During 2008 to early 2011 Paul Warren was Project Director for the ACTIVE project. Immediately prior to ACTIVE Paul worked for BT in the areas of knowledge management, semantic technologies and service oriented computing. At an earlier stage in his career, Paul worked on technology strategy and technology foresight, investigating areas as diverse as eBusiness and novel forms of computing. Paul has published widely on knowledge management, semantic technologies, and technology foresight. Besides this book, he has co-edited two books on topics related to ICT. Paul holds a degree in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and a M.Sc. in Electronics from Southampton University.
John Davies is Chief Scientist in BT’s ICT Research Practice. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Essex. His interests include the application of semantic and Web 2.0 technologies to business intelligence, information integration, service-oriented environments and knowledge management. John has written and edited many papers and books on semantic technology and its applications, web-based information management and knowledge management. He was Project Coordinator of the SEKT and ACTIVE European research projects. Currently chairman of the European Semantic Technology Conference, he has served on the program committees of many conferences in related areas and was co-founder of the ESWC conference series. John is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.
Elena Simperl works as assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She hold a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. She has held research and teaching positions at the Technical University of Munich (2002-2003), the Free University of Berlin (2003-2007), and the Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2007-2009) before joining KIT in January 2010. Elena's primary domain of research is semantic technologies. She has been working as a Semantic Web researcher for almost a decade, being involved in over 15 European and national projects in this field, authoring over 75 publications, and serving as chair to several relevant academic conferences and workshops.