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Subject: XMLSolutions' John Evdemon to Lead Major Data Sharing Initiative forthe Education Industry

October 19, 2000

Dear ,

You may be interested in the following latest news about XMLSolutions Corporations' 
John Evdemon, who has just been named Chair of the XML Forum for Education 
sponsored by the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council.

XMLSolutions' John Evdemon to Lead Major Data Sharing Initiative for the 
Education Industry

XMLSolutions' Chief Software Architect Named Chair of XML Forum for Education

MCLEAN, VA, OCTOBER 18, 2000 - XMLSolutions Corporation, a leading worldwide 
provider of software for conducting XML-based direct materials procurement, 
is proud to announce that its Chief Software Architect, John Evdemon, is 
the new Chair of the XML Forum for Education sponsored by the Postsecondary 
Electronic Standards Council (PESC).  This Standards Council is a partnership 
within the higher education community that promotes electronic standards 
for exchanging data, controlling costs, and providing better student services.

Members of the Standards Council unanimously endorsed John Evdemon as the 
Chair of its newly formed XML Forum for Education.  With John's appointment 
as Chair, he will play a major role in leading the Education Industry in 
accomplishing major data sharing objectives.

"The Standards Council is very fortunate to have someone with John's background 
and expertise to lead the education effort in developing industry-wide 
XML standards," said Betsy Bainbridge, Executive Director of PESC.  "His 
participation in international standards bodies will help our efforts as 
we feed into broader, global standards efforts.  Harriet Downer of PeopleSoft 
will provide the knowledge of relevant issues in education while John's 
hands-on project and tool experience will guide the mission of the XML 
Forum for Education towards yielding the best possible results."

Evdemon is the Chief Software Architect at XMLSolutions, with more than 
11 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing software 
systems using a variety of platforms, architectures, and methodologies. 
 He is also experienced in information/web security, project management, 
and delivering state-of-the-art technical topics and papers.  Evdemon serves 
on several other XML technology standards working groups, including the 
W3C XML Core Syntax Working Group, the W3C XML Protocols Working Group, 
the ebXML Architecture Work Group sponsored by the United Nations, as well 
as the XML Working Group for the Enterprise Integration Council (EIC), 
which he also chairs.  In addition to teaching XML at George Washington 
University and running the XML Roundtables for both SolutionsCentral.com, 
and PlanetIT.com, Evdemon is writing a three-book series on XML for Prentice 
Hall.  John has also contributed to other XML-related books and has been 
published in industry trade journals.   Most recently, John had the privilege 
of being invited to join the Council of Technology Advisors as an expert 
on XML.

The major data sharing objectives of the XML Forum for Education are: 1) 
Adopt a methodology and metamodel, 2) Extend ebXML core components into 
higher education, and 3) Adopt framework recommendations on Schema design, 
transport routing and packaging, registries, and repositories.

About the XML Forum for Education 
The XML Forum for Education facilitates discussions among representatives 
of institutions, higher education associations, software and service providers, 
and the Department of Education. This Forum is sponsored by the Postsecondary 
Electronic Standards Council (PESC). The PESC, of which XMLSolutions is 
a Corporate Member, supports and promotes the use of standards for sharing 
data within the higher education community with the overall goal of improving 
service and controlling costs. Additionally, the diverse membership--representing 
higher education associations, colleges and universities, lenders and guarantors, 
third-party software and service providers, and government agencies--encompasses 
the broad range of stakeholders in data exchanges in higher education. 
This fact propels the organization into taking the leadership role in XML 
standardization, which was recommended through an Industry White Paper 
released in June 2000. 

About XMLSolutions Corporation
XMLSolutions Corporation (www.xmls.com) enables the secure, real-time B2B 
exchange of direct materials transactions over the Internet.  By eliminating 
a company's EDI and XML dialect dependencies, XMLSolutions removes trade 
barriers, enabling uniform transactions among customers, exchanges, and 
trading partners of all sizes.  The XMLSolutions integrated solution includes 
support for XML-to-XML transformations; EDI-to-XML translation; and over 
3000 mission-critical, industry-specific EDI business documents.

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia's technology corridor 
with offices in Atlanta; Charlotte; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Bangalore, 
India; Seoul, Korea; South Africa; The Netherlands; Denmark; Austria; Sweden; 
Switzerland; Belgium; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; and the United Kingdom.

Stephanie Oakley Peter Arnold Associates One Hollis Street Wellesley, MA 
02482 Phone: 781-239-1030 Fax: 781-239-1204 Stephanie@parnold.com 	Lisa 
Faust XMLSolutions Corporation 7929 Westpark Drive, Suite 100 McLean, VA 
22102 Phone: 703-506-1111 Fax: 703-556-9602 Lisa.Faust@xmls.com 	


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