OASIS announced that it will host an XML symposium April 26 and 27 in New Orleans.
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The Symposium on Reliable Infrastructures for XML will be open to the public and act as a forum and information exchange on standards development.
Chet Ensign, chairman of the Program Committee of the OASIS Technical Advisory Board said attendees will be asked to identify gaps where open standards are needed and areas that would promote interoperability.
William Stangel, senior vice president and enterprise achitect for Fidelity Investments Systems Company, and Thomas Koulopoulos, president and co-founder of the Delphi Group will deliver keynote addresses.
The symposium has also scheduled a user panel entitled "Implementing Standards to Achieve Reliable Transacting," featuring Fred Falten of General Motors representing the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Kenneth R. Hutcheson, director of the Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX), Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, and Paul Tearnen, Vice President, Standards Management of RosettaNet. The panel will explore the importance of open standards to users and the ways industry groups are implementing standard-oriented architectures into their own work.
Many of OASIS' technical committees will meet, including the newly formed OASIS Electronic Business Service Oriented Architecture (ebSOA) Technical Committee, the OASIS Web Services Notification (WSN) Technical Committee, and the OASIS Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) Technical Committee.