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ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 21, 2005--Registration is now
open for XML 2005, the largest independent conference for XML
technologies and applications. XML 2005 is the latest in IDEAlliance's
series of conferences devoted to the Extensible Markup Language, a
worldwide standard that enables data compatibility across different
computing systems. It will be held November 14-18 in Atlanta, Ga., USA.

Experts, IT professionals and novices from around the world attend the
XML Conferences to explore the latest technologies, applications and
services that produce higher-quality data, increase production speed,
and save money. This year's event will feature nearly two-dozen
tutorials, approximately 125 presentation and discussion sessions,
interoperability demonstrations, and an exhibition of products and
services from leading vendors.

Scheduled keynote speakers for the five-day program are David Campbell,
Microsoft SQL Server general manager for data engine and access
technologies; Steven G. Harris, vice president of Oracle's Java
Platform Group; Jim Hendler, University of Maryland professor and
director of semantic web and agent technology at the Maryland
Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory; David Megginson, principal
of Megginson Technologies, a leading XML consultancy; and Robert
Picciano, vice president of data management for IBM Corporation.

The source for everything XML

XML 2005 has something for anyone interested or involved in XML, from
introductory tutorials to case studies to technical and theoretical
sessions. Select presentations are geared to distinct application
areas, such as government, military, financial services, publishing,
legal and pharmaceutical.

"XML has gone through the hype phase to be an accepted and expected
part of today's technology infrastructure," says Lauren Wood, senior
technical program manager at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and XML 2005
Conference chair. "XML 2005 brings together experts, fellow
professionals, and product vendors to give attendees the resources they
need to transform data management within their organizations."

Elaine Keagle, technical lead of the web services team for a county
school system in the U.S., is a prime example of someone who put her
XML Conference experience to immediate use.

"My team used what I learned at the XML Conference to provide an
entirely new plan of production for both the print and online versions
of our course bulletin," she says. "The project has been a success in
every aspect. It has cut down on production time, reduced errors, and
allowed for multiple outputs from a single source. We marvel that in a
span of a year we were able to complete such a successful project using
technologies new to us."

For more information and to register for XML 2005, 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. Founded in 1966 as the
Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in
information technology - developing Document Markup Metalanguage
(GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML),
and fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on
these languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and
speed information in all aspects of publishing and content-related
processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at

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