Review Board

The review board is responsible for setting the theme of the colloquium and for reviewing and selecting the presentations and papers. We have established an anonymous review process. The members of the review board are introduced here.

Sissi Closs is professor of Information and Media Technology at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, and owner of C-Topic Consulting. She is considered one of Germany's leading experts in the area of online documentation, single source publishing, XML, and DITA and has written and published many books on software documentation, and for many years has advised publishing houses and professional associations in the field technical documentation.

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Meex is an Assistant Professor of German and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts, Subfaculty of Language and Communication of the University of Leuven in Antwerp.

She received her PhD in German Linguistics from the University of Leuven in 2001. She is a certified trainer in Technical Communication (tekom) and is actively engaged in tekom Belgium. Her research is inspired by the desire to incorporate the disciplines of discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics.She has published research articles in the fields of cognitive semantics, corporate communication as well as technical and medical communication.

Michael Meng studied German linguistics and psycholinguistics at the University of Jena and the University of Edinburgh. After completing his PhD on syntactic analysis during reading in 1998, he worked as technical writer and later on as department manager Documentation and localization for a local software company. In 2012, Michael Meng was appointed professor for applied linguistics at Hochschule Merseburg (University of Applied Sciences) where he now teaches courses on text analysis, text production and cognitive psychology in the B. Eng. and M. A. programs on Technical Communication.

Klaus-Dirk Schmitz is Full Professor of Terminology Studies at Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany. His teaching and research activities focus on terminology theory and terminology management as wells as on software localization and computer tools for translators. Numerous articles and books where he acts as author, co-author and editor show his excellent expertise in these fields. Prof. Schmitz has also taken a leadership role in national and international forums e.g. as president of the International Information Centre for Terminology Infoterm (2001-2009), vice-president of the German Terminology Association, chairman of the German Standards Committee on Computer Applications in Terminology and member of several advisory boards.

Klaus Schubert is a professor of Applied Linguistics/International Specialized Communication at the University of Hildesheim (Germany). He was a sociolinguist at the University of Kiel (Germany), a computational linguist and project leader at the Research Department of the Software House BSO/Buro voor Systeemontwikkeling BV in Utrecht (Netherlands) and a consultant and technical manager at BSO/Language Technology BV in Baarn (Netherlands). For many years he served as a Professor of Computational Linguistics and Technical Communication at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg (Germany). Main research areas: Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, Specialized Communication Studies, Interlinguistics.