Akmal B. Chaudhri works for IBM developerWorks, where he is also Zone Editor for Special Projects. A recognized authority on objects and databases, he has been a regular presenter at many international conferences, including OOPSLA and Object World. In addition, he has edited several books on these topics.
Awais Rashid is a Lecturer in the Computing Department of Lancaster University in the U.K. where he leads research into the application of new technologies, such as XML and aspect-oriented programming, and database systems. He has actively published on these topics and has organized a number of relevant international events.
Roberto Zicari is a full Professor for Databases and Information Systems at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He is an internationally recognized expert in Object Technology. He has consulted and lectured in Europe, North America, and Japan.