Standing Program Committee
Dominic Farace is Head of GreyNet International and Director of TextRelease, an independent information bureau specializing in grey literature and networked information. He holds degrees in sociology from Creighton University (BA) and the University of New Orleans (MA).
Stefania Biagioni graduated in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Pisa and specialized in Data Processing and DBMS. She is currently an associate member of the research staff at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI).
Silvia Giannini graduated and specialized in library Sciences. Since 1987 she has been working in Pisa at the Institute for the Science and Technologies of Information "A. Faedo" of the Italian National Council of Research (ISTI-CNR). Currently she is the Head of the Library and Scientific Documentation Center of the CNR in Pisa.
Henk Harmsen wrote a PH.D. at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (VU) about automatic syntactical- and semantic text-parsing. He was head of the IT department and interim manager of an institute of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 1998 he went to the UvA as a librarian and operational manager at the Faculty of Science. He has lead a few reorganisations and he is the primary 'booster' of various innovative IT-projects. Since 2005 Henk is the vice director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS).
Tomas Lipinski is the Dean of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Margret Plank is currently the Head of the Competence Centre for Non-Textual Materials at the German National Library of Science and Technology in Hannover (Germany). The aim of the Competence Centre for Non-Textual Materials is to develop emerging tools and services.
Dobrica Savic is Head of the Nuclear Information Section (NIS) of the IAEA. He holds a PhD degree from Middlesex University in London, an MPhil degree in Library and Information Science from Loughborough University, UK, an MA in International Relations from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Joachim Schöpfel is senior lecturer at the Department of Information and Library Sciences at the Charles de Gaulle University of Lille 3 and Researcher at the GERiiCO laboratory. He is interested in scientific information, academic publishing, open access, grey literature and eScience. He is a member of GreyNet and euroCRIS. He is also the Director of the National Digitization Centre for PhD Theses (ANRT) in Lille, France.
Plato Smith is the Data Management Librarian at the University of Florida with experience in academic research libraries, digital libraries, and data management. He received his doctorate in the field of Information Science from the School of Information within the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University, Florida's iSchool, Summer 2014. From 2005 to 2012, he was Department Head for the FSU Libraries' Digital Library where he developed, populated, and managed digital collections in the FSU Libraries' digital content management system, DigiNole Repository, and electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) institutional repository.
Ján Turňa is the Director of the Center of Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republic since 2007. He is a chairman of the Committee of the Slovak Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a member of the National Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a member of the Scientific Council of SAS. In 2010, he ran for the post of Dean of the Faculty of Science, Charles University. Since 2015 he has been the director of the Science Park of Comenius University.
Hana Vycitalova graduated with a master's degree in Information science and librarianship at the Charles University in Prague. She works in the National Library of Technology in Prague (NTK). Currently, she is leader of the Center of repositories in the NTK and coordinator of the international Conference on Grey Literature and Repositories in the Czech Republic. She is interested in grey literature, digital repositories, open access, research data, enhanced publications and free licences.