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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
W3C Workshop on XML Schema 1.0 User Experiences
The W3C is organizing a Workshop on XML Schema 1.0 User Experiences to
gather concrete reports of user experience with XML Schema 1.0, and
examine the full range of usability, implementation, and
interoperability problems around the specification and its test suite.
When: 21-22 June 2005
Where: Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA, USA
The full Call for Participation is available at:
Other important dates and deadlines for this workshop are:
20 May 2005: Experience reports due
6 June 2005: Program available
10 June 2005: Registration closes
(N.B. registration will close earlier if full)
Please note that:
- There will be a limit of 60 participants; first come, first
serve, so register soon.
- Attendance is open to everyone, including non-W3C members,
but each organization or individual wishing to participate
must submit an experience report.
- To ensure maximum diversity among participants, the number of
participants per organization will be limited to two individuals.
- There is no registration fee.
This workshop will gather concrete reports of user experience with
XML Schema 1.0, and examine the full range of usability,
implementation, and interoperability problems around the
specification and its test suite. Topics of discussion include, but
are not limited to, the use of XML Schema in vocabulary design, Web
Services description and toolkits, XHTML, XML Query, and XML Schema
Expected participants include schema authors, authors or users of
public or standard schemas, developers and vendors of schema-aware
code generators, schema-aware middleware, schema validators, or
other schema-related software, and the W3C XML Schema Working Group.
Desired outcomes of the workshop include:
* A plan of action for addressing existing interoperability issues
connected with XML Schema 1.0.
* A plan of action for addressing existing problems with XML Schema
1.0 through errata and clarifications.
Attendees are encouraged to bring (or provide in advance, in their
user experience reports):
* Use cases and proposed guidelines to address them using XML
* Tests (or real schemas) with interoperability issues, whether the
issues are due to a lack of clarity of the XML Schema
specification or to discrepancies in the implementations.
We look forward to your participation and contributions to this
Paul Biron, Paul Downey, David Ezell, Chris Ferris,
Erik Johnson, Philippe Le Hégaret, Ashok Malhotra,
Dave Remy, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
Workshop Programme Committee