21–22 October 2017

ISWC2017 workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web

Workshop organizers

Ruben Verborgh

Ghent University – imec, Belgium

[Ruben Verborgh]

Ruben Verborgh is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – imec, Belgium and a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders. He explores the connection between Semantic Web technologies and the Web’s architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. Along the way, he became fascinated by Linked Data, REST/hypermedia, Web APIs, and related technologies.

Andrei Sambra

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

[Andrei Sambra]

Andrei Sambra is a researcher at MIT, working on Small (Linked) Data – personal data/content about a specific user. He is interested in topics such as identity, authentication, data ownership, and in general by all Web technologies that help re-decentralize the Web. He is also a W3C Team member, where he participates in Web standards work on topics ranging from identity, authentication and also Semantic Web technologies.

Tobias Kuhn

VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[Tobias Kuhn]

Tobias Kuhn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at VU University Amsterdam. He is interested in socio-technical systems, in particular the Web and the system of scientific communication and collaboration, and he investigates how software tools can help us to better organize human knowledge.