JATS-Con 2018 Contributors List
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.
Jack Bruce, Access Innovations, Inc.
Jack Bruce has 10 years of experience with thesaurus and controlled vocabulary development with Access Innovations, a data
enrichment and software solutions company specializing in search and retrieval. He creates controlled vocabularies to be used
for subject-metadata indexing of published content. He has worked with numerous companies to improve their data including
the Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), American Institute of Physics (AIP), and Institute of Physics (IOP). Prior to
working at Access Innovations Jack received a BA in Professional Writing from the University of New Mexico.
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.
Win Hansen, Access Innovations, Inc.
David (Win) Hansen manages the production department at Access Innovations and has been with the company for nearly eight
years. He run a team of programmers and editors and acts directly as project manager on important projects. He has worked
on numerous projects for Harvard, American Institute for Physics (AIP), American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE), IEEE,
and others. He is intimately familiar with many of the challenges companies face when formatting and organizing large amounts
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.
Nao Hattori, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.
Nao Hattori works on editing as a member of the editing section.
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.
Pradeep Jain, Ictect Inc.
Pradeep Jain is President and Chief Content Architect for Ictect, Inc. - the intelligent content company. A well-recognized
expert in Content Architecture, Pradeep is instrumental in the evolution of Intelligent Content applications in various sectors
including Government, Publishing, Education and Financial. Pradeep has spoken at XML conferences in the US and Europe since
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.
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
Stacy Lathrop, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Stacy Lathrop is the Bookshelf Program Manager at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. She has over 16 years
of publishing experience, from acquisitions to peer review, editorial and production, and online content management. Working
with volunteer and staff teams of writers, designers, editors, and developers, she has developed and overseen a variety of
publication workflows to make diverse forms of content available to scholarly and public audiences.
Martin Latterner, NCBI/NLM/NIH
Martin is an Online Publication Technical Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He has been working
on literature databases 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.
Hidehiko Nakanishi, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.
Hidehiko Nakanishi graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Letters. He entered Nakanishi printing co., a family business
founded in 1865, promoted the electronic conversion of printing, and started an online journal business in 1999. He received
his Ph.D. from Osaka City University in 2013 and has been President of Nakanishi Printing since 2016.
Evan Owens, Cenveo Publisher Services
Evan Owens has been working in scholarly publishing for 30+ years as a programmer and technology team leader: at The University
of Chicago Press, Portico / JSTOR, AIP Publishing, and now VP Publishing Technologies at Cenveo Publisher Services. He has
been involved in many industry technology projects: SGML and XML standards (ISO 12083, JATS, STS, BITS, EPUB), digital preservation
projects (PREMIS and JHOVE), and organizations including Crossref (tech group and board member), NISO (committees and board
member), and CHORUS (tech group co-chair).
Chandi Perera, Typefi, Inc.
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.
Joel Plotkin, eJournalPress
In 1999, Joel Plotkin started eJournalPress, a division of Precision Computer Works, Inc. eJournalPress focuses on providing
web based manuscript submission, peer review, billing, and production workflow software for scientific journals. He has grown
eJournalPress into a multi-product which serves scholarly publishers around the world. In addition to being an engineer and
entrepreneur, Joel is also an inventor with two patents including a "Process for computer implemented manuscript review."
As CEO of eJournalPress, he has contributed to and promoted industry initiatives such as ORCID, FundRef, CrossCheck, Annotate,
and open access. In his personal time, Joel has focused on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other health oriented charities.
Prior to his work at eJournalPress, Joel held positions as a programmer, system engineer, and system architect for notable
organizations such as the Department of Defense, National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Labor, and Bell Atlantic.
Joel has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree in Computer
Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Jonathan Ponder, ITHAKA (JSTOR)
Jonathan Ponder is the Metadata Librarian Manager for ITHAKA, where he manages a three-person Metadata Librarian team working
on the metadata for JSTOR journals, books, and research reports.
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.
Lisa Rupe, Ictect Inc.
Lisa is a mark-up girl at heart who believes the world is a more organized place because of XML and related standards. She
started working in SGML publishing over 20 years ago and has enjoyed various roles in the process. Lisa manages projects at
Ictect in the government and journal publishing areas.
Mary Seligy, Canadian Science Publishing
Mary Seligy is a business analyst with Canadian Science Publishing, where, among many things, she maintains the direction
and guidelines for the organisation's journal article XML. She is also a member of the JATS4R steering committee, and the
leader of the JATS4R subgroup on author and affiliation tagging.
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.
Sally Ubnoske, Aries Systems Corporation
Sally Ubnoske is a senior business systems analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, where she works on standards adoption and
implementation in the areas of open access, the Open Funder Registry, and inter-system submission transfer. Her work at Aries
focuses on evolving the company's innovative publishing workflow software solutions, from submission to editorial management
and electronic publishing. Previously, Sally was a systems engineer and sales representative with IBM. She has a bachelor's
degree in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems
from California State Polytechnic University.
B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in markup of textual documents. She
has been working with SGML since 1985 and has been a supporter of XML since 1996. She chairs "Balisage: The Markup Conference",
is co-chair of the JATS Standing Committee and a member of NISO's "Standards Tag Suite" Working Group. 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. You can
read more about her at http://www.mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/index.html
Caroline Webber, Aries Systems Corporation
Caroline Webber is a senior business systems analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, involved in designing new features for
Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager.
Caroline holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana. Previous employers include Verizon, Digital Equipment Corporation, the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and Sabre Corporation.
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto works on XML typesetting as a member of the DTP section.