ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

June 13-17, 2011
Ottawa, Canada

Bringing Together Scholars,
Scholarship and Research Data

Hosted by the University of Ottawa

Workshop Organizers

George Buchanan is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Centre for HCI Design, City University, London. His research interests surround information interaction: from web search, through browsing digital libraries, to accessing information on a mobile phone. Dr. Buchanan is principal investigator of an EPSRC funded project, “Document Triage in the Information Seeking Process”, and co-investigator on four other projects. His current collaborations include two projects with University College London and Swansea University, and an ongoing involvement with the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato.

Alison Callahan is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Her research focuses on formalizing the representation and evaluation of scientific hypotheses using Semantic Web technologies. Alison holds a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto Faculty of Information. During her Masters degree, Alison worked as a graduate student library assistant at the University of Toronto Gerstein Science Information Center and as a researcher at the National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information.

Christopher Collins holds a Sharcnet Research Chair in Information Visualization at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). His research focus is interdisciplinary, combining computational linguistics, information visualization, and human-computer interaction to address the challenges of information management and the problems of information overload. Dr. Collins received his PhD from the University of Toronto. He has also collaborated with the Visual Communications Lab at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Laboratory and was recently a visiting researcher at Stanford University’s Department of Computer Science.

Dan Davis is currently an enterprise software architect on the NSF Data Conservancy project at Cornell University, and both the DuraCloud and PoDRI projects with DuraSpace.  He brings over 27 years of software development experience on projects at all scales for both public sector and commercial organizations.  A strong proponent of open source software and a deep believer in the mission of providing permanent access to our collective digital content, Dan helped found Fedora Commons (now DuraSpace upon joining with DSpace) and remains a committer for Fedora.  Previously he was a PI at Harris Corporation working on service-oriented architectures (SOA), semantic technologies, digital libraries and archives, digital preservation, and led the Harris NARA Electronic Records Archive (ERA) prototype team.  He contributed to the re-architecting of the U.S. Air Traffic Control system for the FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM) and FAA Telecommunication Infrastructure (FTI) programs. Dan worked for 18 years at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing on advanced computing projects for space systems including many Space Shuttle and expendable vehicle spacecraft such as the Hubble space telescope, SpaceLab, Galileo, Cassini, and the International Space Station at Kennedy Space Center.  He has also developed software systems for commercial and military aircraft manufacturing and operations planning.  Dan was an integrator for the ground control component of the Iridium space-based cell phone system, and Chief Software Architect for AT&T Wireless infrastructure financial systems at a startup company.

Michel Dumontier is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at Carleton University in the Department of Biology, the Institute of Biochemistry and School of Computer Science. His research aims to improve our ability to represent and reason about biomedical knowledge, from experimental data to general textbook knowledge, towards building predictive systems for personalized medicine. Dr. Dumontier currently serves as the lead for the Translational Medicine task force of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (W3C HCLSIG) and is an expert in developing and applying semantic web technologies in the biomedical and life sciences. With over 40 research publications in workshops, conferences, and journals, his innovative research is developing exciting opportunities towards pharmacogenomic based knowledge discovery.

Hector Garcia-Molina is the Leonard Bosack and Sandra Lerner Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, California. He was the chairman of the Computer Science Department from January 2001 to December 2004. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). From August 1994 to December 1997 he was the Director of the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford. From 1979 to 1991 he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. His research interests include distributed computing systems, digital libraries and database systems. He received a BS in electrical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, in 1974. From Stanford University, Stanford, California, he received in 1975 a MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science in 1979. He holds an honorary PhD from ETH Zurich (2007). Garcia-Molina is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; received the 1999 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award; is a Venture Advisor for Onset Ventures, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Oracle.

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Chien-Yi Hou is a Research Associate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lead Developer at the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies group (SALT).

Unmil Karadkar is a lecturer in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin and a doctoral candidate in Computer Science at Texas A&M University. He has been actively involved in the JCDL community through publication and service for over a decade. He is Co-PI on an NSF-funded project for developing mobile educational applications backed by a large fossil collection for school and college students. His ongoing dissertation work at Texas A&M University addresses issues in the co-use of devices with diverse characteristics for effective information access.

Richard J. Marciano is a Professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies group (SALT). Marciano leads development of preservation environments for projects funded by NARA, NHPRC, and IMLS. He is the principal investigator for the Distributed Custodial Archival Preservation Environments (DCAPE) project and the e-Legacy project (Appraisal, Accessioning, and Preservation of Geospatial Records), and co-chair for the SAA 2011 meeting in Chicago and has served on the Electronic Records Section (ERS) Steering Committee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), as well as a number of national and international advisory boards related to digital curation and records preservation.

Frank McCown is an assistant professor of computer science at Harding University. His interests include web archiving, web crawling, and web information retrieval. Dr. McCown received his BS in computer science from Harding University, MS in computer science from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, and Ph.D. in computer science from Old Dominion University. He is the creator of Warrick, the website reconstruction service which has been used by the public to recover thousands of lost websites. He has  served on a number of program committees and was co-chair of the International Workshop on Innovation in Digital Preservation, held at JCDL 2009.

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Michael L. Nelson is an associate professor of computer science at Old Dominion University. Prior to joining ODU, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center from 1991-2002. He is a co-editor of the OAIPMH and OAI-ORE specifications and is a 2007 recipient of an NSF CAREER award. He has developed many digital libraries, including the NASA Technical Report Server. His research interests include repository-object interaction and alternative approaches to digital preservation.

Glen Newton is a former research group leader and researcher at the National Research Council, CISTI. His research interests include the area of domain-specific knowledge discovery and visualization in large digital libraries, primarily the scientific literature; text mining, the digital preservation of research data and bioinformatics. He has been on the program committees for JCDL 2008-2011, is on the Canadian National Committee for CODATA, and was the NRC's W3C representative from 2001-2010.

Andreas Paepcke is a Senior Research Scientist and director of the Digital Library Project at Stanford University. His interests include user interfaces for small devices, novel Web search facilities, and browsing facilities for digital artifacts that are difficult to index. With his group of students he has designed and implemented WebBase, an experimental storage system for Web contents. His work on small devices has focused on novel methods for summarizing and transforming Web pages, and on browsing images on small devices. Dr. Paepcke has served on numerous program committees, including a position as Vice Program Chair, heading the World-Wide Web Conference's 'Browsers and User Interfaces' program track, and as Program chair of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. He was a member on several National Science Foundation proposal evaluation panels. Dr. Paepcke received BS and MS degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Previously, he worked as a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratory, and as a research consultant at Xerox PARC.

David Pcolar is the Library Systems Research and Development Specialist for the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He manages the storage and virtual compute infrastructure for the UNC Libraries, and is the technical manager for the Carolina Digital Repository.

Jodi Schneider is a Ph.D. student at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI Galway, Ireland. Her research interests include scientific and scholarly communication and the Social Semantic Web. Before joining DERI, Jodi founded an open access journal for library technologists (Code4Lib Journal), was community liaison for the research summary wiki AcaWiki, and worked in academic libraries. She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and a M.A. in mathematics (University of Texas, Austin). At DERI, her current research is on argumentation on the Social Semantic Web, and she serves on W3C groups on Scientific Discourse in biosciences and Library Linked Data.

Lars G. Svensson is an IT Manager at the German National Library, where his work focuses on information retrieval and library data integration using Web 2.0 and Semantic Web technologies. His group’s recent projects include releasing the German library’s PND authority files as linked data. Lars is a frequent speaker on the use of linked data and Semantic Web in libraries. He serves on the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group.

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Bing Zhu is a research assistant professor at the Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University. Dr. Zhu has had many years of research and software development experience in the areas of distributed data management and grid computing at San Diego Supercomputer Center. He has been serving as a consultant for the Policy-Driven Repository Interoperability (PoDRI) project. His current research interests include web archiving, distributed digital repositories, and digital preservation policies.