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Subject: OASIS Member News: Spotlight on Government, Military XML Applications at XML 2003

Spotlight on Government, Military XML Applications at XML 2003
Government, Industry Representatives to Detail XML Implementations;
Premier XML Industry Event Runs Dec. 7-12 in Philadelphia

Alexandria, Va. - Oct. 14, 2003 - IDEAlliance, a leading trade association
dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today
announced that XML Conference and Exposition 2003 will feature 14
presentations on government-related applications of XML technologies and

"The U.S. federal government, state governments and the military have
recognized the advantages of using XML as a basis for their applications."
says Lauren Wood, XML 2003 conference chair. "These presentations will show
various aspects of XML in practical use."

Reginald L. Hobbs, computer scientist with the Army Research Laboratory, is
giving a presentation titled “Using XML to Support Military Decision-Making”
on Thurs., Dec. 11, at 2:45 p.m.

“XML is improving military efficiency in a number of areas,” says Hobbs. “My
presentation will focus on XML and XML technologies in the military
decision-making process, specifically through modelling and simulation

Other presentations highlighting government and military XML applications

-- Making Markup Invisible: XML Legislative Drafting With No Author-Visible
Tags -Presenter: Michael A. Gelman, Senior Systems Analyst, Office of the
Secretary of the United States Senate; Wed., Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m.

-- How the U.S. Federal Government is Using XML - Presenter: Kenneth B.
Sall, XML Consultant, SiloSmashers; Thurs., Dec. 11, 11 a.m.

-- Use of COTS XML and Web Services Technology for Current and Future DOD C2
Systems - Presenter: Joe J. Molitoris, Lead IS, Mitre; Thurs., Dec. 11, 2

-- State Governments Using XML to Streamline Legislative Applications -
Presenter: Nancy Odell, Sales Application Engineer, Arbortext; Wed., Dec.
10, 2:45 p.m.

-- Web Services Composition, Partition, and Quality Assurance in Distributed
System Integration and Re-engineering - Presenter: Michael J. Hu, Lead
Solutions Architect, Police Information Technology Organization, United
Kingdom; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

-- Integrating Documentation, Record-Keeping, Data and Process Using XML -
Presenter: Ann M. Wrightson, Senior Consultant, HEDRA Limited, United
Kingdom; Thurs., Dec. 11, 11:45 a.m.

-- Naming and Design Rules for E-Government - The Danish Approach -
Presenters: Mikkel H. Brun, Independent Consultant, SchemaWorks, Denmark;
Rasmus Knippel, Student, IT- og Telestyrelsen, Denmark; Michael B.
Kjeldgaard, Chief Consultant, National IT and Telecom Agency, Denmark; Brian
Nielsen, Consultant, Danish National IT and Telecom Agency, Denmark; and
Rene Loehde, Consultant, Danish National IT- andTelecom Agency, Denmark;
Thurs., Dec. 11, 4:45 a.m.

-- ebXML in Asia - Presenter: Hisanao Sugamata, Research director,
Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan; Tues., Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

-- Using Fuzzy Logic to Create Links: Resolving References to Cited Court
Cases - Presenters: Jack S. Rugh, Vice President, Retrieval Systems
Corporation, and Julia Lennen, Senior Project Manager, Tax Management, Inc.,
a subsidiary of BNA; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

-- Semantic Integration at the IRS: The Tax Map - Presenters: Michel
Biezunski, Consultant, Coolheads Consulting, and David Brown, Senior
Publishing Specialist, Media and Publications Division, Internal Revenue
Service; Thurs., Dec. 11, 4 p.m.

-- Information Architecture with XML: From Lingua Ubiquita to Lingua
Franca - Presenter: Peter F. Brown, Head of Information Resources
Management, European Parliament, Belgium; Tues., Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

-- NLM's Public Domain DTDs: A 9-Month Update - Presenters: Deborah A
Lapeyre, Senior XML Consultant, Mulberry Technologies, Inc., and Jeff Beck,
Technical Information Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology
Information; Wed., Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

-- Saving $100 Million a Year with XML and SGML - Presenter: Joe Gollner,
President, XIA Systems Corporation, Canada; Tues., Dec 9, 2:45 p.m.

XML 2003 will feature a full schedule of educational programs on critical
XML topics such as B2B, content management, government XML applications,
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).

To learn about the new IDEAlliance TechDoc Community of Practice visit
<http://www.tech-doc.org>.  This activity is sponsored by Antenna House,
Arbortext, Architag, Astoria, Data Conversion Laboratories, Empolis,
Exegenix and XyEnterprise.

For the full XML 2003 schedule, visit

Opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at XML 2003 are still available. For
more information, visit <http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2003/expo.asp>.

For general information and to register to attend XML 2003, 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. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since
1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the
development and adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI,
Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more
about IDEAlliance at <www.idealliance.org>.
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Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Phone: 303-639-6069
Fax: 303-639-9062

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