Dr.-Ing. Thomas Liebich studied to be an architect at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and did his doctorate there in 1994. In 1996 he founded TLConsulting, which was rebranded as AEC3 Deutschland GmbH in 2006. Since 1999 he has been the leader of the Model Support Group at buildingSMART International, that publishes and maintains the openBIM standard IFC. In 2001 he had a determining influence on the development of ePlanCheck in Singapore, the first automatic inspection system of building permit applications. Other important projects include the IFC implementation certification for many notable building software solutions, writing the first German BIM guideline and the first expert assessment on BIM for the public sector in Germany. As one of the leading BIM experts he is involved in many projects and events.
Andreas Rauber is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU-Wien). He furthermore is president of AARIT, the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow. He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002. From 2004-2008 he was also head of the iSpaces research group at the eCommerce Competence Center (ec3).
Dr Harald Sack is working at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik in University of Potsdam, Germany. Currently, Harald Sack is working as a Senior Researcher and Head of the Research Group ‘Semantic Technologies’ at HPI. His research interests cover the following topics: Semantic Multimedia, Linked Data Engineering and Applications, Semantically enhanced Information Retrieval (Semantic Search), Knowledge Representations and Ontological Engineering, Multimedia Analysis, Information Extraction and Data Mining, Semantically enriched e-Learning Applications.
Inés Zalduendo is an architectural archivist with professional experience and graduate studies in both architecture and archives. She is the Special Collections Archivist and Reference Librarian at the Frances Loeb Library of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where her duties and responsibilities include aspects of processing; reference; appraisal and accessions of collections; collection development; planning and administration; internal and external outreach. Before moving to the United States from Argentina, she had an architectural practice in Buenos Aires and was teaching at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is part of the FACADE2 team, a collaborative project between the Frances Loeb Library and MIT Libraries to further develop a shared production tool, workflows, and a shared repository for the collecting, archiving, access and preservation of electronic architectural files. She holds a Diploma in Architecture, Universidad de Buenos Aires (1984), a Masters in Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1995), and a MS (Masters in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Archives Administration), Simmons College (2001).