JATS-Con 2016 Contributors List
Helen Atkins, PLOS
Helen is the Director, Publishing Services at PLOS.
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.
Franziska Bühring, De Gruyter
Franziska Bühring started working at De Gruyter in 2010 and is responsible for production standards and tools since 2013.
Timothy W. Clark, Harvard University
Tom Cleghorn, Cambridge University Press
Angela Cochran, ASCE
Angela Cochran is the Director of Journals for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, Virginia. ASCE publishes
35 technical journals across all areas of civil engineering. Prior to becoming Journals Director, she was the Production Director
at ASCE overseeing all production aspects of journals, a monthly member magazine, and book products. She previously served
as the Managing Editor of Cancer and Cancer Cytopathology at the American Cancer Society and as Production Manager for Journals
at ASCE. She also produced books for Globe Fearon, a division of Pearson, and for Appleton & Lange. She is President of the
Council of Science Editors and a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen.
M. Scott Dineen, OSA—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.
Paul Donohoe, SpringerNature
Mike Eden, Cambridge University Press
Caitlin Gebhard, Inera, Inc.
Caitlin Gebhard is the Customer Support and QA Project Lead at Inera, where she provides user-focused technical support, documentation,
and design to the eXtyles and Edifix project workflows. Ms. Gebhard uses her love of design and technology to enhance a variety
of user experience and workflows in the scholarly publishing community. Prior to joining Inera in 2013, she studied technical
writing and digital authorship. She received a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Laurel Haak, ORCID
Laurel drives awareness of the ORCID mission, building strategic relationships, working with a broad range of constituents,
ensuring organizational persistence, and directing ORCID staff and contractors. Previously, Laure was Chief Science Officer
at Discovery Logic, Inc.; a program officer for the US National Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy;
and editor of Science's Next Wave Postdoc Network at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Laure received
a BS and an MS in Biology from Stanford University and a PhD in Neuroscience in 1997 from Stanford University Medical School,
and she was a postdoc at the US National Institutes of Health.
More informattion at: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-510933700
Melissa Harrison, eLife
Melissa Harrison, Head of Production Operations at eLife, has 17 years experience in STM publishing. Her career has been focussed
on journal publishing and the production process. Over this time she has embraced the electronic benefits of online publishing
and the use of technology to speed up and improve the process. She is committed to open-access publishing and the benefits
of mining and discoverability of content for the further enhancement of research and dissemination.
Gerrit Imsieke, le-tex publishing services
Within le-tex, Gerrit Imsieke is responsible for XML technologies. In 2013, he designed and introduced the open source / open
standards software transpect that has been adopted by many publishers and other organizations since then.
Paul Johnston, PubRef
Paul is the CEO and lead product developer at PubRef.org. He's also a vascular surgeon. In pre-school he liked legos and
building stuff with wooden blocks.
Véronique Kiermer, PLOS
Véronique Kiermer is Executive Editor of PLOS. She is responsible for the editorial and content direction and vision for PLOS
journals. Before joining PLOS in 2015, she was Executive Editor and Director of Author and Reviewer Services for Nature Publishing
Group. In that capacity she oversaw editorial and research integrity policies, and focused on the author and reviewer experience
across the NPG portfolio. She was the founding Chief Editor of Nature Methods and subsequently took on publishing responsibility
for the title and other online products. Véronique has a PhD in molecular biology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Belgium. Her postdoctoral work was in the laboratory of Dr Eric Verdin at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology,
University of California, San Francisco, studying the transcriptional regulation of HIV. She worked on gene therapy projects
at the biotechnology company Cell Genesys before moving into publishing in 2004.
She has served on the ORCID board from 2013 to 2015.
More information at http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8771-7239 and https://www.linkedin.com/pub/veronique-kiermer/1/551/886
Martin Kraetke, le-tex publishing services GmbH
Martin Kraetke works as Lead Content Engineer at le-tex in Leipzig. He develops software with XSLT and XProc, speaks at conferences,
and blogs about publishing technologies.
John Lees-Miller, Overleaf
Chandi Perera, Typefi Systems
Chandi Perera is a repeat offender at JATS-Con having presented at a number of times at this conference before. He has worked
with NLM, JATS and BITS and their derivative DTDs for many years and has over 18 years of publishing and media technology
experience. Chandi is the CEO of Typefi Systems and has been instrumental in introducing new publishing technologies to organizations
around the world. Before becoming Typefi Systems CEO in 2006, 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 corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr Perera is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content
management, publishing, media, XML, structured content and digital rights management. Mr Perera is a board member of a number
of industry bodies and has degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.
Wendell Piez, Piez Consulting
Wendell Piez is an XML/XSLT developer living in Rockville MD.
Craig Raybould, Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Craig is the Chief Process Engineer at Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.
Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has 30 years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions. Mr.
Rosenblum consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation. He leads the development team for eXtyles, Inera's
suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word, and Edifix, Inera's web service to automatically correct, link, and format
bibliographic references. Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the JATS Standing Committee, the BITS Working Group, co-chair of the
NISO STS Working Groups, 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 B. Schwarzman, OSA—The Optical Society
Alexander ('Sasha') Schwarzman has twenty years of experience in markup technologies, beginning with SGML, and later with
XML, XPath, Schematron, and native XML databases. As Content Technology Architect at OSA–The Optical Society, he is involved
in quality control and semantic enrichment of published and converted content, as well as effective management of XML-centric
workflows. Prior to joining OSA, Sasha worked as Information Systems Analyst at the American Geophysical Union and served
as a co-chair of the NISO/NFAIS Working Group on Supplemental Materials to Journal Article. He holds an equivalent of Master
of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Russia, and a Master of
Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in XML and SGML. She has been working
with SGML since 1985 and has been a supporter of XML since 1996. She chairs "Balisage: The Markup Conference" and is co-chair
of the National Information Standards Organization. Ms. Usdin has developed DTDs, Schemas, and XML/SGML application frameworks
for applications in government and industry. Projects include reference materials in medicine, science, engineering, and law;
semiconductor documentation; historical and archival materials. Distribution formats have included print books, magazines,
and journals, and both web- and media-based electronic publications. She is co-chair of the NISO Z39-96, JATS: Journal Article
Tag Suite Working Group and a member of NISO's "Standards Tag Suite" Working Group. You can read more about her at http://www.mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/index.html
Lesley West, ASTM International
Lesley West is the Director of Product Development for ASTM International's Publications & Marketing division. She is responsible
for ASTM's content and platform development efforts. She implements new programs and maintains existing lines and user tools
for ASTM standards and related peer-reviewed documents, as well as other complementary products, and oversees the ASTM content
delivery platform, ASTM Compass®. Lesley has worked in publishing for over 30 years. She joined ASTM International in 1997.
Before assuming her current position, she directed the Graphic Design, Digital Output, & Production department. Organized
in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations.
Robert Wheeler, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Robert Wheeler has 20+ years of STM/STEM publishing experience ranging from the front end of production through online publishing,
and almost everything in between. Currently the Director of Publishing Technologies at ASME, focusing on all aspects of Codes
and Standards publishing, and co-chair of the NISO STS Working Groups. He worked at AIP as the Product Manager and Operations
Manager of the online publishing platform, Scitation, and the Production Operations Support Manager for their in-house typesetting
division. Prior to that, at Springer/Kluwer Academic as part of a small team devoted to the planning, design, and implementation
of electronic initiatives across the enterprise, spearheading a number of projects focused on XML content and digital workflows.