Über den Autor
Miltiadis D. Lytras is an assistant professor in the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department-CEID (University of Patras). His research focuses on Semantic Web, knowledge management, and e-learning with more than 100 publications in these areas. He has co-edited/co-edits, 25 special issues in International Journals (e.g. IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, etc.) and has authored/[co-]edited 12 books (e.g. Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge Management, Intelligent Learning Infrastructures for Knowledge Intensive Organizations, and Semantic Based Information Systems). He is the founder and officer of the Semantic Web and Information Systems Special Interest Group in the association for information systems (http://www.sigsemis.org). He serves as the (Co) Editor-in-Chief of 12 international journals (e.g. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, International Journal on Social and Humanistic Computing, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, International Journal on Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, International Journal of Electronic Democracy, International Journal of Electronic Banking, and International Journal of Electronic Trade) while he is an associate editor or editorial board member of seven more. Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is a LexisNexis Eminent Scholar (an endowed faculty position, funded by LexisNexis and the Ohio Board of Regents) at Wright State University. He directs the Kno.e.sis center for Knowledge enabled Information & Services Science; which conducts research in Semantic Web, services computing, and scientific worklfows. He was a professor at the University of Georgia where he founded and directed the LSDIS Lab. Prior to that, he served in R&D groups at Bellcore, Unisys, and Honeywell. His research has led to several commercial products and two companies which he founded and managed in various executive roles: Infocosm, which had products in enterprise workflow management and Taalee/Voquette/Semagix, which was one of the earliest companies with Semantic Web applications and application development platforms. Professor Sheth is an IEEE Fellow and has received recognitions such as the IBM Faculty award. He has published over 250 papers and articles many of which are highly cited (h-index > 54 based on Google scholar citations), given over 200 invited talks and colloquia including over thirty keynotes, (co)-organized/chaired forty-five conferences/workshops, and served on over 125 program committees. He is on several journal editorial boards, is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), and the joint-EIC of Distributed & Parallel Databases Journal.
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