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XML Europe

XML Europe: Time for Tough Decisions.

125 Presentations, 40 Exhibitors, 18 Tutorials Make Self-Scheduling A Challenge.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. April 18, 2000.

Like diners at a smorgasbord, attendees are having a tough time deciding what they want to experience at XML Europe 2000, the largest event in Europe dedicated to XML. "The Many Faces of XML" will include 18 tutorials to choose from on Monday 12 June, and up to six tracks running concurrently from 13-16 June 2000, all at Le Palais des Congres in Paris, France. Online registration is now open for this GCA-sponsored event at and will continue through 26 May.

XML Europe brings together the leading technical experts, users, and vendors for a week of information exchange on all aspects of XML's growth. Representatives from W3C, ISO, OASIS and IDEAlliance will be out in force to bring delegates the latest information on standards and vertical-application development. Technical experts will share the results of resent research into the use of XML and its satellite standards, and experienced users will detail various paths to successful implementations. Leading vendors will also be available throughout the show's 20 exhibition hours.

Highlights of the event include:

  • an internet pavilion sponsored by, where delegates can design their personalized schedule for the entire week;

  • a vendor panel including representatives from IBM, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems examining the role of standards and software platform vendors; and

  • keynotes by representatives of SAP, Barnes and Noble, Sun and

Delegates will also have ample opportunity to meet and talk with the speakers, the vendors, and other delegates. Important topics for this year's conference include: eBusiness; schemas; query languages; linking; topic maps; graphics, transformation; executive briefings covering topics like legal issues, the role of XML within the enterprise, and filling the skills gap; and vertical industry applications such as travel, insurance, publishing, news, digital printing, wireless communications, finance, and health care.

The hardest part? Deciding which tutorial to go to and sticking to that personalized schedule.

Visit to register and start participating now by posing questions to the vendor panel on line. To learn more about GCA and other upcoming XML events, visit For more information on GCA activities, contact GCA Vice President of Communications Pete Janhunen at or +1 703 519 8190.

SOURCE: Graphics Communications Association

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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