Steven R. Newcomb    (ARC)

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Steven R. Newcomb ( is a consultant with Coolheads Consulting in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.    (ARE)

Dr. Newcomb edited and drafted ISO/IEC 13250:2000 and :2003, the Topic Maps International Standard, which is also known as "XTM" ("XML Topic Maps"). His standards work currently focuses on the Topic Maps Reference Model. Dr. Newcomb also edited the ISO Hypermedia/Time-based Structuring Language ("HyTime", ISO/IEC 10744:1992 and :1997), and the ISO Standard Music Description Language (ISO/IEC 10743:1996).    (ARF)

Dr. Newcomb was an Associate Professor at Florida State University from 1980-94. There, he co-founded and co-directed the FSU Center for Music Research, using "Centers of Excellence" funding from the Florida Legislature. The CMR's research umbrella included psychomusicology, music therapy, and the development of hardware and software systems for music instruction. Research partners included the University of Illinois's Computer-based Education Research Laboratory and Lucasfilm.    (ARG)

Dr. Newcomb served as CEO of TechnoTeacher, Inc. (Rochester, New York and Dallas, Texas) from 1994-2000. During that time, TechnoTeacher pioneered the implementation of the ISO HyTime standard, creating its HyMinder, HyBrowse, and GroveMinder software library products. GroveMinder's licensees include major aerospace, telecom, computer systems, and other businesses, and civilian and military agencies of national and state governments.    (ARH)

Dr. Newcomb founded and co-chairs the annual IDEAlliance conference series now known as "Extreme Markup Languages" now in its eleventh year. The next "Extreme" will be held August 2-6, 2004, in Montreal, Canada (    (ARI)