Mr. Paul Hermans


Paul is a specialist in the field of data oriented Web standards. He is the technical architect and developer of the Dublin Core based metadata standard of the Dutch Government, OWMS, and of the Linked Data publication of the related vocabularies. Paul started his IT career as the head of the electronic publishing department of CED Samsom, part of the Wolters Kluwer group. He was the founder of Pro Text bvba, a well-known SGML/XML consultancy company, being acquired by Amplexor in 2003. He has been for years chairman of the Belgian-Luxembourgian SGML/XML User's Group and he is a fellow of the Hogenheuvelcollege, research group Informatics (LIRIS).