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                          August 27, 2002
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IDEAlliance Announces Speaker Lineup for XML 2002 Conference and
IDEAlliance has published a detailed program listing and roster of
keynote presentations for the XML Conference and Exposition 2002, to
be held December 8-13, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Lauren Wood is
once again Chair of the XML Conference, which features than 150
presentations on XML technologies. The XML 2002 keynote speakers
include Tim Bray, Whitfield Diffie, Robert Haycock, Craig Hayman,
Pam Samuelson, and Robert Wahbe.

Stream Index 'SIX' Used in XML Stream Processing Toolkit
A research team at the University of Washington has developed an XML
toolkit using a highly scalable XML stream processor and an XML stream
index (SIX). The XML toolkit consists of a number of utilities that
perform simple operations on XML files; they can be combined
sequentially in pipes. The downloadable toolkit includes a sort
utility, an aggregation utility, and a mapping utility to transform
Unix directory hierarchies to XML.

Microsoft Announces Web Services Development Kit Technology Preview
Microsoft has announced a technical preview for the Microsoft Web
Services Development Kit (WSDK). The WSDK is a .NET class library for
building Web services using the latest Web services protocols,
including WS-Security, WS-Routing, DIME, and WS-Attachments. It
provides a low-level API that allows developers apply these protocols
directly to individual SOAP messages being sent using HTTP.

New Draft Specifications from MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework Project
The MPEG Convenor has announced the advancement of draft
specifications in the MPEG-21 multimedia framework project, which uses
XML. The MPEG-21 Multimedia Description Schemes Subgroup has completed
ISO Committee Drafts for MPEG-21 Part 5 'Rights Expression Language
(REL)' and MPEG-21 Part 6 'Rights Data Dictionary (RDD)'. The REL and
RDD work together to allow the machine-readable expression of rights
associated with the use of multimedia.

Apache Xalan XSLT Compiler (XSLTC) Integrated into the Java Web
Services Developer Pack (WSDP)
An announcement from Sun Microsystems' XML Technology Center describes
the availability of a new Java Web Services Developer Pack (WSDP)
integrating the Apache Xalan XSLT Compiler. The XSLT Compiler (XSLTC)
is a high-performance alternative to the Xalan Classic XSLT Processor
for transforming XML documents into a variety of output formats. Java
WSDP is a free, integrated toolset for building Web services and Web

IBM alphaWorks Releases Conversation Support for Web Services
A development team at IBM alphaWorks labs has released 'Conversation
Support for Web Services'. Conversation Support for Web Services is a
technology that proposes and implements a conversational model of e-
business interaction by extending and building on the Web Services
architecture. A supporting document describes IBM's Conversation
Policy XML (cpXML), an XML dialect for describing conversation
policies, now under development.

W3C Publishes Preview Candidate Recommendation for XForms
The W3C has released a pre-CR 'XForms 1.0' specification. XForms
is an XML application representing the next generation of forms for
the Web. Independently defining the XForms model, instance data,
and user interface, XForms separates presentation from content,
allows reuse, and gives strong typing, thus reducing the number
of round-trips to the server. It supports device independence
and reduces the need for scripting.

Selected Articles and Papers
Selections of abstracted and annotated articles/clippings at:

IBM Multimodal Annotation Tool Supports Video and Audio Annotations
for MPEG-7 Files.
"XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0." W3C Proposed Recommendation
27-August-2002. Authors/Editors: John Boyer (PureEdge Solutions Inc.),
Merlin Hughes (Baltimore Technologies Ltd.), and Joseph Reagle (W3C).
"What's Behind BEA's Big Bet On Tools?" By Jack Vaughan.
In Application Development Trends Volume 9, Number 8
(August 2002), pages 48-55.
"Microsoft Delivers Web Services Toolkit." By Richard Karpinski. In
InternetWeek (August 27, 2002).
"What's New in EJB 2.1?" By Emmanuel Proulx. Published on
The O'Reilly Network, (August 14, 2002).
"W3C, OASIS Meet Over Web Security Standards." By Darryl K. Taft.
In eWEEK (August 27, 2002).,3959,487826,00.asp
"Update on SSML [Speech Synthesis Markup Language Specification]."
By Daniel C. Burnett. In VoicexML Review (July/August 2002).
"The IETF Speech Services Control Working Group." By Eric Burger.
In VoicexML Review (July/August 2002).
"BEA, Palm Partner On Web Services For Handhelds." By Paul Krill.
In InfoWorld (August 27, 2002).
"What's New in EJB 2.1?" By Tarak Modi. In Java Pro Magazine,
Volume 6, Number 10 (October 2002).
"JAXR: A Web Services Building Block." By Sameer Tyagi. In
JavaPro Magazine, Volume 6, Number 10 (October 2002).
"Get to the Top with 10 Wireless Technologies." By Jeff Jurvis
(Compaq Global Services). In Java Pro Magazine,
Volume 6, Number 10 (October 2002).
"Practicing Safer SAX. [Column: Javatecture.]" By James W. Cooper.
In Java Pro Magazine, Volume 6, Number 10 (October 2002).
"Microsoft Readies Specifications Compliance Kit for Web Services."
By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (August 26, 2002).
"Microsoft Previews Web Services Kit." By Darryl K. Taft.
In eWEEK (August 26, 2002).,3959,486118,00.asp
"XMLTK: An XML Toolkit for Scalable XML Stream Processing."
Draft version 2002-07. 13 pages. By Iliana Avila-Campillo (Institute
for Systems Biology), Todd Green (Xyleme), Ashish Gupta (University
of Washington), Makoto Onizuka (NTT Cyber Space Laboratories, NTT
Corporation ), Demian Raven (University of Washington) and Dan Suciu
(University of Washington). Paper prepared for presentation at
the PLAN-X Workshop on Programming Language Technologies for XML,
October 3, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
"Registering and Discovering RSS Feeds in UDDI." By Karsten
Januszewski (Microsoft Corporation). Microsoft White paper
at GotDotNet.
"WS-I Sorts Out Web Services Specs." By Darryl K. Taft.
In eWEEK (August 26, 2002).,3959,482346,00.asp
"Startup Eyes XML Management, Monitoring." By Tom Sullivan.
In InfoWorld (August 25, 2002).
"The Query Language TQL." By Giovanni Conforti, Giorgio Ghelli,
Antonio Albano, Dario Colazzo, Paolo Manghi, and Carlo Sartiani
(Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy).
"User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0." W3C Working Draft
21-August-2002. Edited by Ian Jacobs (W3C), Jon Gunderson
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Eric Hansen
(Educational Testing Service).
"The Distributive ebXML Grid." By David Lyon (GTD Technologies Pty
Limited). Document posted to ''.
August 22, 2002. Slides from a Sydney meeting of August 20, 2002.
"Cryptographically Enforced Conditional Access for XML." Paper
presented at the Fifth International Workshop on the Web and
Databases (WebDB 2002), Madison, Wisconsin - June 6-7, 2002. By
Gerome Miklau and Dan Suciu (University of Washington).
"Top Ten Tips to Using XPath and XPointer." By John Simpson.
From August 21, 2002.
"Business Maps: Topic Maps Go B2B!" By Marc de Graauw.
From August 21, 2002.
"OSCON 2002 Perl and XML Review." By Kip Hampton. From
August 21, 2002.
Information Technology -- Multimedia Framework -- Part 5: Rights
Expression Language -- Committee Draft. Edited by Thomas DeMartini
(ContentGuard, US), Xin Wang (ContentGuard, US), and Barney Wragg
(UMG, UK). International Organization for Standardization. ISO/IEC JTC
1/SC 29/WG 11: Coding of Moving Pictures and Audio. Document
Reference: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11/N4942. Date: 2002-07-26, ISO/IEC
CD 21000-5. Multimedia Description Schemes Group. Approved at the
Klagenfurt, Austria Meeting. 115 pages.
"Validation and Boolean Operations for Attribute-Element Constraints."
By Haruo Hosoya (Kyoto University) and Makoto Murata (IBM Tokyo
Research Laboratory). Paper prepared for presentation at the PLAN-X
Workshop on Programming Language Technologies for XML,
October 3, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 28 pages.
"TV-Anytime Forum Specification Series: S-2, System Description."
Date:      5-April-2002. Reference: SP002v1.2. Informative, with
mandatory Appendix B. 39 pages.
"CHANT (CHinese ANcient Texts): A Comprehensive Database of All
Ancient Chinese Texts up to 600 AD." By Che Wah Ho (Institute of
Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong). In Journal of Digital Information Volume 3 Issue 2
(August 09, 2002).
"The Layered Markup and Annotation Language (LMNL)." By Jeni Tennison
(Jeni Tennison Consulting) and Wendell Piez (Mulberry Technologies).
Extended abstract of a presentation given at Extreme Markup 2002.
"Declaring Trees: The Future of the Evolution of Markup?
Just-In-Time-Trees (JITTs)." By Patrick Durusau and Matthew Brook
O'Donnell. Based on a paper presented at Extreme Markup 2002.
"Meaning and Interpretation of Concurrent Markup." By Andreas Witt
(Universitaet Bielefeld). Presented at ALLC/ACH 2002, Joint
International Conference of the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the
Humanities, July 24 - 28, 2002, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
"UDDI Should Flourish Under OASIS." By Dave Kearns. In Network
World (August 14, 2002). Network World Directories Newsletter.
"Thinking About the Future of Data." By Paul Festa [and Dave
Hollander, W3C]. In CNET (August 21, 2002).
"Get started with Castor JDO. Learn the basics of object-relational
data binding using Castor." By Bruce Snyder (Senior Software Engineer,
DigitalGlobe). From IBM developerWorks, Java technology. August 2002.
"Web Services Security Addendum." Edited by Chris Kaler (Microsoft).
18-August-2002. From International Business Machines Corporation,
Microsoft Corporation, and VeriSign, Inc.
"The Most Important Open-Source Project You've (Probably) Never
Heard Of." By Richard Karpinski. In InternetWeek (August 20, 2002).
"Exploring XML Encryption, Part 2. Implement an XML Encryption
Engine." By Bilal Siddiqui (CEO, WAP Monster). From IBM
developerWorks, XML Zone. August 2002.
"Dynamic e-Business Using BPEL4WS, WS-Coordination, WS-Transaction,
and Conversation Support for Web Services." By Santhosh Kumaran
and Prabir Nandi (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center). Paper
presented with the (downloadable) IBM alphaWorks application
"Conversation Support for Web Services."
"Conversation-Enabled Web Services for Agents and e-Business." By
James E. Hanson, Prabir Nandi, and David W. Levine (IBM T.J. Watson
Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY 10598).
"Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS)." By Andrew L. Newton
(VeriSign, Inc., WWW). Network Working Group Internet-Draft.
Reference: 'draft-ietf-crisp-iris-core'. August 14, 2002,
expires February 12, 2003.
"Using the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS) over the
Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP)." By Andrew L. Newton
(VeriSign, Inc., WWW). Network Working Group Internet-Draft.
Reference: 'draft-ietf-crisp-iris-beep'. August 14, 2002, expires
February 12, 2003.
"Sun Opens Up With Storage Software Suite." By Scott Tyler Shafer.
In InfoWorld (August 19, 2002).

Selected from the Press
Selected references for abstracted and annotated industry news at:

"Palm and BEA Partner to Mobilize Web Services in the Enterprise.
Industry Leaders to Enable Enterprises to Develop and Deploy Web
Services and Extend Enterprise Data Access to Palm Handhelds."
"Check Point Software First to Secure Web Services. XML/SOAP Security
Made Possible With Breakthrough Application Intelligence Technology."
"Microsoft Enables Developers to Build Advanced, More Secure Web
Services. Company Announces Technology Preview of Microsoft Web
Services Development Kit."
"Ipedo Introduces XML Views Integration Technology. Simplifies
Content and Data Merging, Consolidates XML for Web and Web
Services Applications."
"OASIS Seats New Board of Directors and Forms Technical Advisory
Fujitsu Interstage Demonstrates Business Process Interoperability for
the Automotive Retail Industry. Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI)
Project Shows Fujitsu Interstage Providing Business Process
Integration across Vendors Utilizing ebXML, OAGIS and Standards for
Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR) Specifications."
Sun Microsystems Delivers New CIM-Compliant San Management Software.
Continues To Lead Industry On Storage Open Standards. Complete Storage
Management Portfolio Enables Customers to Improve Service Levels and
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership."

Open Integration. Ninth Annual Conference for Open Standards and
Systems Integration Incorporating XML Asia Pacific.
November 11 - 14, 2002. Star City, Sydney. Australia.
Workshop on XML as a Preservation Strategy.  October 9 - 11, 2002.
Urbino, Italy.
VoiceXML Planet Fall 2002 Conference and Exposition.
September 26-27, 2002. Omni Parker House, Boston, MA, USA.
Twenty-second International Unicode Conference (IUC22)
'Unicode and the Web: Evolution or Revolution?'
September 9-13, 2002, San Jose, California, USA

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