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JATS-Con 2017 Contributors List

Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University

Michael Aufreiter, Substance Software GmbH

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.

Kathi Canese, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Laurent Galichet, ISO

Alex Garnett, Simon Fraser University

Kathleen Gollner, NCBI/NLM/NIH

As a digital content specialist for PubMed, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, Kathleen helps support publishers who submit citation data to PubMed. She has several years of experience contributing to digital publishing and digital library initiatives. She completed a BA&Sc in Cognitive Science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and earned a Master of Library & Information Science degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Marilu Hoeppner, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Marilu A. Hoeppner earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Prior to coming to NCBI, she worked as a free-lance developmental editor, editing books in the Laboratory Manual series for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and later at Cygnet Risk Group, Inc., a consulting firm serving the energy industry, where she gained skills in web and database development. She is currently a Staff Scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, where she leads the Bookshelf project.

Rupert Hopkins, XSB

Mr. Rupert Hopkins is CEO and Founder of the semantics sciences company, XSB. The company develops artificial intelligence software applications that assist users in acquiring, structuring, and reasoning with product data. Mr. Hopkins is best known for the development of the Semantic Web for Interoperable Specifications and Standards (SWISS), a model based approach to document publishing.

Mr. Hopkins is internationally known for his work with the defense industrial base. He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Soros Foundation and other Government and industry groups.

JATS4R Working Group,

JATS4R (JATS for Reuse) is an inclusive group of publishers, vendors, and other interested organizations who use the NISO Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML standard.

Chuck Koscher, CrossRef

Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

Ms Lapeyre is an XML architect; a teacher of XML, XSLT, and Schematron; an expert in XML vocabulary design and DTD and schema development. She has been developing systems that manipulate tagged documents since 1980, working with SGML since before it was standardized, and with XML from the beginning. Ms. Lapeyre was one of the principal architects and the lead writer of the NLM DTDs and now plays that role for JATS, BITS, and NISO STS. She has designed tag sets for encyclopedias, semiconductor specifications, collections of historical materials, and technical documentation for tractors and heavy equipment

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.

Vincent Lizzi, Taylor & Francis

Vincent has worked in the Production department at Taylor & Francis for over 14 years and participated in various XML projects and in development of the Central Article Tracking System.

Wendell Piez, Independent Consultant

Wendell Piez helps design and build XML-based publishing systems.

Laura Randall, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Laura Randall is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine, working on the PubMed Central project. She has been involved with markup languages since the late 1990s and is a member of the NISO Z39.96 JATS Standing Committee.

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

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 (AGU) 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.