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Subject: XML 2003 Call for Presentations

Would anyone of our US based colleagues care to do a slot on the work of our e-Voting TC at this event please?  It's a good opportunity for publicity.  

----- Forwarded by John Borras/e-Envoy/CabinetOffice on 22/05/2003 07:52 -----
IDEAlliance <melledge@idealliance.org>

21/05/2003 21:12
Please respond to info

        To:        john.borras@e-envoy.gsi.gov.uk
        Subject:        XML 2003 Call for Presentations

XML 2003 Call for Presentations, Tutorials, Exhibits, and Sponsors
December 7-12, 2003
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


"Now We're Cooking" is the XML Conference theme for this year. XML is now used in many different ways and in many different applications. Leading (best) practices are starting to emerge, and recipes for success are starting to be reliable and reproducible. The Conference this year is dedicated to telling people what they need to know to get their XML-based systems working.

This is where YOU come in: We're looking for top-quality tutorials and talks that help attendees understand what the leading practices are, how to use them, what to watch out for, and how to solve problems that show up. They also want to know which new technologies are coming down the pipeline. The attendees at XML 2003 want to hear first-hand from the experts which products will solve their problems and which methodologies will meet their needs.

We already have some excellent keynote speakers confirmed: Adam Bosworth (BEA), Jon Udell (InfoWorld), and Shantanu Narayen (Adobe) and expect to confirm others shortly.

Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in speaking or exhibiting at XML 2003.

Conference Topic Areas
Speaking sessions:  Suggested topic areas are Case Studies, Core Technologies, Integration, B2B, Vertical Industries, Government, Graphics and Multimedia, Knowledge Management, Publishing, Storing XML, Web Services, Wireless. Other ideas are welcome. For descriptions of these areas, please see http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2003/sessiondetails.asp

Talks can be introductory or advanced, geared to implementers or executives. We are not looking for extremely technical developer content or introductory talks about what XML is (although introductory tutorials are welcomed). All Conference submissions with a June 2nd deadline will be blind reviewed by a panel of 80 experts. They grade the abstract for interest and look for evidence that the speaker knows the subject and can explain it.

Product presentations: We have renamed the Vendor Presentation track to Product Presentation, since open source and products produced by non-vendors are also welcome. Products that are new, standards-based and interoperable with other products will be given preference.

Town Hall Meetings:  Held throughout the conference, these interactive forums are designed to allow all attendees to join open-mike town-hall forums. This is a great way to ask questions, listen to suggestions, soak up praise, endure abuse, hold straw polls, or go into more detail on particular issues not possible during other presentations.

All interested parties are invited to submit proposals.  Presentations will be chosen to fit 45-minute time blocks (usually 40 minutes for presentation and five minutes for questions). A version of the paper must also be written in XML for publication in the Proceedings (with the exception of product demonstrations). We expect XML authoring tool vendors to make XML authoring software available. Further instructions will follow upon acceptance of a presentation. Electronic conference proceedings will be produced and made available on the Website and CD-ROM.

All selected speakers will receive a free registration for the conference (December 9-12), provided their paper, tagged in XML, is received by the October 15, 2002 deadline.  In addition, all submitters of complete abstracts not chosen for the conference will automatically receive a discount of $100 off the conference registration.  

Submissions must be made online by June 2, 2003 at http://www.xmlconference.org

Call for Tutorials

IDEAlliance is seeking highly qualified instructors to lead tutorials, which will be selected based on merits of the topic and instructor.  Tutorials will be one-half or full-day workshops.  Please be sure to indicate any special requirements and the length of your tutorial on the submission form. A complete handout for the tutorial will be required.

Selected instructors will receive a free Gold Pass registration (December 7-12), provided their tutorial handout is received by the November 10, 2003 deadline.  In addition, all submitters of complete abstracts not chosen for the conference will automatically receive a discount of $100 off the conference registration amount.  Registration instructions will be forwarded.

Submissions must be made online by June 2, 2003 at http://www.xmlconference.org

Please note: Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered for tutorials or presentations. Material must reflect information as described in the acceptance abstract and must be original work of professional quality. Selected authors will be notified and guideline materials will follow.

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