Herbert Van de Sompel Chief Innovation Officer, Data Archiving and Networked Services
Dr. Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium), and in 2000 obtained a Ph.D. in Communication Science there. He is currently Chief Innovation Officer at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in The Netherlands. He has previously held positions as head of Library Automation at Ghent University, Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library, and information scientist at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was the team leader of the Prototyping Team. Herbert has played a major role in creating the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse & Exchange specifications (OAI-ORE), the OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services (ANSI/NISO Z39.88-2004), the SFX linking server, the bX scholarly recommender service, info URI (RFC 4452), Open Annotation (W3C Community Group specification), ResourceSync (ANSI/NISO Z39.99-2014), Memento "time travel for the Web" (RFC 7089), Robust Links, and Signposting the Scholarly Web.
Anastasia Dimou Senior post-doctoral researcher, IDLab, Ghent University
Dr. Anastasia Dimou is a senior/post-doctoral researcher at imec and IDLab, Ghent University. Anastasia joined the IDLab research group in February 2013. Her research interests include Linked Data Generation and Publication, Data Quality and Integration, Knowledge Representation and Management. As part of her research, she investigated a uniform language to describe rules for generating high quality Linked Data from multiple heterogeneous data sources. Anastasia currently conducts research on automated Linked Data generation and publication workflows, data validation and quality assessment, query-answering and knowledge integration from Big stream data. Her research activities are applied in different domains, such as Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing, media and advertisement and led to the development of the RML tool chain. She is involved in different national, bilaterals, and EU projects, authored several peer-reviewed publications presented at prominent conferences and journals such as ESWC, ISWC, JWS and SWJ, participated in several PCs and co-organized tutorials and workshops.
Sarven Capadisli Researcher, University of Bonn and TIB, Hannover
Sarven Capadisli is currently writing his PhD thesis with University of Bonn, and researches with TIB, Hannover. His research involves the Linked Research initiative and dokieli (a clientside editor for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions).