Members - an overview
: December 18, 2002
1. Founding members (TopicMaps.Org meeting - Montréal,
August 18, 2001)
Pepper - OASIS individual member
Steve is CEO of Ontopia.
He has a 15 years experience in structured information systems with
a particular focus on publishing and on reference works publishers in
particular. He has made and continues to make significant contributions
as one of the leaders of the topic map community. He's editor of the
XTM specification, and Marketing Officer in the new OASIS Topic Maps
Holger Rath - OASIS individual member
Holger is Director Research & Development at empolis
GmbH - a Germany based company providing premium products and
services for content management and knowledge management. He started
at STEP Electronic Publishing Solutions GmbH - a company acquired
by empolis - in 1996 as senior consultant and project manager and
headed the consulting department from 1998-2001.
He represents Germany in the ISO standards committee which is responsible
for SGML, DSSSL, HyTime, and Topic Maps. He is co-editor of the new
ISO standards initiative TMQL (Topic Map Query Language).
James David Mason - OASIS individual member
Jim has 20 years of background work in standards and specifications,
and is among others:
Chair of the ISO committee ISO/IEC
JTC1/SC34, responsible for ISO 13250, the Topic Maps specification.
President of International
SGML/XML Users' Group
Technical Officer for TopicMaps.Org OASIS Member Section
Flynn - OASIS individual member
Peter has been using and designing information systems since the
1970s and was an early adopter of SGML and LaTeX. In addition to his
work for Silmaril, Peter works for UCC, where he introduced SGML in
1988 and the Web in 1991. He is the author of two books on HTML, SGML,
... More at http://imbolc.ucc.ie/~pflynn/
OASIS individual member
has worked in both the publishing and software development industries.
During eight years with the Thomson Corporation, he developed several
innovative systems for publishing on the Internet. He then joined a
software developer where he oversaw several software maintenance releases
and created the Lynkbase metadata management system. More recently he
has been engaged in rights management activities.
OASIS individual member
Technical Editor & EDMS Support at Schlumberger K. K. http://www.connect.slb.com/
She promotes the use of structured documentation, introduces new technologies
to management, and works on alpha, beta tests, etc. She enjoys working
on DTD development and has been studying the W3C schema.She also has
an interest in classification and management of information. She was
previously a research biochemist and technical editor in the pharmaceutical
Librarian for Public Services at Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt
Focus interests : Use a consensus building approach to technology development
and implementation for information and knowledge management and delivery.
Produce consistent achievements in cutting edge delivery of library
information and knowledge resources. Dedicated to the importance of
inquiry in human development ...
... More at : http://staffweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/libtech/stringer/
Priestley - IBM
is an information developer for the IBM Toronto Software Development
Laboratory. He's one of the main developers of IBM Darwin
Information Typing Architecture. He is author of numerous papers
on subjects such as hypertext navigation, singlesourcing, and interfaces
to dynamic documents.
as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager for SchlumbergerSema,
formerly Sema Group.
He is also head of the SchlumbergerSema internal XML Network. He has
been working on XML-based Thesauri and Gazetteers since years, using
Topic Maps since 2000. Currently he is managing a R&D project developing
a governmental Portal within the scope of environmental protection in
working for Microsoft as a Semantic Libraries Architect, and for Natural
User Interface Solutions.
is the Manager of Curriculum Development for the training group at ISOGEN
three following are prospective members since Baltimore meeting (2002
Freese - LexisNexis
Eric Freese is a consulting software engineer with LexisNexis. He has
nearly 15 years of experience in the area of document, information,
and knowledge management with specific expertise in the development
and implementation of XML technologies. He is a founding member of TopicMaps.Org,
the organization that developed the XTM specification. He is also the
chief architect and developer of SemanText, an open source application
that uses topic maps to harvest and manage knowledge.
Naito - Synergy
Director of Synergy Incubate Inc. Received bachelor of engineering in
electronic engineering from Aichi Institute of Technology. Related to
SGML and XML document sharing/exchanging on the WEB for many years.
Recently engaging in several Topic Maps projects. Interested in knowledge
representation, knowledge processing, knowledge management etc. Member
of ISO/IEC SC34, IEEE and ACM.
Durusau - Society
of Biblical Litterature
Patrick Durusau is the Director of Research and Development for the
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). His primary research interests
include the use of XML for the encoding and analysis of biblical and
Ancient Near Eastern texts.
They've been here:
following people have contributed to TC work, but are no more TC members
Murray was one of the first editors of the XTM 1.0 specification, and
has been one TC founding member in Montréal, August 2001. Murray
was working at Sun Microsystems
at the time. He has participated to the TC work until January 2002,
when he moved to be a student again, preparing a Ph.D at The
Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Ted is Senior Software Engineer at Cohesia.
Joined in October 200.
Resignated in January 2002, out of lack of bandwidth to participate.
The Boeing Company
is an Information Systems Architect of The Boeing Company. He facilitates
Boeing-wide adoption of XML-based standards and technologies and is
the originator of an XML community of practice at Boeing. Scott also
teaches XML at the University of Washington and serves as an XML education
and training consultant at Boeing.
in April 2002, out of change in job responsibilty.
They have asked to participate:
following people have requested to participate, but are not yet eligible
(OASIS membership pending)
Biezunski and Steven R. Newcomb
Michel and Steve are the "historical fathers" of Topic
They are working together at Coolheads Consulting http://www.coolheads.com
Most of their work on Topic Maps is to be found at http://www.topicmaps.net
Frehiwot is Information Management Specialist at AGRIS/CARIS and Documentation
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations http://www.fao.org/agris
She's been working towards introducing in this framework Topic Maps
solutions for documentation and multilingual thesaurus management, and
is looking forward to development of Published Subjects for Food &