XML 2003 Interop Demos to Showcase Standards

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    XML 2003 Interoperability Demonstrations to Showcase

    Industry Standards, Integrated Vendor Solutions

    Alexandria, VA – Nov. 19, 2003 – IDEAlliance, a leading trade association
    dedicated to fostering information technology standards, today announced that
    XML Conference and Exposition 2003 will feature several “interoperability
    demonstrations†organized by OASIS, W3C, and WS-I. The demonstrations will
    showcase numerous vendors’ products working together to help businesses solve
    critical IT challenges. XML Conference and Exposition 2003 is being held Dec.
    7-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

    Marion Elledge, vice president of Information Technology Alliances &
    Conferences, IDEAlliance, says that the demonstrations highlight the importance
    of standards in allowing disparate products to join together to form
    comprehensive, tightly integrated business solutions.

    “Simply put, standards are the ‘glue’ that allow companies to tie
    together different products to best meet their unique business and workflow
    needs,†says Elledge. “These demonstrations, organized by leading
    standards organizations such as OASIS and W3C, will focus on real-world
    solutions made possible by industry standards and product interoperability.â€

    OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a
    global consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of
    e-business standards, has organized five demonstrations featuring a variety of
    OASIS standards and specifications:

    · Achieving Interoperability Using Test Frameworks
    Tues., Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    · The OASIS WS-Reliability Interoperability Demonstration
    Participating Companies: Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Sun
    Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) Tues., Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    · Epidemic Management Using OASIS ebXML, UBL and XACML Specifications
    Participating Companies: Yellow Dragon, Sun, Sybase, Adobe Systems, Inc.
    (NASDAQ: ADBE), IOPSYS, Seeburger, Cyclone Commerce, National Institute of
    Standards and Technology, AmberPoint, Inc. Wed., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    · The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Specification
    Participating Companies: BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS), Citrix, IBM, Oracle,
    Plumtree, Vignette Wed., Dec. 10, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), developer of interoperable Web
    technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools), has organized
    interoperability demonstrations on four topics:

    · Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Implementations

    · Web Services

    · Semantic Web Applications and Collaboration Software

    · XML Schemas in Enterprise Applications

    · Providing Test Suites Using XML-based Technologies

    Organizations participating in the W3C demonstrations include Arbortext, INRIA,
    the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Open Group.
    Demonstrations will take place daily at XML 2003; times will be posted at the

    The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), which promotes Web
    Services interoperability across platforms, applications, and programming
    languages, has organized interoperability demonstrations that will take place
    at their booth (#416) during trade show hours.

    IDEAlliance, working with the International Cooperation for the Integration of
    Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress (CIP4) organization and L.A. Burman
    Associates Inc., has planned a program at XML 2003 designed to encourage the
    adoption of the JDF Specification:

    · JDF Seminar Keynote speaker: Kin Wah Lam of Time Inc.

    Participating Companies: Adobe, Agfa, Creo, EFI, Heidelberg, QTI, Printcafe,
    ScreenUSA, and Wam!Net Tues., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    · JDF Pavilion (Interoperability Demonstrations) Participating
    Companies: Agfa, EFI, Heidelberg, Printcafe, Wam!Net Dec. 9 and 10, 12:30 p.m.
    to 7:00 p.m.

    For more information about the demonstrations and the entire schedule for that
    XML Conference and Exposition 2003, visit

    About XML 2003
    XML 2003 programs focus on critical XML topics such as B2B, content management,
    graphics and multimedia, publishing, vertical industry applications, Web
    services, and more. Keynote speakers and presenters at XML 2003 will include
    representatives from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT); Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    (NASDAQ: SUNW); Oracle Server Technologies (NASDAQ: ORCL); Reuters (NASDAQ:
    RTRSY); BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS); Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ); and IBM
    Corporation (NYSE: IBM). For more information, visit

    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

    IDEAlliance (celebrating 20 years of markup)

    Telephone: (251) 432-3766


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    MarionEll, Nov 19, 2003
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