Day 1 – Tuesday 25th, June 2019



by Arnaud Beaufort, Deputy General Director, BnF.


by Laurent Le Meur, CTO, EDRLab.


Session 1

EPUB3 is in production today

EPUB3 is live and running

by Luc Audrain,  Head of Digitization, Hachette Livre.

Checking EPUB3 accessibility in production

by Romain Deltour, Software Developer, DAISY Consortium.


Coffee break


Session 2

New technology trends in the publishing industry

1 – When AI enters Publishing process…

by Vincent Wartelle, Founder & CEO, ISI.

2 – Improving automatic image description in EPUB using Artificial Intelligence

by Gregorio Pellegrino, Chief Accessibility Officer, LIA.

3. The Content Blockchain Project

by Sebastian Posth, Co-initiator and Contributor,




Session 3

Digital market trends

1 – The Audio Revolution in the US, Europe and China

by Lisa Faith Phillips, Chief Development Officer, China-US Women’s Foundation.

2 – Introduction to the Advanced Publishing Lab (APL) in Japan / The Japanese eBook market & the remarkable business of Manga.

by Niina Shin, Chief Operating Officer, Media Do Holdings / APLDaihei Shiohama, President and CEO, Media Do International.

3 – European eBook Barometer 2019

by Rüdiger Wischenbart, Director Publisher’s Forum, Publishers Forum Berlin.


Afternoon break


Session 4

Readium open-source projects

1 – Data-driven marketing leveraging, Readium for the Cloud

by Andrew Rhomberg, Founder, Jellybooks.

2 – Readium mobile : deployment 

by Aferdita Muriqi, Lead Mobile Engineer, EDRLab.

3 – Readium Web Reader, for e-lending in Norway

by Ketil Stadskleiv, Chief Technical Officer, Bokbasen.

4 – Thorium, the first Readium Desktop application

by Daniel Weck, Lead Software Developer, EDRLab.

5 – Status of LCP deployment, worldwide

by Laurent Le MeurChief Technical Officer, EDRLab.

6 – The large deployment of LCP in Canada

by Jean-Philippe Bougie, Lead Developer, De Marque Jean-François Cusson, CEO,

7 – Integrated solutions for deploying LCP, an example from Australia

by Gavin Perry, Director of Digital Solutions, Webqem.



Near the BnF site, on the péniche “Jardin Sauvage”.

Day 2 – Wednesday 26th, June 2019


Session 5

EPUB 3 has few limits

1 – How EPUB is adopted by the news industry

by Jean-Claude PoizatMidi Libre. and Jean-Christophe LopezLéanova.

2 – Pushing the boundaries of beautiful, interactive Fixed Layout EPUB

by Ken Jones, Director, Circular Software.


Coffee break


Session 6

Books in browsers; audio-books; visual-books 

1 – Designing books in browsers using Paged.js

by Julie Blanc, Researcher and Graphic Designer, Labo Paragraphe Paris.

2 – A standard format for audiobooks, first profile of W3C Web Publications

by Wendy Reid, Senior Quality Analyst, Kobo.

4 – Digital comics, the next profile of Web Publications.

by Yoann Lescoul, Artist, Pika Florian Dupas, Founder & CEO, Kwalia.

5 – IIIF, the International Image Interoperability Framework

by Emmanuelle Bermès, Technical and Scientific assistant at Network Services Direction, Bibliothèque Nationale de France & Vladimir Tybin, Digital Curator, digital legal deposit department –  Bibliothèque Nationale de France.




Session 7

UE initiatives & Accessibility

1 – New international and EU accessibility legislation: the Marrakech Treaty and the European Accessibility Act

by Cristina Mussinelli, International Book Expert, Secretary general LIA Foundation.

2 – Global specifications for accessible publications – Essential for implementation of EU Accessibility Act

by Avneesh Singh, Chief Operating Officer, DAISY Consortium.

3 – Developing the offer of accessible ebooks: the French strategic plan

by Claire Leymonerie, Project Manager Book Economy, Ministère de la Culture.


Coffee break


Session 8

Accessible software

1 – Open-source reading systems are becoming accessible

by Fernando Pinto, President, DAISY France.

2 – Specialized reading systems adopt EPUB 3,  the case of Easy Reader

by Mattias Karlsson, Alt Format Product Manager, Dolphin.

3 – Dyslexia helpers to be integrated in Readium

by Luc Maumet, Consultant on assisting technologies & dyslexia, EDRLab.



Closing Speech

by Virginie Clayssen, Chief Innovation Officer, EDRLab President, Editis

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