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   "Late-Breaking News" Presentations Announced for IDEAlliance XTech 2005

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"Late-Breaking News" Presentations Announced for IDEAlliance XTech 2005

New Session Topics Include Open Data, Xfy, Topic Maps, Web Services, and More                 

Alexandria, Va. - 4 May 2005 - XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe), the premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and Web technologies, has announced the "late-breaking news" sessions for this year's conference slated for 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

"This year's late-breaking news presentations will provide up-to-the-minute perspective on open data and other trends generating so much 'buzz' within the industry," says Marion L. Elledge, Vice President, Information Technology Alliances and Conferences, IDEAlliance. 

Topics and presenters include:

*                    "Open Street Maps and Spatial Data," Jo Walsh, Co-Author, "Mapping Hacks," United Kingdom

*                    "BBC News and RSS, Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Open Data Services," Joel Chippindale, Software Engineer and Kevin Hinde, Head of Technical Development, BBC News Interactive, United Kingdom

*                    "XHTML2: Accessible, Usable, Device-Independent, and Semantic," Steven Pemberton, Senior Researcher, W3C/CWI, Netherlands and Mark R. Birbeck, CEO and CTO, x-port.net Ltd., United Kingdom

*                    "WHATWG: Proposing Extensions to HTML4 and the DOM," Ian Hickson, Standards Development, Opera Software, ASA, Norway

*                    "Xfy Technology: Making the Most of XML in Enterprise Client Software," Jeff Bennett, Principal Systems Designer, Justsystem Corporation, Japan

*                    "Web Services-Based Syndication Protocol for Valued Content," Dianne Kennedy, VP Publishing Technologies, IDEAlliance, United States

*                    "Dynamic Topic Maps Using Web Service Interfaces," Eric Freese, Consulting Software Engineer, LexisNexis, United States

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.


About IDEAlliance

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

IDEAlliance http://www.idealliance.org


Watch for upcoming events:


XTECH 2005 - 24-27 May - Amsterdam, The Netherlands http://www.xtech.org


Extreme 2005 - August 1-5 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada http://www.extrememarkup.com


XML 2005 - November 14-18 - Atlanta, Georgia http://www.xmlconference.org



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