Keynote Speakers - SWEBIS 2013

The organizers of the First International Conference on Semantic Web and Information Systems are proud to announce the presentation of the following Keynotes Speakers:

Ph.D. Rene Bañares-Alcántara

"The use of Ontologies for the Semantic Representation of Policy Goals and Decision Verification"

Dr Rene Banares-Alcantara is a Reader in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a Senior Engineering Tutor at New College. He has a BEng from UNAM (Mexico) and an MSc and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), all of his degrees are in the field of Chemical Engineering. He has worked for various academic institutions including the Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE), Facultad de Química (UNAM) and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests are in the area of Process Systems Engineering (mainly process design, synthesis and simulation, but also diagnosis and control) and the development of decision support tools that integrate Computer Science techniques in the solution of engineering problems (semantics, inference, knowledge representation). His current research interests are in the areas of development of computer-based support systems for the formulation of policies related to transport, energy and water. He has (co-)authored 55 journal papers and around 100 other refereed publications of various kinds.

Ph.D. Leonid Sheremetov

"Self-Configuration of Flexible Supply Networks based on Semantic SOA"

Dr. Leonid B Sheremetov graduated (with honours) from St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Russia in 1982. He received PhD and DSc degrees in Technical Sciences (Computer Science) from St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1990 and 2010 respectively. From 1995 he is working in Mexico. Currently he is a Principal Investigator of the Research Program in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP).

Current research interests include: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining and Decision Making, Semantic Service Oriented Architectures, and Enterprise Application Integration.

Ph.D. Dominique Decouchant

"Cooperative Distributed Information Systems"

First class researcher from The National Center for Scientific Research, France (C.N.R.S). Got a PhD degree at the Universidad Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France. He is currently working as a full time researcher at the Information Technology Department of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Cuajimalpa. Researcher of the Distributed Systems domain.

His current research interests are centered on Distributed Cooperative Systems and Applications (CSCW). More especially, his main research topics are the distributed cooperative authoring on the Web, the design and the implementation of an efficient Web infrastructure ("middleware") to support groupware applications, and the definition and management of distributed collaborative environments. .

Ph.D. Francisco Edgar Castillo Barrera

"Kukulcan: A Semantic-based Framework for Automatic Verification based on Contracts"

Dr. Francisco Edgar Castillo Barrera obtained a BSc in Computer Science in 1992 from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Campus Iztapalapa. In 1993, he obtained a BSc in Mathemathics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Sciences. In 1997, he obtained a MSc from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He worked as an Information Technology Manager at the Metadata Company in 1997. Among his important academic recognitions is the title of "Professor Insigne Cum Laude" in 1996. He has been professor in several recognized institutions and universities in México: Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Mexico city, University of Valle de México, Institute of Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems, IIMAS-UNAM, among others. His research interests are: Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering , Semantic Web, Ontologies, Artificial Life, Virtual Animated Agents based on Logic, Knowledge Representation, Software Components, Logic Programming.