Conference takes place in Tokyo, Japan, 4-7 September 2007
Prof. Nakhoon Baek, Professor, Kyungpook National University

Prof. Baek is currently Assit. Professor in the School of EECS, Kyungpook National University, Korea. He majored in Computer Graphics, and has interest in graphics applications on embedded systems.

Prof. Sebastiano Battiato, Assistant Research, University of Catania

Sebastiano Battiato was born in Catania, Italy, in 1972. He received the degree in Computer Science in 1995 and his Ph.D in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he has leaded the ’Imaging’ team c/o STMicroelectronics in Catania. Since 2004 he works as a Researcher at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Catania. He is the main scientific coordinator of the "IPlab group". He is the director of the first edition of International Computer Vision Summer School 2007. His research interests include image enhancement and processing, and image coding. He published more than 80 papers, is coinventor of about 15 international patents.

Mr German Bravo-Cordoba, Associated Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Computing and Systems engineer from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; DEA Informatique from the Institute Nationale Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. Associated professor in the Computing and System Engineering Department at Universidad de Los Andes since 1989. The main areas of interest concern information engineering and programming, mainly geographic information systems, databases and grid computing. Responsible of the Computing Laboratories at the Department since 2001.

Martin Brehovsky, Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems

Martin Brehovsky is a software engineer in Sun's Software Systems Group, where he works on the NetBeans Mobility Pack as a project lead for SVG tooling. Previously he worked as a project lead for the Visual Mobile Designer. Prior to joining Sun, he was a freelance consultant and a lecturer for the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, where he focused on geographical information systems. Martin has presented many times at various developer events around the world, including JavaOne, Sun Tech Days and NetBeans Day.

Erik Dahlström, Developer, Opera Software ASA

Erik Dahlström is the SVG team leader at Opera Software ASA, where he's been working as a software developer since 2001. He holds an MSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institute of Technology at Linköping University (LiTH), Sweden. Since 2005 Mr Dahlström has been the primary representative of Opera Software on the W3C SVG Working Group.

David Dailey, Associate Professor, Slippery Rock University

Dr. Dailey is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Slippery Rock University. PhD quantitative psychology, faculty appointments in depts of math, computer science and psychology. Previously taught at Williams College, U of Alaska, U of Tulsa, and U of Wyoming. Publications in mathematics, linguistics, computer science, psychology. Single artist gallery exhibit last year, including over 50 works in HTML, SVG, pen and ink, Adobe Photoshop. Research in graph theory and some relations to statistics.

Ms Jayne E De Sesa

Jayne De Sesa is the creative director of Dotuscomus, a web consulting firm, founded in 2000, which designs and develops custom web sites and rich internet applications. In 2006 Dotuscomus was co-organizer of the SVG European Workshop in Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. De Sesa was artistic director of Tabula Rasa, a print magazine consecrated to SVG. Her professional background also includes award winning advertising art direction at many of New York's top ad agencies. Ms. De Sesa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and Human Development from the State University of New York and majored in painting and printmaking at The Maryland Institute College of Art.

Prof. Dr. Martin J. Dürst, Associate Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Martin J. Dürst is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Information Technology at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. From 1997 to 2005, Martin was a Team member of the World Wide Web Consortium, based at Keio University and at MIT. During most of that time, he was leading the Internationalization Activity. One of the main drivers of internationalization in a Web and Internet context, Martin published the first proposals for domain name Internationalzation and composite character normalization, and is the main author of the W3C Character Model and the IRI (Internationalized Resource Identifier) specification. Before getting involved in internationalization and the World Wide Web, Martin did research in computer graphics and image processing since the mid 1980es. He has a in computers science from Tokyo University with a thesis on progressive image transmission and compression, and a lic.oec.publ. from the University of Zurich in computer science, management, and Japanese studies. Besides the topics mentioned above, Martin's research interests also include software engineering and programming languages

Mike Eissele, Researcher

Mike Eissele received a diploma (M.S.) in computer science at the University of Stuttgart. Currently, he is a PhD candidate and works as a research assistant in the Visualization and Interactive Systems Group, headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Ertl at Stuttgart University. His research interests are in computer graphics, specifically in the research of scientific visualizations and context based systems.

Andrew T Emmons, Cheif Architect and Manager, Open Text BitFlash Division

Andrew Emmons is the Cheif Architect and manager for the BitFlash SVGT viewer. He has been implementing SVG and related technologies on embedded devices for over 6 years. He is a member of the SVG W3C and Khronos OpenVG working groups and is currently developing a reference platform for SVGT 1.2. Andrew brings with him 14 years of programming experience in graphics applications. His professional career includes lead and senior positions on development teams for the critically acclaimed PC games "Jagged Alliance 2" and "Wizardy 8".

Prof. Thomas Ertl, Universitaet Stuttgart, Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute

Makoto Fujimori, Aoyama Gakuin University

Makoto Fujimori is a Master course student in information technology at Aoyama Gakuin University. His research interests include computer graphics, animation, and cognitive science.

Mr Rafael García-Gómez, Academic Director, Politécnico Grancolombiano

Computing and systems engineer form Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá; Magister in mathematics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. Instructor professor in the Computing and System Engineering at Universidad de los Andes until 2006, currently adjunct Professor at this University. Academic Director of the Systems Department at Politécnico Grancolombiano. Academic Director of the Mathematics Department at Politécnico Grancolombiano. The main research and courses work are formal methods for software construction, computable analysis (TTE), numeric methods, language theory and bioinformatics.

Anthony Grasso, Software Engineer, Canon Information Systems Research Australia

I undertook a bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering in 1999. I completed the degree and graduated at the end of 2002 with honors. Not having a specific field of interested initially, I applied for a job at Canon Information Systems Research Australia. Since my employment of 4 years there I have been involved in image and printing related work. My work has allowed me expand my knowledge in printing and Page Description Languages and in particular SVG.

Mr Torkel Hambraeus, Ikivo AB

Dr. Kazunari Ito, Assitant professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Kazunari Ito received the Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from Keio University in 2005. He is currently an assistant professor in faculty of Information Technology, Graduate school of Science and Enginieering, Aoyama Gakuin University. His research interests include semantic web, natural language processing, multimedia information processing, e-learning and an application using pictograms.

Mrs Claudia Jimenez-Guarin, Associated Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Computing and Systems Engineer form Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota; DEA and Docteur en Informatique, from INP, Grenoble, France. Associated professor in the Computing and System Engineering Department at Universidad de Los Andes from 1989. Research and courses work in the information engineering area, mainly databases, document management, multimedia information management, XML and SVG information integration and datagrid computing. Professor in the undergraduate, magister and other postgraduate programs, as well as research projects. Head of the Department in 1999-2001

Myoung Lan Jo, Graduate Student

Holger Kienle

Holger M. Kienle received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1995) and his Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany (1999). He received a two year Post Graduate Research Fellowship (1997-1998) from the University of California Santa Barbara to work as a member of Professor H"olzle's Object-Oriented Compilers group. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Victoria, Canada, where he is a member of Professor M"uller's Rigi group. His interests include software reverse engineering, programming languages, program analyses, and domain-specific languages.

Tohru Koga, Aomaya Gakuin University

Tohru Koga is currently a bachelor student in faculty of Science and Engineering. His research interests include XML and Ruby.

Barend Köbben, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

Barend Köbben holds an MSc in Geography, specialising in Cartography, from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He worked for 9 years as a Lecturer in cartography at that University and then moved to the International Institute for Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC). The ITC is an international school providing courses on GIS and Remote Sensing to students from all around the world, ranging from commercial short courses, through 12 month Professional Master and 18 month MSc degree courses to PhD programmes. Here he is at present Senior Lecturer in GIS and cartographic visualisation in the Department of GeoInformation Processing (GIP). His teaching subjects include WebGIS and WebCartography, 3D visualisation and multimedia cartography. Furthermore, supervision of PM Final Assignments and MSc thesis work in the fields of WebGIS and WebCartography and other subjects from the GIP knowledge node of Distributed GeoServices. Barend participates within the research activities concerning Distributed GeoServices, which deals with Geodata infrastructure, Internet /Web, Mobile GIS and Multi-scale spatial data. He has been involved in various consultancy projects in The Netherlands, Malaysia, Iran, Zambia, South Africa and India. He is the Webmaster of the Dutch website for Cartography ( and is Map Editor an a member of the editorial board of Geografie, the journal of the Royal Dutch Society for Geography.

Eugene Lazutkin, Staff Engineer, Sun Microsystems

Eugene Lazutkin is a veteran software developer with Sun Microsystems. His professional interests include new technologies for high-performance web applications, visualization, and user interface design. He is a Committer at Dojo Toolkit --- the Open Source project aiming to deliver a set of high-quality JavaScript libraries for professional web development. These days his main focus at Dojo is on graphics, and graphics-related development. Eugene Lazutkin spent years working on high-performance graphics with applications in oil & gas industry. In beginning of 2000s he developed general-purpose Internet-based GIS solutions. In his spare time Eugene enjoys programming for fun.

Hwanyong Lee, CTO, Huone, Inc.

Thorsten Liebig, Ulm University

Thorsten Liebig is a research assistant at the Ulm University, Germany. His research interest is in ontology reasoning as well as methodologies and tools for authoring ontologies such as visualization and explaining. He is in co-charge of the development of the ontology editor OntoTrack and is involved in building ontology-based applications for industrial usage within various contexts. He was local organizer of the annual German conference on AI in 2004 and his recent program committee activities cover events such as OWLED 2007, DL 2007, AST 2007, and AVI 2006. He has been reviewer for the IBM Systems Journal and Oxford Computer Journal.

Mr Yingyun YY Lin, Student, University of Victoria

Yingyun Lin is a Computer Science master student in University of Victoria.

Marko Luther

Mr Sergio MORENO-PUENTES, Research Assistant, Universidad de los Andes

Born November 8th 1983, graduated in Systems Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia in 2007. Currently research assistant for project Cumbia. (

Jerrold Maddox, Professor of Art, Penn State University

Jerrold Maddox is a professor of art at Penn State University where he teaches on line courses. As well has having been involved in SVG since the first SVG Open in Zurich he is also a photographer and a web designer.

Takeshi Maemura, Aoyama Gakuin University

Takeshi Maemura is currently a bachelor student in faculty of Science and Engineering. His research interests include JavaScript, Ruby and user interface.

Motohiro Matsuda, Aoyama Gakuin University

Motohiro Matsuda received the B. E. Degree in Integrated Information Technology from Aoyama Gakuin University in 2006. He is currently a master course student in the Graduate school of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University. His research interests include Semantic Computing, Constraint Based Computational Model.

Cameron McCormack, Monash University

Cameron is a PhD student (in his final year, he hopes) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he is investigating adaptive diagrams for the web. He was drawn into the world of SVG by way of his research, which at one point involved writing an extension for Batik, a Java SVG toolkit. This lead to becoming part of the Batik development team, and he has been contributing some code here and there for the past couple of years. Lately Cameron has also been helping on the W3C SVG Working Group (among a couple of others) as an invited expert.

Takahiro Miyagi, student, Shizuoka University

Dr. Francis Molina, Technology Director, AAAS - Project 2061

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.

Dr. Hausi A. Müller, Professor, University of Victoria

Dr. Hausi Müller is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of Software Engineering Programs at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is a Visiting Scientist with the Center for Advanced Studies at the IBM Toronto Laboratory and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute. He is a principal investigator and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee of CSER, a Canadian Consortium for Software Engineering Research. Together with his research group and in collaboration with IBM he investigates methods, models, architectures, and techniques for autonomic computing applications. He also concentrates on building Adoption-Centric Software Engineering (ACSE) tools and on migrating legacy software to autonomic and network-centric platforms.

Andreas Neumann, Office of Survey, City of Uster

Andreas Neumann received 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, and finally as a PhD student. At the same institute Neumann advised several thesis and student projects in the webmapping domain. He is currently working 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". He also worked on a project to develop a geodata server for easy online extraction and download of geodata from databases. From 2001 to 2003 he was employed 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. In late 2005 he joined the W3C SVG working group to support the work on the upcoming SVG 1.2 mobile and full version. From June 2007 on he is employed by the City of Uster, Kanton Zurich, where he works as a GIS manager and coordinator.

DR. Salvo Nicotra, University of Catania

Olaf Noppens

Kurt Nørmark, Associate Prof., Aalborg University

Kurt Nørmark has worked with XML technologies in the scope of functional programming languages. This includes various versions of HTML, SVG, as well as application specific XML languages. In addition to this, the general interests of Kurt Nørmark are programming languages and program development tools.

Aekyung Oh, Researcher

Alberto Pacheco, Researcher, ITChihuahua

Alberto Pacheco teaches graduate and undergraduate Computing Engineering courses at Chihuahua Institute of Technology. He is also a Learning Technologies researcher and software developer. He is interested in Neurosciences, Learning Sciences, Visualization and Web Programming applied to the design and development of W3C-IMS-SCORM standards compliant software supporting the creation and manipulation of learning artifacts and resources useful for web-enabled distance education and b-Learning.

Agata Palazzo

Dr. Lakshman Prasad, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lakshman Prasad received his M.S. degree in Mathematics in 1986 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1995 from the Louisiana state University, Baton Rouge, U. S. A. From 1995 to 1998 he was a Director’s postdoctoral fellow at the Theoretical division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is currently a research scientist in the Space and Remote Sensing Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests are in the areas of digital signal and image processing, image understanding, artificial perception, computational geometry, wavelet transforms and multiscale methods. He has authored a book, three patents, and several technical papers.

Ing. Giovanni Puglisi, Ph. D. student, University of Catania

Dr. Martin Rotard, Senior Researcher, Universitaet Stuttgart, Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute

Martin Rotard received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany in 2005 and his diploma degree in 2001. During his PhD in the Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute (VIS), he worked on interactive web standards in computer graphics and tactile graphics for visually disabled people. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher and his research interests include human computer interaction, interactive systems for disabled people, visual analytics, information visualization, and interactive web standards. Dr. Rotard is coauthor of more than 25 scientific publications. He is a reviewer for several conferences and journals in the field.

Felix Sasaki, W3C

Mr. Doug A Schepers, Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, WebAPI, W3C

Schepers loves him some SVG.

Patrick Schmidt, Ulm University

Yasuto Shirai, Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka University

Mr Andrew Sledd, Ikivo

Ruud Steltenpool

Semantic Valueing Geek

Domenico Strazzullo, Dotuscomus

DOMENICO STRAZZULLO Born 31 August 1951 Studies: Diploma di Maturità Scientifica (I), Conservatorio di Torino, Conservatoire National de Musique de Montreuil, Conservatoire International de Paris. Artistic background. Professional stage and recording artist, arranger, composer. Actively Involved with informatics since 1986. PORGRAMMING LANGUAGES Thorough knowledge of Assembler (68000), several Basic dialects and other structured languages. XHTML, XML, CSS, SVG, JavaScript, Php, Perl. Ability of developing original algorithms. SVG RELATED ACTIVITIES SVG developer and evangelist since 2000. Co-organizer of the SVG European Workshop 2006, Zurich. Presentation of the Paris candidature for the SVG Open 2007. Founding member of the SVG Foundation, 2005. Founding member and managing editor of the print magazine "Tabula Rasa", 2005. Creation of SVG Library at Founder of Dotuscomus, Inc. in 2000.

Dr. Sriram Swaminarayan, Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Sriram Swaminarayan received a dual Ph.D. in Materials Science and Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan in 1995, and a Bachelors of Technology from IIT Bombay in India in 1989. He is a technical staff member at LANL with research primarily focused on high performance materials simulations. His primary expertise is in the development of new and efficient algorithms to help existing codes achieve better performance on advanced architectures such as the Cell Broadband Engine and Graphical Processing Units (GPU).

Marc Verstaen, Senior Director, Hyperion Solutions Corp.

Marc Verstaen has 20 years experience in designing authoring tools for different environments: print, Web, desktop User Interface and Mobile devices. Marc and his team released 5 years ago the first SVG authoring environment for Mobiles.

Matthias Wagner

Zack Zhou, QUALCOMM, Inc.

Qing (Zack) Zhou is a staff engineer/Manager at QUALCOMM(r) CDMA Technologies. He is a 2D graphics software lead instrumental in Mobile Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), OpenVG, and traditional 2D graphics. Zhou is also a lead graphics software architect for 3D graphics as part of the OpenGL(r)ES project.

Feng Zou, University of Victoria

Raoul van Putten