IDEAlliance's XTech 2005 to Cover Hot Trends in Browser Technology
As Mozilla, Google, Flickr, Microsoft and Others Redefine
Web Interfaces, Conference Will Feature Insights and Perspective
from Field's Top Thought Leaders
Alexandria, Va. - April 14, 2005 - XTech 2005, the
premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and
Web technologies, will feature top minds covering one of the most dynamic
- and controversial - topics in the industry: the radical changes
taking place in Web browser technology. XTech 2005 (formerly XML
Europe) is being held 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
"The Web browser is
a hot topic again," says Edd Dumbill, XTech 2005 conference chair.
"As supporters of 'Ajax'-style
Web technology create ever more powerful applications, traditional graphical
user interfaces face strong competition. At XTech, we'll address
the future of Web-based interfaces head on."
Leading off on Wednesday,
25 May are sessions from two of the strongest competitors in the field, both of
whom have clear ideas about the future of user interfaces. Rob Relyea, lead
program manager with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will explain XAML, Microsoft
Window's new user interface platform. Ben Goodger, lead engineer for Mozilla
Firefox, will counter with a presentation on XUL, Mozilla's user interface
The keynote speakers at XTech 2005 will be Paula Le Dieu,
Co-Director, Creative Archive, BBC; Jean Paoli, Senior Director of XML
Architecture, Microsoft; and Mike Shaver, Mozilla Foundation.
For information on
presentations, sponsorships, exhibiting and other marketing opportunities,
visit http://www.xtech-conference.org. For general information and to register to attend, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org/2005/registration.asp.
XTech 2005 is being held in conjunction
with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management. 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
VP, Information Technologies Programs
Watch for upcoming events:
XTECH 2005 - 24-27 May - Amsterdam,
Extreme 2005 - August 1-5 - Montreal,
Quebec, Canada http://www.extrememarkup.com
XML 2005 - November 14-18 - Atlanta,