Conference Programme (2016)

Saturday, June 4th

Sunday, June 5th

Speakers & Authors

Abel Braaksma

Abel Braaksma

Abel Braaksma is creator of the Exselt XSLT 3.0 processor (beta can be downloaded for free) and does XML and XSLT related consultancy next to his other consultancy firm, Abrasoft. He has some 20 years experience with development in general and XML and related technologies in particular and is currently active as an Invited Expert of the XSLT, XQuery and XPath working groups at W3C.

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Achim Berndzen

Achim Berndzen

Achim earned an M.A. in philosophy at Aachen University and has more than 15 years of teaching experience in communications. In 2014 he founded <xml-project />. He is developer of MorganaXProc, a fully compliant XProc processor with an emphasis on configurability and plugability. Achim also works on projects use the power of XML technologies in web applications.

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Andrew Sales

Andrew Sales

Andrew's background is in desktop publishing, translation and editing. He has specialised in XML and related technologies since 2000. He designs, writes and documents DTDs and schemas for publishers and other users of document-based XML. He provides XML and workflow consultancy and has introduced digital-first workflows. He creates best-practice content models and focuses on validation and quality assurance as the basis of sound markup-based production. He is skilled in manipulating and validating XML using XSLT, XQuery, Schematron, Java and (parser-based) Python.

Andrew contributes to international standardisation as an individual expert member of IST/41, the Technical Committee of BSI (the UK member of ISO and IEC) responsible for XML and related standards.

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Charles Foster

Charles Foster

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David Filip

David Filip

David is the chair of the OASIS XLIFF Object Model and Other Serializations (XLIFF OMOS) Technical Committee

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Dianne Kennedy

Dianne Kennedy

Dianne Kennedy is the Idealliance XML Evangelist Emeritus. Ms. Kennedy oversees the development of digital technology specifications for managing integrated end-to-end media workflows and serves as Editor for 30+ Idealliance Specifications. Previously Kennedy served as the VP of Emerging Technologies and Digital Media for Idealliance. She is past chairperson for SAE's J2008 SGML Specification and actively participated in both the CALS and ATA 100 SGML specification development activities. She also acted as editor for ISO 12083, Electronic Manuscript Preparation and Markup and developed an XML version of ISO 12083 in cooperation with NISO. Kennedy chaired the Idealliance XML Conference in 1999 and 2000.

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Ethan Gruber

Ethan Gruber

Ethan is the Director of Data Science for the American Numismatic Society (ANS). With ten years of experience in digital humanities and cultural heritage informatics projects, Ethan is responsible for developing the interfaces for the Society's collections of objects and archives. He is the developer of Numishare, an open-source framework for delivering coin collections online and various ANS projects which implement this software, e.g., Online Coins of the Roman Empire and Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic. He is on the scientific committee and chief software architect for Nomisma.org, an international project that seeks to define the intellectual concepts of numismatics following Linked Open Data methodologies.

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Gerrit Imsieke

Gerrit Imsieke

Gerrit is the Managing Director at le-tex publishing services GmbH

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Jim Mangiafico

Jim Mangiafico

Jim Mangiafico is an independent software developer living in Washington DC. A former lawyer, he assists governments with the representation, organization and distribution of legislative data. He currently works with The National Archives of the UK, The Law Reform Commission of Ireland, and the United States House of Representatives.

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John Chelsom

John Chelsom

John Chelsom trained as an electrical engineer before gaining a PhD in artificial intelligence in medicine. He has been a Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at City University, London and the University of Victoria, Canada. As Managing Director of CSW Group from 1993 to 2008, John was responsible for implementation of XML workflow and production systems for many major organisations, including the British Medical Journal, Jaguar Cars and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The Case Notes product developed by CSW was based on XML and other open standards. As part of the UK Government's NPfiT project which started in 2003, it was the primary clinical system in the national architecture for a shared electronic health record for the population of England. In 2000, John started the XML Summer School and continues as a board member and lecturer in this annual event.

Since 2010 he has been the lead developer of the open source cityEHR product – an XRX (Xforms, REST, XQuery) application currently used in a number of hospitals in England.

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John Sheridan

John Sheridan

John Sheridan is Digital Director of The National Archives, responsible for all of IT digital services. Previously he was Head of Legislation Services there, and he led the team responsible for creating the legislation.gov.uk website, as well overseeing the operation of the official Gazette.

A former co-chair of the W3C e-Government Interest Group, John has a strong interest in web and data standards. He serves on the UK Government’s Open Standards Board which sets data standards for use across government. John was an early pioneer of open data and remains active in that community.

John’s academic background is in mathematics and information technology, with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Southampton and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool. John recently led, as Principal Investigator, an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, ‘big data for law’, exploring the application of data analytics to the statute book, winning the Halsbury Legal Award for Innovation.

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Lech Rzedzicki

Lech Rzedzicki

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Malte Brunnlieb

Malte Brunnlieb

Malte is a Software Engineer at Capgemini

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Martynas Jusevičius

Martynas Jusevičius

Martynas Jusevičius is a software engineer with 10+ years of development experience specializing in XML and Semantic Web technologies. He studied at Vilnius University (Lithuania) as well as IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Martynas is the lead developer of Graphity Linked Data Platform, which has been applied in domains such as library data and product information management. He is a proponent of declarative software technologies and distributed web applications and is currently leading an effort to standardize Linked Data Templates, a declarative SPARQL-based alternative to Linked Data Platform specification.

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Michael Kay

Michael Kay

Michael is the Founder / Director of Saxonica, author of Saxon, editor of the W3C XSLT specification, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and holds a phD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

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Nigel Whitaker

Nigel Whitaker

Nigel is a software architect at DeltaXML and is repsonsible for new product research and development and has been with the company since 2000, developing many of the company's products.

He graduated in Physics and Computer Science, and followed with a PhD in Computer Science, at the University of Manchester.

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Simon Dew

Simon Dew

Simon Dew studied English Language and Linguistics at the University of Manchester. Since graduating he has made a career as a technical communicator, with a special interest in XML, localisation, and computational linguistics.

He worked for nearly ten years as a technical author in the new product development team at Stanley Black & Decker Innovations Limited, where he championed the adoption of XML for documentation, based around the DocBook, SVG and XLIFF standards. He developed tools to ease document translation and publication, and successfully pushed the company to release these tools to the community under a free and open source licence.

He currently works as a technical author for Lhasa Limited, a not-for-profit organisation producing cheminformatic software to facilitate collaborative data sharing. Simon also undertakes freelance work, maintaining his relationship with Stanley Black & Decker, and continues to develop the XML documentation tools he produced there.

Simon lives in Manchester, U.K.

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Soroush Saadatfar

Soroush Saadatfar

PhD researcher at ADAPT Centre and member of OASIS XLIFF Technical Committee. Soroush has been working on validation methods for XML-based standards during his research. His Advanced Validation Techniques for XLIFF 2, a combination of XSD, Schematron and NVDL, is to be included in the next version of the standard, XLIFF 2.1.

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Steffen Holzer

Steffen Holzer

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Steven Pemberton

Steven Pemberton

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