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XML Europe 2001 Conference

XML Europe 2001 Conference And Exhibition

The Definitive Gathering Of IT Experts To Enable The Expansion Of Web Technologies For Today's Business And Technical Applications

ALEXANDRIA, VA, USA. March 27, 2001.

Now in its seventeenth year, the XML Europe Conference and Exhibition (formerly SGML Europe) is being held in one of the leading technological capitals in the European community, 21-25 May 2001. Last year's record breaking event drew over 1,400 attendees from all over the world. This year's conference and exposition will be held at the Internationales Congress Centrum (ICC) in Berlin, Germany.

XML Europe 2001, the largest XML conference and exposition outside the USA, will feature: (1) an exciting lineup of 31 tutorials and 4 Special Interest Day programmes preceding the conference, (20 three days of intensive, XML-related conference tracks and keynotes, and (3) an exhibition area featuring more than 50 of the leading vendors of XML products and services. Developed and managed by the Graphic Communications Association (GCA), this year's XML Europe theme is "Going Vertical and Beyond: How XML Powers Industry Applications."

According to Pamela Gennusa, CEO, Ontopia, and Conference Chair, "This year's event takes a concentrated look at the way XML is and will be used within vertical and horizontal industry applications. A series of tracks have been designed to focus on how industry is using XML to conduct business using the Web or corporate Intranets."

Conference Tracks Featuring Industry Leaders

Speakers at XML Europe 2001 come from a variety of disciplines around the world. Taking place 23-25 May, this year's conference tracks include:

Vertical Industry Sessions, designed for executives and business leaders, will feature information on how XML is being used across a broad spectrum of vertical industries. Business Implementation Sessions, which will focus on legal and security issues, as well as how organizations use digital asset management. eBusiness Sessions, targeted towards executives and business implementers, will focus on specific eBusiness application areas. Technical Implementation Sessions, which will focus on the technical aspects involved implementing XML in real-world applications. Topics include advanced approaches to solving problems using XML and its family of related standards and disciplines.Topic Map Sessions, which will feature presentations on topic mapping in general, and the new XML Topic Maps specification in particular. Topic Mapping is widely believed to offer one of the keys to realize the Semantic Web. Graphic Sessions, designed for business and technical implementers, will provide an introduction into emerging Web standards and information about their utilization in Industry.

36 Pre-Conference Tutorials and Special Event Programmes Offer Something for Everyone

This year's pre-conference offerings are more extensive than ever before. On Monday, 21 May and Tuesday, 22 May, delegates can choose from a wide array of half- and full-day intensive workshops that address both technical and business topics. Class sizes are kept to a minimum and class participation is encouraged. New to the event this year, the special event programmes on Tuesday, 22 May, include topics such as: XML and content management, healthcare, an XML executive briefing, and publishing, printing and cross-media applications of XML.

The 2001 exhibition will showcase over 50 leading vendors in the XML industryNo where else in Europe can you find so many vendors of XML products, services and technologies under one roof. The exposition hall will be open for 3 days, offering attendees ample opportunity to see the latest and greatest advances in this ever-growing technology. Sponsored by IDEAlliance, this year's expo is shaping up to be the largest and most extensive XML Europe event ever.

Complete conference information is available online at or call 703.519.8167 for a printed brochure.

Opportunities for involvement include:

To exhibiting in the exhibition hall and/or sponsor various conference functions and products, contact Julie Desmond at or 617.698.0277. For media sponsorship, contact Tanya Bosse at or 703.443.1717. The above information can also be found at

About GCA

GCA (Graphic Communications Association) is the leading global membership organization that advances the process of information interoperability and dissemination of knowledge in both print and electronic communications. GCA accomplished this by engaging in and supporting the creation and adoption of globally recognized standards for information definition and exchange.

About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance provides comprehensive support to working groups who develop industry-specific application of both vertical and cross-industry open information standards. IDEAlliance is the latest step in GCA's more than 30-year history to foster the development of SGML, XML, and related structured information standards.

Contact: Daryl G. Grecich
Phone: 703-519-8190

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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