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Dr. Thomas Risse. Thomas Risse is the deputy managing director and research group leader at the L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany. He received his diploma in Computer Science (1997) and his PhD in Computer Science (2006) from the Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany under supervision of Prof. Erich J. Neuhold. In 1998 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Publication System (FhG-IPSI) in Darmstadt where he worked in several European and industrial projects. From 2001-2006 he was the manager of the division for Intelligent Information Environments. From 2004 - 2007 he was also the technical director of the European funded research project BRICKS (IST 507457), which aim was the development of a decentralized infrastructure for the integrated access on distributed digital cultural resources. He was the coordinator of the Living Web Archive (LiWA) project to develop advanced methods for Web archiving and to ensure long term semantic accessibility of archives. Currently he is the scientific and technical director of the FP7 ARCOMEM - ARchive COmmunities MEMories - project on Web archiving using social media information.
Thomas Risse's research interests are Semantic Evolution, Digital Libraries, Web Archiving, Data Management in Distributed Systems and Self-organizing Systems. He serves regularly as program committee member or project reviewer. He published several papers at the relevant international conferences. In addition he is member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering.