Juan Pavón, Full Professor, obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica Madrid (1988). From 1987 to 1997 he was been working in R&D departments of Alcatel in Spain, France and Belgium, and in Bellcore (USA), in the development of component-based architectures for distributed systems. He has founded and leads the GRASIA research group at UCM. He is the author of more than 100 publications in Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications, which have received more than 1800 citations (h-index=18).
Jorge Luis Salcedo Maldonado
Jorge L Salcedo is researcher and consultant on the visibility of policy actors on the Web. He has advanced training in using digital data to analyse social and political phenomena. One of his main areas of interest and research is social media and collective action.He concluded his PhD dissertation about visibility of policy actors on the Web and intellectual property debate on internet, at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. In 2010 he was visiting scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute. His master thesis was about cooperation and collective action on FOSS communities. He has been member of different research projects about the Internet and political effects.
Email JorgeLuis.Salcedo(at)uab.cat and jorgelsalcedo(at)gmail.com
Joan Subirats has a background in economics and is currently a Professor of Political Science and Researcher and Director of the PhD Program of the IGOP. His research fields include Policy Analysis, Democratic Innovation, Public Participation and local and regional government. He has published many books including Another society, another politics (2012), and Spanish Urban Policies (2011).
Karthik is a technology strategist and PhD researcher based in Oslo. He spent the past decade working for the top four open source companies:Red Hat, SuSE (Novell), terrasoftsolutions (yellow dog linux) and Sun Microsystems. Through his work, Karthik assisted fortune 500 companies and governments to adopt open source and open standards based technologies, he has been an integral part of the digital commons movement right from its early days and is active in various debates involving open knowledge, open data and governance of the commons.
Karthik is currently pursuing a PhD degree and also holds an MBA from BI- Norwegian Business School and Fudan University, China; a Master of Science in Information Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and a four-year bachelor's degree in computer engineering from India.
Karthik’s field of expertise is open source, open innovation and other forms of commons based peer production. His research interests are centered around open source design and economics where he is researching the governance of open design commons and how it can overcome limitations such as planned obsolescence and limited reuse posed by the existing firm based production model. The second part of his research is centered around the systems and structures of peer / local currencies such as Bitcoin and the Urstromtaler. The third part of his research focuses on open innovation in networked industries, where his unit of analysis is the management of shared innovation commons in the open source Android project.
Kevin Flanagan is an Irish artist and activist with 10 years experience in event management and film production. He has a special interest in collaborative and P2P cultural practices. As a P2P advocate he has lectured and sat on panel discussions on digital culture. He is a regular contributor to the P2P Foundation Blog.
He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he specialized in photography and film. As a member of 091 Labs he has been actively involved in the Irish Hackerspace community. Responding to Ireland’s economic crisis he co-organized Reset Ireland, a public forum for citizen dialogue on issues of Government Transparency, Employment, Environment and Health. In May 2011 he organized the Mindfield Hackerspace with a 3 day program of workshops, lectures and panel discussions as part of the Mindfield Festival of Ideas in Dublin. As a founding member of the Irish Artists Collective Enso, he organized regular cultural events in the city of Galway between 2004 and 2006, including visual arts exhibitions, film screenings and live music/performance events. As an independent artist and film maker he has exhibited in Ireland and internationally having his first solo exhibition at the Galway Arts Center in 2010. He has collaborated on a number of film productions, including short films and documentaries. His work has received the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.
Kevin is currently developing participatory video workshops for community
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
Lu holds a Masters degree in Information Systems from the University of Southampton and she has background in Accounting and Finance.
Maitrayee Deka is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the EU FP7 project P2PValue at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan. She has done her MPhil in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics and PhD in Sociology from the University of Milan. Her research interests are Pirate Economy, Bazaars, New Media and Economic Sociology.
Michel Bauwens is president and founder of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has co-produced the 3-hour TV documentary Technocalyps with Frank Theys, and co-edited the two-volume book on anthropology of digital society with Salvino Salvaggio. Michel is currently Primavera Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and external expert at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (2008, 2012). Michel Bauwens is a member of the Board of the Union of International Associations (Brussels), advisor to Shareable magazine (San Francisco) and to Zumbara Time Bank (Istanbul). He functions as the Chair of the Technology/ICT working group, Hangwa Forum (Beijing, Sichuan), to develop economic policies for long-term resilience, including through distributed manufacturing. Michel writes editorials for Al Jazeera English and is listed at #82, on the Post-Carbon Institute (En)Rich list. He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group. In his first business career, Michel worked for USIA, British Petroleum, Riverland Publications, Belgacom, and created two internet start-ups.
Marco Berlinguer is researcher on new forms of economy particularly in the intersection between social economy and the knowledge and information economy. He contributed to the creation of the "School of the commons".
Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay
Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay is a permanent researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) working on the international governance of digital commons and access to knowledge. Permanent researcher at the CNRS Institute for Communication Sciences, Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications, associated researcher at CERSA (CNRS University Paris 2), where she is Creative Commons France legal lead since 2003. She co-founded in 2011 Communia international association on the digital public domain, which she currently chairs. She is teaching copyright law and participating to research projects on commons-based peer-production, public sector information, distributed architectures, open scientific data and public domain digitization. A graduate in political sciences and a PhD in law, she was a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society of Harvard Law School and at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. Her publications are available at http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1558