We are proud to announce that the keynote speaker of iStar’14 will be Giancarlo Guizzardi.
Title: The Role of Foundational Ontology for Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering
Giancarlo Guizzardi obtained a PhD degree (with the highest distinction) from the University of Twente, in The Netherlands in 2005. He is currently an associate professor and research lead in the Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO), Federal University of Espirito Santo, in Brazil, a visiting professor at the University of Trento, Italy, and and associate researcher at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), at the ISTC-CNR, Italy. He has been working since 1997 in the development of Domain and Foundational Ontologies and their application in computer science and, primarily, in the area of Conceptual Modeling. He is a former member of the Executive Council and currently a member of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Ontologies and its Applications (IAOA). He is also an editorial board member of the following journals: Applied Ontology, Semantic Web, Requirements Engineering and International Journal of Information Systems Modeling and Design. Furthermore, over the years he has also been actively involved in a number of international conferences in the areas of conceptual modeling and ontologies, including FOIS (PC chair, general organization chair), CAISE (Program Board member, tutorialist, panelist), ER (tutorialist, PC member), and IEEE EDOC (PC chair). Finally, his experience in the aforementioned areas has also been acquired in a number of industrial projects in domains such as Off-Shore Software Development, Petroleum and Gas, Digital Journalism, E-Government, Telecommunications and Complex Media Management.