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XTech '99

GCA's XTech '99 Presents Solutions For Data and Content Exchange on the Web

ALEXANDRIA, VA., February 11, 1999.

Hundreds of Web and application developers, system architects and integrators, and others wanting the latest applications of XML technology will attend XTech '99, March 7-11, 1999 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, states the conference's organizer, the Graphic Communications Association (GCA). The five-day event includes pre-conference tutorials on XML, related standards, and technologies; three tracks including presentations on XML development issues, applications, case studies, and management paybacks; and the XIO '99 Interoperability Exposition.

Many XML products will be on display in the XIO'99 Exposition, featuring demonstrations of XML interoperability, vendor theater presentations, and new product releases. The current exhibitor lineup includes Sun Microsystems, IBM, Microsoft, DataChannel, webMethods, Texcel, Inso Corp, ArborText, W3C,, GCA, OASIS, Kinetic Technologies, Data Conversion Lab, Object Design, Uniqueness, Enigma, Sequoia Software, CITEC Information, Xyvision, and Advent/Lightbinders.

XIO'99 is co-sponsored by the Graphic Communications Research Institute (GCARI) and Microsoft Corporation.

"XTech goes beyond the press releases and into the realities and implications of XML technology itself. This is where the big players show just what they're up to. It's the place to be if you want to know what's really happening and to hear from those who are making it happen," says Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems and XTech Conference co-chair.

XTech '99 features keynote presentations by J. Allard, Microsoft Corporation; Marie Wieck, IBM Corporation; Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; David Siegel, author of best-seller, "Building Killer Web Applications;" Tim Bray, Textuality, and Bosak, Sun Microsystems. Mansoor Zakaria, CEO, 2Bridge Software, will keynote the management track, addressing the next meta shift in business and computing.

A number of important industry announcements are anticipated at XTech '99. Reportedly, Sun Microsystems will announce their XML strategy during the event.

"XTech'99 is the key technical XML event of 1999 (in fact, of the millennium, if you think about it) -- we'll have the people who are building tomorrow's XML-driven Internet all together in one place for three days. Expect sparks to fly," says Tim Bray, Textuality and XTech Conference co- chair.

For more information on XTech '99 and to register, please visit the GCA Web site:

GCA is the leading worldwide, technology management association that represents over 300 companies involved in electronic information management and various forms of publishing and distribution.

SOURCE: Graphic Communications Association

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive. For other XML/SGML conferences, see the main conference page.

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