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4th Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics
Conference takes place in Enschede, The Netherlands, 15-18 August 2005



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Alexander Adam, Representative, EvolGrafiX
Alexander Adam is working for EvolGrafiX, one of the worlds leading SVG-Companies, since 1999. Alex presented EgX with their first product ever for SVG on the first SVGOpen Conference in Zurich 2001 and he also took part in the SVGOpen Vancouver. Due the time, he was reponsible for the XStudio Project at EgX and he also wrote a few books about SVG for the German market.



Trias Aditya, PhD student, ITC
Trias Aditya K.M. PhD student at Department of Geo-Information Processing, International Institute for Geo-Information Science & Earth Observation (ITC).



Faisal Ahmad, Research Assistant, University of Colorado



Anja Anke, Master Student, Hasso-Plattner Institute



Dr. Sebastiano Battiato, Researcher, University of Catania
Sebastiano Battiato received his Italian degree in Computer Science in 1995 and PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in 1999 both at Catania University. From 1999 to 2003, he was with STMicroelectronics, Catania, in the Advanced System Technology (AST) Catania Lab c/o the Imaging Group. He is currently a Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania. His current research interests are in the areas of digital image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision. He acts as a reviewer for several leading international conferences and journals, and he is the author of several papers and international patents.



Dr. Geoffrey A Bays, graduate student, Georgia State University
Geoffrey Bays, D.Mus. holds a doctorate in piano performance from Florida State University, and has taught piano, music history, and music theory at Belmont University, Austin Peay State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a performer, he has appeared in many recitals as both soloist and accompanist. More recently he has developed interests in OO programming, XML technologies and software engineering, and is completing a master's degree in Computer Science at Georgia State University under Dr. Ying Zhu. Combining interests in computer science and music led to the development of ScoreSVG. Future projects might include software for fractal music, musical analysis through XML parsing, and real-time virtual orchestra software.



Robin Berjon, Research Scientist, Expway
Robin Berjon works as a Research Scientist for Expway, and is heavily involved in standardization efforts including chairing the XBC WG, and participating in the SVG WG, the CDF WG, and the Binding TF. His chief areas of interest are mobile technologies, advanced web applications, almost anything XML-related, heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages, and a few other things you probably don't want to know about. In his spare time he hacks some Perl, tries to figure out this Semantic Web thing, and raises dahuts in his farm in Paris.



Klaus Bertelt
University of Paderborn



Dr Stanko Blatnik, Director, Institute for Symbolic Analysis and Development of Information Technologies
Stanko Blatnik is director of Institute for Symbolic Analysis and Developemnt of Information Technologies at Velenje. Stanko earned a doctorate degree in theoretical particle physics from the University of Zagreb in the former Yugoslavia. He was teaching General Physics and Computer Scinece at University of Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1966 till 1985. In period form 1985 till 1992 he was the member of Board at Gorenje Process equipment company responsible for Reasearch and Developemnt. From 1996 till 2003 he was teaching Special Software Course and XML Content and Data at Sarajevo University online. He was coordinator of several R&D projects supported by slovenian governemnt and EU. Kelly Carey and Stanko Blatnik cowrote XML: Content and Data (Prentice Hall, 2002) and Design Concepts with Code: An Approach for Developers (Apress, 2003)



Mr Lorenzo Boncompagni
He worked as support and pre-sales manager since 1998 in the field of WorkFlow Management and Document Management Solutions mainly in Italy, UK and Belgium. He is now developing the RecogInk Solution project with other IT developers in order to market it by the end of 2005/beginning of 2006.



M. Dany Bouchard, President, DBx GEOMATICS INC.
Dany Bouchard is the president and founder of DBx GEOMATICS inc, a company based in Gatineau specialized in the development of interactive web mapping applications. The mandate of DBx GEOMATICS is to develop cost-effective, web-centric geo-spatial solutions. As a professional in GIS application development, Mr Bouchard has been leading many important and innovative geomatics projects for the last 12 years, with many federal departments, other levels of government and the private sector. Mr Bouchard gained extensive experience in all aspects of the web with a focus on MapInfo Corporation products such as MapXtreme and MapInfo Professional. Mr Bouchard has a diploma in physical geography with a specialisation in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Sherbrooke University, Quebec. The main professional interest of Mr Bouchard is in new web technologies applied to cartography and spatial information. For the past 5 years, DBx GEOMATICS has been developing solutions and products that make full use of emerging web standards like Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) from the W3C. Since 2001, the company has released an innovative mapping product called SVGMapMaker and a high quality SVG Mapping gallery. Mr Bouchard is committed to use open technologies to develop even higher quality, interactive mapping applications and products.



Prof. Thomas Brinkhoff, Professor, FH Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, Institute for Applied Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
  • 1985-1990 Studies of Computer Science, University of Bremen
  • 1991-1995 Research and Teaching Assistent, University of Munich
  • 1994 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science
  • 1995-1999 Project Manager in the information system department of the Mannesmann Autocom GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • since 1999 Professor for Geoinformatics at the FH Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven (University of Applied Sciences) in Oldenburg,
    Member of the Institute of Applied Phogrammetry and Geoinformatics (IAPG),
    Member of the Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics (GiN)
Research interests: spatial database system, mobile GIS



Igor Cabral



Kurt A Cagle, Architect, Mercurial Communications
Kurt Cagle is the author of seventeen books on Web Technologies, Programming, and XML, and has written more than two hundred articles and editorials on the times and tribulations of the Internet revolution. Since March 2005, he has been an architect with Mercurial Communications, helping to build the next generation of the Netscape web browser. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the SVG Foundation and the British Columbia XML User Interfaces Group, and a representative to the W3C. He currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife and daughters, where he cheerfully watches orcas periodically eat sea planes in the harbour.



M. Benjamin Campin, GIS/SVG developer, DBx geomatics
Benjamin Campin is a GIS Developer at DBx Geomatics inc. M. Campin graduated in 1998 from "Ecole d'Ingénieur en Génie Informatique et Productique" (Engineering, computer science and production management) in Valenciennes University, France. As a software developer and engineer for DBx Geomatics M. Campin works on interactive web mapping applications using javascript and xml. He is actively involved as a member of DBx Geomatics' SVGMapMaker software development team and is affected to the research and development in SVG mapping technology. Recent work project included -Canadian Geographic : World Map.



Dr Kelly Carey, Interim Dean, Career Programs and Workforce Development, West Valley College
Kelly Carey is dean of Career Programs and Workforce Development at West Valley College and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership In Doctoral programme at University of La Verne CA. Kelly developed and realized several online courses in digital media and internet services at West Valley College. From year 2000 she worked several months as visiting scientist at Institute for Symbolic Analysis in Velenje. Kelly earned a doctorate degree in education in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Her dissertation topic involved the language, space and ontology on Internet. Kelly Carey and Stanko Blatnik cowrote XML: Content and Data (Prentice Hall, 2002) and Design Concepts with Code: An Approach for Developers (Apress, 2003)



Raul Casado
Raul Casado obtained its Computing Engineering MSB in 2002. Currently he is a PhD student at the University of Granada. He has been working on the development of SVG applications with Java since 2001.



Mr Stéphane Chatty, HCI and ATM engineer, IntuiLab
Research -------- Interactive software construction techniques. Interaction styles for air traffic control. Computer Supported Collaborative Work Teaching -------- Human-computer interaction course at ENAC, ENSEEIHT, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) Compilation course at École Nationale de l´Aviation Civile, (Toulouse, France) Education --------- PhD in computer science : Construction of animated user interfaces Polytechnic school engineer : Civil Aviation Engineer



Dipl.-Ing. Hauke Christoph, University of Rostock
Hauke Christoph is a research assistant at the University of Rostock (Chair of Geodesy and Geoinformatics). His current research topics arise from working on an internet-GIS solution for cadastral departments as the basis for the development of specialized SVG applications. He took his degree (diploma) at the University of Rostock in 2001. Within the intervening period he also worked as a research assistant for the wwr-project at the University of Luebeck (Chair of Computer Engineering), where he was dealing with XML-based multimedia training systems. Among his key qualifications he lists a deep knowledge of the main languages and technologies related to web development.



Prof Christopher S Cooper, Oxford Brookes University
Chris holds a degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of London. For the past 25 years his main research interests have been in multiservice networks. From 1974 until 2001 he worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, England, before gaining a chair at Oxford Brookes University and becoming network strategist at UKERNA, the organization responsible for the UK academic network, JANET. Since 2004, Chris has been semi-retired and lives in the North West Highlands of Scotland, but continues to divide some of his time between teaching and research at Oxford Brookes and consulting for UKERNA on the continuing development of SuperJANET. Chris has worked on projects in the UK, Europe and the USA, and has consulted in the UK and USA. He has contributed to various aspects of development of JANET since its inception in the early 1980s, and to the whole of the SuperJANET programme, begun in the early 1990s and continuing to the present day. He helped to establish the MSc programme at Oxford Brookes in High Speed Networking and Distributed Systems in 1992, on which he has taught ever since. He is currently a co-investigator on the UK EPSRC funded project Open Overlays, in which Oxford Brookes University and Lancaster University are collaborating on the development of dynamically reconfigurable middleware in support of service oriented distributed systems architecture applicable to next generation grid and web services. Chris has served on JISC, EPSRC & NERC committees for research support and funding in the UK. He has reviewed for all of these, the US NSF, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Science, as well as reviewing articles for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Electronics Letters, Computer Communications, and IEE Communications.



Mr Mateus Cunha, Student, Federal University from Rio Grande do Norte



Tobias Dahinden, Research Assistant, Institute of Cartography - Swiss Federal Institute of Technoloy
Tobias Dahinden (b. 1973) studied geodesy. Currently he's a PHD student at the Institute of Cartography of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He is working with SVG since spring 2000. He was part of the organization committee of the 1st SVGopen conference. He coaches students in works concerning SVG. Since 2004 he's developer an open source SVG-Viewer based on PersonalJava.



Mme Annie Danzart, professor, ENST
Professor in computer science at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, teaching languages and tools for creating interactive websites. Belongs to a research group at the ENST working on cartography using SVG and databases. Our group also participates to a work whose objective is to provide an extension to SPIP (the collaborative space of web sites edition) in order to allow the possibility to create interactive maps in this environment.



Mr Stephen R Dawson, PhD Student, Queen's University Belfast
Stephen Dawson obtained his honours degree in Electronic and Software Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2002. He has been a researcher and Ph.D. candidate since then. His research interests include distributed systems, web services and autonomous agents.



Mr. Jeroen Dekker, Sales & marketing manager, Visual Integrity
Jeroen Dekker is sales & marketing manager at Visual Integrity, a division of Square One bv in The Netherlands. He has been responsible for the worldwide sales and marketing of the software product family known to date as The Graphics Connection for over 5 years. In that time, Mr. Dekker has successfully expanded the application of its conversion technology from being primarily a desktop tool for engineers and technical writers to serving as a powerful batch engine for software and systems developers across industries. He evangelizes the use of vector formats like SVG in various online communities, and was a panel member at Seybold San Francisco in 2003. Prior to joining Square One, Mr. Dekker gained international experience in the United States, Asia and South America and worked at Ernst & Young Consultancy and TNT Post Group. He has bachelor's degrees in marketing from Haarlem Business School and Northern Arizona University.



Dott. Gianpiero Di Blasi, Ph.d Student, University of Catania



Thomas Di Giacomo
After Master degrees in Computer Sciences and Computer Graphics, collaborative work with universities and videogame companies, Thomas Di Giacomo is now a research assistant and a PhD candidate at MIRALab, University of Geneva. His current activities focus on level-of-detail and scalability for animation, including conversion of 3D to other media, physically-based animation, 3D compression, and graphics standardization with active contributions. His work has been published in several international journal and conferences, more details can be found here: http://www.miralab.ch/~t.giacomo/publi.htm



Prof David A. Duce, Professor in Computer Science, Oxford Brookes University
David Duce is a Professor in Computer Science in the Department of Computing, School of Technology at Oxford Brookes University. He has been involved in computer graphics since 1975. He was one of the editors of the ISO/IEC standard for computer graphics, the Graphical Kernel System (GKS), and have co-author of books on GKS, PHIGS and Graphics Standards. I was also involved in the development of the Computer Graphics Reference Model and Presentation Environments for Multi-media Objects (PREMO). Most recently I was co-editor for Portable Network Graphics (PNG) second edition, which is a W3C Recommendation and an ISO/IEC standard (ISO/IEC 15948:2004). Together with Bob Hopgood I contributed to the early stages of the development of SVG. He has occupied several positions in the Eurographics Association, including the treasurer, and has been involved in the organization of a substantial number of the Association's conferences and workshops. He is currently a member of the Professional Board of the Association, Strategic Officer advising the Executive Board and Chairman of the Fellows. Together with Carlo Vandoni he was co-chair of the Eurographics 2000 conference and with Juan Carlos Torres of the Eurographics 2003 conference. He was co-chair of the Workshop Program for the 9th International World Wide Web Conference held in May 2000. In May 2002 he was elected a member of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee, IW3C2 and is now the treasurer. He is programme co-chair for the Web3D 2005 Symposium, to be held at the University of Wales, Bangor, 29 March - 1 April 2005. He is course leader for the MSc in Web Technologies at Oxford Brookes University. He is currently engaged in research projects concerned with the formal specification of graphics and interactive systems, the interface between psychology and interactive systems, web graphics and distributed cooperative visualization. He was elected to membership of the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) in 2004.



Jürgen Döllner



Dr Clemens CD Düpmeier, Computer Scientist, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Dr. Clemens Düpmeier obtained his diploma in mathematics from the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum (Germany) and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Koblenz in Germany. He is currently working as a computer scientist at the Institute for Applied Computer Science of the Karlsruhe Research Center (Germany), where he is speaker of the "web-based information systems and databases" program of emphasis. His research interests include web-based informations systems, mobile applications, service driven networks and distributed systems. Dr. Clemens Düpmeier is also an assitant professor at the Department of Information Technologies of the Berufakademie Karlsruhe (University of Cooperative Education Karlsruhe) in Karlsruhe, Germany



Mr Peter L Edwards, Co-Director, e-2.org limited
Peter Edwards is co-director of e-2.org limited, a digital arts organisation based in London, U.K. Peter graduated in 1988 from Leicester University with a BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree (2[ii]), worked in the merchant navy for 2 years followed by jobs as a milliner, music journalist and postal worker before becoming a librarian. After recieving a Postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Science in 1997, he left libraries in 1999 to pursue a career as a computer programmer. Interests include contemporary music, art, cookery, 20th/21st century literature. Peter has two children with his partner, the artist Sally Barker, and lives in East London.



Mr Samuel Epstein, Software Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
I am a Software Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation. At the Air Force Weather Program, I have been looking into the uses of Scalable Vector Graphics as a means for displaying weather. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.



Thomas Ertl, Professor in Visualization and Interactive Systems, University of Stuttgart, Visualization and Interactive Systems Insitute
Thomas Ertl received a masters degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Tuebingen. Currently, Dr. Ertl is a full professor of computer science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and the head of the Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute (VIS). Prior to that he was a professor of computer graphics and visualization at the University of Erlangen where he lead the scientific visualization group. Besides that, he is a cofounder and a member of the managing board of science+computing ag, a Tuebingen based IT company. His research interests include visualization, computer graphics and human computer interaction in general with a focus on volume rendering, flow visualization, multiresolution analysis, parallel and hardware accelerated graphics, large datasets and interactive steering. Dr. Ertl is coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications and he served on several program and paper committees as well as a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals in the field.



Mr. Peter Freckmann, Prof., University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
WORK EXPERIENCE Dates (from - to): 01. September 2000, Lecturer for Spatial Visualisation, Cartographic Models and Geo-Information-Systems. Name and address of employer: FH Karlsruhe, University of Applied Sciences - Hochschule für Technik, Moltkestr. 30, D-76135 Karlsruhe. Type of business or sector: Education/Research. Occupation or position held: Lecturer and Head of Masters Degree Programme in Geomatics. Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching (courses in german and english), organisation of the Masters Degree programme inGeomatics, research in the field of visualisation of geo-spatial data on the Internet. Dates (from - to): 01. September 1991 - 31. August 2000 employee. Name and address of employer: PTV AG Planungsbüro Transport und Verkehr, Stumpfstr. 1, D-76131 Karlsruhe. Type of business or sector: Consulting and Software Development. Occupation or position held: Director of Sales and Marketing for Customized Geographical Information Systems. Main activities and responsibilities: Development of product and sales strategies, market surveying, acquisition of key customers and partners, budget planning and responsibility of 10 staff members. Dates (from - to): 01. October 1985 - 31. August 1991, Scientist. Name and address of employer: University of Karlsruhe, Kaiserstr. 30, D-76131 Karlsruhe. Type of business or sector: Education/Research. Occupation or position held: Assistant at the Institute of Geographie and Geo-ecology. Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching, research in the field of spatial simulation models and application of object-oriented databases for GIS, project management for a digital regional information. EDUCATION AND TRAINING Dates (from - to): 1985 - 1991 Name and type of organisation: University of Karlsruhe. Type of business or sector: Providing education and training. Principal subjects/occupational: Dissertation " Intraregionale Standortdynamik von Betrieben. Title of qualification awarded: Dr.rer.nat. PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES Long term experience in application of GIS in various fields, experience in teaching and supporting students, experience in co-operating with partner universities in education and research.



Klaus Förster, Tirol Atlas
Klaus Förster is technical director of the Tirol Atlas, works in the fields of application programming & database administration and teaches web mapping courses at the University of Innsbruck, Department of Geography.



Prof. Giovanni Gallo, Full Professor, University of Catania



Michel Gaudry



Prof. Luiz Goncalves, Professor, UFRN-Brazil
Luiz Goncalves has Doctorate in Computer Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Federal Universiti of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He has edited 2 books and published 7 articles in specialized periodics (journals and magazines). Has participated in many international events. He is advisor of several graduate students (former and on-going works), Has received two prizes and served in Program Committees of several Conferences, including colaboration as Program Chair and as Organizing Chair. Has done researches in several fields as GIS, Computer Graphics, Animation, Image Processing, and Robotics Vision. He is the current Chair of Brazilian Computer Graphics, Image processing and Vision Community and member of the IEEE Latin American Robotics Council. He is currently organizing the 2005 versions of Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics, Image processing and Vision and also the IEEE Latin American Robotics Symposium (joint with Latin America Robocup Open and IEEE LA Student Robot Contest).



Mr Peter J Gould, Senior Systems Engineer, Abbott Laboratories
I've been working in the computer industry for the last 6 years, mainly developing bespoke applications for manufacturing processes. These applications have been mainly developed using C++. I completed a Bachelor Degree in computer science in 2003 and went on to study for a Masters Degree in Web Technologies at Oxford Brookes University later that year. The dissertation for that degree focused on developing 3 dimensional animations using SVG. I am currently looking for an outlet to use the newly acquired skills in a commercial environment.



Dr Paul Grace, Research Associate, Lancaster University
Paul is a research associate on the Open Overlays Project at Lancaster University developing next generation Grid middleware. He completed his PhD at Lancaster in 2004; this examined reflective middleware support for mobile applications.



Sebastiano Greco, University of Catania



Qianyi Gu, Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder
Qianyi Gu is a Ph.D candidate in Computer Science in University of Colorado. He got his M.S in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is doing research work in Digital Libraries, Information Visualization, Information Retrieval.



Mr Eric Guichard, ENS



Thorsten Hampel, Jun. Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Universität Paderborn



Vincent Hardy, Senior Staff Engineer, Sun Microsystems Inc.
Vincent Hardy is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., in Sophia Antipolis France, where he works for the J2ME Graphics group on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). He is Sun Microsystems' representative in the SVG Working Group in the W3C, co-represents Sun in the JSR 226 Expert Group and is one of the founders of the SVG Batik project at Apache. Vincent Hardy is the author of Java 2D API Graphics (Prentice Hall) and has writen multiple papers on 2D graphics for the JavaTM Report magazine and for Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s XML Web site.



Tobias Hauser, Author, Trainer, Consultant, Hauser & Wenz Partnerschaftsges.
Tobias Hauser works as an author, trainer and consultant with focus on web technologies. He wrote or co-wrote over three dozen books, including SVG Unleashed (Sams Publishing) and two of most successful German Photoshop books. He frequently speaks at conferences around the globe; topics include SVG and web graphics in general, server-side generation of dynamic content and comparison of competing web technologies. Together with Christian Wenz, he is editor of "Web Professional", a two-monthly German publication for professional web developers; additionally, they are both responsible for PHP's PEAR::UDDI module. He also frequently publishes articles in various IT magazines. Tobias holds a degree in Business Management from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany.



Christian Hentschel
Christian Hentschel is a graduate student of Computational Visualistics at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. He recently received his Bachelor of Software Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute at the University Potsdam. His interests include information retrieval in image data, image processing and pattern recognition.



M Michel Hirtzler, Pilat Informatique Educative



Prof Bob Hopgood
Bob Hopgood was the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory?s W3C Advisory Committee representative for many years before he retired. At RAL he was active in getting a Web Profile for the Computer Graphics Metafile agreed and helped establish W3C?s Offices in Europe through a joint ESPRIT Project with INRIA. On retirement from RAL he worked for the World Wide Web Consortium for a year as Head of Offices. He is now a visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University where he teaches on the MSc in Web Technologies. He has 40 years experience in computer graphics, especially in standardization activitiesand early computer animation. He teaches on the XML family of Standards and XML Applications such as MathML, SVG and SMIL.



Christophe JOLIF, Software Architect, ILOG S.A.
Christophe Jolif is a Software Architect working on the ILOG JViews Component Suite, the ILOG Java technology-based vizualization framework. He is representing the company at the SVG W3C Working Group and has participated in several SVG developments including the Batik project at Apache.



Johanne Jean-Baptiste, Software Developer
Johanne Jean-Baptiste studied in health sciences and worked several years in the pharmaceutical industry. Johanne has broadened her knowledge base by pursuing studies in information systems. She is interested in the application of XML technologies in science.



Oliver Kaufmann



Florian Kirsch, Software Engeneer, Mercury Computer Systems
Florian Kirsch works as Software Engineer at Mercury Computer Systems in Berlin. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute of the University of Potsdam. His research interests include real-time rendering, multi-pass rendering algorithmus, CSG rendering, and scene graph technology. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science and received his diploma from the University of Münster.



Mr Jan-Klaas Kollhof
Jan-Klaas Kollhof is studying at the University of Rostock, Germany. He is currently working towards a Master of Science in Business Informatics. During his studies Jan had the opportunity to teach several courses and seminars at the department of Business Informatics. Jan is the author of the json-rpc protocol(http://json-rpc.org and developed the open source JavaScript framework JavaScript o Lait(http://jsolait.net). He is actively involved in the SVG community. Jan mainly focuses on client-server communication and client side scripting. Besides software development he enjoys training and teaching computer science related topics. Jan has given a number of SVG related workshops on an academic and business level.



Johan Koolwaaij, Telematica Instituut
Johan Koolwaaij studied Applied Mathematics in Delft University of Technology, obtained his PhD in Speech Technology from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2000, and is currently employed by Telematica Instituut as a researcher in the field of context-aware mobile applications.



Georgi Koprinkov, University of Twente, Computer Architecture, Design & Test for Embedded Systems



Menno-Jan MJ Kraak, Professor in geovisualization, ITC
Prof. Dr. Menno-jan Kraak is Professor in Geovisualization at International Institute for Geo-Information Science & Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands



Ralf Kunze, Research and teaching assistant, University of Osnabrueck
Dipl.-Systemwiss. Ralf Kunze, born 1973 in Oldenburg, has graduated in applied system science from the University of Osnabrueck in 2001. The topic of his diploma thesis has been the development of a macromedia flash generator for interactive visualization of XML based data. He works as a research and teaching assistant in the multimedia group of the institute for computer science at the University of Osnabrueck. He supervises several diploma and bachelor theses mostly in the domain of geographical information systems and other data visualization with SVG. He has a focus on web publishing, data visualization and mobile computing. In cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute in Hamburg he pursues his Ph.D with the development of a real time climate data visualization tool in SVG.



Barend Köbben, Senior Lecturer, International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)



Mr Alexandre Lemort, HCI and ATM engineer, IntuiLab
Personnal details ----------------- 25 years old French: fluent English: read, written, spoken Skills ------ - Interactive systems engineering : user-centered design, multimodal interaction, usability engineering - Air Traffic Control/Air Traffic Management engineering - Software engineering Work experiences ----------------- Since January 2003 : IntuiLab (http://www.intuilab.com/), Toulouse Design and development of the multimodal toolkit Design and development of multimodal demonstrators March-September 2002 : CENA, Toulouse Design and development of a generic environment for the realization of multimodal interfaces Oct 2001- Feb 2002 : ENAC, Toulouse Design and development of a vocal messaging system (academic project) Education --------- Postgraduate degree in Human Computer Interactions (DESS IHM) with distinction, University of Toulouse 1, Toulouse ENAC engineer, Speciality : Computing and Air Traffic Management, ENAC, Toulouse



Christopher T Lewis, Bioinformatics Biologist, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Christopher Lewis is a computer science graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. In 2001 he joined Agriculture and Agri-food Canada as a Bioinformatics Biologist and develped an SVG GUI library to enable a web based comparative genome browser. He presented the GUI library and genome browser at SVG Open 2002 and coordinated an SVG GUI workshop at SVG Open 2003. In 2004 he became a founding partner in Vectoreal.



Jim Ley, Semantic Technologist!, Scalable Web Services Ltd.



Chris Lilley, Graphics Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium
Chris, previously at the Computer Graphics Unit in the UK, joined W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) in April 1996. He is Graphics Activity lead (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/Activity), chairs the SVG Working Group (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/) and is a member of the Technical Architecture Group (http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/) and the XML and Hypertext Coordination Groups. His interests include 2D graphics - both vector and raster - XML, and multilingual typography. Chris is based at ERCIM/Sophia-Antipolis, France. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Biological Computation and a postgraduate diploma in Bioinformatics, and has been working with Web Graphics since 1993.



Jerrold Maddox, Professor, Penn State University
I am a professor of art at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania and have been teaching at different universities and colleges for more than 45 years. My background is in the visual arts, both studio practice and art history. I began working in computer graphics in the late 1980s and began designing for and teaching on the web in 1995. I have be doing web design and graphics along with on line teaching since then and have been working with SVG for the past 6 years.



Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann



Dr Andrew Main, Managing Director, PenDraw Ltd
Dr Andrew Main is Managing Director of PenDraw Ltd, and Head of Computing at Bournemouth University (UK). He has worked in computer graphics since 1968. His fundamental ideas were formed in the 1980s, when he was working as a freelance programmer. During the 1980s he built his first graphics language interpreter, only to find that the market was fixated on interactive graphics and ignored all else (he learned a valuable/fundamental lesson about marketing). The emergence of server-side operation as a key Internet architecture re-awoke his interest in 2-D graphics software facilities. The arrival of SVG was the real trigger. He has revived the PenDraw language project over the last 3 years, and now offers it as a free compiler and run-time system, producing SVG. The PenDraw web site is at www.pendraw.co.uk.



Dr. Andrea Marchetti, Technologist, CNR - IIT
Graduated in Computer Science on 1987, Andrea Marchetti is a full time staff member of National Research Council (C.N.R.) since 1996. He is now Researcher at Istituto Informatica Telematica (IIT) Pisa. His scientific interests are in the area of Web Technologies, Document Engineering and Web Applications. He participated, as consultant, into several working group of the public administration. Recently he is involved in the development of a modular document workflow management system completely based on xml technologies and open-source components.



Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software
Charles worked in Web accessibility and internationalisation before taking a job at W3C. He worked there for a little over 6 years in accessibility, semantic web and quality assurance. He wrote the Accessibility features of SVG note for W3C. Now he works for Opera Software making abrowser that turns the dreams into realities.



Mr Cameron McCormack, PhD student, Monash University
Cameron is in the third year of his PhD which he has tentatively titled "Adaptive diagrams for the web". Lately he has been contributing a bit of code to Batik, the Java SVG toolkit



Dr. Nirvana Meratnia, University of Twente, Computer Architecture, Design & Test for Embedded Systems



Ralf Merettig, Master Student, Hasso-Plattner-Institut



Robert Mertens, University of Osnabrueck
Robert has studied cognitive science at the University of Osnabrueck. Currently, he is a PhD Student (computer science)and working at the Virtual Teaching Support Center at the University of Osnabrueck. He has been working with SVG since spring 2003 to build an SVG-based web-presentation interface for recorded lectures as part of his PhD work. The main focus of this work is interactivity and the implementation of a hypermedia navigation concept for timebased media. The technical part of it involves bringing together SVG, Realmedia and some ECMA/Javascript. Apart from working on the interface, he is also working on the recording process and on methods to use lecturer interaction for navigation purposes.



Enrico Messina, University of Catania



Mr Jean-Claude Moissinac, Associate Professor, ENST



Dr. Francis Molina, Technology Director, Project 2061, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Francis Molina holds a PhD in Botany from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He worked for 8 years as a research scientist at the American Type Culture Collection where he performed molecular characterization and computer-assisted image analysis and identification of microbial strains. His interest in computers led him to pursue a certificate in Interactive Multimedia and Web Development at the George Washington University. He is the technology director of Project 2061, a long-term education reform initiative of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) where he introduced SVG as a key technology for developing interactive strand maps which depict students' progression of understanding of key science ideas.



Peter Moore, Director, e-2.org limited
Peter Moore began his involvement with the Internet with the first web site for Greenpeace International in 1995. This supported the high profile campaigns of the time, among them the dumping of the Brent Spar oil platform, and the Mururoa Atoll nuclear test. This was followed by work as producer on The Economist Newspaper web site (1998-2000). Containership (www.c-ship.org)(1997- current) was Peter's first collaboration with artists to produce work specifically for Internet exhibition. This led to the formation of e-2 (www.e-2.org), a digital arts company. A series of digital and Internet based art commissions, funded by the Arts Council of England, followed (2000-current). Since 2001, e-2 has also been engaged as web consultants for clients including The Royal Academy of Arts, and the Tate Gallery, London. Peter Moore lives in London with his partner and three children.



ir Kavitha Muthukrishnan, PhD student, University of Twente, Computer Architecture, Design & Test for Embedded Systems



Andreas Neumann, PhD Student, Institute of Cartography, ETH Zurich
Andreas Neumann got a masters degree in Geography/Cartography from Vienna University, in 2001. In 1999 he joined the Cartographic Institute of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, first as a system administrator and later as a teaching and research assistant. At the same institute Andreas advised several thesis and student projects in the webmapping domain. Currently he works on a PhD as part of a ETH project called "Distributed Publishing of Cartographic Information on Demand", with the topic "Navigation in Space, Time and Topic". Besides university he is occasionaly doing consulting work in the domain of SVG for Webmapping and Online GIS. From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a GIS specialist at a Zurich based geology consulting company. Andreas was one of the initiators of the SVG.Open 2002 conference in Zurich, the first international SVG developers conference, co-organized by the W3C consortium.



Marc Nienhaus, Research Assistant, Hasso-Plattner-Institute
Marc Nienhaus is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute of the University of Potsdam. His research interests include real-time rendering, non-photorealistic rendering, multimedia content creation systems, and depiction strategies for symbolizing dynamics. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science, received his diploma from the University of Münster, and worked as a software engineer focusing on 3D computer graphics. Marc is a student member of ACM and IEEE.



Egon Nijns
Egon Nijns graduated as an Industrial Engineer Electronics, at the HIK in Geel, Belgium, in 2001. Afterwards he followed the Computer Science and Engineering option of the Master in Artificial Intelligence Programme at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is now employed as a software engineer in the library of exact sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.



Craig Northway, Software Engineer, Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Craig Northway has worked on SVG related projects for Canon Information Ssystems Reseearch Australia for over two years. He currently helps to represent Canon Inc on the W3C SVG working group and is editing the SVG Full 1.2 specification. Craig graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) also recieving a University Medal.



Mr Ronan L Oger, Founding Partner, Vectoreal
Ronan Oger is a founding partner of Vectoreal, a software consultancy focusing on rich web applications and SVG. Ronan has been working with SVG since 2000, and is quite active in the SVG community. He is a contributor to the open-source community and is the author of the Perl SVG module, the most widely distributed SVG-authoring library available.



John Ophof, Senior consultant, Cap Gemini
Mr Ophof is a Dutch senior consultant and one of the persons who started open-modeling. Fascinated to the open standard SVG he makes diagram editors making database relations visual with SVG and promotes SVG to his customers. His presentation is interested for people who are interested in combining CMS like functions and graphs. People who are interested in design considerations. People who are curious what open-modeling is (http://open-modeling.sourceforge.net).



Mario Oschwald, Student of Software Engineering
Mario Oschwald is a Master Student of Software Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner Institute of the University of Potsdam. Before going back to university he worked several years as a UNIX systema administrator and had a good time studying philosophy and mathematics at the University of Frankfurt/M.



Vilma Patalaviciute, Master Student, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Master Student in Geomatics. Vilma Patalaviciute has studied geography and cartography at Vilnius University in Lithuania. Currently she is Master Student of Geomatics at University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe and works on her master-thesis in Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany.



Mr Chris B Peto, Freelance Software Developer, Resource Solutions
Chris Peto graduated from University of Maryland in 1994 with honors (3.913 gpa). Since then he has created an SVG Editor in SVG which reads/writes SVGs. The editor is standalone and part of Security Management System. He also wrote visualization/control system for a large Security Management System which interacts with database to create and edit layered navigational SVG plans. In addition, he has developed a CAD import assistant that extracts Objects placement and names from DXF with which the user can verify placement over SVG background and write in database upon approval. He has written SVG raiders game and has much experience in server and client side scripting.



Robert Porscha, student, Hasso-Plattner-Institute



Mme Christine Potier, Professor, ENST



Dr. Lakshman Prasad, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Lakshman Prasad is a technical staff member at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, U. S. A. His research interests are in the areas of Image Understanding, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Computational Geometry, and Algorithm Design. His current research activities center around geometric and graph theoretic modeling of perceptual organization for automating machine perception and cognition.



Nandini Ramani, Staff Engineer, Sun Microsystems



Ove Ranheim, Opera Software ASA



Mr Seth T Raphael, Software Researcher, National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education
Seth Raphael is currently pursuing a Masters at MIT. Seth's interests lie in pushing the way computers are used and understood. He has a degree in magic and computer science from Hampshire College. He worked with the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education for 3 years doing research on search engines. He has explored various algorithms and methods for expanded recall (smarter-than-keyword searches) with a focus on visualizing high-dimensional search spaces.



Bruce Rindahl, Project Manager, Leonard Rice Engineers
Mr. Rindahl is a Colorado professional engineer with 25 years experience in water resources. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Appliced Mathematics. In the last four years he has been developing real-time flood warning decision aids using XML/XSLT/SVG technology. These decision aids include rainfall totals, streamflow values, radar images, weather readings, advanced meterological models, and aerial photographs. The displays integrate data from several sources and include syncronized animation of all data sources. In addition, he hes developed programs and interfaces to convert GIS data to XML format for SVG displays.



Martin Rotard, Computer Scientist, University of Stuttgart, Visualization and Interactive Systems Insitute
Martin Rotard has been staff-member and PhD student of the Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute, University of Stuttgart, since June 2001. His research interests are new graphical standards on the web like Scalable Vector Graphics, MathML, X3D, SMIL, etc., Human Computer Interaction, Usability, and Accessibility. He was engaged in the multimedia-teaching project ITO (Information Technology Online) that was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. His development activities are in the field of XML-based graphics, universal access on the web, e-learning, graphical user interfaces and software usability.



T Rowley, IBM



Mr. Musbah Sh. Sagar, Research Assistant, Oxford Brookes University
Musbah Sagar is a Research Assistant at Oxford Brookes University. He has a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Web Technology from Oxford Brookes University, 2002. His work on his MSc dissertation, "An SVG Browser for XML Languages", was published in the Eurographics UK Chapter Conference, Birmingham, June 2003. He worked as a Web Programmer for Danfoss UK and then as a Research Assistant for Oxford Brookes University on a project called gViz; part of the e-science program. Currently he is working on an EPSRC funded project, Open Overlays, which involves Grid Computing and Web Technologies. He is particularly interested in Computer Graphics, Games Programming and Web Technologies.



Marcela Santos, Studant, UFRN



Mr. Douglas A. Schepers, Contract Programmer / Student, Vectoreal
Doug Schepers has worked in the computer industry for several years, as a Web and desktop application developer. He is a founding partner in Vectoreal, an SVG-centric consulting company, focusing on SVG WebApps. Doug is a familiar figure in SVG circles. He has been an active participant in the SVG community since 2000. SVG is currently his main focus in programming, and he has developed many SVG-based applications, including an SVG+JavaScript drawing program, SVG-Whiz. At SVG Open 2003, he presented a poster on the use of custom namespaces in SVG, for a linguistics application; in 2004, he taught a course on SVG for Beginners, and presented on his proposed declarative extensions for SVG. In his spare time, he is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeking a degree in Linguistics and Information Library Science. Some of his SVG work can be seen at www.schepers.cc, www.braintag.net, and www.svg-whiz.com.



Christian Schmitt
Christian Schmitt got a master degree in computer science from the ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) in June 2000. From 2001 to 2002 he worked at the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken (Germany), working on novel visualisation techniques and decision making methods. In January 2003 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology in Sankt-Augustin (Germany), where he is developping mobile applications.



Olaf Schnabel, PhD Student, ETH Zurich
Olaf Schnabel studied Cartography at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany). In 2002 he wrote his masters thesis about a concept for an Online-National Atlas of Germany. Since 2002 he is a teaching assistant and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland). His Ph.D. thesis is currently under development and deals with the easy creation of map symbols for internet maps with SVG. Since 2005 he is project coordinator of the e-learning project "CartouCHe". He has experiences in the fields of cartography, programming with scripting languages (e.g. PHP, JavaScript), internet techniques (e.g. SVG) and design.



Peter Schonefeld
Peter has seven years experience builing and designing web applications and has been working with SVG since 2001. He holds a Masters qualification in Information Technology in addition to a degree in Business Management. He holds an ongoing interest in XML technology; specifically, the World Wide Web Consortium's web graphic format, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The SVG Foundation is a California non-profit Corporation promoting art, science, education and building applications and services for the public good. The Foundation advocates the use and development of SVG.



Bradley Sipes, Ikivo



Mr Stéphane Sire, HCI engineer, IntuiLab



Dr. Alexei N Skourikhine, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Alexei N. Skourikhine received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 1987 from the Institute of Nuclear Engineering, Russia, and his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of Russian Academy of Science. From 1987 to 1997, he was a research scientist at the State Research Center of Russian Federation "Institute of Physics and Power Engineering". Since 1997, he has been with Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, where he is a research scientist in the Space and Remote Sensing Sciences group. His technical research and experience includes evolutionary optimization, artificial neural networks algorithms, digital image processing, image vectorization, visual perception-based approaches to image analysis and understanding.



Valeria Soares, Profesor



Ed E.E.F. Stevenhagen, IT consultant, Stevenhagen Geo Informatica
Ed Stevenhagen Senior Software Engineer / IT-consultant for the Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and GIS-consultantant as Stevenhagen Geo Informatica Graduated at the Royal Military Academy. He got his pilot training at the Canadian Armed Forces. Studied Electrical Engineering at the University Eindhoven. GIS at the University of Utrecht. Involved in IT since 1969. Currently his interests concentrate on data management and quantitative reporting using visualization techniques as SVG, GIS in combination with web technologies. His research interests include the survey of abandoned room and pillar mines. At the moment he is supporting a research project of the University of Leiden by surveying and mapping a tunnel complex of over 900 meter, connecting 5 bunkers of the Atlantic Wall and used as national bat reserve. Combining remote sensing techniques, Digital Elevation Modelling (DEM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to present and analyze manual research data and automated logger data.



Tamara Sumner, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado



Ing. Maurizio Tesconi, Ph.d Student, CNR - IIT
Maurizio Tesconi graduated as an engineer, at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2003. His degree thesis, "description and management of document workflow with an application based on XML", concerns about Knowledge Management. At the moment he cooperates with CNR, the Italian institute of research, with projects about web and XML applications. Maurizio worked in quite different work projects, and now he spend most of his time in research work with CNR in Pisa.



Juan Carlos Torres, Univ. of Granada
Juan Carlos Torres is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Granada (Spain). He received an MA in Physic in 1982 and the Ph.D. in 1992. He is responsible of the Computer Graphics Group in the Software Egineering Department. His current research interests include volume and solid modelling, progressive transmission and geometric algorithms. Torres has been the Chairman of the EG Spanish Conference in 1993, the EG DSVIS '97 workshop, short paper co-chair at EG'2000 and co-chair of EUROGRAPHICS 2003 conference, held at Granada.



Mr Gildas Trébaol
After graduating from the ENSAM mechanical engineering school in Paris, I have worked on real time control software for 14 years. As a software engineer, I have worked on: - the control of military and communication equipments made by Thales, during 7 years. - the fieldbus drivers of a CNC product (machine tool controller) made by Schneider Electric, during 2 years. - free-lance web applications, during 3 years. - web-enabled SCADA applications for Europ Supervision and for the Groupe Meunier (a manufacturer of industrial generators), during 2 years. From 2000 to now, I am using and/or developing XML tools for data acquisition and control applications.



Nicole Ueberschär, TFH Berlin
I finished my study of cartography at the University of Applied Sciences of Berlin in summer of 2001 with a thesis about "Interactive Atlas of Mortality in Berlin using SVG". Since October 2001 I'm working at the University of Applied Sciences of Berlin (TFH Berlin) as "technical employee". In this position I'm also teaching the course "Internet-Cartography" at the study-course Cartography. In February 2005 the Workshop "Internet-Cartography with SVG" took place the 4th time under my leadership, two times also with André Winter.



Michael Vonrueden, University Paderborn



Dr. Oliver Vornberger, Professor for Computer Science, University of Osnabrueck



Christian Wenz, Hauser Wenz Partnerschaftsges.
Christian Wenz is an author, trainer and consultant with focus on web technologies. He wrote or co-wrote over three dozen books, including SVG Unleashed (Sams Publishing). Additionally, he frequently speaks at conferences around the globe, often about topics like SVG, server-side generation of dynamic content and comparison of competing web technologies. Together with Tobias Hauser, he is editor of "Web Professional", a two-monthly German publication for professional web developers. In 2004, Microsoft appointed him MVP (Most Valued Professional) for ASP/ASP.NET, though he also frequently works with Open Source technologies like PHP, where he (together with Tobias Hauser) is responsible for the PEAR::UDDI module and maintains the PEAR::Text_CAPTCHA package. He also frequently publishes articles in various IT magazines. Christian holds a degree in Computer Sciences from Technical University of Munich, Germany.



Dr. John C Whelan, Lecturer, The University of Hull
Dr. John Whelan has been a lecturer at the The University of Hull, Centre for Internet Computing since 2001. He gained his PhD (Beyond Factual to Formulated Silhouettes), in 2001 from Department of Computer Science,University of Hull under the supervision of Dr. M. Visvalingam. His background is predominantly in terrain visualization, with emphasis on perception of form and communication of scene structure through sketch cues. Current research interests are in the emerging standards for web graphics with a view to providing scalable solutions for terrain and geographic visualization.



Frank Wiegand, Student, Hasso-Plattner-Institut



Juliana Williams, Cartographer, GIS-Specialist, Institute for Cartography, ETH Zurich
Juliana Williams studied Cartography and Geomediatechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. She wrote her masters thesis "Interactive Hiking Map of Yosemite National Park" at the Institute of Cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently working on an SVG based e-learning project at the ETH.



Martin Zahn, Bachelor Student, Hasso-Plattner-Institut



Dr. Ying Zhu, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Georgia State University



Edwin E de Jonge, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
After his Masters in Physics Edwin de Jonge began his career as a software engineer. Since 1998 he works at the R&D Informatics department of Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Currently he is project manager of StatLine, the dissemination software of Statistics Netherlands, for which he implemented a cartographic SVG module for StatLine in 2002. His current research topic is semantic webtechnology.



Dr. ir. Olav ten Bosch, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Olav ten Bosch is manager of the R&D computer science group of Statistics Netherlands at Voorburg. The objectives of this group are to develop concepts and software in the area of (statistical) information technology. The research areas include statistical output systems, methods and utilities for communication between statistical organisations, stastical information models, statistical visualizations and applied statistical algorithms.



andré m winter, cartographer, Vectoreal
André M. Winter is a cartographer and user interface specialist for heterogeneous data who got his degree from Vienna University in 2001. There he created the first prototype of an SVG-Atlas in the middle of 2000. After one year in the multimedia and CD production branch at Freytag & Berndt, the leading map publisher in Austria, he again returned to SVG. 2002-2004 he was member of the editorial staff of the Tirol Atlas and worked in the fields of application and interface programming, layout and content structure. André teaches SVG based web mapping in Innsbruck and at the University of Applied Sciences of Berlin and held several talks at international mapping and internet conferences. Together with Andreas Neumann he also founded www.carto.net, a website dedicated to showcase SVG mapping applications and serves as a platform for Cartography and GIS students to publish their student and diploma works. He is consultant in the fields of tourism, multimedia cartography, SVG and regional organised web content.