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Affiliated at the Department of Lithuanian Language, Faculty of Humanities, Vytautas Magnus University.

Research interest comprise a range of topics from lexical semantics to text and discourse analyses. She published more than 90 papers in the national and international journals on the methodologies of corpus linguistics, terminology, phraseology, cognitive methaphor, discourse analyses. She has two monographs on Lithuanian collocations and press genres and over 20 popular papers on linguistic issues. Eight of her doctoral students defended their dissertations, three are on the way. Current board member of two international journals in linguistics (Archyvum Lithuanicum and International Journal of Corpus Linguistics) and a national journal in humanities (Darbai ir Dienos).

She taught at the universities of Stockholm and Illinois in Chicago, as Erasmus teacher regularly visits universities of Muenster and Antwerp, has been involved in EU COPERNICUS projects, COST action for social sciences, FP6 project ReSIST (Resilience for Survivability in IST, FP7 project Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research (PASTEUR4OA) and some others. She has been a board member of NGSLT (Nordic Graduate School of Language Technologies), a member of FP7 programme committee on Social Sciences and Humanities, a national member at the Standing Committe of Humanities of European Science Foundation.

At present she is involved as a national representative at the programme committee of Challenge 6 of the FP programme Horizon 2020,ESFRI forum for research infrastructures and language technologies CLARIN and ERA-NET PLUS association HERA (Humanities in European Research Area) network board. Her most recent research policy position is in  the scientific committee of the European Cooperation Network in Science and Technology (COST).



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Research director currently affiliated to the Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He has served as:

  • Associate Editor of the international journal “The Computer Journal”
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the international journal “Computer Standards & Interfaces”
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the international journal “Digital Libraries”
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the “European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM)
  • Scientific Coordinator of the EU DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
  • Scientific Coordinator of several EU funded projects

Editor of:

  • “Foundations of Knowledge Base Management” (with Joachim Schmidt), Springer Verlag
  • “Multimedia Office Filing”, North-Holland
  • “Advances in Database Technology – EDBT’90” (with F. Bancilhon, D. Tsichritzis)
  • “Very Large Data Bases – VLDB’1983” (with M. Schkolnick)
  • “Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries” – ECDL 1997 and 2002
  • Scientific Advisor of the Japan Science and Technology Agency on the Research Area “Advanced Application Technologies to Boost Big Data Utilization for Multiple-Field Scientific Discovery and Social Problem Solving” (2013 – 2017).


Database Systems, Digital Libraries, Research Data Infrastructures, Cyberscholarly Communication Infrastructures.  



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Petia Radeva did her undergraduate study at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, at 1989. In 1991 she moved to Spain where in 1993 she presented her Master at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in the field of Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence. In 1996, she received her Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Currently, she is Head of Barcelona Perceptual Computing Laboratory (BCNPCL) at the University of Barcelona and Head of Medical Imaging Laboratory (MILab) of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). Her present research interests are on development of learning-based approaches for computer vision and image processing. Some of the recent projects she iscurrently leading or participate are: Can a monitorizing wearable camera help change our lifestyle?, Machine learning tools for large scale object recognition, Audience measurements by Computer Vision, Evaluation of Intestinal Motility by Endoluminal Image Analysis, Sponsored Research Agreement on Automatic Stent Detection in IVUS, Study for the development of a polyp detection algorithm under a Polyp Detection, etc.




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ICT expert, Director and Administrator of company Promoter SRL, Antonella Fresa has been working on European cooperation projects since 1994.

Since 2002, she is Technical Coordinator and Communication Manager of national and European projects in the domains of digital cultural heritage, smart cities, digital preservation, e-Infrastructures.

From 2002 to 2012, she has been advisor of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; from its establishment until 2012, she has been Decree Member of the Concertation Table for Research Priorities for Cultural Heritage in Italy between the Ministry of Culture (MiBAC) and the Ministry of Research (MIUR).

From 1999 to 2002, she has been Project Officer at the European Commission.

Previously researcher in the industry and at Olivetti in Pisa, Ivrea and Cupertino (CA, USA).

She has been reviewer in the FCT Call for a National Roadmap of Research Infrastructures of Strategic Relevance (FCT, Portugal) and for the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH). She regularly serves as independent expert for the European Commission.

She was member of the Programme Committee for the EGI Community Forum 2012, 2013 and 2014, Member of the Europeana Task Force on Public-Private Partnerships (2012-2013) and Leader of the IPR and Sustainability Work Package of Europeana Photography. She is Enterprise Fellow at Coventry University.

She is author of articles about multilingual access to digital cultural heritage, geo-coded digital cultural content, digital preservation.

Antonella Fresa is Project Manager of Digitalmeetsculture.net, the online communication platform powered by Promoter SRL.



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Jiří Rákosník is a researcher in the Department of Functional Analysis and Topology of the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague; recently has been appointed the director of the Institute. His main research interests are in the theory of function spaces and their applications in partial differential equations, focusing in particular on the anisotropic Sobolev spaces and spaces with variable exponent. He published about 30 papers and edited 8 conference proceedings. 

Since the 1990s he has been actively involved in digitization of mathematical literature. He established the Prague editorial group of Zentralblatt MATH and he has been involved in the projects of the Czech Digital Mathematics Library and the European Digital Mathematics Library. The European Mathematical Society appointed him in 2013 the chair of the Electronic Publishing Committee and delegated him to the Executive Board of the EuDML Initiative, an international association established to ensure the sustainability and further development of the EuDML. He collaborates with Radoslav Pavlov and Peter Stanchev in frames of the bilateral project Content Presentation and Services Integration in Czech and Bulgarian Mathematical Digital Libraries.



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Jadranka Stojanovski is assistant professor at University of Zadar, Department for Information Sciences and senior librarian at Rudjer Boskovic Institute Library. She graduated in Physics at Faculty of Science, and holds master's degree and doctoral degree in information sciences at University of Zagreb.

Jadranka Stojanovski led and took part in many projects focused on the organization of information about research in Croatia like Centre for Online Databases (http://online-baze.szi.hr), Who's Who in Science in Croatia (http://tkojetko.irb.hr), SESTAR - repository of scientific equipment (http://sestar.irb.hr), HRCAK portal for Croatian open access journals (http://hrcak.srce.hr), and others. The most important project intended to collect comprehensive data about scientific productivity, Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, today offers the data about more then 460.000 papers.

She is also involved in the continuous education, and has taught numerous lectures and workshops on online databases retrieval, bibliometrics, digital libraries, open access to the scientific information, etc. While organization of research output in Croatia remains her main focus. She has developed expertise in scholarly publishing development, including different aspects of open science, research data management and open access. Her current research is on the ethical issues in scholarly publishing and new approacthes to the assessment of the research impact. She provides leadership and direction on a range of scholarly communication, open science, knowledge organization, and research information projects. She is also representative and national coordinator in FP7 project OpenAIRE Plus.

She published more than 50 publications (http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=184776).



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Boyan Bontchev has obtained his MSc in Computer Engineering at Technical Uiversity of Sofia in 1988 and a PhD degree in Parallel Processing at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in 1993. He has specialized in RWTH, Aachen and University of Vienna and, next, followed a career of software engineer and project manager at many private entities in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria. Since 2001 he runs as managing Director of Bonea Ltd. In 2003 he became Assoc. Professor at Dep. of Software Engineering at Sofia University, and in 2012 was promoted to Full Professor. Since 2013 he is Director of the Centre for Distant E-Learning at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University. Currently, he is Marie Curie research fellow at Brainstorm Multimedia (Valencia, Spain) responsible for the ADAPTIMES (ADAPTIve player-centric serious video gaMES) project.

He has participated in many research and industrial projects, both national and international - in the scope of EC FP5/6/7 - in the field of adaptive e-learning platforms, edutainment, serious games, and semantic Web. Dr. Bontchev was project evaluator for FP7 PEOPLE Programme and for many Bulgarian research project calls of National Science Fund, Plovdiv University and Sofia University. He was member of Scientific Committees of many international events and runs as invited speaker at European conferences. Dr. Bontchev is author of more than 90 scientific publications. Since August 2014, he runs as Marie Curie Fellow at Brainstorm Multimedia, Valencia, Spain, within the ADAPTIMES project funded by FP7-PEOPLE program.