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International Web Accessibility Summit

Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2000

Opening and Closing addresses

Photograph of Dr Hoylen Sue The Opening and Closing addresses were given by Dr Hoylen Sue,
Technical Manager, Australian W3C Office

Dr Hoylen Sue is a Senior Research Scientist at the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) based in Brisbane, Australia.

He is currently the technical manager of the Australian W3C Office. He is also the Advisory Committee representative to the World Wide Web Consortium for DSTC and is a member of the W3C XML Query Working Group.

In DSTC, he is a project leader of the Titanium project, which is researching data transformations and interoperability. Currently, the project is focusing on the use of XML technologies and is targeting electronic health records in the health care domain.

He is also a project leader of the Maenad project, which is researching the use of metadata for multimedia. He has been involved in research into resource discovery, methods for discovering, accessing, and retrieving electronic resources on the Internet.

Hoylen has previously been working in the Resource Discovery Unit on configurable metadata tools. He has experience with encoding metadata in XML and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard. He is a part of the AVEL team, developing an Australasian engineering metadata subject gateway. Hoylen has expertise in implementing distributed applications in Perl, Java and C++ programming languages. He has also been involved with the Research Data Network Co-operative Research Centre, focussing on information management on the Internet.

Hoylen completed his D.Phil from the University of Sussex in 1995 on Implicit modelling for animation. He has a strong electrical engineering background, with a first class honours Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland, as well as a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Hoylen has previously worked for a software services company providing innovative solutions in new technologies; specialising in advanced network and services management, OSI applications, open distributed systems, and information services. He has also worked in a relational database company on the development of their core product.

Hoylen is a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

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