Jacques Steyn


Dr Jacques Steyn
Head: School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa
Director: IDIA

Jacques Steyn holds a multidisciplanary PhD in languages and complex system from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was first lecturer, then senior advisor at the University of South Africa for more than a decade, and an Associate Professor for Multimedia at the University of Pretoria.

In 1999 he developed the first general XML-based language for music (http://www.musicmarkup.info) and was later the South African representative at MPEG-7 ISO standard workgroup (Workgroup 11: ISO/IEC JTC/SC 29), focusing on symbolic music notation.

He was consultant on web technologies and multimedia for about ten years. He is member of ACM, IEEE and CSSA.

His main present focus is on using web technologies and information systems in developing environments.

Details at: http//:www.steyn.pro