Speakers’ profiles

Paul Ayris

Paul Ayris

Dr Paul Ayris

Library Services, University College London, UK

Dr Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL.

He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.


Andreas Rauber

Andreas Rauber

Prof. Andreas Rauber

Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology.

Andreas Rauber is Associate Professor at the Department of Software Technology and Interactive Systems (ifs) at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). He furthermore is president of AARIT, the Austrian Association for Research in IT and a Key Researcher at Secure Business Austria (SBA-Research). He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the Vienna University of Technology in 1997 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Pisa as an ERCIM Research Fellow, followed by an ERCIM Research position at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), at Rocquencourt, France, in 2002.

Prof. Andreas Rauber: rauber@ifs.tuwien.ac.at.

Gerhard Budini

Gerhard Budini

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Budin

Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna

Gerhard Budin is full professor for terminology studies and translation technologies at the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna. His research interests focus on corpus linguistics, language technologies, terminology and communication studies, digital humanities, carrying out many EU-funded or national research projects. He is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences where he founded the Insitute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technologies in 2010.

Dr. Gerhard Budin: gerhard.budin@univie.ac.at



Catriona MacCallum

Catriona MacCallum, PhD

PLOS Acting Advocacy Director

Catriona MacCallum is the Acting Advocacy Director at PLOS, and a member of the Boards of OASPA (the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) and OpenAire. She entered publishing in 1998 as the assistant Editor of the Elsevier journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution, becoming Editor in 1999 and Managing Editor in 2001. She joined PLOS in July 2003 as one of the launch editors of PLOS and PLOS Biology. She was a Senior Editor on PLOS Biology for 10 years, Consulting Editor on PLOS ONE for 7 years, and was involved in the planning stages of the PLOS community journals and PLOS ONE. She took a sabbatical from PLOS in 2007-2008 as an invited Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin. She studied Zoology at Edinburgh University, and has a Ph.D. on the evolutionary ecology and genetics of speciation. She has spoken and written extensively about the transformation of scholarly publishing and is a keen advocate of open access, open science, and the reform of scholarly communication. In 2014, she was part of the independent panel reviewing the implementation of RCUK’s policy on Open Access.

Catriona MacCallum: cmaccallum@plos.org