Mark Weal is a member of the WAIS Group and a Web Science Trust Fellow. His current research interests include the application of Semantic Web technologies to pervasive systems. Mark has worked for a number of years in the area of information systems, from hypermedia systems for eLearning through to information infrastructures for multi-user pervasive experiences as exemplified by his work on the Equator IRC. Mark is a senior lecturer and supervisor for the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre in Southampton. Mark's work has been extensively cross disciplinary, engaging with teachers, archivists and nursing practitioners amongst others.