XML2005 program additions/updates --discounts available till October 10 -- cheap airfares

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XML 2005 - Atlanta Hilton Hotel - Atlanta, GA - November 14-18,

Register prior to October 10 and take advantage of the early-bird
registration fees. http://2005.xmlconference.org/registration

IDEAlliance has announced the following program additions/updates for
XML 2005:

XML Master Class Series -- IDEAlliance in its continued efforts to
provide groundbreaking services to the XML community are introducing
the XML Master Class Series the first of which will be held at XML
2005.  The Master Class Series brings together successful XML use cases
presented by users and industry experts to provide insight and
practical guidance into today's XML standards, technologies and
practices. IDEAlliance is highlighting users that have successfully
deployed XML technology in either a document-centric or XML web
services environment. In a public session users will describe their
applications and get direct feedback from industry experts. Examples of
topics that may be discussed: Security; performance; scalability;
Applicability of new standards; tools and technologies; Compatibility
and interoperability issues and pointers, and Managing and maintaining
vocabularies. Two users confirmed include: Farrukh Khan, Ohio State
University Medical Center and Jeff Shick, American Society of Hospital
Watch http://2005.xmlconference.org/xmlmasterseries/ for more details.

XML Authoring Panel -- This session features a panel of XML Authoring
Vendors and XML experts.  The XML Authoring Vendors demonstrate
traditional XML authoring tools and environments.  Alternative methods
for authoring XML content are also  demonstrated. Discussions about XML
environments and appropriate authoring methodologies are discussed.
Authoring product participants confirmed to date: Syntext, Altova,
BlastRadius, others to be announced; Alternative Authoring: Dale Waldt,
Axtiveminds, Kevin Kelly, IBM.  Panel chair: Betty Harvey.

Efficient XML Panel--- Chaired by Michael Champion, Microsoft
Corporation, this multi-session panel discussion focuses on the
challenges faced by those who need to process XML more efficiently than
the current state of the art allows. Advocates of different
alternatives, including hardware acceleration, binary XML, and code
optimization have been invited to present their views and debate one
another. Panel participants confirmed to date include: Rich Rollman,
AgileDelta, Michael Leventhal, Tarari, David Lee, Epocrates, Kent.Nutt,
Conformative Systems, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen, Sun Microsystems, Eric
Sedlar, Oracle, and Eric Perkins, IBM.

For the complete XML 2005 program line-up to date, visit:
http://www.idealliance.org/xmlusa/2005/schedule.html Late-breaking and
product presentations will be announced within the next week.

Make plans to attend XML today. Flights from most major cites to
Atlanta are inexpensive. Sample airfares for example:
Roundtrip from:
Washington DC $158
New York  $208
Philadelphia $228
Boston $238
Chicago $228
San Francisco $242
San Jose $276
Seattle $302

Make you hotel reservations now. November in Atlanta can be a busy
time. IDEAlliance has reserved a block of rooms at the Atlanta Hilton,
headquarter hotel for XML 2005, at the incredible rate of $169 single/
$189 double. For more information and to book a room, see

XML 2005 is produced by IDEAlliance. http://www.idealliance.org Join
now and save on registration fees and more.

Sponsors this year include: JustSystem, RenderX, Sun Microsystems,
BlastRadius. Design Science, IBM, and Microsoft.

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