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#!Figure[[Image(wiki:PCA/SemanticDays2013/Bios:IanHorrocks.png, nolink)]]=== Prof. Ian Horrocks - Oxford University === #Ian

Ian Horrocks is a Professor in the Oxford University Department of Computer Science and is a Fellow of Oriel College Oxford. His research interests include logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning and the semantic web, with a particular focus on ontology languages and applications. He was one of the key authors of the OIL, DAML+OIL, and OWL ontology language standards, chaired the W3C working group that standardised OWL 2, and developed many of the algorithms, optimisation techniques and reasoning systems that underpin OWL applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of Academia Europaea, an ECCAI Fellow, and is amongst the most highly cited authors in Computer Science.

Prof. Maurizio Lenzerini - Università di Roma La Sapienza

Maurizio Lenzerini is a Full Professor in Computer Science at Università di Roma La Sapienza. He is conducting research in data management, knowledge representation and reasoning, information integration, and service-oriented computing. He is the author of more than 250 publications in international conferences and journals, and has been invited speaker in many international conferences. He was the Chair of the Executive Committee of the ACM Symposium of Principles of Database Systems in 2010-2012, and is currently a member of such Committee. He is a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a member of the Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe, and the recipient of several research awards, including an IBM University Shared Research Award, and an IBM Faculty Award.

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