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Wernher Behrendt, Salzburg Research, Austria
Wernher Behrendt is a Senior Researcher at the
Sun Technology and Research Excellence Center at
Salzburg Research (Austria) working on multimedia
middleware and interoperation issues. He holds an
MSc in Cognitive Science from Manchester Uni-
versity and has more than 10 years' experience in
near-to-market IT research. From 1989 to 1995 he
was a Senior Research Associate in the Informatics
Department at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
(UK), working on embedded knowledge based
systems in distributed multimedia presentation
systems. From 1995 to 1998 he was a Senior
Research Associate at Cardiff University (UK),
working on interoperation between heterogeneous
information systems. Mr Behrendt has held courses
in Computer Science and has worked on projects
ranging from software engineering methods and
quality assurance to legacy system reengineering
using migration methods and distributed systems
Paolo Buonora, Archivio di Stato di Roma, Italy
Paolo Buonora holds a degree in Philosophy from
the University of Rome `La Sapienza' (1976). He
worked in the Italian State Archive Administration
from 1978, where he was first involved in editing the
Guida Generale degli Archivi di Stato italiani. From
1986 he worked in the Soprintendenza archivistica
per il Lazio, surveying audiovisual archives, muni-
cipal archives; from 1989 to 1991 at the Perugia
University, engaged in a doctoral research in `Urban
and rural history'; and from 1991 to 1994 again in
the Soprintendenza archivistica per il Lazio. After
1994 he worked in the Archivio di Stato di Roma,
where he was responsible for the photograph ser-
vice and several working groups on informatics
application in archival documentation. From 1997
until the present time he has planned and directed
the Imago II project in the Archivio di Stato di
Samuel Cruz-Lara, University of Nancy 2
and LORIA, France
Samuel Cruz-Lara obtained a Master's degree in
Computer Science in 1984 (University Henri
Poincaré, Nancy 1) and a PhD degree in Computer
Science in 1988 (National Polytechnic Institute of
Lorraine).The central topic of his PhD thesis was the
generation of integrated development environments
by using attribute grammars.
He is currently Associate Professor at the University
of Nancy 2 (Institute of Technology, Computer
Science Department) and permanent Researcher at
LORIA (Lorraine Laboratory for Research in Com-
puter Science and its Applications ­ UMR 7503 ­
CNRS ­ INRIA ­ Universities of Nancy). He is a
member of the `Language and Dialogue' team and has
conducted several research activities on distributed
software architectures and textual linguistic resources
management. He is currently working in the context
of distributed architectures and multimedia resources
management. Dr Cruz-Lara has participated in several
projects, in particular CNRSSILFIDE and MLIS-
ELAN, and he is at present co-leader of the `Digital
Museum' project.This is a joint project between
LORIA and the National Chi-Nan University.The
`Digital Museum' project is sponsored by the
National Science Council of the Republic of China
(Taiwan) and supported by INRIA (France).
Costis Dallas, Critical Publics SA, Greece
Costis Dallas is Chairman and Senior Researcher of
Critical Publics (, a
group of companies active in the field of strategic
communications, creative design and technology.
He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of
Communication and Mass Media of Panteion
University, and has over 15 years of research and
professional experience in hypermedia applications,
human factor issues and cultural information systems.
Dr Dallas has been co-founder and Executive Vice-
President of ISP Hellas Online SA, co-founder and
Chair of the Multimedia Working Group of the
International Council of Museums (CIDOC/ICOM),
Head of Documentation and Systems of the Benaki