Since september 2011, Miel joined UGent-iMinds in the research group Multimedia Lab (http://mmlab.be) as a researcher. His main interest and expertise are (linked open) data publishing (a.o. in the context of Open Knowledge Foundation), versioning, and querying on a Read/Write Web. He is active as Open Data activist in the Belgian and European community, supporting policy making and the organisation of events (such as App contests). Furthermore, he participates in the Semantic Web research community by organising several international workshops (WaSABi, SemDev, and NoISE) and as member of the W3C Linked Data Platform Working Group. Currently, Miel is active in multiple Flemish government projects for creating Linked Open Data ecosystems. Additionally, he participates in a Flemish innovation project for the digitalisation of book publishers and eBooks.