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XML and the Standardization Community:
An Open Forum 

Forum Proceedings

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 11, 2001
Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, DC


8:00-9:00  
Breakfast and Registration

9:00
Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Bob Feghali, ANSI chief information officer and vice-president of business development
9:10
Keynote
Robert S. Sutor, Ph.D., director, IBM e-business Standards Strategy

Dr. Sutor addressed the business case for XML and introduced its relevance to both publishing and application integration


9:30   
Tutorial: What is XML?
Russell J. Richards, chief, Technical Architecture Division, Defense Information Systems Agency/Joint Information Engineering Organization, Center for Standards

Mr. Richards presented a basic XML tutorial, emphasizing a business case approach


9:50
Case Study Demonstrations

Short demonstrations from representatives of organizations currently using XML to automate and facilitate the standards development and dissemination process.

ITI/NCITS use of XML as a tool for standards
development and publication:
Russell J. Richards, chairman, Information Technology Industry Council
(ITI)/National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS)
New Technologies Ad Hoc Committee (see also title above).
XML-based "Standards Roadmap":
Mary Brady, computer scientist, National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST)
XML Use in W3C DOM Working Group:
Philippe Le Hégaret, leader, Document Object Model (DOM) activity,
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
STEP (ISO 10303) Modules in XML:
Josh Lubell, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) and PDES, Inc.,
Model Based Approach to XML:
Dr. George W. Beeler, Jr., president, Beeler Consulting and co-chair
Modeling and Methodology Committee, Health Level Seven (HL7)
10:30
Break

10:45
Case Study Demonstrations (continued)

11:30
Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Moderator: Owen Ambur, co-chair, XMLWG, XML.gov

The panel endeavored to achieve consensus on best practices regarding application of XML to achieve the Forum goals. They examined what works, what doesn't work, and how best to maintain the momentum of the Forum going forward.

Panelists:
Mark Skall, chief, Software Diagnostics & Conformance Testing Division,
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Karl Best, director of Technical Operations, OASIS
(Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)
Dr. George W. Beeler, Jr., Beeler Consulting and Health Level Seven (HL7)
Philippe Le Hégaret, leader, DOM activity, W3C
David Barkley, chairman, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee
X12 and director, eCommerce Relations, Freddie Mac
Robert W. Noth, manager, Engineering Standards, Deere & Company
Dr. James D. Mason, chairman,
ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC1),
Subcommittee 34 on Document Description and Processing Languages
12:30
Luncheon

1:45
Concluding Remarks

Oliver R. Smoot, chairman, ANSI Board of Directors
2:00-3:00
Break-out room reserved for further discussion

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