U.S. XML Conference Leader Showcases ebXML, UDDI in London, UK

From: Roddy Young (xml-devcon-eu@zotgroup.com)
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 06:04:53 PST

For Immediate Release



Dan Chappell:

United States:
Roderic Olvera Young
+1.617.542.5335 ext/202


XML DevCon Europe Features Worldwide Industry Experts Dr. Henry Thompson
(W3C Fellow), Dr. Peter Chen (inventor of E-R modeling), and Top-Rated
authors Benoît Marchal and Elliotte Rusty Harold

http://www.xmldevcon2001.com/ -- Camelot Communications, leading producer
of IT conferences focusing on emerging technologies including open-source,
XML, Java, and Wireless, announces the XML DevCon Europe 2001 program. The
three-day conference, to be held February 21-23 in London, will build on the
highly successful U.S.-based XML DevCon series. At the forefront of
conference discussion will be the push to establish global electronic
business interchange standards, such as the Universal Description, Discovery
and Integration (UDDI) initiative and the ebXML framework.

Camelot Communications' XML DevCon series brings together industry leaders
and XML enthusiasts from around the world - including programmers,
developers, engineers, software architects, system engineers, Web
developers, product managers, project leaders, consultants and educators -
with a common challenge of understanding how new services-oriented Web
models will transform distributed computing and Internet exchange in the
next few years.

"Both top players in the XML space as well as newcomers taking their first
XML-steps for their business will be attending XML DevCon in London. The
wide-range of timely topics and the distinguished list of speakers and
panelists offer a valuable and unprecedented education program for
enterprise XML and eBusiness. The faculty includes W3C, IEEE and ACM
fellows, several of the pioneers of XML/EDI technology and key players in
ebXML and UDDI. The combination of interactive exhibit floor and technical
education program provide an unmatched opportunity for developers to boost
their XML and eBusiness skills," said Ken North, Conference Chair.

"As a global business standard on the Web gains momentum, the need for
up-to-date information and critical analysis of software options in the XML
marketplace is critical. Europe is a hotbed of XML interest so it is
important to
offer events for European developers wanting access to industry experts and
latest XML solutions," said Terry De Giuli, President of Camelot
"Bringing the XML DevCon series to London provides a forum for emerging
to leverage their success in the high-growth European eCommerce sector."

According to Gartner Group, the European Internet economy will be $1.2
trillion by 2004, equal to nearly 15 percent of Western Europe's current GDP
(gross domestic product) value. The electronic-commerce market alone,
currently worth $40.8 billion, will grow to $1.1 trillion in the same time
period, generating the majority of Europe's expansion. The market leaders in
2001 are: Germany, with an estimated $12.6 billion in eCommerce transactions
this year; the United Kingdom, with $11.8 billion; the Netherlands, with
$5.7 billion, and France, with $2.7 billion.

A Sampling From XML DevCon Europe' More Than 70 Sessions and Workshops:

-- Keynotes from Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh), Simon Nicholson
(ebXML and Sun), Mark Colan (IBM), and David Turner (Microsoft)
-- Panel sessions addressing "The Future of Software: The Role of XML" and
"Web Services, ebXML, UDDI and Trading Partner Agreements"
-- XML Schema Workshop - Members of the W3C Schema Working Group
present schema problems and provide solutions
-- Architecting a Content Delivery System Using Java, XML, and WAP -
provides insights of how data can be delivered to clients in a timely and
personalized fashion
-- Introduction to RDF - outlines techniques to apply RDF to general XML
information and gain RDF's rich, yet understandable, network of resources
and relationships
-- Building an XML Based Web Site Using Open Source Tools - learn how to
develop high performance, scalable, load-balanced, dynamic Web sites using
-- Night School - the popular sessions help developers keep their edge in
the fast-paced environment of XML-related technologies

Venue and Registration Information:
XML DevCon Europe Spring 2001 runs from February 21 through 23 at the
Novotel London West Hotel and Convention Centre.

To register, contact Allison Semple at + or visit the
conference Web site at for more information and updates:

For exhibitor sales and sponsorship, contact Jeffrey Wainhouse at
+ or at: jeff@camelot-com.com

Members of the press may register by contacting Dan Chappell at
+44.1273.675100 or at:

About Camelot Communications Corp.
Camelot Communications Corp. produces IT conferences focusing on emerging
technologies including open-source, XML, Java, and Wireless. Strategic
partnerships with leading IT and software organizations such as the Apache
Software Foundation, OASIS, and the Object Management Group (OMG), as well
as alliances with industry media and analyst groups have allowed us to
embrace the IT community in the United States and Europe. For a list of
upcoming projects, visit http://www.camelot-com.com/

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