The IASTED International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence and Applications
~AIA 2007~

February 12 – 14, 2007
Innsbruck, Austria

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Semantically Enabled Service-Orientated Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Computer Science

Dr. Dieter Fensel
Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Austria
National University of Ireland at Galway, Ireland

Abstract

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Biography of the Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker Portrait

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In 1989, Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel earned both his Master in Social Science (Free University of Berlin) and his Master in Computer Science (Technical University of Berlin). In 1993, he was awarded his Doctoral degree in Economic Science, Dr. rer. pol., from the University of Karlsruhe. And in 1998 he received his Habilitation in Applied Computer Science. Throughout his doctoral and post-doctoral career, Prof. Dr. Fensel has held positions at the University of Karlsruhe (AIFB), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). In 2002, he took a chair at the Institute for Computer Science, Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2003, he became the Scientific Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway, receiving a large grant acquired from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and in 2006 he became the Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. His current research interests are around the usage of semantics in 21st century computer science.
He has published over 200 papers via scientific books and journals, conferences, and workshop contributions. He has co-organized over 200 academic workshops and conferences. He is an Associated Editor of Foundations and Trends in Web Science, International Journal of Web Services Research, International Journal on Web and Grid Services, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), and many other journals and publications. He has been an executive member in international research projects such as the IST projects ASG, Asia-Link Eastweb, COG, DIP, enIRaF, Esperonto, eSwan, h-TechSight, IBROW, and many more.
Dieter Fensel has co-authored many books such as Information Integration with Ontologies - Experiences from an Industrial Showcase (Wiley, 2005); Intelligent Information Integration in B2B Electronic Commerce (Kluwer, 2002); and Ontologies: Silver Bullet for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001). He as also co-edited several texts.

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