March Meeting of the Washington, DC Area XML Users Group


Betty Harvey

The next meeting of the XML Users Group will be held on Wednesday,
March 21, 2006 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at 2000
Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-1277. The meeting starts
at 7:00 p.m. and usually last approximately 2 hours. If attending
the meeting by Metro, get off the Dupont Circle stop and walk
north to Florida Avenue...turn right.

There is no cost associated with attending but if you are planning on
attending this meeting, please let us know so that we can give a list to
AGU management. You can register at:

March 21, 2007

Carlo Innocenti (Minollo), DataDirect

Using XQuery to process and integrate XML, relational, web services,
and legacy data

This session provides an overview of the XQuery language, how XQuery
can be leveraged in complex data integration scenarios and how XQuery
can easily fit into various architectures including today's SOAs.
Live demos will provide hands-on experience about the power and
flexibility of the XQuery language.

At the end of the session, you will have answers to these and more

Can I use XQuery to query large XML documents?
Can I use XQuery to query non-XML documents?
Why would I use XQuery instead of Java?
How do I get started with XQuery?
How can I modularize my XQuery?
How is XQuery different from XSLT?

April 2007

Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems

UBL 2.0

UBL increases interoperability in electronic commerce by standardizing
generic business messages. The UBL 1.0 Standard, released in November
2004, includes an XML library of standard data components and a set
of basic business schemas (purchase order, invoice, shipping notice,
etc.) together with a wealth of supporting materials to aid the
implementer. UBL 2.0, approved as an OASIS Standard in November
2006, incorporates the experience of a number of government
agencies in 23 new document types that fill out the basic
order-to-invoice process of UBL 1.0 to provide a complete
XML solution for electronic procurement. This presentation
will introduce UBL, explain its relationship to ebXML (ISO 15000),
and explore the implications of a standard electronic business

About the presenter

Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer Jon Bosak organized and
led the working group that created XML, subsequently serving for
two years as chair of the XML Coordination Group of the World
Wide Web Consortium. He is a long-time member of OASIS, the
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards, and he chaired the committee that developed the
OASIS process for the definition of industry-specific XML
markup standards. He has also served on the Advisory Board
of the Electronic Business XML initiative (ebXML), a joint
project of OASIS and the United Nations body for Trade
Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT); on the
Solution Provider Board of RosettaNet, the leading XML-based
supply-chain organization for the electronics industry; and
on the Board of Governors of the Electronics Industry Data
Exchange Association (EIDX), a member section of CompTIA.
He currently chairs the OASIS Universal Business Language
Technical Committee. Articles by Jon Bosak can be found
on his web page:

May 2007

Jessica Glace, LMI

June 2007

David RR Webber, Gnossis

Currently we need speakers for both the technical and vendor
presentation portion of future meetings. If you would like
to give a presentation at a future meeting, please send e-mail
or call Betty Harvey (410) 787-9200. Share your knowledge and experience
with others.

Hope to see you there.

Washington Area XML Users Group Web Site:
Electronic copies of papers supplied from speakers are
available on-line.

To subscribe to the Washington Area XML Users Group mailing
list, go to


From Connecticut Avenue north of AGU, make a left onto
T Street (1 block before Florida Avenue). Drive one block,
the entrance to Atlantic Garage North should be on your
From Connecticut Avenue of AGU, make your first right
after Florida Avenue onto T Street. Drive one block. the
entrance to Atlantic Garage North should be on your right.

From I-66

- Continue east on I-66 to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. This
places you on Constitution Avenue.
- Take a left on 18th Street, NW and head north. Continue north to
Connecticut Avenue.
- Turn left (North) on Connecticut Avenue to Florida Avenue.
- Right on Florida Avenue. AGU is 1/2 block on the right at the
corner of 20th & Florida Avenue.

Betty Harvey | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
(e-mail address removed) | Washington,DC SGML/XML Users Grp
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