Über den Autor
Samuli Niiranen received his MSc (Tech.) and DSc (Tech.) degrees in biomedical engineering and signal processing from the Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland) in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He is currently with the Department of Signal Processing of the Tampere University of Technology where his research focus is on open information management with an emphasis on health care applications. His previous research areas include use of information technology in chronic disease management as well as broadcasting multimedia. Apart from his work in academia, Dr. Niiranen has participated in a number of commercial ventures in the field of chronic disease information management and hospital information systems. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 scientific publications in health informatics and multimedia and is the co-author of a textbook on broadcasting multimedia. He was a visiting faculty member at the Decision Systems Group, Brigham and Womenï¿½s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Niiranen has received, among others, the Nokia Corporation Educational Award. He was a member of a consortium selected as a finalist for the eEurope Awards for eHealth 2003 organized by the European Commission. Jari Yli-Hietanen received an MSc (Tech.) degree in signal processing from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 1995. He is currently with the Department of Signal Processing at the Tampere University of Technology. His current research focus is on open information management with an emphasis on natural language methods. Artur Lugmayr describes himself as a creative thinker and his scientific work is situated between art and science. His vision can be expressed as to create media experiences on future emerging media technology platforms. He is the head and founder of the New AMbient MUltimedia (NAMU) research group at the Tampere University of Technology (Finland) which is part of the Finnish Academy Centre of Excellence of Signal Processing from 2006 to 2011 (http://namu.cs.tut.fi). He is holding a Dr.-Techn. degree from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT, Finland), and is currently engaged in Dr.-Arts studies at the School of Motion Pictures, TV and Production Design (UIAH, Helsinki). He chaired the ISO/IEC ad-hoc group "MPEG-21 in broadcasting"; won the NOKIA Award of 2003 with the text book "Digital interactive TV and Metadata" published by Springer-Verlag in 2004; representative of the Swan Lake Moving Image & Music Award board member of MindTrek, EU project proposal reviewer; invited key-note speaker for conferences; organizer and reviewer of several conferences; and has contributed one book chapter and written over 25 scientific publications. His passion in private life is to be a notorious digital film-maker. He is founder of the production company LugYmedia Inc.
Complex distributed human collaboration Engineering information into open documents Intelligent information management tool Measuring information propagation and processing in biological systems Natural human-system interaction Natural language parsing Open information management Personalization in highly dynamic grid services environments Software engineering Structures in complex bipartite networks Tools for automatic audio management
Contemporary digital tools have revolutionized the storing, transfer, and processing of information management.