Here are some selected highlights of my involvement in different research communities.

  • Conference Chair: European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2010)
  • Program Chair: International Semantic Web Conferences (ISWC2011), European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009)
  • Special Track Chair:
    • HCI Track @EuroITV 2011
    • AI and the Web track @AAAI 2010
    • Education Track @ WWW 2005
    • Interactive Events @ International AI-ED 2005
    • Doctoral Consortium Chair at ISWC2006, UMAP2012, ISWC2013, WWW2013
  • Vice president of Executive Board of Semantic Technology Institute International.
  • Vice president of User Modeling Inc.
  • Editorial Board member:
    • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS).
    • UMUAI Journal (Journal of Personalization Research), Kluwer Academic.
    • Semantic Web Journal, IOS Press.
  • Conference Proceedings Editor:
    • The Semantic Web, ISWC’06, ISWC’11, Springer.
    • The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, ESWC’09, ESWC’10, Springer
  • Journal Guest Editor of Special Issues:
    • AI and Cultural Heritage, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2009
    • Intelligent Educational Systems, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2007
    • Concepts & Ontologies in WBES, IJCEELL, 2004
    • Software Agents in Education, IJCEELL, 2002
    • Intelligent Agents for Education and Training Systems, JILR, 2001
  • Journal associate for the International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning (IJCEELL), ISSN: 1560-4624.
  • Reviewer for more than 6 journals, e.g:
    • Journal of Web Semantics, Elsevier
    • IEEE Internet Computing
    • Applied Ontology (Interdisciplinary Journal of Ontological Analysis and Conceptual Modeling), IOS Press.
  • PhD External Examiner:
    • UPC Barcelona, Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)
    • NUI Galway (Ireland)
    • Aalto University (Finland)
    • INRIA (France)
    • Leeds University (UK)
    • University of Sydney (Australia)
    • Trinity College (Ireland)
    • University of Pittsburgh (US)
  • External PhD committee member:
    • VU University Amsterdam
    • University of Amsterdam
    • Delft University
    • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Workshop Proceedings Editor for more than 15 workshops and tutorials at international conferences.

I have served on more than 30 program committees for peer-reviewed venues, as well as more than 15 international peer-reviewed workshops (a selection of the conference PC memberships is included below):

  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC’05 – ’11)
  • International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP’09 – ’13)
  • European Conference on Interactive TV and Video (EuroITV’10 – ’12)
  • International EKAW Conference (EKAW’10)
  • International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI’10 – ’12)
  • ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’10)
  • International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’05,’10 – ’13)
  • European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC’07 – ’13)
  • User Modeling Conference (UM’05,’07, UMAP’09 – ’13)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED’05 – ’09)
  • IEEE/ACM WI: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies Conference (’04,’05)
  • IFIP AI’06, Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (’04,’05)
  • ACM SAC’04, ICAI: Artificial Intelligence (’02,’04)

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