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Lawrence Mandel

Naci Dai is the chief scientist and founder of eteration, a.s. An active open source advocate, he created the ObjectWeb Lomboz project and is a member of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project. Naci is a member of the faculty at Sabanci University, where he teaches object technologies and distributed computing. He received a Ph.D. from Carleton University.

Lawrence Mandel is a software developer on the IBM Rational XML Web Services Team. He is responsible for the XML group of validators, which include validators for DTD, WSDL, XML, and XSD. Lawrence has served as the ecosystem and documentation leads since the inception of the WTP project, and he is currently working on a new enterprise portfolio management product. He is also leading the Apache Woden project, which is creating a reference implementation of WSDL 2.0. He received an Hon. B.Sc. in computer science and human biology from the University of Toronto.

Arthur Ryman is a software architect and development manager at the IBM Toronto Laboratory. For the last decade, he has worked on Java Web application development tools, including VisualAge for Java, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Rational Application Developer, and Eclipse Web Tools (WTP). He led the creation of the WTP project and served as the lead of its Web Standard Tools subproject through the Eclipse Callisto release. Arthur is a member of the W3C Web Service Description Working Group and an editor of the Web Services Description Language 2.0 (WSDL 2.0) specification. He is an adjunct professor of computer science at York University, Toronto, and a Sun Certified Java Programmer. He received a Ph.D. from Oxford.