First International Workshop on
Workshop Organizing Commitee
Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lora Aroyo is currently working in several cultural heritage and personalized ambient experience projects, e.g. CHIP, CHOICE, MultimedianN eCulture and ITEA Passepartout projects. Her research focus is in applying Semantic Web technologies for personalized information access and presentation of digital collections, and evaluation of interactive information systems. Lora has participated in various workshops in the context of Semantic Web, Pesonalization, E-learning and e-culture. She is also co-organized of the workshop series SW-EL, as well as workshops for personalization on the Semantic Web and for interactive TV. http://www.cs.vu.nl/~laroyo/
Eero Hyv÷nen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finaland.
Eero Hyv÷nen is a professor of semantic media technology at the Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Media Technology, and a docent of computer science at the University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science. He directs the Semantic Computing Research Group SeCo specializing, e.g., on the Semantic Web. His current research projects include the "Finnish National Ontology Project (FinnONTO), 2003-2007" aiming at developing core Finnish ontologies, ontology services, and various pilot applications for the national semantic web. SeCo group has developed, e.g., the internationally awarded semantic portal MuseumFinland (http://www.museosuomi.fi), a web publication channel for museum collections. Eero Hyv÷nen has been organizing several national and international conferences related to the Semantic Web. He, e.g., chaired of the "Digital Semantic Content across Cultures" symposium in the Louvre in 2006. http://www.tkk.fi/~eahyvone/
Jacco van Ossenbruggen is a senior researcher with the Semantic Media Interfaces group at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research interests include semantic web interfaces, multimedia on the Semantic Web and the automatic generation of user-tailored hypermedia presentations. Jacco co-founded the W3C Incubator Group on Multimedia Semantics, has organized several previous workshops at the International WWW Conference series and is currently active in the MultimediaN E-Culture project . http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jrvosse/