JATS-Con 2013 Contributors List
Mitra Ahadpour, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Devorah Ashlem, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
Devorah Ashlem is a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a company specializing in the conversion of paper
and electronic materials to PDF, SGML and XML for Composition and Electronic Publishing. She has been with DCL for over 12
years, and manages multiple NLM projects among others. She is proficient in numerous electronic publishing software packages,
as well as DCL's proprietary Hub-and-Spoke conversion software. Prior to joining DCL, Ms. Ashlem was a Programmer/eBook Coding
Expert in the Barnes & Noble Digital Content Division.
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 JATSStanding Committee and
is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences.
Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Todd is Executive Director of the National Information Standards
Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters
the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation,
persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in
publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served
in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and
library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of
Business Development with BioOne. He has also held management positions at
The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and The
Tae Jin Choi, National Research Foundation, Korea
Tae Jin Choi is the Head of the Academic Intrastructure Promotion Team at the National Research Foundation in Korea. He has
a Ph.D. in Business Management Science.
Mike Dean, CFA Institute
Mike Dean is a Publishing Technology Specialist at CFA Institute who has developed many automated workflows for print production
and has recently ventured into automating ePub production.
M. Scott Dineen, The Optical Society
Scott Dineen is the Senior Director of Publishing Production and Technology at OSA—The Optical Society and focuses on innovative
use of XML and related technologies to drive product development and create production efficiencies. Scott supervises production,
print, and online publishing operations for OSA's journal titles and has helped OSA define and reach goals for production
efficiency, time to publication, and technical proficiency. Scott has worked previously for the OSA as Electronic Publications
Director and Managing Editor and started his career at OSA in the late 1990s as a technical copyeditor. Prior to joining OSA,
he worked as a publications specialist in the World Bank Operations Evaluation Division and taught English as a Second Language
in Central Europe. Scott has a BA and MA with concentrations in history, composition, and rhetorical theory.
Beth Friedman, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
Beth Friedman has been a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory for the last 21 years, and a programmer at DCL for
the prior 6 years. She manages and provides data analysis for multiple STM and humanities XML projects, many of those converting
to the NLM Journal and Book DTDs. Prior to joining DCL in 1986, Ms. Friedman was a programming engineer at Bell Laboratories.
She received her Bachelor Degree from Queens College, and her Masters' Degree from Columbia University. Ms. Friedman is a
member of the NISO Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Working Group for NLM.
Atul Ganatra, IQ Solutions
Atul Ganatra serves as the Enterprise Systems Architect for IQ Solutions. He has led efforts to build a back-end infrastructure
and platform—known as the Knowledge Management Platform—to support SAMHSA’s Public Engagement Platform (PEP), as well as the
integration of an XML-based content repository into that platform. Mr. Ganatra has led large development teams from the early
stages of a technology project through implementation. He has demonstrated experience in leading web-based applications systems
architecture, design, and development work in both the commercial and Federal sectors. He also has years of experience and
skill in building and maintaining production systems and environments with high uptime requirements. His projects span various
health care, transportation, and Federal industries.
Antony Gnanapiragasam, Dartmouth Journal Services
Antony has masters degrees in computer science and public administration and works as a system architect.
Tony Graham, Mentea
Tony Graham has been working with markup since 1991, with XML since 1996, and with XSLT/XSL-FO since 1998. He is Chair of
the Print and Page Layout Community Group at the W3C and previously an invited expert on the W3C XML Print and Page Layout
Working Group (XPPL) defining the XSL-FO specification, as well as an acknowledged expert in XSLT, developer of the open source
xmlroff XSL formatter, a committer to both the XSpec and Juxy XSLT testing frameworks, the author of "Unicode: A Primer",
a member of the XML Guild, and a qualified trainer.
Tony's career in XML and SGML spans Japan, USA, UK, and Ireland, working with data in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean,
and with academic, automotive, publishing, software, and telecommunications applications. He has also spoken about XML, XSLT,
XSL-FO, EPUB, and related technologies to clients and conferences in North America, Europe, and Australa.
Mark Gross, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
Mark Gross, president of Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc., is an expert on XML implementation and document conversion. Mark
was a founder of DCL, a market leader in developing techniques and tools to facilitate document transfer and conversion. He
has a BS in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University, and has taught at the New York University
Graduate School of Business, the New School, and Pace University.
Karen Gutzman, National Library of Medicine
Karen Gutzman received her MS degree in Library Science in 2012 from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in Health
Informatics. While completing her degree she worked as a research assistant with the National Children's Study, which is the
largest study of children's health in the U.S. She was a recipient of the Medical Library Association scholarship and she
completed an internship with the University of Houston's digital library. Her background includes teaching biology and English
in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia and receiving a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Luther Seminary in St.
Paul, MN. Ms. Gutzman received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University.
Kevin S. Hawkins, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan
Kevin S. Hawkins is a librarian and director of publishing operations for Michigan Publishing, the primary academic publishing
enterprise of the University of Michigan, which includes the University of Michigan Press and other imprints and services.
He oversees a team who perform copyediting, conversion to XML, and layout/typesetting for print for the University of Michigan
Press imprint, who convert content into standard formats for ingest into DLXS and HathiTrust under various MPublishing imprints,
and who manage relationships with order fulfuillment vendors.
Michael Hepp, Dartmouth Journal Services
Mike has a bachelor's degree in printing management and sciences and is the project leader for ProofExpress.
Sun Huh, Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym Hallym Hallym University
Sun Huh has been a Professor of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea since 1988. He graduated from
Seoul National University, College of Medicine in 1982 and received Ph.D. in Parasitology from same University in 1990. He
has been an editor of Journal of Educational Evaluatioin of Health Professions since 2005. He had worked voluntarily as a
chair or vice-chair of the Committee on Information Management of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors from
1996 to 2011. During his term, he did major role in establishing KoreaMed, KoMCI and KoreaMed Synapse for world-wide platform
of medical journals from Korea. KoreaMed Synapse is the PMC XML-based open access full-text platform. He has been devoting
himself to the Korean Council of Science Editors as a chair of Committee on Education and Training since 2011. His research
interests are primarily parasite genome and epidemiology;however, he is also interested in both the computerized adaptive
testing including item response theory and the application of recent information technology to journal publishing. He has
consulted more than 100 journals and organized the workshops or seminars for editors more than 50 times. He has inspired editors
in the fields of science, social science, and humanity to introduce JATS XML although their journals' language is Korean since
it is easy to present Korean in JATS XML.
Gerrit Imsieke, le-tex publishing services
A physicist by training, Gerrit Imsieke has started working for the publishing industry in 1993. He has been using SGML and
XML for 18 years. He takes pride in both having skipped XSLT 1.0 completely and in having become an XSLT 2.0 (and 3.0) pundit
in recent years. le-tex, the company the he co-founded, now employs approx. 100 people in Leipzig, Germany.
Senator Jeong, National Center for Medical Information and Knowledge, Korea National Institute of Health
Senator Jeong is a principal researcher at the National Center for Medical Information and Knowledge. He earned PhD degree
in Medical Informatics from Seoul National University in 2010. He holds Master degree in Library and Information Science from
Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea in 1998. He has been making a conscious effort to work in biomedical research information
infrastructure. His research interest includes scholarly communication, semantic publishing, natural language processing,
ontology, terminology, and scientific research platform.
Seth Johnson, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan
Seth Johnson is programmer with Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan Library. He has thirteen years of professional
software development experience in the fields of higher education, media and finance.
So hyeong Kim, National Research Foundation, Korea
So hyeong Kim is a Researcher on the Academic Intrastructure Promotion Team at the National Research Foundation in Korea.
He has a Ph.D. in Library & Information Science.
Gitty Kupferstein, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
Gitty Kupferstein is a Project Manager at Data Conversion Laboratory specializing in NLM DTD conversion projects. Among the
different projects that Gitty manages, she is responsible for the processing and submission of journal articles to PubMed
Central for both local and international publishers. She has been part of the DCL team for over 12 years.
Adam B. Lee, IQ Solutions
Adam B. Lee, M.S., M.B.A., PMP, is the Vice President of Health Systems at IQ Solutions. In this role he is accountable for
technology deliverables across the organization. Mr. Lee manages all technology support efforts for SAMHSA's Public Engagement
Platform (PEP), and is leading the implementation of content management solutions for SAMHSA that incorporate the use of JATS
XML to standardize the Agency's content.
Chris Maloney, PMC (Contractor with A-Tek, Inc.)
Chris Maloney is a web developer working for NCBI's PMC and Bookshelf resources. He has worked with XML technologies for
over ten years.
Daniel Mietchen, Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany
Daniel Mietchen is a biophysicist and a consultant to Open Access publishers on matters of publishing technology, including
Nils Dagsson Moskopp,
Nils Dagsson Moskopp is a philosophy student, blogger and programmer with focus on web development.
Sejin Nam, Biomedical Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, Seoul National University
Sejin Nam is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Seoul National University. He is a research associate at Biomedical
Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, Seoul National University. He has an extensive expertise and experience in the area of Information
Retrieval, Semantic Web, Text Mining, Ontology based Decision Support System.
Charles O'Connor, Dartmouth Journal Services
Charles has a degree in biology and had previous lives as an indexer, copyeditor, and video store clerk before getting involved
in this XML thing.
Hyun-Young Park, National Center for Medical Information and Knowledge, Korea National Institute of Health
Hyun-Young Park earned Doctorate and PhD degree from Yonsei University College of Medicine in 1990 and 2000. She was an Assistant
Professor at Cardiovascular Research Institute, Now she is a director of National Center for Medical Information and Knowledge
and division of cardiovascular & rare disease, Korea National Institute of Health. Her research interest includes cardiovasculology,
biomedical research data and knowledge transfer, and Open Access.
Chandi Perera, Typefi Systems
Chandi Perera has over 18 years of publishing and media technology experience and has been instrumental in introducing new
publishing technologies around the world. Based in Australia, Mr. Perera is the CEO of Typefi Systems, a leader in providing
cross-media publishing solutions for richly-formatted documents such as books, annual reports, manuals, journals, and marketing
collateral. Most recently, Mr. Perera was the principal of Perera Consulting Group and prior to that finished a five-year
role as the CIO for Lonely Planet Publications. He has also acted as a technology consultant to government agencies around
the world. Perera is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured
content and digital rights management.
Allen Renear, Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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 served on the National
Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. He received a BA in History and English from
the University of Pennsylvania.
Alexander Schwarzman, The Optical Society
Alexander ('Sasha') Schwarzman is Content Technology Architect at OSA—The Optical Society. He is responsible for the effective
management of XML workflows and digital assets, as well as for ensuring the quality of XML content. He has more than 15 years
of experience working with markup technologies, such as SGML, and later XML, XPath, and Schematron. As a co-chair of the NISO/NFAIS
Working Group on Supplemental Materials to Journal Article, Sasha was instrumental in developing the Recommended Practices,
which were issued in January 2013. He holds an equivalent of Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State
Technical University of St. Petersburg, Russia, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, College
Bryan Smith, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan
Bryan is a software developer, with previous experience in the sciences and academic publishing. Bryan's current focus is
on the development and customization of web sites and applications, including our digital publishing platforms, mPach an
Kimberly A. Tryka, NCBI, National Library of Medicine
Kim is a Staff Scientist as NCBI where she works, mostly, on issues related to XML documents and document processing for various
groups. Before coming to NCBI she worked with, mostly, text-based electronic projects at the University of Virginia. In a
bygone era she was a planetary scientist studying, mostly, icy objects in the outer solar system.
Liam Quin, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Liam Quin is XML Activity Lead at W3C and also works in the W3C
Publishing Activity. He has been involved with digital typography and
with tools for publishers since the 1980s, was involved with XML from
its inception, and previously worked at SoftQuad Inc., an SGML tool
Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Usdin has been working with XML and XSLT since their inception, and with SGML since 1985. She chairs "Balisage: The Markup
Conference" and formerly chaired Extreme Markup Languages, Markup Technologies and the international SGML'XX conferences.
Ms. Usdin is co-chair of NISO's "Standardized Markup for Journal Articles" Working Group.