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XML 2003 Interop Demos to Showcase Standards

XML 2003 Interoperability Demonstrations to Showcase
Industry Standards, Integrated Vendor Solutions

Alexandria, VA – Nov. 19, 2003 – IDEAlliance, a leading trade association
dedicated to fostering information technology standards, today announced that
XML Conference and Exposition 2003 will feature several “interoperability
demonstrations” organized by OASIS, W3C, and WS-I. The demonstrations will
showcase numerous vendors’ products working together to help businesses solve
critical IT challenges. XML Conference and Exposition 2003 is being held Dec.
7-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Marion Elledge, vice president of Information Technology Alliances &
Conferences, IDEAlliance, says that the demonstrations highlight the importance
of standards in allowing disparate products to join together to form
comprehensive, tightly integrated business solutions.

“Simply put, standards are the ‘glue’ that allow companies to tie
together different products to best meet their unique business and workflow
needs,” says Elledge. “These demonstrations, organized by leading
standards organizations such as OASIS and W3C, will focus on real-world
solutions made possible by industry standards and product interoperability.”

OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a
global consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of
e-business standards, has organized five demonstrations featuring a variety of
OASIS standards and specifications:

· Achieving Interoperability Using Test Frameworks
Tues., Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

· The OASIS WS-Reliability Interoperability Demonstration
Participating Companies: Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) Tues., Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

· Epidemic Management Using OASIS ebXML, UBL and XACML Specifications
Participating Companies: Yellow Dragon, Sun, Sybase, Adobe Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ADBE), IOPSYS, Seeburger, Cyclone Commerce, National Institute of
Standards and Technology, AmberPoint, Inc. Wed., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

· The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Specification
Participating Companies: BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS), Citrix, IBM, Oracle,
Plumtree, Vignette Wed., Dec. 10, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), developer of interoperable Web
technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools), has organized
interoperability demonstrations on four topics:

· Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Implementations

· Web Services

· Semantic Web Applications and Collaboration Software

· XML Schemas in Enterprise Applications

· Providing Test Suites Using XML-based Technologies

Organizations participating in the W3C demonstrations include Arbortext, INRIA,
the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Open Group.
Demonstrations will take place daily at XML 2003; times will be posted at the
The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), which promotes Web
Services interoperability across platforms, applications, and programming
languages, has organized interoperability demonstrations that will take place
at their booth (#416) during trade show hours.

IDEAlliance, working with the International Cooperation for the Integration of
Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress (CIP4) organization and L.A. Burman
Associates Inc., has planned a program at XML 2003 designed to encourage the
adoption of the JDF Specification:

· JDF Seminar Keynote speaker: Kin Wah Lam of Time Inc.

Participating Companies: Adobe, Agfa, Creo, EFI, Heidelberg, QTI, Printcafe,
ScreenUSA, and Wam!Net Tues., Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

· JDF Pavilion (Interoperability Demonstrations) Participating
Companies: Agfa, EFI, Heidelberg, Printcafe, Wam!Net Dec. 9 and 10, 12:30 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the demonstrations and the entire schedule for that
XML Conference and Exposition 2003, visit

About XML 2003
XML 2003 programs focus on critical XML topics such as B2B, content management,
graphics and multimedia, publishing, vertical industry applications, Web
services, and more. Keynote speakers and presenters at XML 2003 will include
representatives from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT); Sun Microsystems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SUNW); Oracle Server Technologies (NASDAQ: ORCL); Reuters (NASDAQ:
RTRSY); BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS); Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ); and IBM
Corporation (NYSE: IBM). For more information, visit

About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit
membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry
solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing
standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices.
Founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been
a leader in information technology, developing Document Markup Metalanguage
(GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and
fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these
languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed
information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn
more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.

Marion L. Elledge

IDEAlliance (celebrating 20 years of markup)

Telephone: (251) 432-3766

email: me******@idealliance.org

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