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XML 2001 Call for Presentations, Tutorials, Exhibits and Sponsors

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XML 2001 Call for Presentations, Tutorials, Exhibits and Sponsors 
December 9-14, 2001
Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, Florida


XML: What Really Works?
Interest in XML has virtually exploded since it was first introduced at this
conference five years ago. XML is the basis for many new technologies and a
host of new business models and products.  But are all these new
technologies and products worthwhile?  Do they really solve business needs?
The answers to these important questions will be found at this year's
conference, XML: What Really Works? 
This is where you come in. We are looking for top-quality tutorials and
talks that help attendees understand what works and what doesn't, as well as
glimpses into the future. The attendees at XML 2001 want to hear first hand
from the experts which products will solve their problems and which
methodologies will meet their needs.  Whether as speaker, tutorial
presenter, exhibitor, or sponsor, XML 2001 provides the best forum to share
your knowledge or demonstrate your products.  .
XML 2001 continues its 15-year tradition of offering high quality content.
Two days of tutorials will be followed by four days of conference sessions.
The vendor exhibition will run during the first three days of the

Conference Topic Areas

Speaking sessions:  Suggested topic areas are Core Technologies, Web
Services, Knowledge Management, Electronic Commerce, Publishing, Case
Studies, Wireless Applications, and Healthcare.  Other ideas are welcome.
Talks can be introductory or advanced, geared to implementers or executives.
We are not looking for extremely technical developer content or introductory
talks about what XML is (although introductory tutorials are welcomed). 
Vendor presentations:  This year we offer two areas designed for product
presentations.  The New Technologies area is ideal for demonstrations of
brand new technologies.  The Vendor Offerings area will include
demonstrations of new or existing products. 

Town Meetings:  XML 2001 will host a new event, called "Town Hall Meetings."
Held throughout the conference, these interactive forums are designed to
allow all attendees to join open-mike town-hall forums. This will be a great
way to ask questions, listen to suggestions, soak up praise, endure abuse,
hold straw polls, or go into more detail on particular issues not possible
during other presentations. 

Call for Presentations


All interested parties are invited to submit proposals.  Presentations will
be chosen to fit 45-minute time blocks (30-35 minutes for presentation and
10-15 minutes for questions). A version of the paper must also be written in
XML for publication in the Proceedings (with the exception of product
demonstrations). XML authoring software will be provided. Further
instructions will follow upon acceptance of a presentation. Electronic
conference proceedings will be produced and made available on the Website
and CD-ROM.

All selected speakers will receive a free registration for the conference
(December 11-14), provided their paper, tagged in XML, is received by the
October 15, 2001 deadline.  In addition, all submitters of complete
abstracts not chosen for the conference will automatically receive a
discount of $100 off the conference registration amount.  Registration
instructions will be forwarded.

Submissions must be made online by June 15, 2001.

Call for Town Hall Meetings

All interested parties are invited to submit proposals for Town Hall
Meetings at XML 2001.  You may suggest an idea and/or a discussion leader. 

Submissions must be made online by June 15, 2001.

Call for Tutorials 

GCA is seeking highly qualified instructors to lead tutorials, which will be
selected based on merits of the topic and instructor.  Tutorials will be
one-half, full or two-day workshops.  Please be sure to indicate any special
requirements and length of your tutorial on the submission form. A complete
handout for the tutorial will be required.

Selected instructors will receive a free Gold Pass registration (December
9-14), provided their tutorial handout is received by the November 16, 2001
deadline.  In addition, all submitters of complete abstracts not chosen for
the conference will automatically receive a discount of $100 off the
conference registration amount.  Registration instructions will be

Submissions must be made online by June 29, 2001.

Please note: Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered for
tutorials or presentations. Material must reflect information as described
in the acceptance abstract and must be original work of professional
quality. Selected authors will be notified and guideline materials will
Vendor/Product Presentations 
Precedence will be given to submissions that demonstrate products to be
launched at XML 2001, products to be announced and demonstrated first at XML
2001, brand new technologies, new versions of existing products,
standards-compliance, and/or interoperability proof (i.e., showing more than
one product from different vendors working together). 

Submissions must be made online by  October 1, 2001.

Late Breaking News

Due to the nature of the event topics, GCA will reserve several speaking
spots for "Late-Breaking News Sessions." These presentations will be
designed for ideas and technical developments so new that normal lead-time
is not possible. These sessions will be awarded at the discretion of the
conference chair and planning committee. If you are interested in submitting
a late breaking news session, please request a slot by June 15, and submit
your proposal online by October 1, 2001.

Call for Exhibitors & Sponsors

The Annual XML event has earned a reputation for excellence, providing
vendors access to perhaps the most well-informed and well-qualified audience
on XML. We invite you to join the more than 100 exhibiting companies at this
year's event.  The conference and exposition has several sponsorship
opportunities available. Organizations interested in participating as an
exhibitor or sponsor should contact:

Julie Desmond
Phone: +1 617 698 0277

Associated, Affiliated, and Related Meetings

GCA encourages other organizations (especially standards activities groups)
to meet the week before or after XML 2001. We will be happy to assist you
with your planning.  Please contact 

Dave Kunkel, Program Manager
Phone: +1 703 519 8165
for information on organizing a related activity.

Submission Schedule 

June 29		Presentation and Tutorial Submission Deadline
July 20		Notification of Selection
October 15	Presentation Papers Due (marked up using the designated XML
November 16	Tutorial Handouts Due

Marion L. Elledge
Senior VP/IT
Graphic Communications Association 


Check out the upcoming GCA/IT events:
XML Europe 2001, Berlin Germany, 22-26 May 2001

Extreme Markup Languages 2001, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 12-17, 2001

XML 2001, Orlando, Florida, December 9-14, 2001