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Fabio Ciravegna is professor of Language and Knowledge technologies at the University of Sheffield, UK. His interests are on the intersection between the Semantic Web, Information Extraction and (large scale) Knowledge Management. He is the director of the EU Integrated project X-Media (www.x-media-project.org) on Large Scale Knowledge Management across Media which involves 15 partners and has a budget of €13.6M. He is also principal investigator in IPAS (www.3worlds.org), a project jointly sponsored by the UK DTI and Rolls-Royce plc on advanced knowledge management in the aerospace industry. He collaborates with a number of companies including Rolls-Royce, Fiat, Kodak Eastman and Lycos. From 2002-2005 he was director of the European project _Dot.Kom_, a project on Information Extraction from Text for Knowledge Management. Fabio holds a PhD from the University of East Anglia and a Doctorship from the University of Torino, Italy.