General Sessions
Tuesday, November 27th, 2001
Michael Sperberg-McQueen Michael Sperberg-McQueen,
Architecture Domain Leader,
W3C
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Opening of XML World Conference

W3C is the birthplace of XML, but there's more to XML than one specification. The XML family of technologies is largely developed within the W3C XML Activity. Michael will provide an overview of the current and planned work of the W3C XML Activity, and address questions related to specific topics including XML Schema, XML Query, and XLink.

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Simon Nicholson Simon Nicholson,
Chairman of the OASIS Board of Directors
 
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
ebXML

Eighteen months ago, the United Nations CEFACT and OASIS began an initiative to facilitate electronic business over the Internet using XML. Hundreds of organizations from around the world came together in an open process to collaborate on the development. This presentation provides a historical overview of the ebXML project, celebrates the accomplishments of the past year and a half and offers insight into the future of the initiative.

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William H. Dwight William H. Dwight,
Vice President, Application Development Tools & iLearning,
Tools Product Division,
Oracle Corporation
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The Next Generation of J2EE, XML and Web Service Development

Oracle pioneered the move to "Software as a Service" with its hosted developer services, online applications business and Internet-based product distribution. Now, Web services are enabling new revenue opportunities and cost efficiencies. Come hear Bill Dwight, Oracle Vice President of Application Development Tools and iLearning, discuss Oracle's strategy for J2EE, XML , SQL and Web service development and how you can take advantage of it now.

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Doug Tidwell Doug Tidwell,
Senior Programmer,
IBM 
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
On the Shoulders of the Giants: Web Services...

Writing to a friend in 1675, Isaac Newton made this famous quote of his discoveries: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." As we look to Web services as the future of the software industry, we'll need some tall shoulders to see our way clear to the rosy future some envision. In this session, IBM's Doug Tidwell considers open
source, open standards, and other giants currently beneath our feet. He'll also talk about a variety of technologies, some old, some new, that will lift the shoulders of today's software engineers so the next generation of developers can see even farther. Complete with anecdotes from the past, demos from the present, and predictions for the future, you'll get a clear vision of the potential of Web services.

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Lunch & Exposition
Conference Sessions
Tuesday, November 27th, 2001
Edward M.Tuggle, Jr Edward M.Tuggle, Jr.,
Senior Software Engineer,
IBM Corp.
Development
Track
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Developing Applications with the IBM Web Services Toolkit

Web Services is a framework within which applcations can communicate with each other across the internet or within an intranet. This session will demonstrate programs that implement the technologies used in the Web Services environment, including SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. The session will focus on the Java-based tools available from IBM for developing Web Services applications.

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Alan Coleman Alan Coleman ,
Technical Director,
Kenamea
Data
Track
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Unlocking the Value of Enterprise Web Services

Today, Enterprise Web Services enable new forms of communication between Web-based enterprise applications. Yet these large applications still use message-queuing systems running over private networks whenever they need to ensure reliable, secure, bi-directional, event-driven communications. Dropped transactions, inadequate security and poor user experiences illustrate that today's underlying request/response Web model simply isn't a sufficient platform for Web Services-enabled enterprise applications.

What's needed is a communications layer, or Application Network, that enhances the Internet's standard protocols (HTTP/TCP/IP) to deliver the necessary communications qualities. The type of data transferred through the Network must have flexibility to address the spectrum of XML documents in one application, SOAP messages in another, and binary data in a third. When Application Networks become an element of the Web Services framework we can unlock the value of distributed, service-based enterprise applications and truly integrate them into a Web Services-based Internet.

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Kimberlee Kemble,
Marketing Program Manager,
IBM Voice Systems
New Trends
Track
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Hands-on VoiceXML

Get ready to ride the next wave of the web...learn how you can voice-enable your web site! This session will introduce you to VoiceXML, an industry-standard language for making Internet content and information accessible via voice and telephone. Using the IBM WebSphere Voice Server SDK, you'll get hands-on experience writing simple VoiceXML applications that use speech recognition and text-to-speech to interact with the user. You'll also learn how this breakthrough technology will enable your users to access web information over the phone, using their voice...all by using VoiceXML to leverage your existing web infrastructure and business logic.

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Charles Myers Charles Myers,
Senior Manager of Business Development, ePaper Solutions Group,
Adobe Systems, Incorporated
Content
Track
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
XML Inside PDF: Digital Master for Document Structure

Extensible markup language (XML) is rapidly emerging as a universal language for information exchange - a "linga franca" that will enable the sharing of data transparently across computers and applications. At the same time, Adobe PDF has been acclaimed as the industry standard for sharing documents across platforms. The widely-held misconception is that the two are competing formats, when in reality XML and PDF complement each other, and when combined, form a reliable "digital master."

In this presentation, the speaker will explore the world of document structure, and focus on why Adobe PDF is so well-suited to serve as a vessel for transporting XML content. He/she will outline the support for XML offered by Acrobat, and how data from PDFs can be submitted in web-standard XML for easy integration with the back-end systems used for forms and other business purposes. He/she will describe how PDF documents can be changed dynamically online. Citing how PDF documents contain information about document structure and metadata, the speaker will explain how PDFs bind content information with document structure to enable easy re-purposing of content. The speaker will examine how PDF web capture allows the conversion of web pages to PDF documents with all links intact for archiving, and convenient online and offline review. The session provides a technical perspective on the role of XML in document structure and how PDF documents can be deployed as stable containers for exchanging transactional XML data.

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Brian Hajime Ogata,
Product Marketing Manager Java (TM) and XML Software,
Sun Microsystems
Development
Track
  Sridhar Reddy
Java(TM) Technology Evangelist
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Portable Data and Portable Behavior: Binding Java and XML

What are web services? Why will the new XML standards fare any better than the language-independent service abstraction efforts of the past? Does the portability of the underlying language still matter? These are just a few of the tough questions explored in this presentation. This presentation will focus on both the benefits and challenges of implementing truly portable solutions that utilize Java and XML. WSDL, UDDI, SOAP and JAXB are just a few of the technologies that will be examined and discussed. Because Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) was the first technology segment to leverage what we now know as "web services", we will explore the convergence of integration and development as we draw conclusions from the lessons learned in EAI over the years. Lastly, we will unpack and categorize the myriad standards that are currently emerging in the effort to bind Java and XML. Please join us for this fast-paced, highly-interactive session that will focus on the relevant issues around deploying Java and XML-based solutions.

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Bob Lojek Bob Lojek
Chief Information Architect,
Mozquito Technologies AG
New Trends
Track
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
XForms, the Next Generation of Internet Markup

HTML forms are an essential for Web applications to interact with Web users. However, the Forms Module in HTML is severely outdated and limited. The W3C is working hard on the next generation to be called XForms. It should become a Recommendation around the beginning of 2002, although we are already seeing implementations of the user interface.

This paper will present the advantages of XForms such as:

  • Easier interactive user interaction with the Web page
  • Integration with XHTML and other namespaces
  • Platform and device independence
  • Separation of user interface from data and logic
  • A data model with defined data types and data logic
  • XML and Unicode used to exchange data

A new and expanded set of elements and attributes above and beyond HTML will include the following features:

  • Fields as data types with field groups as typed records
  • Constraints - on or between fields and groups - covering input validation, calculated fields and data dependencies
  • Regional data input formats for currency values, phone numbers, dates and postal addresses
  • Templates for defining reusable field groups
  • Shared information for multi-page forms, including multiple pages per HTML document, and suspend/resume modes
  • New kinds of input protocols, e.g. microphones, cameras, scanners and pen-based input for signatures and Signed forms.

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Lee Gibbons Lee Gibbons,
Director of Product Management,
NextPage, Inc.
Content
Track
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The Fusion of XML and Peer-to-Peer for e-Business

Using XML, companies are implementing Peer-to-Peer Content Networking technology for e-business by creating virtual repositories of internal and external business-critical information. XML is a powerful tool for enabling information to be published and accessed within enterprises. XML-based content can be dynamically formatted, allowing it to be published to any platform without changing any of the source content. Peer-to-peer solutions can allow fast integration of legacy content, allowing companies to bridge the gap while converting to XML. XML enabled Peer-to-Peer Content Networks can allow employees in distributed offices (such as Baker & McKenzie LLP, with 60 offices worldwide) to manage, access and exchange content, regardless of its location.

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Ulrich Leuthner Ulrich Leuthner,
Senior Product Marketing Mmanager,
FileNET Corporation
Commerce
Track
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
The Integration of Business Processes and Content

Martyn Christian, senior vice president of Corporate Marketing at FileNET, will explain why it is imperative for organizations to recognize that business processes must drive all eBusiness transactions, and the importance of integrating legacy content to these processes.

Organizations need to become more efficient to be competitive and profitable in eBusiness. To do so, they must use XML technology to extend their processes and associated content, from legacy or other systems, to customers, business partners, suppliers, and employees.

Find out how processes and content define the timeliness and quality of customer interactions and transactions, enable your suppliers to deliver the right goods just-in-time, and enhance the productivity of your employees.

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Sanjay Kumar Mr. Sanjay Kumar
Senior Director of Product Marketing
iManage, Inc.
Extra
Track
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Enterprise Portals: Powering Mission-Critical Applications

The Internet has ushered in a business revolution, creating a shift in the way business is conducted. Despite the transformations that are underway, competition is forcing enterprises to implement collaborative business solutions that integrate internal systems and leverage existing technology to harness the knowledge and data that resides amongst suppliers, partners and customers.

Portal technologies are well suited for enterprises with extensive supply chains to integrate mission-critical applications such as Supply Chain Management, workflow, knowledge management, business intelligence, and eCommerce. Those that can support open standards can be easily integrated into a company's existing infrastructure.

Support of J2EE and .NET interfaces for integrating the business logic with other backend servers are important for interoperability. iManage found that portal software makes extensive use of XML for data-aggregation and based standards like XSL/XSLT for user-interface customization.

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