Wed, 13 Sep 2000 07:36:46 +1100
Just to update you on the Australian involvement in W3C . . .
AUSTRALIAN SCIENTIST RE-ELECTED TO W3C ADVISORY BOARD
The Chief Scientist of Australian company IPR Systems Dr. Renato
Iannella has been elected to the prestigious Advisory Board of the World
Wide Web Consortium, W3C. The nine-member Advisory Board also includes
elected representatives from Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, Adobe, Boeing, Sun,
Nokia, and Opera Software.
This significant appointment extends his current involvement in W3C as
an active member of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working groups
on Metadata (the Resource Description Framework) and XML Technologies
(XML Schema). He was a prime mover in the establishment of the Dublin
Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and member of the DCMI Advisory
Committee. He is also a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF) working group on Uniform Resources Identifiers and the Electronic
Book Exchange Working Group.
Based in Brisbane, Renato Iannella is the Chief Scientist at IPR Systems
(see below) responsible for research, development, and standards
compliance strategies for IPR Systems’ products and services. He has
previously been Principal Research Scientist at DSTC Pty Limited for the
past six years and joined IPR Systems in early March to head its
research and development work.Renato has worked with many communities in
developing services for metadata capture, access and retrieval, and
management and has actively consulted to large enterprise organisations
on internet architectures and strategies for information management.
ABOUT IPR SYSTEMS: IPR Systems Pty Ltd. was formed in August 1999
based on three years of research undertaken by Propagate Pty Ltd. into
the issues, business models and technologies of rights management, or
intellectual property rights thus the "IPR" in the IPR Systems name. IPR
Systems’ co-founder and VP of Product Development, Peter Higgs, led that
research and procured the rights to the Propagate R&D. IPR Systems is
commercialising this research into software solutions that manage
intellectual property (IP) in a digital environment.
Among its current projects is OzAuthors, a joint venture with the
Australian Society of Authors using DBX (Digital Book Exchange)
technology. DBX is digital rights management software developed by IPR
Systems which enables rightsholders to set the rights and permissions
related to their work so that it can be securely traded on-line. IPR
Systems’ vision is to provide a safe and secure environment that allows
authors and other rightsholders to publish, promote and sell their
works easily on-line. OzAuthors is currently in stage one of its pilot
project and is available at http://www.ozauthors.com.
For further information and interviews, please contact:
Media – IPR Systems
m 0414 389 551
Dr Renato Iannella
Chief Scientist – IPR Systems
p (07) 3848 4958
m 04 1313 2206