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Editorial Board

Advisory Board

  • Barend Mons
  • Barend Mons is Professor of BioSemantics at the Human Genetics Department of Leiden University Medical Center and founder of the BioSemantics group. Next to his leading role in the research of the group, Barend plays a leading role in the international development of "data stewardship" for biomedical data. For instance, he was head-of-node of ELIXIR-NL at the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (until 2015), is Integrator Life Sciences at the Netherlands eScience Center, and board member of the Leiden Centre of Data Science. In 2014, Barend initiated the FAIR data initiative and in 2015, he was appointed Chair of the European Commission's High Level Expert Group for the "European Open Science Cloud", from which he retired by the end of 2016. Presently, Barend is co-leading the GO FAIR initiative, an initiative to kick start developments towards the Internet of FAIR data and services, which will also contribute to the implementation of components of the European Open Science Cloud. The focus of the contribution of the BioSemantics group is on developing an interoperability backbone for biomedical applications in general and rare disease in particular.
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  • Sir Nigel Richard Shadbolt
  • Sir Nigel Richard Shadbolt is Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. He is Chairman of the Open Data Institute which he co-founded with Tim Berners-Lee. He is also a Visiting Professor in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Past President of the British Computer Society (BCS). For fifteen years, Nigel was Director of the AI Group at the University of Nottingham where he established an international reputation for work in Knowledge Engineering. Shadbolt is an interdisciplinary researcher, policy expert and commentator. His research focuses on understanding how intelligent behavior is embodied and emerges in humans, machines and, most recently, on the Web, and has made contributions to the fields of Psychology, Cognitive science, Computational neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer science and the emerging field of Web science. Nigel has published some 170 articles on various facets of AI, and has written and co-edited four books (including the CommonKADS textbook). He is Emeritus Editor in Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems, an Associate Editor of the International Journal for Human Computer Systems and on the editorial board of the Knowledge Engineering Review. Nigel has been an invited lecturer at numerous national and international conferences; he has been program and technical chairman of a number of conferences and workshops. Nigel is a member of various national committees including the Human Sciences and Technology Sub-Committee of the UK Defense Scientific Advisory Committee (DSAC), and the UK e-Science Technical Advisory Committee (TAG).
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  • James Hendler
  • James Hendler is a Professor and Director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is one of the early Semantic Web developers. Hendler held a longstanding position as professor at the University of Maryland where he was the Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery and held joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research. He was the Director for Semantic Web and Agent Technology at the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory. Hendler served as an “Internet Web Expert” for the U.S. government, providing guidance to the project and in 2016 he was appointed to the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the British Computer Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Selected Publications
    • Hendler, J. (2014). Data Integration For Heterogenous Datasets. Big Data, 2(4), 205-215. doi:10.1089/big.2014.0068
    • Hendler, J. A., Holm, J., Musialek, C., & Thomas, G. (2012). US Government Linked Open Data: IEEE Intelligent Systems, 27(3), 25-31. doi:10.1109/MIS.2012.27
    • Hendler, J., & Berners-Lee, T. (2010). From the Semantic Web to social machines: A research challenge for AI on the World Wide Web. Artificial Intelligence, 174(2), 156-161. doi:10.1016/j.artint.2009.11.010
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  • Huizhou Liu
  • Prof. Huizhou Liu is the director of the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China. He has won several awards, including one second prize of the State Technological Invention Award, one first prize and one second prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation and one second prize of Beijing Science and Technology Award. He has been awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and enrolled in Young Top-notch “Ten-thousand Talent Plan” by the Central Organization Ministry of China. He was the director of the Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, and the director of the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, CAS. Prof. Huizhou Liu’s research area is focused on separation science and engineering. He has published more than 280 papers in the prestigious journals in his field such as Applied Environmental Microbiology and Langmuir, in which his papers were cited more than 5,200 times. He has translated two books and co-authored six books. He has gained over 130 Chinese invention patents and more than 10 of them have realized industrialization.
  • Ying Ding
  • Ying Ding is a Professor at School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. She is the Changjiang Guest Professor at Wuhan University and Elsevier Guest Professor at Tongji University, China. She has been involved in various NIH, NSF and European-Union funded projects. She has published 200+ papers in journals, conferences, and workshops, and served as the program committee member for 180+ international conferences. She is the co-editor of book series called Semantic Web Synthesis by Morgan & Claypool publisher. She is co-author of the book “Intelligent Information Integration in B2B Electronic Commerce” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, and co-author of the book chapter in “Spinning the Semantic Web” published by MIT Press. She is the co-editor in chief for Journal of Data and Information Science, and serves as the editorial board member for Scientific Data, and several other top journals in Information Science and Semantic Web. She is the co-founder of Data2Discovery Company advancing cutting edge technologies in data science. Her current research interests include data-driven science of science, data-driven discovery, Semantic Web, scientific collaboration, and the application of Web Technology.
  • Selected Publications
    • Fu, G., Ding, Y., Seal, A., Chen, B., Sun, Y., & Bolton, E. (2016). Predicting drug target interactions using meta-path-based semantic network analysis. BMC Bioinformatics, 17(1), 160. doi:10.1186/s12859-016-1005-x
    • Hu, B., Dong, X., Zhang, C., Bowman, T. D., Ding, Y., Milojevic, S., . . . Larivière, V. (2015). A lead-lag analysis of the topic evolution patterns for preprints and publications. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(12), 2643-2656. doi:10.1002/asi.23347
    • Ding, Y., Zhang, G., Chambers, T., Song, M., Wang, X., & Zhai, C. (2014). Content-based citation analysis: The next generation of citation analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(9), 1820-1833. doi:10.1002/asi.23256
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Executive Editors-in-Chief

  • Guilin Qi
  • Dr. Guilin Qi is a professor working at Southeast University (SEU) in China. He is the leader of the Knowledge Science and Engineering Group at SEU and is the director of Cognitive Intelligence Lab at SEU. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Queen's University of Belfast in 2006, and has worked in Institute AIFB at University of Karlsruhe for three years. His research interests include artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, and semantic Web. He has published over 100 papers in these areas, many of which were published in proceedings of major conferences or journals. He is in the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics and the Semantic Web journal. He is the executive editor-in-chief of Data Intelligence. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Advances in Artificial Intelligence and has co-edited a special issue of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. He is a co-Chair of the Poster and Demo track of ISWC'2011 and JIST'2013, and he is a co-Chair of the Poster and Demo track of EKAW’14. He is a PC co-Chair of Chinese Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS) in 2009 and 2012, and is a Co-Chair of CSWS2013. He has organized a couple of international workshops, including C&O'08, ARCOE 09-10, WoDOOM2012-2014, and WL4AI2015. He has served as PC members of several international conferences and workshops, such as KR'12, ECAI'12-14, IJCAI'11-15, AAAI11-15, ESWC11-15, and ISWC09-15.
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  • Yan Zhao
  • Yan Zhao is the Associate Director and Chief Resources Officer (CRO) of the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as the Director of the Key Laboratory of Dynamic Semantic Publishing and Knowledge Service of Academic Journal. She is a standing committee member of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Acquisition and Collection Development Section and Resources Development and Sharing Committee of Library Society of China, also the associate of IFLA International Leadership Programme 2016-2018. She has been taking overall responsibility for literature resources development for Chinese Academy of Sciences Digital Resources Acquisition Consortium since 2006, which gave her an intimate knowledge of STM publishing market and publishing trend. Her research interests include Open Access, Knowledge Resource Management, Knowledge Organization and Service.

Managing Editor

  • Fenghong Liu
  • Fenghong Liu is an associate professor of the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC). She received her Ph. D degree from Institute of Botany, CAS (IBCAS). Before joined in NSLC as “outstanding talent” in 2015, she had been the head of the library of IBCAS for four years. She is currently the managing editor of Data Intelligence (DI).

  • Selected Publications
    • Fenghong Liu, Jian Liu and Ming Dong. Ecological Consequences of clonal integration in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2016. 7: 770.
    • Fenghong Liu, Tian Zhang. An emerging type of scholarly article in the Open Science background: Research elements publishing. Chinese Journal of Scientific and Technical Periodicals. 2017. 28: 138-144.
    • Fenghong Liu, Feihai Yu, Wensheng Liu, Bertil O. Krüsi, Xiaohu Cai, Jakob J. Schneller and Ming Dong. Large clones on cliff faces: Expanding by Rrizomes through crevices. Annals of Botany. 2007. 100: 51-54.

Associate Editor

  • Xiaowang Zhang
  • Dr. Xiaowang Zhang is an associate professor at Tianjin University in China and a visiting associate professor at Griffith University in Australia. He received his PhD from Peking University in China and had worked as a postdoc at Hasselt University in Belgium for over three years. His research interests include fundamental theories and technical principles in graph database, knowledge graph and ontologies. He has published over 70 papers in these areas, many of which were published in proceedings of major conferences or journals. In 2016, he won the ACM Tianjin Rising Star award.
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Editorial Board Members

  • Jie Bao
    • Memect, China
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  • Li Ding
    • Haizhi Zhineng, China
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  • Dongxiao Gu
    • Hefei University of Technology, China
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  • Frank van Harmelen
  • Xiaoqiu Le
    • National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Jianhui Li
    • Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Jiao Li
    • Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
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  • Xiwen Liu
    • The National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Yongbin Liu
    • University of South China, China
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  • Jinhui Pang
    • Beijing Institute of Technology, China
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  • Jian Qin
    • Syracuse University, USA
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  • Zheping Xu
    • National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Feiyue Wang
    • Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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  • Haofen Wang
    • Shanghai Leyan Technologies Co. Ltd, China
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  • Huaiyu Wan
    • Beijing Jiaotong University, China
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  • Guohui Xiao
  • Chengzhi Zhang
    • Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China
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