Erik Mannens received his PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering (2011) at UGent, his Master’s degree in Computer Science (1995) at K.U. Leuven University, and his Master’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (1992) at KAHO Ghent. Before joining iMinds-MMLab in 2005 as senior project manager, he was a software engineering consultant and Java architect for over a decade.
His major expertise is centered around metadata modeling, semantic web technologies, broadcasting workflows, iDTV and web development in general. He is/was involved in +20 iMinds/EU projects as senior researcher and finished up his PhD on Semantic News Production; he is chair of the W3C Media Fragments Working Group and actively participating in other W3C’s semantic web standardization activities (Media Annotations, Provenance, Linked Data Platform and eGovernment).
He recently co-founded the Belgian chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (http://wiki.okfn.org/Chapter/Belgium). On all of these subjects he has published several papers and book chapters. He is also member of the technical committee of IEEE Multimedia, MTAP, ACM Multimedia, MareSO, CCNC, and SAMT. His full curriculum can be found on LinkedIn.
Erik Mannens will be the moderator of the session 'Next Generation Media Technologies'.
*Erik Mannens's presentation at Creative Media Days: http://www.slideshare.net/iMinds/iminds-the-conference-2012-erik-mannens