Fausto Giunchiglia is a professor of computer science. He will act as Project Coordinator. He is member of the ERC panel for the ERC Advanced Grants (2008-2013). He is member of the ECCAI Fellows Selection Committee (04-05), member of the IJCAI Board of Trustees (01-11), President of IJCAI (05-07), president of KR, Inc. (02-04), member of the Advisory Board of KR, Inc., and member of the Steering Committee of the CONTEXT conference. He has published around fifty journal papers; more than two hundred publications overall; more than thirty invited talks in international events; program or conference chair of around ten international events, among them: IJCAI 2005, Mobiquitous 2004, Context 2003, AOSE 2002, Coopis 2001, KR&R 2000, FLOC 1999; program committee member of many conferences and workshops; editor or editorial board member of around ten journals, among them: Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, Journal of applied non Classical Logics, Journal of Software Tools for Technology Transfer, Journal of Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he has actively participated in many EU funded projects (to mention some: KnowledgeWeb - Scientific Coordinator on behalf of UNITN, OpenKnowledge - Scientific Coordinator on behalf of UNITN, Insemtives - Scientific Coordinator on behalf of UNITN, and LivingKnowledge - Project Coordinator).

Vincenzo Maltese is a post-doc researcher at university of Trento. He will act as Project Manager. He has published more than twenty conference and journal papers. His main area of expertise is Data & Knowledge Representation and semantic tools. He participated in several projects including Interconcept (mapping large scale Knowledge Organization Systems), LiveMemories (active digital memories of collective lives), Semantic Geo-Catalogue (extending geo-catalogues with semantic capabilities), and the LivingKnowledge EU FET project (dealing with diversity in knowledge) as WP leader and Interdisciplinarity & Communication Manager. He is currently member of the DKE (Data & Knowledge Engineering) steering committee in Trento Rise (EIT). He is co-author of the open source tools S-Match and GeoWordNet (

David Robertson is Head of the School of Informatics. He is leader of the Software, Systems and Processes research group and Editor in Chief of the AI Review Journal and the Automated Experimentation journal. His main contribution to research in recent years has been to invent a new approach to coordinated knowledge sharing in distributed systems. To support this, he has defined an executable specification language (the Lightweight Coordination Calculus) for describing models of interactions, combining a process calculus specification language with an execution model drawn from logic programming. Using this language, his research group has developed new, practical solutions to problems such as: ontology mapping; service matchmaking; adaptive dialogue and distributed constraint management. The focus of this activity was created within the Advanced Knowledge Technologies IRC, which was the main UK research initiative, and one of the largest ever EPSRC projects, in this area. With these experiments as proof of concept, he obtained funding for a large EU project (OpenKnowledge) that uses his style of interaction modelling in an operational system for discovering, sharing and enacting complex coordination in a peer-to-peer environment. He has recently been funded by EPSRC to continue this research as part of an EPSRC Programme grant on Social Machines.

Stuart Anderson is Deputy Head of School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh. As part of that role he is developing the School strategy for innovation and entrepreneurship education. His research is in the area of safety, trust and the dependability of socio-technical systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area and he works extensively with social and organisational scientists. An important part of that work is the study of the use of information and communication technology in health settings. Current projects are looking at supporting training activities in radiology, the role of trust in health settings and joint work with the World Health Organisation on disease control systems.

Michael Rovatsos is a Lecturer in the School of Informatics and leader of the Agents Research Group. He received his PhD in Informatics from the Technical University of Munich in 2004, and his track record includes over 50 papers in the area of multi-agent systems with over 400 citations, and involvement in the programme committees of over 50 scientific events. His research is in multi-agent systems with a particular focus on automating methods for reasoning about interaction among intelligent agents. Recent work has focused on scaling up knowledge-based methods for conflict resolution in complex multi-agent planning domains, where he has developed methods for argumentation-based methods for reaching agreement among planning agents, methods for automated norm synthesis, and strategic multi-agent planning methods. In all of these contributions, the resulting methods have massively improved scalability compared to competing approaches. He has been involved in several externally funded knowledge transfer and consultancy projects and has collaborated with several internationally leading AI groups (Melbourne, Harvard, Aachen, Prague, Barcelona).

Subramanian Ramamoorthy is a Lecturer in the School of Informatics, with research expertise in learning and decision making in interactive settings. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, in 2007. He has twice been a finalist for the Best Paper Award at major international conferences - ICRA 2008 and IROS 2010, and serves in editorial and programme committee roles for several conferences and journals in the areas of artificial intelligence and autonomous robotics. He leads Team Edinferno, the first UK entry in the Standard Platform League at RoboCup. This work has resulted in significant public engagement activities, including at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, the Edinburgh International Science festival and the National Museums of Scotland. During 1999 - 2007, he was a Staff Engineer with National Instruments Corp. in Austin, where he was responsible for five products in the areas of motion control, computer vision and dynamic simulation. This work resulted in several US patents and industry awards for product innovation.

Daniele Miorandi is Chief R&D Officer of U-Hopper. He received a PhD in Communications Engineering from Univ. of Padova, Italy, in 2005, and a Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Communications Engineering from Univ. of Padova, Italy, in 2001. In 2005 he joined CREATE-NET as Head of the iNSPIRE (Networking and Security Solutions for Pervasive Computing Systems: Research & Experimentation) Area. Dr. Miorandi has extensive experience in European-scale cooperative projects. In particular, he has acted as Project Manager and Scientific Coordinator of the BIONETS Project (FP6, IP), as Technical/Scientific Coordinator of the SUPERHUB Project (FP7, IP), as WP Leader in the ComplexEnergy Project (FP7, SSA) and Steering Committee representative in the EPIWORK project (FP7, IP). Dr. Miorandi has co-authored more than 100 papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences. He serves on the Steering Committee of various international events, for some of which he was a co-founder (Autonomics and ValueTools). He also serves on the TPC of leading conferences in the networking field, including, e.g., IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and EAI.

Iacopo Carreras is the founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of U-Hopper. He received a Ph.D. in computer science and a M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Carreras worked in the Telecommunications Networks Group at the Berlin University of Technology, and from 2001 to 2003, he worked as a software engineer at Netikos (Telecom Italia Group). In 2003, he joined the iNSPIRE (Networking and Security Solutions for Pervasive Computing Systems: Research & Experimentation) group at CREATE-NET research centre. His expertise spans the areas of pervasive and mobile computing, experimentally-driven research, autonomic networking. He has co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conference and workshop proceedings. Dr. Carreras also plays a regular role in organising and serving on the steering and program committees of conferences and workshops organised by ICST, IEEE, and ACM in the field of mobile computing.

Paul Lukowicz is Full Professor of AI at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany where he is heading the Embedded Intelligence group at DFKI. From 2006 till 2011 he has been full Professor (W3) of Computer Science at the University of Passau. He has also been a senior researcher (“Oberassistent”) at the Electronics Laboratory at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich Paul Lukowicz has MSc. (Dipl. Inf.) and a Ph.D. (Dr. rer nat.) in Computer Science a MSc. in Physics (Dipl. Phys.). His research focus are context aware ubiquitous and wearable systems including sensing, pattern recognition, system architectures, models of large scale self-organized systems, and applications. Paul Lukowicz coordinates the FP7-FET SOCIONICAL projects, is Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, and has been serving as TPC Chair of a number of international events in the area.

George Kampis is founding chairman and Professor (since 1994) of the department of History and Philosophy of Science at Eötvös University in Budapest ( He holds a PhD and a Habilitation in Biology and a D.Sc. in Philosophy of Science. His main research interests are in Artificial Life, cognitive science (Director of the Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science, (, complex systems ( and evolutionary modeling ( He was guest professor at Hokkaido University, Fujitsu Chair of Complex Systems at JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, in 2002/3), Wayne G. Basler Chair of Excellence at East Tennessee State University in 2007, and Fulbright fellow at Indiana University in 2009. Since 2012 he is with DFKI. Dr Kampis has about 150 scientific publications, and he is the author or editor of several books with international publishers Elsevier, Kluwer, and Springer.

Marina Jirotka is Reader in Requirements Engineering in the Computing Department and Associate Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre at the University of Oxford. She undertakes research into work practices drawing on ethnographic fieldwork often supplemented by video analysis. These studies draw out implications for the design, development and deployment of technologies, particularly to support collaboration. She is currently Deputy Director of ESRCs UK Strategy for e- Social Science and is also leading on ESRCs project Ethical, Legal and Institutional Responses to Emerging e-Research Infrastructure, Policies and Practices. Marina has led a number of research projects relating to ethical, legal and social issues, including: research on the importance of intellectual property rights in collaborative medical databases (ESRC Copyright Ownership of Medical Data in Collaborative Computing Environments); a consideration of the economic, social, legal and regulatory issues that emerge in the next generation of the internet in (EPSRC Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Economy - an Agenda for the Next-generation Internet); and investigated the emergent practices and capabilities of social networking systems, exploring how we can develop understandings of services, exchange and interaction to benefit the UK economy (EPSRC Innovative Media for the Digital Economy - IMDE). She is most recently leading the EPSRC Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT project. Marina is a Chartered IT Professional of the BCS and sits on the ICT Ethics Specialist Group committee. She has published widely in international journals and conferences in e-Science, HCI, CSCW and Requirements Engineering.

David de Roure is Interim Director and Professor of e-Research in the Oxford e-Research Centre. He is National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research, leads Oxford’s participation in the EPSRC “Social Machines” programme grant and has a coordinating role in Digital Humanities @ Oxford. He works extensively at the interface between computer science and other disciplines and is an expert on the Web ecosystem, specialising in social computing, data and compute intensive applications that assist humans, and in self-organising distributed systems. He is closely involved with the Web Science community, leads the W3C Web Observatory Community Group and is a champion for the Web Science Trust.

Ya'akov (Kobi) Gal is a professor of computer science at BGU and an associate of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He will act as Leader of WP5. He holds a PhD from Harvard University. Before joining BGU in 2009 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At BGU, he is leading the Artificial Intelligence Research Group, which focuses on the design and analysis of computer agents that can make good decisions when they interact with other people, and with other computer agents, in domains such as negotiation, game playing, and education He has published more than 30 papers, including 8 journal articles. He is the PI of the EC-funded project IEPHCN (Information Exchange Policies for Human-Computer Negotiation, FP7- People).

Lucia Pannese graduated in Applied Mathematics, has extended experience in research projects with special attention to technology enhanced learning solutions, particularly based on the use of serious games. After working for more than 10 years in mainly technology companies with training and research/innovation responsibilities, in February 2004 she funded imaginary s.r.l, a company belonging to the Innovation Network of the university Politecnico di Milano. Imaginary specialises in the design and development of serious games and virtual worlds. At present she is covering the position of CEO and manager for international (research) activities. In October 2008 she founded Games2Growth Ltd based at the Serious Games Institute, Coventry University Technology Park, another SME specialising in the design and development of serious games and virtual worlds. With numerous Italian and international publications and presentations about Serious Games, learning and training, she is often invited at international conferences dealing with the Serious Games and Storytelling topic.

Simone Fischer-Hübner has been a Full Professor at KAU since June 2000, where is the head of the PriSec research group. She received a Diploma Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Law (1988), and a PhD (1992) and Habilitation (1999) Degrees in Computer Science from Hamburg University. Her research interests include privacy-enhancing technologies and usable privacy. She is the chair of IFIP WG 11.6 on “Identity Management”, member of the advisory board for the Swedish Data Protection Commissioner and MSB’s (Swedish Civil Contingency Agency) Information Security Advisory Board, and has been an “Expert for identifying emerging a future risks posed by new ICTs” for ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). She has represented KAU in the PrimeLife. PRIME, FIDIS and Bugyo EU projects and coordinates the Swedish U-PrIM project. She has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed international publications in conference proceedings, journals and books and served as a Programme (co-) Committee or General Chair for scientific conferences, such as during the last two years IFIP SEC 2011, PETS 2011 & PETS 2012, and TrustBus 2012.

Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science (Informatics) with a focus on Internet Technologies heading the Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) where he is director of the Vita Lab. He is also Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. Since 2009 he is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His research focus is on Internet Technologies and he is head the Distributed Systems Group. In particular, his interests are in Service-oriented Architectures and Computing, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Complex-, Autonomic-, and Adaptive Systems, and Context-aware Computing including all aspects related to collaborative systems (e.g., Workflow technologies).

Hong Linh Truong received his PhD in computer science in 2005 and has been a senior research scientist at Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology since March 2007. His research interests are various fields pertaining to distributed and parallel systems with an applied, systems-oriented focus. His main research interest focuses on obtaining an understanding of the behaviour and quality of distributed and parallel applications and systems through monitoring and analysis. His research has been applied to: Performance Analysis Techniques and Tools for Distributed and Parallel Systems, Grid and Cloud computing, Internet Technologies and Web Services, Workflows, Collaborative and Social Computing, Autonomic Computing and Context-Awareness, and Elastic Processes. He has published more than 90 referred book chapters, journals, and conference papers.

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Luc Moreau is Professor of Computer Science, Deputy Head of ECS (Research + Enterprise), Deputy Head of WAIS, and founding member of the ECS CyberSecurity center. He is renowned worldwide for his expertise on provenance. With the UK PASOA and FP6 Provenance projects, he delivered the first open specification for provenance and a secure, reference implementation. He initiated the Provenance Challenge: an international activity, to understand inter-operability issues arising when exchanging provenance information. This activity resulted in a novel data model for provenance, known as OPM (Open Provenance Model). The OPM effort led by Moreau and involving over a dozen of co-authors, was developed according to an open source-like governance approach and underwent multiple revisions. Since April 20011, he co-chairs the W3C Provenance Working Group, chartered to produce recommendations for representing and publishing provenance of resources and data on the Web. He is editor in chief of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. He has published 110 papers; his h-index is 36 and his works have been cited 4000+ times.