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Government and Military XML Applications Featured at XML 2003

Spotlight on Government, Military XML Applications at XML 2003

Government, Industry Representatives to Detail XML Implementations

Premier XML Industry Event Runs December 7-12 2003 in Philadelphia

Alexandria, VA, USA. October 14, 2003.

IDEAlliance, a leading trade association dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today announced that XML Conference and Exposition 2003 will feature 14 presentations on government-related applications of XML technologies and standards.

"The U.S. federal government, state governments and the military have recognized the advantages of using XML as a basis for their applications." says Lauren Wood, XML 2003 conference chair. "These presentations will show various aspects of XML in practical use."

Reginald L. Hobbs, computer scientist with the Army Research Laboratory, is giving a presentation titled "Using XML to Support Military Decision-Making" on Thurs., Dec. 11, at 2:45 p.m.

"XML is improving military efficiency in a number of areas," says Hobbs. "My presentation will focus on XML and XML technologies in the military decision-making process, specifically through modelling and simulation environments."

Other presentations highlighting government and military XML applications are:

  • "Making Markup Invisible: XML Legislative Drafting With No Author-Visible Tags." Presenter: Michael A. Gelman, Senior Systems Analyst, Office of the Secretary of the United States Senate; Wed., Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m.

  • "How the U.S. Federal Government is Using XML." Presenter: Kenneth B. Sall, XML Consultant, SiloSmashers; Thurs., Dec. 11, 11 a.m.

  • "Use of COTS XML and Web Services Technology for Current and Future DOD C2 Systems." Presenter: Joe J. Molitoris, Lead IS, Mitre; Thurs., Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

  • "State Governments Using XML to Streamline Legislative Applications." Presenter: Nancy Odell, Sales Application Engineer, Arbortext; Wed., Dec. 10, 2:45 p.m.

  • "Web Services Composition, Partition, and Quality Assurance in Distributed System Integration and Re-engineering." Presenter: Michael J. Hu, Lead Solutions Architect, Police Information Technology Organization, United Kingdom; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

  • "Integrating Documentation, Record-Keeping, Data and Process Using XML." Presenter: Ann M. Wrightson, Senior Consultant, HEDRA Limited, United Kingdom; Thurs., Dec. 11, 11:45 a.m.

  • "Naming and Design Rules for E-Government: The Danish Approach." Presenters: Mikkel H. Brun, Independent Consultant, SchemaWorks, Denmark; Rasmus Knippel, Student, IT- og Telestyrelsen, Denmark; Michael B. Kjeldgaard, Chief Consultant, National IT and Telecom Agency, Denmark; Brian Nielsen, Consultant, Danish National IT and Telecom Agency, Denmark; and Rene Loehde, Consultant, Danish National IT- andTelecom Agency, Denmark; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4:45 a.m.

  • "ebXML in Asia." Presenter: Hisanao Sugamata, Research director, Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan; Tues., Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

  • "Using Fuzzy Logic to Create Links: Resolving References to Cited Court Cases." Presenters: Jack S. Rugh, Vice President, Retrieval Systems Corporation, and Julia Lennen, Senior Project Manager, Tax Management, Inc., a subsidiary of BNA; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

  • "Semantic Integration at the IRS: The Tax Map." Presenters: Michel Biezunski, Consultant, Coolheads Consulting, and David Brown, Senior Publishing Specialist, Media and Publications Division, Internal Revenue Service; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

  • "Information Architecture with XML: From Lingua Ubiquita to Lingua Franca." Presenter: Peter F. Brown, Head of Information Resources Management, European Parliament, Belgium; Tues., Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

  • "NLM's Public Domain DTDs: A 9-Month Update." Presenters: Deborah A Lapeyre, Senior XML Consultant, Mulberry Technologies, Inc., and Jeff Beck, Technical Information Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information; Wed., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

  • "Saving $100 Million a Year with XML and SGML." Presenter: Joe Gollner, President, XIA Systems Corporation, Canada; Tues., Dec 9, 2:45 p.m.

XML 2003 will feature a full schedule of educational programs on critical XML topics such as B2B, content management, government XML applications, graphics and multimedia, publishing, vertical industry applications, Web services, and more. Keynote speakers and presenters at XML 2003 will include representatives from Microsoft Corp., Sun Microsystems, Inc., Oracle Server Technologies, Reuters, BEA Systems, Inc., Hewlett Packard, and IBM Corporation.

To learn about the new IDEAlliance TechDoc Community of Practice visit This activity is sponsored by Antenna House, Arbortext, Architag, Astoria, Data Conversion Laboratories, Empolis, Exegenix and XyEnterprise.

For the full XML 2003 schedule, visit

Opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at XML 2003 are still available. For more information, visit For general information and to register to attend XML 2003, 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. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since 1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the development and adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI, Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more about IDEAlliance at

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Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also the local event listing for XML 2003.

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