XML, the Web and Beyond; XTECH 2005 Programme Released



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

· 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

* 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.


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