JATS-Con 2012 Contributors List
Donat Agosti, Plazi, Bern, Switzerland
Donat Agosti is a biologist and president of Plazi Verein. For more than 16 years he has been involved in developing solutions
to provide access to the literature and data covering biological systematics. He took part in the creation of the Conservation
Commons, antbase.org, and Plazi, a repository of scientifically published descriptions of animals and plants. More recently
he is part of the development team of TaxPub NLM/JATS DTD, a systematics domain specific flavor of NLM JATS DTD
and of a EU funded research project to disseminate scientific information.
Jeffrey Beck, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Jeff is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library
of Medicine. He has been involved in the PubMed Central project since it began in 2000. He has been working in print and then
electronic journal publishing since the early 1990s. Currently he is co-chair of the NISO Z39.96 JATS: Journal Article Tag
Suite Working Group. He is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences and a mediocre golfer.
Julie Blair, SAGE Publications Inc.
Julie Blair has worked in the academic publishing industry for 12 years. She currently works for SAGE Publications as Senior
XML Content Analyst, managing the XML workflow for journals, training typesetters, and working on various book XML projects.
Previously, she led the transition from SGML to NLM XML as Production Manager at American Psychiatric Association, and worked
as Production Coordinator for Society for Neuroscience.
Rachael Carter, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Rachael Carter is a journal manager at PMC at the National Center of Biotechnology Information at the US National Library
of Medicine. Rachael graduated in 2010 from the University of Maryland with a Masters of Library Science.
Terence Catapano, Plazi, Bern, Switzerland & Columbia University, New York, NY
Terence Catapano is a Librarian at Columbia University Libraries and Vice President of Plazi Verein. He is a member of the
Editorial Board for the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), and a member of the Society of American Archivists'
Schema Development Team, responsible for the maintenance of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context
Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) Standards.
Jayanthy Chengan, OCUL—Scholars Portal
Jayanthy Chengan holds an engineering degree in Electronics & Communication and a Diploma in Computer Science. She has more
than 12 years of experience in Software Development. As a Senior Software Developer at OCUL Scholars Portal, she is responsible
for loading XML Journal content from different publisher into MarkLogic server and working in Trusted Digital Repository project.
Kathryn Funk, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Kathryn Funk is a technical editor for NIHMS and PubMed Health at the National Center of Biotechnology Information at the
US National Library of Medicine. Kathryn graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Masters of Library and Information
Andy Gajetzki, Internet Scientific Publications, LLC
Andy Gajetzki has been involved in e-publishing since 1998 when he worked at the International Consortium for the Advancement
of Academic Publications, a subsidiary of the Athabasca University and publishing house that managed the e-publication of
about one hundred academic journals covering a variety of disciplines. Soon after, he joined Internet Scientific Publications
where he developed both the customer facing website, and the article submission system currently in place. In
addition to ISPUB, Andy is also a web developer at the Grande Prairie Regional College in Grande Prairie, Canada.
Daniel Grossberg, Grapevine Publishing Services, LLC
Audrey Hamelers, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Audrey is a Technical Content Specialist with IMC/KEVRIC working in the PubMed Central XSLT Conversion Group at NCBI. She
holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University.
Teodor Georgiev, Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Demian Hess, Avalon Consulting, LLC
Demian Hess is an Architect in the Washington, DC offices of Avalon Consulting, LLC. With over ten years' online publishing
experience, Demian has held positions in the online journals and medical textbooks divisions of Elsevier Science, served in
the data transformations group at PubMed Central, and was the Senior Developer at CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.
A graduate of Brown University, Demian holds a Masters in English from Oregon State University, as well as an MS in
Information Systems from Drexel University.
Keishi Katoh, Digital Communications Co., Ltd
March 2002, B.Sc. School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology; March 2004, M.Sc. Interdisciplinary Graduate School
of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Laura Kelly, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Laura Kelly is a Technial Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she has been working on the PubMed
Central project since 2003. She also serves as a member of the NISO Z39.96 JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite Working Group.
Tokushige Kobayashi, Antenna House, Inc.
Tokushige Kobayashi is a founder and president of Antenna House, Inc. March 1973, he graduated from the Faculty of Science,
Kyoto University. August 1984, he founded Antenna House, Inc.
Faye Krawitz, American Institute of Physics
At AIP for 7 years, and in the SGML/XML field for 17 years.
Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Deborah Lapeyre is one of the original architects and remains an active member of the design team for the NISO Z39.96-2012
JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite standard (developed from the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite). She has been
working with XML, XSLT, and XPath since their inception and with SGML (XML's predecessor) since 1984. As a Senior XML and
XSLT Analyst at Mulberry Technolgies, Inc., she leads analysis sessions, writes schemas of all flavors, and works with
XSLT, Schematron, and XQuery. She serves on the organizing commitee of Balisage: The Markup Conference, the conference committee
for JATS-Con, and the faculty of the Oxford XML Summer School.
Martin Latterner, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Martin is an Online Publication Technical Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He has been working
on the Bookshelf Project since 2008. Prior to coming to NCBI, he worked with Alexander Street Press, and electronic publisher
in the humanities where he managed XML conversion and indexing processes.
Cindy Maisannes, CFA Institute
Cindy Maisannes is the Manager of Publications Production at CFA Institute, where she oversees the production of print and
digital media publications. Formerly, she worked as the Assistant Director of the Electronic Text Center at the University
of Virginia and as an XML Specialist at the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library. Ms. Maisannes has been working
with SGML and XML since 1999. She has a master's degree in French language and literature from the University of
Chris Maloney, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Chris Maloney is a web developer working for NCBI's PMC and Bookshelf resources. He has worked with XML technologies for over
ten years, and has more recently become interested in issues surrounding open access and open science.
Jennifer McAndrews, American Institute of Physics
At AIP for 10 years, and in the SGML/XML field for 15 years.
Kitazawa Mitsuru , Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Senior Staff, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Rebecca Mooney, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Rebecca Mooney, formerly a journal manager at PMC at the National Center of Biotechnology Information at the US National Library
of Medicine, recently moved to a new position as a Project Analyst in the IT Department of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS). Rebecca graduated in 2008 from the University of Maryland with a Masters of Library Science.
Richard O'Keeffe, American Institute of Physics
At AIP for 25 years, the last 15 in SGML and XML production and support role.
Lyubomir Penev, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria & Pensoft Publishers, Sofia,
Lyubomir Penev is currently a professor of ecology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. His main interests over the
past 30 years have been the methods of biodiversity study, development of software for biodiversity research and environmental
assessment, biogeography, landscape and urban ecology, and entomology. He is the author of BIODIV, one of the first specialized
software for biodiversity research (Exeter Software, N.Y., 1991) and one of the first computerized
bibliographies, CARLIT & CARRUS (1993). In 1992, he established and successfully developed Pensoft, one of the world�'s leading
biodiversity publishers with more than 800 books and e-books published to date. In 2008, Pensoft established its first open
access journal ZooKeys and in 2010 launched TRIADA—a web-based platform for online editorial management and publishing books, e-books and open access
journals. The flagship open-access journal of Pensoft, ZooKeys,
is considered as most technologically advanced journal in biodiversity science and has implemented several innovations in
semantic publishing and dissemination. Dr Penev participates several international research projects as expert or work package
leader in publication and dissemination of scientific information and web development.
Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
Silvio Peroni is an expert in document markup and semantic descriptions of bibliographic entities using OWL ontologies. In
2010, with David Shotton, he developed the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies that permit RDF descriptions
of bibliographic entities, citations, reference collections and library catalogues, the structural and rhetorical components
of documents, and roles, statuses and workflows in publishing. He has recently been awarded his doctorate from the
University of Bologna.
Wendell Piez, Piez Consulting Services
Dr Piez has been using markup technologies since the early 1990s and XML and XSLT since their inception in 1998. A recognized
expert on XML, XSLT and related technologies such as Schematron, he provides design and development services through Piez
Consulting Services in Rockville, MD. A member of the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH), he serves as General
Editor of DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly: http:digitalhumanities.org/dhq/) and teaches at the Graduate School of
Information and Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. He frequently presents papers on topics relating
to markup practice and theory at industry and academic conferences.
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has thirty years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions.
Mr. Rosenblum consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation, and he leads the development team for eXtyles,
Inera's suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word. Prior to joining Inera, Mr. Rosenblum was VP of Software Development
at Turning Point Software, where he led the development of products for Microsoft, Word Perfect, and
Houghton Mifflin. Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the NLM DTD Advisory Board and CrossRef Metadata Quality Committee, and he
serves on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors. He received a BA in History and English
from the University of Pennsylvania.
Guido Sautter, Plazi, Bern, Switzerland
David Shotton, University of Oxford
A cell biologist by background, David Shotton now uses Web and Semantic Web/Linked Data technologies to undertake a range
of R&D projects in the area of research data management, data integration, data publication, metadata creation and semantic
publishing, developing exemplar articles for the latter. He uses the SPAR ontologies to publish article reference lists in
the Open Citations Corpus at opencitations.net.
Pavel Stoev, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria & National Natural History
Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Soichi Tokizane, Aichi University
Oliver Wenker, Internet Scientific Publications, LLC
Dr. Wenker is a Professor at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the founding Director of their Office
of Technology Discovery. Dr. Wenker started his career as an anesthesiologist in 1985. He is triple European board certified
in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and emergency/disaster medicine as well as American board certified in Antiaging
and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Wenker served many years as emergency/trauma physician on board rescue helicopters,
ICU airplanes, ambulances, and emergency physician vehicles. He worked as a trauma field physician, rescue diver, disaster
medicine triage and lead physician, and served many years as chief of a medical team for special police forces. He was involved
in over 700 rescue missions and several dozens of special forces missions. In 2004, Dr. Wenker earned a Master of Business
Administration degree from the Jones Graduate School for Management at Rice University in Houston, Texas, receiving
the prestigious Jones Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Wenker's special interests involve electronic publishing and the
use of digital information for education. He is the founder and CEO of Internet Scientific Publication, LLC, an online medical
publishing house distributing over 80 medical journals.
Wei Zhao, OCUL—Scholars Portal
Wei Zhao is a Metadata Librarian at OCUL Scholars Portal where she has been working on the Ejournlas project since 2004.