MURATA Makoto [FAMILY Given](1960-)


I am an XML expert. I have contributed to standardization, research, evangelization, education, and practical applications of XML. In particular, I am internationally recognized as an expert of XML schema languages. I graduated from the Science Department of Kyoto University in 1982, and hold a Doctor of Engineering from Tsukuba University. I have been the coordinator of IDPF/EPUB WG/Enhanced Global Language Support Sub-Group since 2010, the convenor of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG4 (OOXML) since 2008, and the chair of the JIS ODF committee since 2006. I have received the survey paper award from JSSST in 2007, the achievement award and the international standardization develpment award from the Information Processing Society of Japan in 2006, and the best paper award of Internet Conference in Japan in 1998. I have been on the board of directors of JSSST (Japan Society for Software Science and Technology) since 2008.

I have taught in International University of Japan, NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), and Tsukuba University. My present and past customers include Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, HARP (Harmonized Applictaions Relational Platform), Hokkaido Institute Regional Studies, DuoSystems, Justsystems, Infoteria, IBM Japan, and Microsoft.