Speaker: Stefan Decker
April 13-17, 2010
Denver, Colorado, USA

Speakers: Biography

Stefan Decker

National University of Ireland, Galway
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan
Galway County Galway

Prof. Stefan Decker is a professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute and Cluster Leader of the Semantic Web Cluster within the institute. Previously he worked in the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI), in the Computer Science Department (Database Group) at Stanford University and at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, University of Karlsruhe. Since October 2003 he has been involved in setting up DERI, leading the Semantic Web research group as a Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer and since July 2006 as the Director of the Institute. His current research interests include the Semantic Web, metadata, ontologies and semi-structured data, web services, and applications for Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Information Integration and Peer-to-Peer technology. He is recognized as one of the most widely cited Semantic Web scientists. His dissertation work was quoted as one of the inspirations for the DARPA DAML program, which span the Semantic Web effort. He has over 70 publications to his name, has co-organized around 35 scientific workshops and conferences, and has edited several special issues of scientific journals such as Elsevier’s Journal of Web Semantics, Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (ETAI) (the Semantic Web), the Journal on Internet Research, and the Journal on Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (WIAS).

Stefan will demonstrate Creating 3D Museums on the Web. [Demonstration]