XML News Standards Summit
News Standards Summit Invitation
NewsML, NITF, PRISM, RSS, Atom, ICE, XMP, XHTML... As interest builds for standardizing news dissemination, concern also grows that specifications are being developed in isolation. How do they fit? Where will they converge? How can developers and users collaborate to identify gaps and overlaps and ensure their systems will be able to interoperate now and in the future?
OASIS invites you to find the answers in a one-day News Standards Summit to be held Monday, 8 December 2003, in conjunction with XML 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The News Standards Summit will bring together major players -- experts on news metadata standards as well as commercial news providers, users, and aggregators. Together, we will analyze the current state and future expectations for news and publishing XML efforts from both the content and processing model perspectives. Our goal -- to increase understanding and drive practical, productive convergence.
All interested parties are welcome to participate. Anyone who develops or implements news exchange standards is strongly encouraged to attend, particularly providers and users of:
- Online content
- Mobile communications
- Newspapers and magazines
- Picture libraries
The News Standards Summit is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to open standards development. Sponsors include:
- IDEAlliance http://www.idealliance.org
- IFRA http://www.ifra.com
- IPTC http://www.iptc.org
- NAA http://www.naa.org
- OASIS http://www.oasis-open.org
The program will feature presentations from the key news standards efforts balanced by a requirements overview from a panel of international users. The day will conclude with an open session where productive ideas for moving forward will be proposed. Networking opportunities will be available. The complete program is posted at www.idealliance.org/news-summit/.
- Chet Ensign, LexisNexis
- Laurent Le Meur, AFP
- Alan Karben, XML Team Solutions
- Ron Daniel, Taxonomy Strategies
- Dianne Kennedy, IDEAlliance
- Sam Ruby, IBM
- Ben Hammersley, author of "Content Syndication with RSS"
- John Cowan, Reuters
- Peter Meirs, Time Inc
- Patricia Harris, NISO
They will be joined by speakers from Adobe, Associated Press, Dow Jones, and Nokia.
Other well-known participants will include Tim Bray, David Megginson, and Mark Walters.
Pre-registration and a nominal meeting fee of 90 USD will be required to cover the cost of lunch, breaks, and room fees. Register online at www.idealliance.org/news-summit/.
Please contact me with any questions you might have on the News Standards Summit. The event is open to all, so feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues or customers who may be interested. I look forward to seeing you in December.
For more information:
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See other details in "XML 2003 News Standards Summit Seeks Interoperability and Convergence."