Full Programme for XTech
Premier European XML Industry
Event Expands Focus to "XML,
the Web and Beyond";
Co-hosted by the Mozilla Foundation,W3C, and OASIS, Presenters Include BBC, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun
Alexandria, Va. - March 7, 2005
- IDEAlliance, a leading industry association
dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today
announced the full programme for XTech (formerly
XML Europe) being held 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam,
XTech 2005 is the premier European conference
for developers and managers working with XML and Web technologies, bringing
together the worlds of Web development, open source, semantic Web, and open
standards. Formerly known as XML
Europe, XTech has widened its scope to "XML, the
Web and Beyond," incorporating neighboring technology topics from the Web
attendees will have access to experts at the cutting edge of XML and web
technology," says Edd Dumbill,
XTech 2005 conference chair. "In addition to
XML, XTech 2005 will cover the latest in Rich
Internet Application platforms, blogging, the
semantic web, and more."
The keynote speakers at XTech 2005 will be Paula Le Dieu,
Co-Director, Creative Archive, BBC; Jean Paoli, Senior Director of XML
Architecture, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); and Mike Shaver, Mozilla
Other well-known presenters include:
Rob Relyea, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft
Senior Software Engineer, IBM (NYSE: IBM)
Daniel Vogelheim, Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW)
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Corp., (NASDAQ: ORCL)
Jeff Bennett, Principal
Systems Designer, Justsystem Corporation, Japan
"This conference is a true
international forum for XML and numerous related technologies," says Kazunori Ukigawa, president,
Justsystem Corporation, XTech 2005 Diamond Sponsor.
"With this year's expanded programme, XTech
2005 is an event that no forward-looking organization can afford to
"We're looking forward to sharing some of Mozilla's exciting strategies and technologies at XTech," says Mitchell Baker, president of the Mozilla Foundation, which is co-hosting the event. "XTech 2005 will provide a great forum for a diverse and influential group to come together, discuss and collaborate on driving toward standards for the next-generation of web technology."
Educational tracks for XTech 2005 are:
Core Technologies - The
Core Technologies track is the traditional home ground of developer-focused
technical talks at XTech. Presentations focus on XML
standards, new XML applications, techniques for processing XML, and other markup topics.
- The applications track covers the use of XML, Web and knowledge
technologies, with talks aimed at both technical and managerial attendees.
Topics include deployment stories, open source implementations, new
vocabularies and integration.
Technology - Presentations in this track will be largely aimed
at developers, but also will include higher-level overviews of the technologies
covered. Topics will include Mozilla,
Safari, Opera, IE, XForms, SVG, CSS,
XHTML, compound document formats, WHATWG, and mobile browser technology.
- This track will contain talks at all levels, from business and policy
to implementation, covering the possibilities, problems and practicalities of a
Web of open data. Topics will include Business models and deployment issues for
public-facing Web services, RSS, geocoding, FOAF,
annotation, OAI, open access, blogging and personal
content, and semantic Web.
For information on presentations, sponsorships,
exhibiting and other marketing opportunities, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org. Current
sponsors include Adobe, Antenna House, Astoria, AuthorIT, Blast Radius, DataDirect
Technologies, Fast Search & Transfer(tm), Inc., Justsystem
Corporation, O'Reilly, Percussion Software, Quark, Quasar Technology, Syncro Soft, and Vamosa.
For general information and to register to attend,
2005 is being held in conjunction with the Gilbane
Conference on Content Management, giving attendees of both events unprecedented
educational and networking opportunities. For more information, visit http://home.lighthouseseminars.com/lighthouse/Amsterdam2005/gcsf.html.
IDEAlliance (International 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.
Founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance
has been a leader in information technology - developing Document Markup Metalanguage (GENCODE),
sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language
(SGML), and fostering eXtensible Markup
Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these languages
to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed information in all
aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.
Marion L. Elledge
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