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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous WEBIST conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

2023

Gpt-4 Versus Bert: Which Foundation Model Is More Suitable for Integrating Data from the Web?    
Christian Bizer, University of Mannheim, Germany

Recommendation Systems in Scholarly Publishing  
Yannis Manolopoulos, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Capturing the Meaning of Industrial Data    
Dimitris Kiritsis, STI-IGM, EPFL, Switzerland


2022

Word Association Thematic Analysis: Insight Discovery from the Social Web    
Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Causal Inference: Why We Should Care    
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany

Knowledge-based Confidentiality-preserving Query Answering    
Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Diving Deep into the Murky Web of Social Media    
Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


2021

Knowledge Graphs: Theory, Applications and Challenges  
Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Knowledge Graphs: Empower AI with Knowledge  
Dieter A. Fensel, Institut für Informatik STI , University of Innsbruck, Austria

From Ontology Engineering to Ontology Governance Models  
Oscar Corcho, Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


2020

Explanations on the Web: A Provenance-based Approach    
Luc Moreau, King's College London, United Kingdom

Persistent Identification for Interoperable Data Management and Preservation  
Stefan Decker, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Hybrid Intelligence: AI Systems that Collaborate with People Instead of Replacing Them    
Frank van Harmelen, The Hybrid Intelligence Center & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands


2019

Eyeing the Web  
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Making News Credible Again  
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland

Engineering Information Systems for Cloud, Edge and IoT  
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


2018

Coverage Testing and Reliability Improvement: A Marriage of Convenience?  
Antonia Bertolino, Isti, Italian National Research Council - CNR, Italy

Microservices and Enterprise SOAs: Lost in Translation?  
Davide Rossi, Department of Computer Science end Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy

Conceptual Modelling and Web Applications: How to Make it a Right Partnership?  
Oscar Pastor, Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos Y Computación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain


2017

Learning Semantic-based Structures from Textual Sources  
Marco Gori, Universita degli Studi di Siena, Italy

Five Challenges to the Web Information Systems Field  
Christoph Rosenkranz, University of Cologne, Germany

From Web Data to Information that Makes Sense
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Big Data - Evolution, Trends and Opportunities  
Roy Cecil, IBM Portugal, Portugal


2016

Native Cloud Applications - Why Virtual Machines, Images and Containers Miss the Point!    
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Semantic Web Evolution - Tectonic Quake or Gentle Drift?    
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France

RTTMM: Role Based 3-Tier Mobility Model for Evaluation of Delay Tolerant Routing Protocols in Post Disaster Situation    
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, School Of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, United States

Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs    
Leon Rothkrantz, Man Machine Interaction, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


2015

Cloud Computing and Big Data Can Improve the Quality of Our Life  
Victor Chang, Department of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom

Change Alone is Unchanging - Continuous Context-aware Adaptation of Service-based Systems for Smart Cities and Communities  
Paolo Traverso, Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy

Selective Information Dissemination on the Real-time Web - A Database Perspective    
Bernd Amann, Sorbonne Université, France

Predicting Pinterest - Organising the World's Images with Human-machine Collaboration  
Nishanth R. Sastry, King's College London, United Kingdom

Vision-based Perception for Intelligent Vehicles  
Alberto Broggi, VisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy

Software- and Systems Architecture for Smart Vehicles    
Cornel Klein, CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


2014

Software is Eating the World, APIs are Eating Software    
Steven Willmott, Independent Researcher, Spain

Typed Graphs and Linked Data - Modelling and Analyzing Social-semantic Web Data    
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France

Accelerating the Electric Mobility Market Through New Services and an Efficient Market Mode  
Andreas Pfeiffer, Am Backes 16, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Enterprise 2.0 - Research Challenges and Opportunities    
Zakaria Maamar, College of Computing and IT, University of Doha for Science and Technology, Qatar


2013

See the Wood for the Trees    
Harald Schöning, Independent Researcher, Germany

IT and Sustainability    
Brian Donnellan, innovation value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


2012

RESEARCH ON THE WEB - The Rise of New Digital Scholarship  
David De Roure, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

SEMANTIC WEB ENABLED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING    
Jeff Z. Pan, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Cloud Standards  
Arlindo Dias, Independent Researcher, Portugal


2011

ENTERPRISE INTEROPERABILITY WITH THE INTERNET OF SERVICES  
Marten van Sinderen, Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands

CHALLENGES FOR SOFTWARE AGENTS SUPPORTING DECISION-MAKERS IN TRADING FLOWERS WORLDWIDE
Eric van Heck, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

SEARCH WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS - Making Web Search more Collaborative  
Barry Smyth, Independent Researcher, Ireland

CLOUD COMPUTING IN EDUCATION - The Intersection of Challenges and Opportunities  
Ivan Ivanov, Science, Mathematics and Technology, SUNY Empire State University, United States

SMART CLOUD ENGINEERING, NOMENCLATURE, AND ENABLEMENT  
Tony Shan, Independent Researcher, United States

CLOUD SERVICE SUPPLY CHAIN  
Donald Ferguson, Computer Science Dept.,, United States


2010

COMMUNICATION REVOLUTIONS CHANGE CIVILIZATIONS - What to Expect from the Current One?
Ziga Turk, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia / Reflection Group, Slovenia


2009

Fostering Quality and Efficiency of Information Exchange in Digital Government and Business Processes
Peter A. Bruck, , Austria

The Potential and Limitations of Semantics Applied to the Future Internet   
Dieter A. Fensel, University Innsbruck, Austria

Learning Issues in Open-ended Group Projects
Mats Daniels, Department of Information technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

The Future of Document Engineering and What it Means for the Web   
Ethan Munson, Independent Researcher, United States


2008

Building Quality into Web Information Systems
Leszek Maciaszek, Institute of Business Informatics Wroclaw and Depatment of Computing Sydney, Macquarie Univ., Sydney, Australia and Wroclaw Univ. of Economics and Business, Poland

S-Cube: Enabling the Next Generation of Software Services
Klaus Pohl, Paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Serving Ontologies Across the Web - Challenges and Approaches
Claudia B. Medeiros, Independent Researcher, Brazil

SOA in Practice
Tony C. Shan, Independent Researcher, United States

Agent-based Virtual Organization
Marcin Paprzycki, , Poland

(Multi-)Agent Systems Technology and e-Commerce
Rainer Unland, Computer Science And Business Information Systems (ICB), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


2007

Representing and Validating Digital Business Processes
Ernesto Damiani, Information Security Research center,, United Arab Emirates

Autonomic Computing Meets Complex Information Systems: Theory and Practice
Azzelarabe Taleb-bendiab, School Of Computing, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Towards Context-based Autonomic Services
Schahram Dustdar, Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


2006

Annals and a Perspective of Architectural Styles and Architectural Patterns within the Context of Large Complex Web-based Systems
Mark M. Davydov, Independent Researcher, United States

Are learning repositories likely to become mainstream in education?
Carmel McNaught, Clear, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Mobile- and virtual factors in existential learning
Piet Kommers, Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, Netherlands

The Implications of Web 2.0 on Web Information Systems
Bebo White, Stanford University, United States

The growing importance of e-Communities
Hermann Maurer, IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria


2005

Enterprise information systems implementation research: assessment and future directions
Henri Barki, HEC Montréal, Canada

Engineering Web Applications - Challenges and Perspectives
Daniel Schwabe, Department of Informatics, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Changing the way the enterprise works: Operational Transformations
Thomas Greene, Independent Researcher, United States

Model Driven Architecture: Next Steps
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States

Information Technology, Organizational Change Management, and Successful Interorganizational Systems
M. Lynne Markus, Bentley University, United States

The Java Revolution : From Enterprise to Gaming
Raghavan N. Srinivas, , United States


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