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Prof. dr. Jan Top

Projectleader of the COMMIT project e-FOOD (e-Foodlab)

Jan Top is Research Manager at Wageningen UR-A&F, an organization for contract research in the agrifood domain. He is responsible for research strategy, acquiring funds and project management for a research group of 14 fte. He is professor in Knowledge Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also responsible for knowledge management at TI Food and Nutrition, the Dutch top institute for food research.

He is also supervisor of the Centre for Advanced ICT Studies Ghana (NUFFIC). He has been president of Frugicom Advisory Board, the organization for introducing information standards in agrifood supply chains.

His research focuses on

  1. Knowledge sharing and reuse,
  2. Application-oriented ontology engineering, and
  3. Semantic web services based on true integration of services and ontologies.

He has published extensively in these fields and has supervised over 4 Ph-D theses in these fields.

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