Sam Coppens is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate in computer science and engineering at the Multimedia Lab of Ghent. He received his M.Sc. degree in Engineering (specialisation on micro-electronics) from K.U. Leuven, Belgium, in 2005. As a researcher he is involved in several projects with the emphasis on semantic web technologies and cultural heritage. His research interests and major expertise is centered around metadata/ontology modeling, semantic web technologies (a.o. linked open data), archiving and aggregation/harvesting (a.o. in the context of Europeana). He is member of the W3C’s provenance incubator group, IASA metadata and documenting committee, SWPM programme committee and involved in several standardization activities, e.g., PREMIS.