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JATS-Con 2015 Contributors List

Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University

Kaveh Bazargan, River Valley Technologies

Kaveh Bazargan is a physicist by training. He founded River Valley Technologies in 1988. The company is based in UK with production offices in India. The "bread and butter" is composition for STM publishers, using a "pure" XML-first system. In recent years River Valley has been working on cloud-based platforms for publishers, including a peer review system (ReView) and an online collaborative authoring tool.


John Chodacki, PLoS

Ravit H. David, OCUL—Scholars Portal

Ravit David is the Digital Production Content Manager for OCUL--Scholars Portal.

Paul Donohoe, Macmillan Science and Scholarly

Paul Donohoe joined Stockton Press, the specialist journal division of Macmillan, in 1997, and in 1998 joined their fledgling Web team in Basingstoke. He first worked with XML in 2004 when Stockton Press merged with Nature to become Nature Publishing Group, and the company brought their publishing processes in-house. In 2006 he joined the XML team using XSLT to publish articles to nature.com, and moved to London to become the team manager in 2007. In that position he managed the DTD and XSLT portfolio, produced technical specifications for new features, developed new production workflows and tools for data analysis. He had a brief departure from management in 2010 to deliver mappings between the in-house DTDs and NLM 3.0. In 2011 he founded a new XML team focussed on content models, XML conversion and validation tools. He contributes to the development of Macmillan's journal data RDF models, Content Hub and data architecture. He spends his spare time cycling, growing vegetables and finding wild plum trees.

Alf Eaton, PeerJ

Michael Evans, F1000

Becky Fadik, SAE International

Becky Fadik has held staff positions at SAE International in several key business units including Membership, Exhibits, Meetings, Section Relations and Technical Standards. During her career, Becky has worked extensively with SAE's staff and volunteer groups. From 2000-2009, she served in a key role as SAE's Senior Organizational Development Consultant. As an internal consultant, she was responsible for improving SAE's overall organizational effectiveness with both member and staff groups. She has been and continues to be involved in SAE's quality journey. She served on several quality implementation teams and in the mid-90's, managed SAE's quality program. She along with several colleagues established SAE's, the Process Resource Center, a unique resource for an association. The purpose of the center is to improve organizational effectiveness by providing process leadership and training. In 1999 she was instrumental in introducing Kaizen to SAE and served on the Kaizen Implementation Team. Since the adoption of Kaizen as a continuous process improvement philosophy in 2000, the Center conducted over 200 Kaizen workshops positively impacting cost reduction, productivity and quality. She currently serves as the Manager of Content Management. This group, established in January 2010, supports one of SAE's key strategic initiatives for sustainability and growth. The unit serves as a hub between the product and support functions required to acquire, publish and maintain content by providing technical editing, content classification, content publishing, information management and content archival for existing and new content.

Tina Fleischer, Dartmouth Journal Services

Force11 Data Citation Implementation Group,

Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers

James Gilbert, eLife

Antony Gnanapiragasam, Dartmouth Journal Services

Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University

Alex Garnett is Data Curation and Digital Preservation Librarian at Simon Fraser University, and a Developer with the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). His work includes maintaining the university's Research Data Repository (RaDaR) and related initiatives, working jointly with SFU's Archives on their open source application stack, and managing new PKP initiatives, including the recent Dataverse integration into Open Journal Systems (OJS) and, notably, recent XML parsing, markup, and layout efforts. He is also an avid Teddy Roosevelt cosplayer.

Carter Glass, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Glass is a computer programmer with extensive experience in journal publishing and relational databases. More at: http://mulberrytech.com/people/glass/index.html

Melissa Harrison, eLife

Stephen Haenel, Dartmouth Journal Services

Michael Hepp, Dartmouth Journal Services

JATS4R Working Group,

Sadia Khwaja, OCUL—Scholars Portal

Sadia Khwaia is the Programmer/Analyst for OCUL—Scholars Portal E-Books

Debbie Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

Ms. Lapeyre has been working with XML and XSLT since their inception and with SGML since 1984. She is an XML architect, an expert at XML vocabulary design and DTD and schema development. She currently serves on the organizing committee for Balisage: The Markup Conference and has served as an organizer or co-chair for XML conferences including: Extreme Markup Languages®, Markup Technologies, and several of the annual international XML/SGML’NN conferences. Ms. Lapeyre has spoken and given tutorials at conferences including: the IDEAlliance XML conferences, CSW XML Summer School, Tri-XML, XPlor, XML Europe, Seybold, XML-One, Open Publish, Association for Computers in the Humanities, TechDoc, International Markup, TAG, American Association of University Publishers, SGML Europe, and has been guest speaker for many XML and SGML Users' groups. More at: http://mulberrytech.com/people/lapeyre/lapquals.html

Qinqin Lin, OCUL—Scholars Portal

Qinqin Lin is the Programmer/Analyst for OCUL—Scholars Portal E-books Team.

Christopher Maloney, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Johanna McEntyre, EBI

Daniel Mietchen, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin; NCBI/NLM/NIH

Ashwin Mistry, Macmillan Science and Scholarly

Tom Mowlam, Ubiquity Press

Toshiyuki Naganawa, Antenna House, Inc

Sales of Antenna House, Inc 2001-

Hidehiko Nakanishi, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.

COO of Nakanishi Printing Company Limited 1993-PhD. Ossaka City University 2013

Charles O'Connor, Dartmouth Journal Services

Evan Owens, Cenveo Publisher Services

Evan Owens has been involved in SGML/XML since the early 90s, including serving as US technical representative to ISO 12083, on the NLM DTD advisory panel, and on the NISO JATS Standing Committee. He has also been on the NISO Architecture Committee, the CrossRef technical working group, the CrossRef Board of Directors, the British Library external technical advisory panel, and currently serves on the NISO Board of Directors. He began his career in scholarly publishing at The University of Chicago Press and has worked at Portico, ITHAKA, and AIP Publishing prior to recently joining Cenveo Publisher Services as VP, Publishing Technologies.

Wendell Piez, Piez Consulting Services

A long-term contributor to JATS and JATS-Con, among other things, as well as Balisage, etc.

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. Prior to joining Inera, Mr. Rosenblum was VP of Software Development at Turning Point Software. Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the JATS Standing 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.

Jenny Sherman, Macmillan Science and Scholarly

Jenny Sherman was introduced to XML in 1999 whilst working for RNIB (a UK charity for people affected by sight loss). The project investigated using XML as a source file to produce multiple accessible media formats (Braille, large print, plain text, HTML etc). This used custom DTDs and was implemented initially for magazine content, but eventually extended to books. Moving to London in 2008, she worked with BSI on the introduction of a custom schema for marking up British Standards and was also involved in the ISO project to agree a common global format. She joined Nature Publishing Group (now Macmillan Science and Scholarly) at the beginning of 2011 and is part of the team directing the transition from in-house DTDs to JATS. She is very happy to be working with a standard DTD, and is particularly interested in Schematron, MathML and playing Texas Hold'em poker.

Soichi Tokizane, University of Tokyo

Professor of Aichi University between 2005-2014 Ph.D

Brian Trombley, Data Conversion Laboratory

Brian Trombley has over 30 years experience in helping clients implement content oriented processes and technologies for all aspects of publishing across a wide range of industry verticals. An early practitioner of structured content methodologies, Mr. Trombley was at the forefront of the SGML and XML revolutions and has helped clients successfully manage change and convert and leverage content for maximum business value.

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. She was on the Editorial Board of the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and was co-editor of Markup Languages: Theory & Practice, a short-lived peer reviewed quarterly publication published by the MIT Press.

More at: http://mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/btu-quals.html

Dana Wheeles, Silverchair

Dana Wheeles is a Business Analyst at Silverchair, with a special focus on content. She has an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and has experience working on encoding and metadata standards with organizations such as the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), UVa's Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities (IATH), and the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Scholarship (NINES).

John Willinsky, Stanford University

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and Professor (Limited Term) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He began his career as a school teacher in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and his books include the Empire of Words: the Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994) and Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End (Minnesota, 1998), and Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000), while his most recent book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006) has won two outstanding book awards. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a foreign associate of the National Academy of Education (U.S), Willinsky also directs the Public Knowledge Project, in a partnership with SFU Library, which has developed open source software for the online management and publishing of principally open access journals and books (currently deployed by over 3,500 journals in 25 languages), and is collaborating on journal-development initiatives in Africa, South America, and South East Asia.

Wei Zhao, OCUL—Scholars Portal

Wei Zhao is the Metadata Librarian for OCUL--Scholars Portal since 2004.