Steffen Staab is professor for databases and information systems at the University of Koblenz-Landau. He is director of the institute for Web Science and Technologies (West; http://west.uni-koblenz.de). He is programme chair of WWW 2012 and editor-in-chief of Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics. His interests are related to many aspects of Web Science, such as Semantic Web, Web Retrieval, Social Web, Multimedia Web, Software Web and Interactive Web. Steffen is project coordinator for the EU Integrated Project "Robust - Risk and Opportunities Management of Huge-Scale Business Community Cooperation". Previously, Steffen held positions as researcher, project leader and lecturer at the University of Freiburg, the University of Stuttgart/Fraunhofer Institute IAO, and the University of Karlsruhe and he is a co-founder of Ontoprise GmbH.