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Announcing SVG Open 2003, the 2nd Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics!  The conference will be held July 13-18, 2003 at a scenic seaside resort in Vancouver, Canada.  For full details on the conference, tune your Browser to the conference Web site:


If you have ideas, experience, products or strategies involving SVG, then this is your chance to tell the world! Come to share your valuable information with a diverse worldwide community of SVG developers, designers and users at this annual forum on all things Scalable, Vectorial and Graphical.

We invite all those interested in

     presenting a paper, 
     teaching a course, 
     exhibiting at a booth, or 
     sponsoring the conference 

to submit your proposals now.  Just follow the instructions at


The deadline for submitting paper abstracts and course outlines is February 28, 2003, so don't delay.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an exciting new World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) open standard enabling high-quality, dynamic, interactive, stylable graphics to be delivered over the Web using accessible, human-readable XML.

SVG Open 2003 Conference delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the SVG standard, how to use it to create effective and compelling Web content, techniques for developing SVG software solutions, and the latest developments from the W3C. They will meet the authors of the SVG specifications and the creators of SVG applications in person, and they will have the opportunity to provide input for future development. At the SVG Open 2003 Exhibition, delegates will get a chance to see the newest SVG applications and tools at work, and they will hear early announcements of upcoming SVG product releases. SVG Open 2003 courses will enlighten on SVG, XML and related standards, graphic design and Web application design. Courses will be available at both introductory and advanced levels, in order to serve the needs of all conference attendees.


The conference will be of interest to the following groups of individuals:
- Software developers 
- Web and UI designers 
- Web application developers 
- Graphic artists 
- Creators of database-driven content and applications 
- Creators of mobile computing solutions 
- Specialists in Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Design, modelling, publishing, multimedia and other fields involving professional graphics 
- Creators and users of data visualization solutions, including business charting, scientific graphing, schematics, maps, etc.


The conference is an SVG community project hosted by SchemaSoft (http://www.schemasoft.com) and co-hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium (http://www.w3.org).  Significant supporting roles are played by Department of Computer Science - University of Victoria (http://www.uvic.ca), Institute of Cartography - ETH Zurich (http://www.karto.ethz.ch), Vancouver XML Developers Association (http:www.vanx.org) and other organizations.


For conference program and Web site inquiries, please e-mail svgopen@schemasoft.com or call SchemaSoft: tel (604)682-3404 x105 / fax (604)682-3432.

For exhibition and sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail congress@venuewest.com with "SVG Open 2003" in the subject line, or call Paul Morris at Venue West: tel (604)681-5226 / fax (604)681-2503.


If you know of others who might be interested in presenting at, contributing to, or attending this conference, please pass on this message.


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