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Subject: Government Applications One Focus of XML 2004


XML 2004 to Focus on Government XML Applications

Expanded Government Track to Highlight XML Applications in U.S. and Abroad;

XML.gov, KM.gov, CIO Council, and SICoP to Co-Host Event

Alexandria, Va. - Oct. 6, 2004 - IDEAlliance, a leading industry association dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today announced that XML Conference and Exposition 2004 will feature a full track of presentations and topics focused on government-related XML applications and solutions.  XML 2004 is slated for Nov. 15-19 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

Mary Ann Malloy, lead information systems engineer with The MITRE Corporation, will be giving a presentation titled "XML-Native Constraint Evaluation" on Thursday., Nov. 18 at 9:45 a.m.

"XML is being used in a number of different applications within the federal government," says Malloy. "Our presentation focuses on the migration to XML by the Department of Defense for its text-based messaging systems."

Fergal Murray, vice president North America, Propylon, says that his presentation, "E-Government Architecture in Ireland: The Service-Oriented Approach of the Public Services Broker" (Wed., Nov. 17, 11:45 a.m.) reflects the impact of XML on governments around the globe.

"XML, service oriented architectures and service oriented business applications are impacting governments everywhere," says Murray. "This case study focuses on the Irish Public Services Broker, an e-government interoperability architecture based on an asynchronous XML messaging hub."

Other government presentation topics at XML 2004 include:

  • Inventive XML: Story of XML at the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • XML's Impact on Process Efficiency and Legislative Document Management
  • Getting Standards to (actually) Emerge
  • How the US Federal Government is Using XML: One Year Later
  • The Federal CIO Council's Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP)
  • Quality of Service in Web Services Oriented Business Process
  • Handling 1200 Government Forms in XML Schema
  • e-Voting and XML: a Case Study of UK Government Local Election Pilots
  • Multi-domain Dissemination Using W3C XML Schema and XML-Signature

In addition to government participation on the program, several key organizations that support the advancement of technology in government are co-hosting the event this year. These include XML.gov, KM.gov, The CIO Council, and SICoP. 


XML 2004 will also focus on a full range of XML-related topics such as Web services, e-commerce, content management and databases, publishing, transaction management and an array of other technologies. For a complete list of presentations, tracks and events, visit www.xmlconference.org.


For information on exhibiting at XML 2004, visit www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2004/exhibits.html.

For information on sponsorship opportunities at XML 2004, visit http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2004/sponsorship.html. 

For general information and to register to attend XML 2004, visit http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2004/registration.html. .

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.







Marion L. Elledge


Telephone: (251) 432-3766

email: melledge@idealliance.org


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