OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
Prof. Dr. Asunción Gómez-Pérez is Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Doctoral Studies and Full Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She was Head of the Department of Artificial Intelligence (since 2008), and she is Director of the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) (since 1995), Academic Director of the Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence (since 2009) and Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Artificial Intelligence (since 2009) at the same University. She took part in the creation of a global scale of the area of Ontologies and Semantic Web from its beginning, in the nineties and in 2003 she founded the International Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, together with Enrico Motta. According to T. Chambers (2014) she is considered one of the three most successful and influential women in the Semantic Web.
KMi, Open University (UK)
Prof Enrico Motta has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from The Open University, where is currently a Professor in Knowledge Technologies. His research focuses on large scale data integration and analysis to support decision making in complex scenarios. Among his recent projects, he has led MK:Smart, a £17.2M initiative that tackled key barriers to economic growth in Milton Keynes. He is also currently collaborating with Springer Nature to develop new tools that can improve the quality and efficiency of editorial processes in the academic publishing industry. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and over the years he has advised strategic research boards and governments in several countries. Together with Asun Gomez-Perez he founded the International Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web, which started in 2003 and provided the main international postgraduate forum for learning about semantic technologies until its final edition in 2016.
Vienna University of Technology (AT)
Dr. Marta Sabou is a Senior Researcher at the Vienna University of Technology. She holds a PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, for which she won the IEEE Intelligent System’s Ten to Watch Award in 2006. Dr. Sabou has performed much of her work in the Semantic Web community where she investigated research topics ranging from ontology engineering to the creation of intelligent systems that benefit from semantic technologies in domains as varied as tourism, open government, software engineering and industrial automation in the Industrie 4.0 context. She acts as an editorial board member for three journals that publish Semantic Web research and has been engaged in senior organization activities in the main Semantic Web conferences.