Walid Maalej is a researcher and doctoral student in the Chair of Applied Software Engineering, Technische Universität München (TUM). His interests include agile project management, context-aware software engineering and ontology-based management of development knowledge. In the EU-funded project TEAM, he is currently leading a team that works on including context information in knowledge, shared across distributed teams. With distinction, Walid received his degree in computer science from TUM and the National University of Singapore and in Technology Management from CDTM. During his work with mediawave, TCW, Rohde & Schwarz, Deutsche Telekom and Siemens, Walid gained practical experience in Software Engineering, Project and Processes Management.

Hans-Jörg Happel is a researcher from the Information Process Engineering (IPE) group at the FZI Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). He is involved in the EU-funded project TEAM and the BMBF-funded project WAVES, both dealing with assisting distributed software development. Hans-Jörg has an interdisciplinary background in Information Systems, Software Engineering and Organizational Theory. His main re-search interests are knowledge management for distributed teams, the application of ontologies in Software Engineering and the “Semantic Web” in general. Hans-Jörg moderated a workgroup on Knowledge Management with Social Software for the regional MFG Innovation Agency and is giving lectures in computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW) at the International University Bruchsal.

Björn Decker is a solution engineer for semantics-enabled knowledge management services at empolis, part of avarto, a Bertelsman company. In addition, he is member of the Open Source Project Software Organization Platform ( that provides mediawiki extensions for software engineering. Previously, he was a project manager and scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He received the B.S. and the M.S. in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. His research interests are experience management, in particular the collaborative maintenance of online repositories and usage of social software. He is a trainer concerning the usage of Wikis and scientific writing. He organizes and is PC member of different workshops and conferences in the domain of software engineering, semantic Wikis and experience management.

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