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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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  • Deborah L. McGuinness
  • Prof. Deborah L. McGuinness, Senior Chair of Tetherless World Constellation, Professor of Computer, Cognitive, and Web Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a leading expert in knowledge representation and reasoning languages and systems and has worked in ontology creation and evolution environments for over 20 years. Most recently, Deborah is best known for her leadership role in semantic Web research, and for her work on explanation, trust, and applications of semantic Web technology, particularly for scientific applications. Deborah is co-editor of the Ontology Web Language which has emerged from Web ontology working group of the World Wide Web (W3C) semantic Web activity and has now achieved W3C Recommendation status. She helped start the Web ontology working group out of work as a co-author of the DARPA Agent Markup Language program's DAML language. Deborah's main research thrusts are in languages, tools, and environments for the semantic Web.
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  • Qiang Yang
  • Prof. Qiang Yang is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his MSc degree in Astrophysics, MSc in Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science at University of Maryland, USA. His research interests include transfer learning, machine learning, planning and data mining in artificial intelligence. He is also the President of IJCAI, Executive Council Member of AAAI, and Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Big Data. He was the founding Editor in Chief of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. He was the founding director of the HKUST's Big Data Institute. He is a fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAI, AAAS, IAPR and CAAI.
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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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  • Zhixiong Zhang
  • Prof. Zhixiong Zhang is Deputy Director of National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Full Research Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor. His research interests include information monitoring, semantic annotation, digital library, and long-term preservation. He serves as Director of Professional Committee of Information Technology, the Chinese Science and Technology Information Society, Deputy Director Member of National Technical Committee for Library Standardization (SAC/TC389), and Standing Committee member of Science and Technology Libraries Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery and Journal of Library and Information Science in Agriculture, and editorial board member of Journal of Data and Information Science and Digital Library Forum. He published more than 150 papers. He is a principal investigator (PI) of more than 40 state level and/or provincial/ministry level projects. His current projects are focused on semantic annotation based on deep learning, developing pre-trained basic language models for scientific and technological information services and AI engines for data mining scientific and technological information.
  • 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.
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  • 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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Executive Editor-in-Chief

  • 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-in-Chief

  • 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.
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Associate Editor

  • Xiaowang Zhang
  • Dr. Xiaowang Zhang is a professor at Tianjin University in China. He received his Ph.D. from Peking University in China and had worked as a postdoc at Hasselt University in Belgium for over three years. His research interests include graph database, knowledge graph, and natural language processing. He has published over 100 papers in these areas, many of which were published in proceedings of major conferences or journals such as AAAI, IJCAI, ACL, ASE, ISWC, EMNLP, ESWC, ICDT, and JAIR. In 2018, he was selected in the program of Peiyang Young Scholars in Tianjin University. 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
    • Tongji University, 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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