Serge Abiteboul, Inria Orsay, France
is Senior Researcher at INRIA and manages the GEMO team on the Management of data and knowledge distributed over the Web. He has brought substantial advances in computer science both on theoretical foundations and in software developments. For several years now, he has been focusing on Web data management with contributions around XML, distributed query processing, and verification. He has held Professor positions at Stanford University and the Ecole Polytechnique. He is one of the co-authors of Foundations of Databases, the book of reference in database theory. He has been awarded by many distinctions.

Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Stefano Ceri is full professor of Database Systems at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI), Politecnico di Milano; he has been visiting professor at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University between 1983 and 1990. He was the chairman of the Computer science section of DEI (1992-2004). He has been chairman of LaureaOnLIne, a fully online curriculum in Computer Engineering (2004-2008). He is vice-chairman (representing Politecnico di Milano) of the Executive board of Alta Scuola Politecnica, a school of excellence for master-level students which is jointly organized by Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino (2007-2010). His research interests are focused on  extending database technology (data distribution, deductive and active rules, object orientation, and XML query languages) and design methods for data-intensive WEB sites, stream reasoning, search computing. He is responsible of several EU-Funded Projects projects at Politecnico di Milano. He is co-inventor of WebML a model for the conceptual design of Web applications and co-founder of Web Models, a startup of Politecnico di Milano focused on WebML commercialization by means of the product WebRatio. In 2006 he has won an IBM Faculty Award and led a joint team of scholars partecipating the Semantic Web Challenge.


Davide Frey, Irisa Rennes, France

Davide Frey is currently a post-doc researcher in the ASAP team at INRIA Bretagne-Atlantique, Rennes, France. He received his Laurea (Masters) degree and PhD from Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, respectively in 2002 and 2006. He then spent one year as a visiting researcher in the Mobile Computing Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri before joining the ASAP team at INRIA. His research interests are mainly concentrated in the domain of distributed systems and particularly in the design and implementation of protocols for large-scale and dynamic network scenarios. After his initial work on publish-subscribe, he is now concentrating on the analysis and design of gossip-based protocols for overlay management and data dissemination in the context of the Gossple ERC project.

Anne-MArie Kermarrec, Inria Rennes, France
Before joining INRIA in February 2004, Anne-Marie Kermarrec was with Microsoft Research in Cambridge as a Researcher since March 2000. Before that, she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Rennes (FRANCE) in October 1996 (thesis). She also spent one year (1996-1997) in the Computer Systems group of Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) working in the GLOBE project in collaboration with Maarten van Steen and Andrew. S. Tanenbaum.  She defended her "habilitation à diriger les recherches" (University of Rennes 1) in December 2002 on large-scale application-level multicast. Her research interests are Peer to peer distributed systems, Epidemic algorithms, Content-based search in large-scale overlay networks, Collaborative storage systems, Peer to peer monitoring, Search on  large-scale, collaborative filtering, user-centric search. Her current research activities focus on Gossip-based networking and P2P systems.

Marie-Christine Rousset, Grenoble University, France

Marie-Christine Rousset is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Grenoble.
Her areas of research are Knowledge Representation and Information Integration. In particular, she works on the following topics: logic-based mediation between distributed data sources, query rewriting using views, automatic classification and clustering of semistructured data (e.g., XML documents), peer to peer data sharing, distributed reasoning applied to the Semantic Web.
She has published over 80 refereed international journal articles and  conference papers,and participated in several cooperative industry-university projects. She received  a best paper award from AAAI in 1996, and has been nominated ECCAI fellow in 2005. She has served in many program committees of international conferences and workshops and in editorial boards of several journals.


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Pierangela Samarati, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Department of Information Technology of the University of Milan. Her main research interests are access control policies, models and systems, data security and privacy, information system security, and information protection in general. On these topics she has participated in several projects and she has published more than 150 refereed technical papers in international journals and conferences. She is co-author of the book "Database Security," Addison-Wesley, 1995.
She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the ISSE Department of George Mason University, VA (USA).
She is the chair of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) and of the ACM Workshop on Security and Privacy (WPES). She is vice-chair of the ACM SIGSAC -- Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control. She is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Security of the Italian Association for Information Processing (AICA), the Italian representative in the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 11 (TC-11) on "EDP Security". She is a member of the Steering Committee of many important conferences.


Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

Ichiro Satoh received his B.E., M.E, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Keio University, Japan in 1996.  From 1996 to 1997, he was a research associate in the Department of Information Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Japan and from 1998 to 2000 was an associate professor in the same department. From 2001 to 2005, he was an associate professor in National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. Since 2006, he has been a professor of NII.  His current research interests include, distributed and ubiquitous computing.  He received IPSJ paper award, IPSJ Yamashita SIG research award, and JSSST Takahashi research award.  He is a member of six learned societies, including ACM and IEEE.


Nesime Tatbul, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nesime Tatbul has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich since January 2007. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. She then joined the Computer Science Department at Brown University, where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2006. During her graduate school years at Brown, she also worked as a research intern at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and as a consultant for the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Her research interests are in database systems, with a current focus on data stream processing and networked data management. She is the recipient of an IBM Faculty Award in 2008.

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