XML Europe 2000

June 12, 2000

XML Europe 2000 starts today (Monday) in Paris, France. Hosted by the GCA, the show runs all week, comprising tutorials, special interest tracks, plenary sessions, panels, and an exposition.

Throughout the week, will be reporting daily from the conference, covering the latest news and hot products. Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor, and XML-Deviant columnist Leigh Dodds will be writing direct from Paris. is proud to be a co-host of the XML Europe 2000 conference, and is participating in the proceedings in several ways. In particular, look out for the following:

  • Internet booths: We have sponsored the Internet access booths at the show. Find us at booth #53 in the expo hall. While you're there, register with for the chance to win $500 worth of O'Reilly books.

  • Online scheduler: Plan your week at the conference with the interactive scheduler, available from the home page and in the Internet booths.

  • O'Reilly Media Panel: "Is WAP Necessary?" on Wednesday, 11:00am-12:30pm. Dave Sims chairs a panel discussing Wireless Application Protocol technologies and their relation to the XML and developer world.

  • Closing Keynote: The State of XML: editor Edd Dumbill considers the state of XML technologies, and what the future has to hold. Friday, 2.30pm.


XML Europe spans the gamut of XML technologies, applications, and industries. For example, SGML and XML publishing technologies feature prominently in the program, accompanying the more usual suspects of e-business and W3C XML technology.

Each of the eight tracks caters to a well-defined audience, from management to developers, print publishers to wireless ones!

Some fascinating applications and technologies will be demonstrated here this week. Here are some program highlights that have caught the eye of so far:

  • Quilt: an XML query language Jonathan Robie, Software AG
  • XML as a scripting language John R Nestor, XML for All
  • A common ground: the whole-parts information set Didier Martin, Talva Corp
  • From markup to object model: the XML abstraction problem and XML property objects Paul Prescod, ISOGEN/DataChannel

We'll be reporting on these sessions and more, combing the exhibit hall for XML products with something to offer, and lurking in the bar in order to take the pulse of the industry! Don't forget to check every day this week for the latest highlights from the show.