committee // WoT 2012 - third international workshop on the web of things

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the tenth international conference on pervasive computing, newcastle, uk, june 18-22, 2012

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Simon Mayer
Institute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland
Simon Mayer is working as a PhD student and Research Assistant in the Internet of Things/Web of Things domain at the Institute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zurich. His main research topics are aspects of integrating smart things into the Web, like the deployment of such devices, their semantic description, and infrastructures that would support human users and machines in finding and using the information and services provided by such physical artifacts. He is also interested in facilitating the interaction with smart things for end users and in empowering them to monitor and control their things and create physical mashups. Simon graduated from ETH Zurich in computer science.

Dominique Guinard
Evrythng Ltd - Zurich, Switzerland
Dominique Guinard is the CTO of an Internet of Things related startup called Evrythng. He is also the co-founder of the Web of Things initiative and workshop series. During his PhD at ETH Zurich, he researched on the foundations of the Web of Things and especially focused on facilitating application development in the form of physical mashups. He was also a visiting researcher at the Auto-ID Labs of MIT, working on bringing global networks of tagged objects to the Web. Before this he worked 4 years as a research associate for SAP Research, building a service oriented architecture to enable real-world device integration into business software. Dominique had further experiences with several research institutions and companies in the Internet of Things domain such as with Lancaster University, Nokia research or Sun Microsytems. He graduated in Computer Science from the universities of Fribourg and Bern.

Erik Wilde
EMC - Pleasanton, CA
Erik Wilde works as an architect at EMC, and is responsible for the long-term move of EMC’s content management products to a RESTful service-oriented architecture. Until mid-2011, Erik has worked as adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He has over 10 years of background in working in Web-related fields, ranging from XML and data modeling issues to questions of Web services and RESTful design principles. Erik graduated from TU Berlin in computer science in 1991, got his PhD from ETH Zurich in computer communications in 1997, and since then has worked at ICSI in Berkeley, ETH Zurich, and for the past four years at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, where he teaches Web Architecture and XML technologies. Two of his main research themes in the past years have been how to make the Web location-aware, and how to design and implement loosely coupled RESTful services; both of these themes have very close ties to the "Web of Things". Apart from the "Web of Things" workshop series, he also organizes the Location and the Web (LocWeb) and Workshop for RESTful Design (WS-REST) workshop series.

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