Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider joined the University of Freiburg in 2002. He is the director of the University computing centre and holds a chair for communication systems. From 2003 to 2008 he served as vice-rector of the University and since 2008 he is the University’s CIO. Prior to his appointment in Freiburg he was deputy director of the computing centre of the University of Karlsruhe (1992-1997) and of GWDG, the joint computing centre of the University of Göttingen and the Max-Planck-Society (1997-2001). His main research interest is in managing large systems, including the development of new user services, and in long term digital archiving. Latest activities of his research group include security issues of mobile phone systems (GSM). He was/is a partner in various DFG and EU projects.

As head of both the professorship and the computing center Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider he fills the important interface of research and application, coordinating large joint projects and cooperating with partners from both academia and industry, both national and international, over the years. He serves on a number of commissions of the DFG (German Science Foundation), including the DFG commission for IT and libraries, and the DFN (Deutsches Forschungsnetz). He is a regular reviewer and advisor of both scientific and infrastructure projects and large research projects. Prof. Schneider is well connected with the science funding bodies of the state and national level.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Stefan Wesner is the director of the Institute of Information Resource Management and director of the Communication and Information Centre (kiz) at Ulm University. He was the head of the application and visualisation department and was executive director of the High Performance Computation Centre HLRS in Stuttgart. He received a diploma in electronic engineering at the University of Saarland, and received a PhD at the University of Stuttgart in engineering. He is now professor at the University of Ulm with lecturing and research focus at the edge of electrotechnical engineering and computer science.

Prof. Wesner had a great impact in the research field of Grid and Cloud Computing in europe, with multiple research projects as coordinator or participant. He had been one of the key players of Grid research in Europe as principal investigator in a couple of projects such as UNICORE, NextGrid, TrustCoM, Virolab and as coordinator of the large scale research projects Akogrimo and BREIN. He was an appointed member of the Future Cloud Expert Group of the European Commission. In his role as Managing Director of HLRS he contributed to the evolution from purely national towards European High Performance Computing Infrastructures within the PRACE initiative.

His current research focus is on the efficient and easy use of heterogeneous resources on different levels in order to ease programming of heterogeneous multicore hardware, distributed cross-organizational Cloud systems and management systems for energy efficiency in Data Centres.

Dr. Dirk von Suchodoletz is currently holding a position as head of the eScience department at the computer center of the university since mid 2014. Additionally, he is involved as a lecturer and principal researcher at the professorship in ”communication

systems” at the Institute for Computer Science. \textit{eScience} is a newly created department of the computer center coordinating infrastructural cooperation with likewise educational institutions within the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and managing the next generation Tier 3 HPC cluster NEMO for the Particle Physics, Neuroscience and Microsystem Engineering fields of the state universities. The eScience department is further responsible to design and operate the cloud infrastructures both of bio-informatics and the state-wide bwCloud SCOPE project.

The eScience team coordinates together with the research and development group of the professorship several infrastructural projects in long term digital preservation and access as well as in research data management. Dirk is leading the strategy development of different infrastructural and organisational fields of the computer center.

Besides doing research in various fields Dirk teached seminars, planned and organized courses for students in communication systems, digital preservation and adjoining fields. Topics covered computer networks in a broad sense, ranging from the introduction of routing principles to telecommunication in large networks, dealing with fields like mobile networks, location based services and privacy. He still supervises the scientific work and thesis preparation of students working with the professorship’s research group. The theses and projects are both on the Bachelor and Master level linked to ongoing projects and managed infrastructures. Issues such as programming special client server applications in Open Source environments are part of the supervised student work.

Dirk studied mathematics, economics and politics at the Georg August University of Goettingen. Dirk received his Ph.D. in computer science at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in 2008.

Dr. Klaus Rechert is currently the project manager of the CiTAR project, a two-year project sponsored by the state Baden-Württemberg, leveraging emulation for access tasks and workflows in digital preservation. From 2006–2009 Klaus was a lecturer at the University of Freiburg teaching ”Programming with C” and ”Introduction to C++”. In 2010 Klaus was a guest lecturer at Malta College of Art, Science \& Technology. From October 2010 to March 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan. 2008–2010 he was a software engineer on the PLANETS EU-FP6 project. In 2007 and 2008 Klaus was as open source software developer and maintainer on the MING-project, sponsored by Lulu.com Inc. Raleigh, NC and OpenMediaNow Foundation, Rollinsville, CO. In 2006 Klaus received the EXIST-Seed scholarship sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Klaus studied Computer Science and Economics at the University of Freiburg and received a Diploma in Computer Science in 2005.

Bernd Wiebelt has been working as a research assistant at the Rechenzentrum Freiburg since 2014 and is locally responsible for the HPC systems and the implementation of the statewide bwHPC strategy. Previously, from 2011 to 2014, he was responsible for the infrastructure of the INM-6 (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) Institute at Forschungszentrum Jülich as coordinator of scientific computing and, from 2005 to 2011, as coordinator for scientific computing, the infrastructure of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Freiburg. He holds a diploma in mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin. In his career he has been intensively involved with questions of scientific computing on large scale computational infrastructures. This included helping users migrate workflows from the desktop to the HPC systems and their respective parallel storage. Addressing questions of scaling data access and the long-term perspective for – in particular functional – access to research data has therefore been of increasing relevance to his field of activity and expertise for some time.

Jonathan Bauer is a scientific researcher at the Chair of Communication Systems of the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg since he completed his Master of Science in Computer Science in 2016. He worked for most of his years of study at the Chair of Communications Systems which allowed him to gain a broad experience in the group’s various research fields. As a member of the ViCE Project, he further assisted in the development of virtualized research environments and analysed the appropriate description and storage as well as the deployment and migration strategies of such environments. His current work focuses on developing flexible large scale deployment concepts for bare-metal provisioning of large hardware installations, ranging from the university’s computer pools to compute and infrastructure nodes in cloud and HPC systems.

Christopher Hauser, M.Sc. Christopher Hauser, M.Sc. is a researcher and PhD student at OMI. He received his master degree in 2014 at the University of Ulm. Since then, he worked on EC and Baden-Württemberg funded projects CACTOS and ViCE. Currently he works on bwNetFlow, in the field of network flow analysis on Baden-Württemberg’s wide area research network (BelWü). He is part of the operations team of the institute’s OpenStack testbed. His main research interests include resource aware deployment and placement strategies, on physical, virtual, and container level – which includes Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). In the field of the ViCE project, he worked on virtual research environments, and on a collaborative approach to share virtual environments across organisational boundaries and across execution environments. In lectures and exercises he further works on deploying applications in Cloud environments.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Weingaertner obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the Federal University of Paraná in 2007. He is professor at the Informatics Department of the Federal University of Paraná and Head of the Bachelor in Biomedical Informatics course. His research interests include Parallel Image Processing, Hospital Information Systems and Open Source Software. 2012 – 2013 Dr. Weingaertner worked as postdoctoral guest researcher at the System Simulation Chair of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg, where he conducted research on Simulation Software for High Performance Computing.

Prof. Dr. Paulo Soethe is a faculty member of the Universidade Federal of Paraná. He received a PhD in 1999 at the Universidade de São Paulo. Since then he worked as post-doctorate in Universities in Germany (Tübingen, Passau, Potsdam) from 2003 until 2016.

Prof. Dr. Marcos Didonet Del Fabro received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Nantes, in 2007, ATLAS INRIA group, about metadata management and model transformations. He is an Assistant Professor since 2010. He was the coordinator of the Doctoral school from 2012-2016. He was a Researcher at IBM Software Group (Center for Advanced Studies), France, working on the integration of business rules and model-driven engineering (MDE). He did a Post-Doctoral research at ILOG, working as well on the integration of business rules and MDE, and he coordinated one French ANR project IdM++. He has been committer and responsible for the Eclipse/GMT component ATLAS Model Weaver. His current research is about information extraction of imprecise data, open data and schema integration and evolution.

Prof. Dr. Luiz Eduardo Soares de Oliveira received his Ph.D. degree from the Université du Quebec – Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), Montreal, QC, Canada (2003). From 2005 to 2009 he was professor of computer science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) and head of the Vision, Image, and Robotics research group. Since 2009 he is professor at the Department of Informatics of the Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, where he is head of the Graduate Program in Computer Science for the second term (2011-2014, 2017-2019). In 2015, he was invited professor at Université de Roeun, in France. In 2017 he received the IBM Faculty Awards for the work on texture classification. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, and computer vision.

Dra. Lígia Setenareski is a Librarian at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), in Curitiba, Brazil, and participates in the Management Committee of the Institutional Digital Repository (RDI) since its launch in 2004. She received her PhD in Computer Science (2017) and Master in Public Policies (2013) by UFPR. Among her professional activities, she held the position of President of the Regional Council of Librarians from the 9th Region, from 1988 to 1990. She was the representative of the Southern Region, for Paraná and Santa Catarina, at the Brazilian Commission of University Libraries, from 1998 to 2006. She was Director of the Library System of UFPR, from 1998 to 2014 and Deputy Director from 2014 to 2018. Relevant projects implemented: in 2000 idealized and was responsible for building the Information Portal of UFPR, which since then provides access to the information resources, in paper and digital media, available in the Libraries of UFPR (www.portal.ufpr.br); in 2003 and 2004 participated in the idealization and implementation of the digital libraries, which make up the RDI of UFPR (http://acervodigital.ufpr.br/; http://revistas.ufpr.br/; http: //eventos.ufpr. br /). From 1998 to 2005 she coordinated the process of informatization of all libraries of the UFPR Library System, including the project, fundraising and execution of the schedule of activities. Since 1994 she has lectured and published on Informatization of Information Units, Management of Information Units, Construction and Management of Digital Repositories. Currently her main research topic is Net Neutrality.

Prof. Dr. Bruno Schulze – Cloud Computing research in the context of evaluation of computer systems and architectures, of virtualization technologies, evaluation of concurrency and affinity, development of new algorithms, new usage configurations, new processing architectures, and also in the context of large scale computing in private and / or public clouds. In High Performance Computing a focus on energy consumption reviews and evaluation of new HPC architectures with low power consumption.