XML, the Web and Beyond; XTECH 2005 Programme Released

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    Full Programme for XTech 2005 Announced

    Premier European XML Industry Event Expands Focus to "XML, the Web and

    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, Netherlands.

    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 and business.

    "This year's 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 Foundation.

    Other well-known presenters include:

    * Rob Relyea, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft

    ยท Kevin Kelly, Senior Software Engineer, IBM (NYSE: IBM)

    * Jon Trowbridge, Hacker, Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL)

    * Daniel Vogelheim, Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    * Anguel Novoselsky, 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 miss."

    "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.

    * Applications - 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.

    * Browser 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.

    * Open Data - 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, visit

    XTech 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

    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.

    melledge, Mar 9, 2005
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