWC’12-’13-’16-’17 and PhD Symposium chair at ESWC’15-’21. She served/is serving as a program committee member of a number of international conferences in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Semantic Web such as AAAI, IJCAI, ECAI, ECML, ISWC, TheWebConf, ESWC.
Cefriel Milano (IT)
Irene Celino is the Head of the Knowledge Technologies group at Cefriel. Her research activities cover two main trends: Human Computation (AI user acceptance, human-in-the-loop machine learning, user engagement for data management via citizen science and crowdsourcing) and Semantic Web (data fabric and data spaces, data harmonization and semantic interoperability), with focus on the application of such technologies to the development of web applications, especially in Smart City and Communities scenarios. She has 15+ years of experience in cooperative research projects, both at National/Regional level and at European level within FP6, FP7, H2020 and EIT (Digital, manufacturing, Urban Mobility). She is author of 100+ peer-reviewed scientific publications. With her team, she won the Semantic Web Challenge in 2011 and 2015, the AI Mashup Challenge in 2011 and the Big Data Challenge in 2014..
KMi, Open University and President of STI International (UK)
John Domingue is a full Professor of Computer Science at the Open University, Director of the Knowledge Media Institute, the OU’s technology Research and Innovation centre, and the President of STI International, a semantics focused networking organization. He has published over 280 refereed articles in the areas of semantics, the Web, distributed ledgers and eLearning.
Prof. Domingue served as the leader of the first of five themes, on University Learners, for the £40M Institute of Coding which aimed to increase the number and diversity of computing graduates in the UK as well as enhancing the connection between university teaching and corporate training. In 2017 Prof Domingue’s research in blockchains and education was referenced in the Joint Research Centre Policy Report Blockchain in Education for the European Commission. Prof. Domingue has given many talks on his work including at the Royal Institution in 2018, at TEDx and most recently featured in THE Campus on interdisciplinary research teams.
The start of 2022 saw a new project to develop smart national educational content platform (VocTeach Platform), embedding the latest AI techniques, to support FE educators was initiated with John Domingue serving as the overall project lead
Maastricht University (NL)
Dr. Michel Dumontier is the Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University and co-founder of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data principles. His research focuses on the development of computational methods for scalable and responsible discovery science. Previously a faculty member at Carleton University in Ottawa and Stanford University in Palo Alto, Dr. Dumontier founded and directs the interfaculty Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University. His work is supported through the Dutch National Research Agenda, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Horizon 2020/Europe, the European Open Science Cloud, the US National Institutes of Health, and a Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network. He is the editor-in-chief for the journal Data Science and is internationally recognized for his contributions in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and semantic technologies including ontologies and linked data.
Universidad de Chile (CL)
Aidan Hogan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer
Science, University of Chile, and an Associate Researcher at the
Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD). His
research interests relate primarily to the Semantic Web, Databases and
Information Extraction; he has published over one hundred peer-reviewed
works on these topics. Within these areas, he particularly enjoys
research on topics that bridge theory and practice. He has been invited
as a tutor to eight summer schools and he has co-organised three summer
schools. He is an author or lead author of three books, the latest of
which, entitled “Knowledge Graphs”, is published with Morgan & Claypool,
and is available for free online (https://kgbook.org/).
University of Bologna and National Research Council (IT)
Aldo Gangemi is full professor at University of Bologna, and associate researcher at Italian National Research Council, Rome. He has co-founded the Semantic Technology Lab at ISTC-CNR. His research focuses on Semantic Technologies as an integration of methods from Knowledge Engineering, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Cognitive Science, and Natural Language Processing. His theoretical interests concentrate upon the representation and discovery of knowledge patterns from data, ontology, natural language, and cognition, across multiple application domains. He has published more than 200 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, conferences and books, and seats as EB member of Semantic Web, Applied Ontology, and Web Semantics journals.
Albert Meroño Peñuela
King's College London (UK)
Dr. Albert Meroño Peñuela is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Knowledge Engineering at King’s College London (United Kingdom). He obtained his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2016, under the supervision of Frank van Harmelen, Stefan Schlobach, and Andrea Scharnhorst; and has done research at the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on Multimodal Knowledge Graphs, Web querying, and Cultural AI. Albert has participated in large Knowledge Graph infrastructure projects in Europe, such as CLARIAH and Polifonia H2020; co-chairs the AI and Music DARIAH Working Group; and has published research in ISWC, ESWC, the Semantic Web Journal and the Journal of Web Semantics.
Computational Logic Group,
TU Dresden (DE)
Sebastian obtained a PhD in Mathematics from TU Dresden in 2006, before joining Rudi Studer’s Knowledge Management Group in Karlsruhe, where he received his habilitation in Computer Science in 2011. Since 2013, he is a full professor for computational logic at TU Dresden. His main research interests comprise Artificial Intelligence (especially Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), Database Theory, NLP and others. Research stays have lead Sebastian to places as diverse as Oxford, Montpellier, Rennes, Santiago de Chile and Vienna. Sebastian co-authored several textbooks on Semantic Web technologies. He recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant to support his research on the decidability boundaries of logic-based Knowledge Representation.
Stefano De Giorgis
University of Bologna (IT)
Stefano De Giorgis graduated in Linguistic Sciences at University of Bologna, currently he is a PhD student in Digital Humanities.
His research fields concern Knowledge Representation with a particular focus on Frame Semantics and Cognitive Semantics. He is also interested in Semantic Web technologies, Digital Humanities and Natural Language Processing.
FIZ Karlsruhe & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (GER)
Tabea Tietz is Junior Researcher at the Information Service Engineering group at FIZ Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB). From 2015 to 2017, Tabea was Research Assistant at the ‘Semantic Technologies and Multimedia Retrieval’ department at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Her research interests include Knowledge Graphs for cultural heritage data, semantic (semi-)automated text annotation, visualizations, and research data management. Among other projects, Tabea is involved in NFDI4Culture, the consortium for research data on material and immaterial cultural heritage.