July 4(Wed), 2012 English/Japanese Bilingual
IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) will host conferences alongside eBooks 2012.
IDPF is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.
Organizer: IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum)
Supported by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Seminar 1: 13:00-14:00
Readium Project: Accelerating adoption of EPUB 3 –A report from the project members
Mr. Markus Gyling, CTO, IDPF & DAISY Consortium
Demonstration: ACCESS, Voyager, ATDO
Readium Project, a new open source initiative to develop a comprehensive reference implementation of EPUB 3 on WebKit, the widely adopted open source HTML5 rendering engine. Packaged as a test application for content developers, the Readium codebase will also serve as a steppingstone for commercial reading systems. A universal digital publishing format for the open web benefits the entire industry and ultimately consumers, who want the freedom to read on their choice of applications and devices. IDPF CTO Markus Gyling along with the Japanese project members will demonstrate the achievements of Readium including presentation on the Japanese language adaptation.
Seminar 2: 14:00-15:00
EPUB 3 Now: The Latest of US/Global eBook Productions
Ms. Elizabeth Castro, Author specializing in Web Tech/Digital Publishing/EPUB
Q&A: Mr. Tatsuo Kobayashi, IDPF Board Member
Bestselling author of books on EPUB, HTML, CSS, Blogger, Perl and CGI, and more including “EPUB Straight to the Point”, Elizabeth Castro will present variety of cases of eBook productions on EPUB 3 including rich content such as magazines in US and other parts of the world. Q&A at the end of the session
Seminar 3: 16:00-17:00
EPUB 3 Viewers for Japanese, EPUB 3 adoption cases including Manga
Mr. Hiraku Inoue, Vice President Software Engineering, Digital Reading Business Division(DRBD), Sony Electronics Inc.
Mr. Ren Ando, Group Manager, Product Management, Ebook Japan Division at Rakuten
Mr. Yutaka Tashiro, Digital Business Division - Deputy General Manager SHUEISHA Inc.
Mr. Masashi Okamoto, Digital Business Division - Manager SHUEISHA Inc.
Reports about initiatives of adoption of EPUB 3 in Japan. On viewers for devices and content.
1. EPUB 3 on Sony Reader
2. Rakuten/Kobo for Japan and Global Development
3. EPUB 3 for Manga
Seminar 4: 17:00-18:00
Panel Discussion: Adoption of EPUB 3 in Japan, eBook Publishing Trend
Mr. Yashio Uemura, President Pubridge
Mr. Kazuo Shimokawa, Vice Chairman JEPA
Mr. Kouchi Masato, EBPA-J
Mr. Kyoji Tahara, AEBS
Mr. Bill McCoy, Executive Director IDPF
Mr. Daihei Shiohama, Voyager Head of International Business/ Inbeatween Com CEOF
No more time for talking nonsense. Time to act. Leaders of the industry key organizations will discuss the trend, adoption of EPUB 3 in Japan, general overview as well as any impending issues.