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February 20, 2002
ICE and PRISM
Interoperability Demos to be featured at Seybold NY
IDEAlliance and the
IDEAlliance Working Groups will feature a booth at this year's
Seybold New York event, February 20-22, at the Javits Convention
Center. A special highlight of this year's booth will be the live
demos being given by members of ICE and PRISM Working Groups. Come
see the standards in action! Learn more about ICE and PRISM at www.icestandard.org and www.prismstandard.org
offer--The Seybold Report is offering a substantial discount to
The publishers of The Seybold Report are offering
IDEAlliance members a special introductory offer of $150 off of
their regular subscription price. Special bonus--until March 15, you
have unrestricted access to current and past issues of The Seybold
Report. See www.idealliance.org/membersonly
for details on this offer and instructions on the unrestricted
online access. For members only access, please see instructions
Technologies 2002--March 12-14
This year's focus is
on "Bridging Knowledge Communities". Presenters will explore the
rapidly growing interest in technologies that provide solutions and
tools to the various knowledge communities. BONUS--registrants can
also attend sessions at the co-located Open Publish 2002 conference!
Venue: The Westin Seattle Hotel, in Seattle, Washington. Learn more
or call 703-837-1087 to register.
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Group Releases Draft Requirements for Industry Comment
ICE2 Moves Content
Syndication into Web Services Environment; Comments Due March 8,
(February 20, 2002) - IDEAlliance and the ICE (Information and Content
Exchange) Authoring Group have announced that the Draft Requirements for
ICE2 Specification will be released to the public on February 21, 2002.
The release will take place during the XML and Publishing Hot Technology
Day of the Seybold Conference and Exposition in New York City.
According to Dr. Richard
Martin, Chairman of the ICE2 Specification Development Committee, "For the
next version of the ICE protocol, it is critical to consider integration
of Web Services' related standards for the ICE2 definition. Given that ICE
content syndication and the Web Services standards are squarely focused on
distributed computing space, the synergy between the two sets of standards
should be exploited to make ICE2 more complete and easier to
The ICE Authoring Group has
initially identified 15 draft requirements that identify the lessons
learned during the past four years of ICE implementations, coupled with
continued innovations in the XML community, to review and refine ICE to
meet the growing demands of business. The goal is to express the ICE
content syndication standard as a Web Service. This first major revision
of the ICE Specification will focus on compatibility with the three major
Web Services Standards æ WSDL, SOAP and UDDI.
In addition to the exciting
new technical work being undertaken by the ICE Authoring Group, the shift
toward opening the technical work to industry involvement is another major
milestone for the ICE Authoring Group. According to David Steinhardt,
President and CEO of IDEAlliance, "ICE1 was developed by the activity
sponsors, who held a vested interest in solving the problem of automating
and managing content exchange. Today, four years later, the environment
has changed dramatically. We are opening the technical development and
seek input from the entire industry to ensure that ICE2 meets the
requirements of a broader community."
Development of the ICE2
specification is an open industry activity. Anyone interested in
participation can begin by reviewing the Draft Requirements Document at http://www.icestandard.org. Comments
relating to the ICE2 Specification Draft Requirements are due back to the
ICE-AG by March 8, 2002.
To learn more about
participation in the ICE development activity, e-mail Laird Popkin,
Chairman of the ICE Authoring Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Richard Martin,
Chairman of the ICE2 development effort, at email@example.com.
About ICE and the ICE
ICE (Information and Content
Exchange) is a key industry initiative hosted by IDEAlliance and sponsored
by a group of companies who have a common interest in solving the problem
of automating and managing the exchange of every type of content. The
group consists of software developers and companies who distribute or
consume content, whether commercially or within intranet and extranet
frameworks. The ICE Authoring Group and the ICE Network are open to all
companies and include companies such as Adobe Systems, Vignette, Active
Data Exchange, Oracle, Tribune Media Services, and 3Path, Inc. Learn more
about ICE at http://www.icestandard.org.
Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization.
Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all
publishing and content-related processes by developing standards,
fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. IDEAlliance
has been a leader in information technology since 1966 (founded as Graphic
Communications Association) having fostered the development and adoption
of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI, Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM,
PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more about IDEAlliance at http://www.idealliance.org.
Contact Diane Kennedy at 630-941-8197 or SGMLdk@aol.com