Andreas Meier is a member of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science and a professor for information technology at the University of Fribourg. He specializes in electronic business, electronic government, and information management. He is member of GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik), IEEE Computer Society, and ACM. After studying music in Vienna, he graduated with a degree in mathematics at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, studied his doctorate, and qualified as a university lecture at the Institute of Computer Science. He was a systems engineer at the IBM research lab in San José, California, director of an international bank, and a member of the executive board of an insurance company.
Luis Terán is currently working as assistant doctor at the Information Systems Research Group, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Fribourg (Information Systems Research Group). In 2009, he finished a M.Sc. in Communication Systems from the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2004, he received a B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. His research interests include eGovernment, eParticipation, eCollaboration, eDemocracy, eElection, eVoting, eCommunities, ePassports, recommender systems, and fuzzy classification. He is currently a board member for the IEEE e-Government Special Technical Community, the program chair and main organizer for the International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ICEDEG), and an instructor in the International Seminar on eDemocracy and eGovernment (ISEDEG).