Erik Mannens received his Master’s degree in engineering (1992) at KAHO Ghent and his Master’s degree in computer science (1995) at K.U. Leuven University. Before joining IBBT-MMLab in 2005 as project manager, he was a software engineering consultant and Java architect for over a decade. His major expertise is centered on broadcasting, iDTV and web development. Erik Mannens is involved in several projects as senior researcher and he actively participated in W3C’s semantic web standardization activities within the MMSEM XG.