Erik Mannens

Erik Mannens received his M.Sc. degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (1992) at KAHO Ghent, his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1995) at KU Leuven University, and his PhD degree in Computer Engineering (2011) at Ghent University. Before joining IBBT-MMLab in 2005 as a 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 Research Unit Leader of the Future Media & Imaging Dept. and is involved in several projects as senior researcher/project manager. He is co-chair of W3C's Media Fragments Working Group and actively participating in other W3C's semantic Web standardization activities. On all of these subjects he has published several papers and book chapters. He is also an active member of the technical committees of ACM MultiMedia, IEEE CCNC, IEEE MMTC, SAMT, MMWeb, and MAReSO. His full bio/CV can be obtained from both or