Over the past 10 years Sheffield Hallam University has worked with Prof. Mark von Rosing in multiple ways. In this context I have had the personal pleasure of working with Mark in the Global University Alliance (GUA), which consists of 450+ universities, academics, and researchers from across the world. The GUA represents the largest non-vendor specific academic platform for collaboration on subjects related to enterprise standards. I've been focusing with Mark on the Ontology and Semantic that supports these standards. As a part of GUA, we have been involved in developing 97 Enterprise Standards and 51 Industry Standards. I can say that Mark is in every way an innovator and his dedication and hard work has impacted significantly on standards, frameworks, methods, and approaches internationally. I also work with Mark on the International Advisory Board and the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA), for which I am the Editor-in-Chief. With Mark I foresee that the topics of Conceptual Structures such as Conceptual Graphs / ISO Common Logic, Formal Concept Analysis, and the Semantic Web will be pertinent in the success of the GUA. All in all I can say that I enjoy working with Mark in every way!
Dr Simon Polovina