Yannis Tzitzikas is Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete (Greece) and Affiliated Researcher in the Information Systems Lab (ISL) at FORTH-ICS (Greece), coordinator of the Semantic Access and Retrieval group (https://www.ics.forth.gr/isl/sar). He conducted his undergraduate and graduate studies (MSc, PhD) in the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete and he has been ERCIM postdoctoral fellow at ISTI-CNR (Pisa, Italy) and at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Namur (Belgium). His research focuses on Semantic Data Management, Exploratory Search and Digital Preservation. Over the last years he had an active role to several EU projects (KP-Lab, iMarine, BlueBRIDGE) including the digital preservation-related projects CASPAR, SCIDIP-ES and APARSEN NoE where he was the leader of the work package on interoperability. He has published more than 120 papers in refereed international conferences and journals, including prestigious journals and venues (ACM Transactions on the Web, VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, JIIS, JDAPD, ISWC), and he has received two best paper awards
Yannis Marketakis works as an R&D Engineer in the Information System Laboratory at FORTH-ICS (GR). He received a BSc in computer science and a MSc in Information Systems from Computer Science Department of University of Crete (GR). His main interests include: information systems, conceptual modeling, knowledge representation using semantic web technologies, data integration and object-oriented languages. He has been involved in several EU and national projects (including iMarine, BlueBRIDGE, VRE4EIC and others) as well as in the digital preservation-related EU projects CASPAR and SCIDIP-ES. He has participated as an author in more than 35 scientific publications.