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Subject: Fwd: Call for Submissions Open for XML 2003

This is the largest and oldest of the XML conferences.  People
with UBL experiences to share should consider submitting

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From: "Lauren Wood" <lauren@textuality.com>
To: announce@lists.oasis-open.org
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 12:56:38 -0700
Subject: Call for Submissions Open for XML 2003

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


Submission deadline for tutorials and presentations (except product 
and late-breaking presentations): June 2nd, 2003

"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 systems working.

This is where you come in. We are 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.  Whether as
speaker, tutorial presenter, exhibitor, or sponsor, you will find 
that XML 2003 provides the best forum to share your knowledge or 
demonstrate your products. 

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 

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 

All interested parties are invited to submit proposals.  
Presentations will be chosen to fit 45-minute time blocks (usually 40 
minutes for presentation and 5 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 amount.  Registration instructions will be forwarded.

Submissions must be made online by June 2, 2003 at 

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 

Please note: Marketing/promotional presentations will not be 
considered for tutorials or presentations, although "how to use" 
tutorials that concentrate on a particular product are allowed, if 
clearly described in the abstract. 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.  

Call for Exhibitors & Sponsors

The XML Conference has earned a reputation for excellence, providing 
vendors access to a very well-informed and well-qualified audience. 
We invite you to join the exhibiting companies at this year's event.  
The conference and exposition also has sponsorship opportunities 
available.  Organizations interested in participating as an exhibitor 
or sponsor should contact:

Julie Desmond
Joy Blake Scott

Associated, Affiliated, and Related Meetings

IDEAlliance encourages other organizations (especially standards 
activities groups) to meet the week before or after XML 2003. We will 
be happy to assist you with your planning.  Please contact 

Dave Kunkel, Program Manager
for information on organizing a related activity.

You may leave a Technical Committee at any time by visiting http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/announce/members/leave_workgroup.php
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