Fabio Vitali received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computers and Law at the University of Bologna. He joined the faculty of the University of Bologna in 1998. He has been a visiting scientist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has been an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium and is the co-chair of two Technical Committees of the OASIS Standardization Society. His research interests are in the field of markup languages for the representation of textual content and in the representation of domain-specific knowledge using Semantic Web technologies.