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Welcome to Professor Arno Scharl from Austria and Professor Rainer Unland from Germany

We cordially welcome DEBII Visiting Professor Arno Scharl from Vienna and Professor Rainer Unland from Germany join DEBII today and both Professor will spend one month time with DEBII staff and students.

Professor Arno Scharl, MODUL University Vienna,

Biography: Prof. Arno Scharl is Head of the Department of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna. Prior to his current appointments, he held professorships at the University of Western Australia and Graz University of Technology, was a Key Researcher at the Austrian Competence Center for Knowledge Management, and a Visiting Fellow at Curtin University of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Scharl completed his doctoral research and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Additionally, he holds a PhD from the University of Vienna, Department of Sports Physiology. He has been project leader of a number of award-winning semantic systems projects including IDIOM, RAVEN and Triple-C, author of more than 130 refereed publications, and editor of two books in Springer‘s Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series (The Geospatial Web, Environmental Online Communication). His current research interests focus on media monitoring and Web intelligence, human-computer interaction, and the integration of semantic and geospatial Web technology.

Professor Rainer Unland

Rainer Unland is a full professor in computer science at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) at University of Duisburg-Essen where he heads the chair Data Management Systems and Knowledge Representation. He has authored, co-authored and edited more than 120 publications, journals and (text)books in the areas of non-standard/object-oriented database management systems, XML and database systems, object-oriented software development, component-based and aspect-oriented software engineering, advanced transaction management, computer supported cooperative work, (distributed) artificial intelligence, especially Multi-Agent Systems, and industrials informatics. Moreover, he has served as Chair and/or PC member for more than 150 national and international conferences, workshops, and symposia. He is co-founder of the annual International German Conference on Multi-Agent Systems Technology (MATES) and the annual International conference SABRE that serves as an umbrella conference for topics related to software engineering, multi-agent system, Grid computing, and Web-Services and the Internet. Together with Huaglory Tianfield he is editor-in-chief of the IOS journal Multiagent and Grid Systems (MAGS). Additionally, he is also on the editorial board of several other journals.



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