Organizer's bios

Susanne Boll is Professor for Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Also since 2002 she is a member of the Oldenburg Research and Development Institute for Information Technology Tools and Systems (OFFIS) where she is a Member of the Scientific Board and heading the Human Machine Interaction Technology Cluster. Focus of her research are geographic retrieval, context aware mobile systems, and user-centered multimedia. Susanne is an active member of the SIGMM of the ACM and co-organized several international events related to her research field such as LocWeb 2008.

Johannes Schöning is working at the Innovative Retail Laboratory of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence DFKI in Saarbrücken. He received his PhD in computer science in 2010. His dissertation topics was on 'Advanced User Interfaces for Spatial Information'. In addition he is working with Michael Rohs at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin. Before that Johannes received a Diploma in 'Geoinformatik' at the University of Münster at the Institute for Geoinformatics in 2007. His research interests are new methods and interfaces to intuitive navigate through spatial information or in general new intelligent interfaces that help people to solve daily tasks more effectively: Mobile augmented reality applications, or Wikipedia as a knowledge database and home grown multi-touch surfaces are just some of his areas of interest. He is active in the area of MobileHCI, CHI and ITS. He collected experience in software development and conceptual design during my work on TIMMI (Timmi is mobile map interaction) and Wikeye. Johannes organized the first FTIR Multi-Touch Workshop, held in Münster in 2007 and the follow up bootcamp 'Build-your-own' Multi-touch Surface in conjunction with IEEE Tabletops 2008 in Amsterdam. He is the chair of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010 (ITS).

Erik Wilde has been working on Web Technologies and Web Architectures for over 10 years, starting in 1998 when he published the first book providing a complete over-view of the technical foundations of the Web. Since then, he has worked on XML technologies for a long time, and recently has started focusing on the mobile Web, location-orientation and the Web (organizing two workshops on 'Location and the Web', LocWeb 2008 and LocWeb 2009, services design, and loose coupling. Erik has held tutorials on SOA and REST at WWW2009 and ICWE 2009 (both with Cesare Pautasso). He is also currently organizing the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010) at WWW2010 and the First International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2010) at PerCom 2010 the latter workshop focuses on a specific application area (pervasive/ubi-quitous scenarios), but has a heavy emphasis on applying principles of Web Architecture (most importantly, RESTful design) to this application area. As a research area, his main interests revolve around the fast-paced changes in the landscape of mobile services, LBS, mobile applications (Web-based and native), mobile platforms, and the consequences of these changes for service design, and the service ecosystem in general.
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