Semantic Interoperability Requires
by Dr. Matthias Kovatsch, Internet of Things researcher at
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Matthias Kovatsch is an Internet of Things researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland with a focus on Web technology for highly resource-constrained devices. He is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the IoT Industry Working Group by the Eclipse Foundation, and the Contiki OS community. His background is rooted in electrical engineering and computer science through an interdisciplinary study course. He received the academic degree Dipl.-Ing. (equiv. to M.Sc.) from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in November 2008. During his studies, he was working with Siemens Pte Ltd Singapore and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS). In March 2009, he joined ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he focused his research on the emerging IoT, and defended his doctoral thesis in December 2014. During this time, he created the Erbium (Er) REST Engine, the Californium (Cf) CoAP framework, and the Copper (Cu) CoAP user-agent. In 2011, he was also a visiting researcher at SICS Swedish ICT in Kista, Sweden.
Blockchains: A New Platform for
by Professor John Domingue, Director of The Knowledge Media
Institute (KMi) at The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Professor John Domingue is director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University and the President of STI International, a semantics focused networking organization with around 50 members. Over the last ten years his research has focused on how semantic technology can automate the management, development and use of Web services. Lately, this has focused on the overlap between Linked Data and Web APIs. As part of this research he served as the Scientific Director for three large European projects covering semantics, services, the Web and business process management (DIP, SUPER and SOA4All). He currently serve as Chair of the Steering Committee for the ESWC Conference Series. Within the Future Internet arena from 2008-2012 he served as a member of the Future Internet Assembly Steering Committee. The Future Internet Assembly is a collaboration amongst over 150 European projects with a combined budget of over half a billion Euros aiming to develop a next-generation Internet. He is currently involved in running four EU funded projects: European Data Science Academy, FORGE, VPH-Share, and CARRE.