Dr Pierre Larmande is scientist at IRD, France. Dr Larmande obtained PhD in Informatics from the university of Montpellier in 2007 (about federated plant data integration approaches applied to rice data). He coordinated the Oryza Tag Line phenotypic rice mutant database and the OrygenesDB T-DNA rice database. Since 2013, he is leading the data integration group at the Institute of Computational Biology part of the LIRMM, (plant)-ontologies, semantic data indexing and annotation, semantic web, Knowledge management, genomic Big Data management. He was the chair of the Semantics for Biodiversity workshop S4BIODIV 2013 at the ESWC 2013.