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Universität Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón received his bachelor and master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1996 and 1998. At the end of 1999, he moved to the University of Freiburg in Germany to work on his Ph.D., which he received with honors in 2001. He is currently head of the Networked Embedded Systems Group (NES).
Dr. Marcus Handte received his master’s degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002 and his Diplom in Software Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2003. In 2009 he received a PhD in computer science from the University of Stuttgart. He is currently a senior researcher at the Networked Embedded Systems Group (NES).
Elke Schulte-Lippern is leading the project administration office in the newly established Networked Embedded System Group (NES) headed by Prof. Marrón at the Universität Duisburg-Essen since October 2009. From July 2008 to September 2009 she established the secretariat of Prof. Marrón at the University Bonn including all administrative functions, managing of the budget resources, arranging meetings and cooperating in the CONET project. More info ...

ETRA Investigacion y Desarrollo

Antonio Marqués holds a MSc in Physics with Computing from the University of Valencia (Spain), a Diploma in Operational Research and a Master in Business and Innovation Management. He is currently the Director of New Technologies at ETRA I+D. As Director of the New Technologies Department at ETRA I+D, he has been Project Manager of the projects ETRA I+D led in IST, CSG, ESPRIT, ESSI, DRIVE and PASO programs. He was the project Coordinator of the EMMA project. More info ...

Aristech

Michael Mende can look back on more than 30 years of experience in speech technology. He was one of the first people to work on speech recognition in Germany and is still driven by his passion for this key future technology today, in his position as CEO of Aristech. As a computational linguist Michael is convinced that finding the right interaction between IT and linguistics will be the future way to go to set new standards in his field. More info ...

National University of Ireland, Galway

Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth is Vice-Director of DERI, NUIG and professor at NUIG. He holds an M.S. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna. His main research interests are on semantic sensor networks, sensor networks middleware, large-scale semantics-enabled distributed information systems and applications, peer-to-peer systems, Internet of things, self-organization and self-manage-ment, Semantic Web services, and distributed systems security. More info ...

The Open University

Gerd Kortuem is Professor of Computing at the Open University in the UK, and director of the Pervasive Interaction Lab. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University where he led the Ubiquitous Information Systems group. He holds a Diplom in Computer Science from Stuttgart University and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from University of Oregon. His research focuses on Pervasive Computing, Human-Centered Computing, and the Internet of Things. More info ...

Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid

Enrique Diego Bernardo holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering by the Madrid University, Spain, in 2001. He joined EMT in 2001 to work in the Telecommunications Department, and developing the Management Aid System (Automatic Vehicle Location) of the company. From 2005 to 2008 he has been the Engineering and IT Systems Manager. Nowadays he is the CIO of the EMT. More info ...