XML For Information Resource Managers
[September 03, 1999] Conference: XML For Information Resource Managers. A three day conference on "XML For Information Resource Managers" ('Unleashing the Power of your Data and Applications') is scheduled for October 27-29, 1999, Dallas, Texas. Conference sponsors to date include Unisys [The Unisys Universal Repository - UREP ], Sequoia Software Corporation, and WebMethods; additional sponsorships are available. The provisional program includes fourteen presentations by experts on (meta)data management from General Motors Corporation, Fidelity Systems, Hurwitz Group, Unisys, Arbortext, IBM Data Technology Institute, Microsoft, InfoWorld, American Management Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University, Object Design, WebMethods, etc. "At the conference you will hear from Ron Shelby, Chief Technology Officer of the world's largest corporation, explaining why he's such a proponent of XML, and how he's implementing it at General Motors. You'll also learn from Fidelity's VP of Development, Bill Emberton, on the impact of XML in the financial industry and share his lessons of experience as an early adopter of the technology. We have representatives of the Object Management Group and Meta Data Coalition working groups to help you cut through the acronyms and make sense of the various XML-based standards, like XML Metadata Interchange (XMI), Common Warehouse Metadata (CWM), and Open Information Model (OIM). You'll also hear a panel of major vendors explain how they are supporting XML in their products. Dana Gardner, editor at large of InfoWorld will moderate the panel, and will invite you to ask your questions as well.Additional topics include Enterprise Application Integration, Engineering Enterprise Portals, XML Query Language (XQL), how XML can be used to systems, and more." A full-day tutorial is offered by Clive Finkelstein ("acknowledged worldwide as the 'Father' of Information Engineering, [he] is Managing Director of Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd in Australia). His latest book, co-authored with Peter Aiken, is titled Building Corporate Portals with XML and is to be published by McGraw-Hill in September 1999." See the online paper (extracted from the book) "XML and Corporate Portals." For other references, see the main conference entry.
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.