technologies and practices in large-scale, distributed operational environments. He is concerned with the ”big picture,” including business, economic, application, and technical aspects of information ecosystems, core technologies, and integration, with an active involvement in the Semantic Web and the holistic view of Web Sciences. Dr. Brodie holds a Ph.D. in databases from the University of Toronto; has authored more than 160 books, chapters, and articles; and has presented more than 150 keynote addresses and invited lectures in more than 30 countries. He is an adjunct professor, National University of Ireland, Galway; an adjunct research fellow, Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia; and the chair of advisory boards for three institutions—Semantic Technology Institutes International, Vienna, Austria; the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland; and the Semantic Technology Institute, Innsbrück, Austria. He is also a member of several advisory boards—for the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics; the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Web Science Champion for the Web Science Trust; and the European Union’s Information Society Technologies 5th, 6th, and 7th Framework Programmes. Dr. Brodie is a reviewer for the European Research Council and is on the editorial board of several research journals. He has served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals, the VLDB (Very Large Databases) Endowment, and the Client Advisory Board, Forrester Research, Inc.


Don E. Detmer is a professor emeritus and professor of medical education in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, senior adviser to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and visiting professor at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, University College of London. He is the founder and co-chair of the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group, chair of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) membership committee, chair of the board of MedBiquitous, associate editor of AMIA’s Standards Standard, and a director of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a lifetime Associate of the National Academies, a recipient of the IOM’s Walsh McDermott Medal for lifetime contributions, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Medical Informatics, American College of Surgeons, and American College of Sports Medicine (emeritus). Dr. Detmer is the immediate past president and CEO of AMIA and a past chair of the IOM Board on Health Care Services, National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, and National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He sat on the Strategic Plan Work Group of the Policy Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He chairs the Steering Committee of the AMIA Global Partnership Program. Dr. Detmer’s M.D. degree is from the University of Kansas, and his M.A. is from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. His education and training included work at the University of Kansas, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health, Duke University, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and Harvard Business School. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Utah, the University of Virginia, and Cambridge University. He served as vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and the University of



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