Cover Pages Newsletter January 07, 2003

                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        January 07, 2003

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Xerox Announces Circus-DTE Programming Language for Document
An experimental programming language developed at Xerox Research
Centre of Europe in Grenoble, France has been released for testing.
Circus-DTE is a new, innovative programming language designed for
document transformation processing. It natively supports XML (DTDs)
and is particularly suited to data processing or the transformation of
structured documents: it automatically validates output results for
reliable input into other applications.

OASIS Forms Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Technical Committee.
OASIS members have formed a new technical committee to establish a
common identification scheme for distributed directory services. The
Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) Technical Committee purposes to
create a URI scheme and a corresponding URN namespace for distributed
directory services that enable the identification of resources
(including people and organizations) and the sharing of data across
domains, enterprises, and applications.

Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Provides XML Interchange Format for
Public Safety Reports.
A draft version 0.6 of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) has been
published by the CAP Techincal Working Group, including an XML Schema,
data dictionary, and other documentation. CAP is an open, non-
proprietary standard data interchange format that can be used to
collect all types of hazard warnings and reports locally, regionally
and nationally, for input into a wide range of information-management
and warning dissemination systems.

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

"Tool Kit Combines Grid Technology, Web Services." By Darryl K. Taft.
In eWEEK (January 08, 2003).,3959,813305,00.asp
"Converting RELAX NG to W3C XML Schema." By James J. Clark (Director,
Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd, Thailand). Presentation given at
the XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA. December 11, 2002.
"The Identity Web. An Overview of XNS and the OASIS XRI TC XML Working
Group." By Marc LeMaitre (VP Technology Strategy, OneName
Corporation). December 17, 2002. Presented to the XML Working
"Circus-DTE Programming Language Coming to Town." By Paul Krill. In
InfoWorld (January 06, 2003).
"IBM: Xperanto Rollout To Start In Early 2003. Long-Promised
Information Integrator on the Horizon." By Michael Vizard and Barbara
Darrow. In CRN (January 03, 2003).
"Liberty Alliance Foreshadows Products, Services." By Paul Roberts. In
InfoWorld (January 07, 2003).
"OASIS Ponders PKI Security for Web Services." By Paul Krill. In
InfoWorld (January 07, 2003).
"Common Presence and Instant Messaging (CPIM) Presence Information
Data Format." By Hiroyasu Sugano (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd), Shingo
Fujimoto (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd), Graham Klyne (Clearswift
Corporation), Adrian Bateman (VisionTech Limited), Wayne Carr (Intel
Corporation), and Jon Peterson (NeuStar, Inc). IETF Network Working
Group, Internet-Draft. Reference: 'draft-ietf-impp-cpim-pidf-07.txt'.
December 2002, expires June 2003. XML Schema Definitions in Section 4;
XML DTD in Appendix A.
"Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA). XML and Web Services Across
the Federal Government: An Overview of Vision and Progress." By Bob
Haycock, Program Manager, FEA-PMO (Federal Enterprise Architecture -
Program Management Office). Presentation slides (in PDF format) from
the XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA. December 2002. 31 pages.
"Taking a Balanced Look at Standards. [Above the Noise.]" Editorial by
Ephraim Schwartz. In InfoWorld (January 06, 2003), page 8.
"Thomson Financial Invests in Web Services." By Mark Jones and Mark
Barbagallo. In InfoWorld (December 20, 2002).
"Microsoft Boosts Focus on XML-Based Services." By Darryl K. Taft. In
eWEEK (January 06, 2003), page 11.,3959,808306,00.asp
"Returning Creativity to the Commons." By Richard Koman. From The
O'Reilly Network. January 03, 2003.
"XML Meets the Data Warehouse." By Jack Vaughan and Mike Bucken. In
Application Development Trends Volume 10, Number 1 (January 2003),
pages 27-30. Cover Story, Data Management.
"Open for Business. [Open Source]" By Tom Yager. In InfoWorld (January
06, 2003), pages 17-21.
"Here's What's Wrong With XML-Defined Standards." By Rita Knox.
Gartner Research Note. 30-December-2002. Reference: COM-18-7987. 4
"Incident Object Description and Exchange Format Data Model and
Extensible Markup Language (XML) Document Type Definition." By Jan
Meijer (SURFnet), Roman Danyliw (CERT Coordination Center), and Yuri
Demchenko (Terena). IETF INCH Working Group, Internet-Draft.
Reference: 'draft-ietf-inch-iodef-00.txt'. October 29, 2002, expires
April 29, 2003. 114 pages, with 19 references.
"Intrusion Detection Message Exchange Format Data Model and Extensible
Markup Language (XML) Document Type Definition." By David A. Curry
(Merrill Lynch & Co.) and Herve Debar (France Telecom R & D). IETF
Intrusion Detection Working Group. Reference: draft-ietf-idwg-idmef-
xml-09.txt. November 8, 2002, expires May 7, 2003.
"Named Character Elements for XML." By Anthony Coates and Zarella
Rendon. From January 02, 2003.
"Never Mind the Namespaces: An XSLT RSS Client." By Bob DuCharme. From January 02, 2003.
"'Displaying' XLinks?" By John E. Simpson. From January 02,
"Web Services Security in 2003." By Ray Wagner (Research Director,
Gartner). In CSO Online (January 02, 2003).
"Java Standard 170: New Era Looms for Content Management Industry." By
Dave Cadoff. In Serverworld Magazine Volume 17, Number 1 (January 02,
2003), pages 18, 21.
"ISOGEN Internationalization (i18n) Support Library."
"Update of Jing and Trang from James Clark."

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

"Uniform Code Council's U Connect Conference to Educate Supply Chain
Professionals May 21-23, 2003. Humor Columnist Dave Barry to Speak."
"OASIS Members Launch Effort to Establish Common Identification Scheme
for Distributed Directory Services. Advanced Micro Devices, DataPower,
EDS, Novell, Neustar, NRI Pacific, OneName, Visa International, and
Others Collaborate to Define Extensible Resource Identifier."
"Xerox Makes New Programming Language for Document Transformations
Available for 'Test Drive'. Early Adopters Can Try Out Promising
Software, Provide Feedback On Emerging Technologies at Xerox-RIT
"Liberty Alliance Reports Majority of Sponsor Members Polled Plan to
Implement Liberty Specifications in 2003, Adoption Plans Span
Industries. Alliance Also Introduces 22 New Members, Bringing Total
Membership to 150."
"OASIS Members Form Technical Committee to Advance PKI Adoption for
Secure Transactions. Baltimore Technologies, Computer Associates,
Entrust, KPMG, Neucom, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems, VeriSign, Wells
Fargo, and Others Work to Facilitate Interoperability of Foundational
Security Standard."
"Chemicals Sector Launches Cyber-Security Practices, Standards and
Technology Initiative under CIDX."
"Open Network for Commerce Exchange Announces Web Services Project.
Project Enabled by Next Generation Internet (NGI) Grant from
CommerceNet and the State of California."
"Infomosaic Releases Java Support for SecureXML Digital Signature."
"E Team First to Offer Interoperable Incident Management System for
Homeland Security. Release 2 - Government Edition Enables All Players
Critical to an Emergency Response to Collaborate in Real Time."

Selected references from the events calendar at:

Uniform Code Council Annual U Connect Conference.  May 21 - 23, 2003.
Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL, USA.

Conference on Open Source for National and Local eGovernment Programs
in the U.S. and EU. March. 17 - 19, 2003.  Cafritz Conference Center,
The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

CEN/ISSS Open Meeting on "Digital Rights Management CEN/ISSS Report".
February 07, 2003.  Diamant Business and Conference Centre, Bld.
Auguste Reyers 80.B, Brussels, Belgium.

TDWI World Conference Winter 2003.  February 9 - 14, 2003.  New
Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA, USA.

O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference 2003. "Practical Tools
For Innovation." February 3 - 6, 2003. The Westin Horton Plaza, San
Diego, CA, USA.

OMG Integrate 2003. January 28 - 29, 2003.  Hyatt Regency San
Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA, USA.

SAINT-2003.  The 2003 International Symposium on Applications and the
Internet. January 27 - 31, 2003. Renaissance WorldGate Hotel, Orlando,
Florida, USA.

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