XML Conference Calendar

This is a calendar of XML related trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions. Shows I plan to attend are marked with a ATTENDING!. Shows where I am speaking are marked with a SPEAKING!. Instructions for adding shows are at the bottom of this page.

Software Development 2005 West Santa Clara, California March 14-20, 2005 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design
Extreme Markup Languages Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 1-5, 2005 http://www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/ IDEAlliance Hotel Europa English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference. Generally a lot of fun.

Twenty-eighth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC28) Orlando, Florida, USA September 7-9, 2005 http://www.global-conference.com/iuc28/ Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort English

This conference will focus on the current challenges in extending software to support a wider range of languages - languages of emerging markets and minority populations. It will explore how to make internationalization and localization more efficient even when extending support to languages with complex processing and rendering behavior.

W-JAX Munich, Bavaria, Germany November 14-17, 2005 http://www.wjax.de/ ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel German
Copied from the conference web site because I speak not a word of German:

Die W-JAX gehört zusammen mit der Schwesterkonferenz JAX zu den wichtigsten europäischen Events im Enterprise-Java-Bereich. Auch in diesem Jahr erhalten Sie wieder zahlreiche wertvolle Informationen über aktuelle Technologien und Lösungsmöglichkeiten für Ihre IT-Projekte.

Neben den Sessions und Power Workshops mit bekannten Vertretern der Java-Community bietet die W-JAX mit der ergänzenden Expo sowie zahlreichen Roundtable-Diskussionen und Social Events eine ideale Networking-Plattform für Architekten, Entwickler und Projektmanager.

Teilnehmer der W-JAX 2005 erhalten wertvolle Informationen zu den wichtigsten Java-Technologien und Programmiertechniken sowie strategische Entscheidungshilfen bei der Wahl ihrer Softwarearchitekturen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden Erfahrungsberichte aus komplexen J2EE- und Integrationsprojekten – hier stehen Ihnen erfahrene Berater und Coaches Rede und Antwort und geben Tipps für die erfolgreiche Realisierung von Projekten.

XML 2005 Atlanta, Georgia, USA November 14-18, 2005 http://2005.xmlconference.org/ GCA Hilton Atlanta English

XML 2005 is the largest independent XML conference, designed for professionals who use XML and related technologies. The conference attracts leading experts and practitioners from around the world to explore the entire universe of XML-based technologies, including web services, publishing, data integration, information management, and evolving applications.

http://planx2006.ens.fr/ Programming Language Technologies for XML (PLAN-X) January 14, 2006 Charleston, South Carolina English ACM SIGPLAN Charleston Place Hotel

Programming language plays an increasingly important role in the design and implementation of future XML processing systems. The PLAN-X workshop provides a forum where like-minded researchers from a range of communities — programming languages, databases, and document processing, etc. — can gather and exchange ideas.

The scope of the workshop includes both theoretical and practical research. We seek both mature work and preliminary descriptions of exciting work in progress. Example topics include -- but are not limited to -- the following:

  • language designs for flexible XML manipulation (pattern matching, path expressions, query languages, etc.);
  • verification techniques for XML and XML processing programs (type systems, flow analysis, integrity constraints, etc.);
  • formal models for XML processing based on logic, automata, lambda calculus, etc.;
  • compilation and optimization techniques for XML languages;
  • linguistic approaches to large-scale XML data (external storage, streaming, etc.);
  • integration of XML languages and non-XML languages; and
  • real-life applications and experiments applying language technologies to XML-intensive problems.
Twenty-ninth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC29) San Francisco, California, USA March 6-8 http://www.unicodeconference.org/ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Unicode Consortium Object Management Group English

This conference will focus on the current challenges in extending software to support a wider range of languages - languages of emerging markets and minority populations. It will explore how to make internationalization and localization more efficient even when extending support to languages with complex processing and rendering behavior.

Software Development 2006 West Santa Clara, California March 13-17, 2006 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design
WWW2006 Edinburgh, Scotland May 22-26, 2006 http://www2006.org/ W3C Edinburgh International Conference Center English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on the semantic web and other W3C technologies.

XTech 2006 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 16-19, 2006 http://www.xtech-conference.org/ GCA Krasnapolsky Hotel English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on XML.

Tri-XML 2006 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA July 27-29, 2006 http://www.trixml.org/confindex.shtml Tri-XML McKimmon Conference Center, North Carolina State University English Extreme Markup Languages Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 7-11, 2006 http://www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/ GCA Hotel Europa English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference. Generally a lot of fun. Just one warning: you do not want to stay in the conference hotel. The rooms are hideous.

OOoCon 2006 Lyons, France September 11-13, 2006 http://marketing.openoffice.org/ooocon2006/ English

Conference highlights include keynote speakers from Novell and Google, and a panel discussion with speakers from IBM, Ars Aperta and Sun Microsystems. Over the three days, the conference streams cover topics of interest to developers and users, newcomers and veterans alike. There will be a particular focus on this year on OpenOffice.org and Open Document Format (ODF), following ODF's ratification as the international standard for office documents (ISO 26300).

SVG Open 2006 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada October 16-19 http://www.svgopen.org/2006/ English

According to organizer Kurt Cagle, "I'm hoping this year to extend the conference's focus somewhat, looking increasingly at Open Graphics Standards in general, with an eye toward some of the more innovative (or at least hot) topics of the day, including XML GUI languages, XForms, X3D, Canvas, Flex and Lazlo, and so forth, as well as looking at traditional companies that are using SVG in interesting ways (such as Oracle's use of SVG in their latest database offerings)."

Open Standards 2006 Sydney, Australia October 25-27 http://www.open-standards.com/ English OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)

What can one say about a conference dedicated to open standards that hides the most important text on its web page in a graphic instead of using HTML and CSS? Maybe, "look elsewhere for advice"?

Thirtieth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC30) Herndon, Virginia, USA November 15-17 http://www.unicodeconference.org/ Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Unicode Consortium Object Management Group English info@unicodeconference.org

Anything and everything to do with Unicode.

XML 2006 Boston, Massachusetts, USA December 4-7, 2006 http://www.xmlconference.org/ GCA Sheraton Boston English

XML 2006 is the largest XML conference, designed for professionals who use XML and related technologies. The conference attracts leading experts and practitioners from around the world to explore the entire universe of XML-based technologies, including web services, publishing, data integration, information management, and evolving applications.

SVG Open 2006 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada October 16-19 http://www.svgopen.org/2006/ English

According to organizer Kurt Cagle, "I'm hoping this year to extend the conference's focus somewhat, looking increasingly at Open Graphics Standards in general, with an eye toward some of the more innovative (or at least hot) topics of the day, including XML GUI languages, XForms, X3D, Canvas, Flex and Lazlo, and so forth, as well as looking at traditional companies that are using SVG in interesting ways (such as Oracle's use of SVG in their latest database offerings)."

Open Standards 2006 Sydney, Australia October 25-27 http://www.open-standards.com/ English OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)

What can one say about a conference dedicated to open standards that hides the most important text on its web page in a graphic instead of using HTML and CSS? Maybe, "look elsewhere for advice"?

Thirtieth Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC30) Herndon, Virginia, USA November 15-17 http://www.unicodeconference.org/ Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Unicode Consortium Object Management Group English info@unicodeconference.org

Anything and everything to do with Unicode.

XML 2006 Boston, Massachusetts, USA December 4-7, 2006 http://www.xmlconference.org/ GCA Sheraton Boston English

XML 2006 is the largest XML conference, designed for professionals who use XML and related technologies. The conference attracts leading experts and practitioners from around the world to explore the entire universe of XML-based technologies, including web services, publishing, data integration, information management, and evolving applications.

WEB INTELLIGENCE 2006 Hong Kong December 18-22, 2006 http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/iwi06/ IEEE Computer Society Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, English

Web Intelligence (WI) has been recognized as a new direction for scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (e.g., knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and advanced Information Technology (IT) (e.g., wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities. It is one of the most important as well as promising IT research fields in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

The 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'06) will be jointly held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'06) and the 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'06) for providing synergism among the three research areas. It will provide opportunities for technical collaboration beyond that of previous conferences. The three conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions and tutorials across the three conferences.

http://www.plan-x-2007.org/ Programming Language Technologies for XML (PLAN-X) January 20, 2007 Nice, France English ACM SIGPLAN

Programming language plays an increasingly important role in the design and implementation of future XML processing systems. The PLAN-X workshop provides a forum where like-minded researchers from a range of communities — programming languages, databases, and document processing, etc. — can gather and exchange ideas.

The scope of the workshop includes both theoretical and practical research. We seek both mature work and preliminary descriptions of exciting work in progress. Example topics include -- but are not limited to -- the following:

  • Design of programming and query languages for XML
  • Programming in the XML data model itself (e.g., extending XQuery into a full-fledged programming language)
  • Formal accounts of XML and its processors (based on logic, automata, variants of lambda calculus, etc.)
  • Compilers and interpreters for XML-aware languages and optimization techniques
  • Type systems, schema languages, and other constraints (e.g., keys) for tree-shaped data
  • Tree automata and transducers
  • Languages and systems that can cope with XML fragments (messages) or very large XML instances (beyond main-memory size)
  • Programming language glue between browsers, web services, and databases
  • Pioneering applications of XML-aware language technology
Software Development 2007 West Santa Clara, California March 19-23, 2007 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center CMP English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design

According to Bruce Eckel, "SD is best described as a teaching conference. There are half-day and full-day pre-conference tutorials, and during the conference all the talks are 1.5 hours long (I created both the C++ and Java tracks for the SD conference and chaired them for many years, and so I helped evolve this structure). All the subjects are intended to be well-established on the acceptance curve; this is a commercial conference and they want each topic to have a strong draw. SD is a good place to go in order to develop expertise, almost as if it were a multi-subject professional development seminar."

eBusiness and Open Standards: Understanding the Facts, Fiction, and Future San Diego, CA USA April 15-18, 2007 http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium/ OASIS jane.harnad@oasis-open.org 978.667.5115 ext 214 San Diego Marriott Mission Valley English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on XML.

Publishing 2.0 (An XML UK one-day conference) Milton Keynes, UK April 25 2007 http://www.xmluk.org/publishing20407.htm The Mansion, Bletchley Park English

A one-day conference organized by XML UK.

Starting with Sean McGrath's opening keynote, XML UK have lined up some expert and entertaining speakers covering both strategic and technical aspects of how innovations in XML and Web technology are being used in the publishing and content industries.

Pricing: £75 (XML UK members); £125 (non-members); £50 (student members)

WWW 2007 Banff, Canada May 8-12, 2007 http://www2007.org/ W3C Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on the semantic web and other W3C technologies.

XTech 2007 Paris, France May 15-18, 2007 http://www.xtech-conference.org/2007/ GCA Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on XML.

XIME-P 2007 Beijing, China June 15, 2007 http://research.yahoo.com/workshops/ximep-2007/ ACM SIGMOD 2007 Beijing International Convention Center English

4th International Workshop on XQuery Implementation, Experience and Perspectives. Topics of interest include the following

  • Impact and implementation of static and dynamic typing
  • The role of validation in efficient XQuery processors
  • XQuery implementation paradigms: native, relational, streaming
  • XQuery debugging (esp. declarative debugging techniques)
  • XQuery and computing in the sciences
  • XQuery over very large XML instances
  • XQuery as a programming or scripting language
  • Coherent XQuery subsets and embedded XQuery processors
  • Exploiting XQuery's unordered {} and fn:unordered() in relational
  • XQuery processors
  • Teaching XQuery (XQuery in curricula and courses in general)
XML Prague Prague, Czech Republic June 16-17, 2007 http://www.xmlprague.cz/ GCA Malostranské náměstí 25, Prague 1 English xmlprague@gingerall.cz

This year XML Prague is calling for submissions for presentations running 30 minutes, on the following topics.

  • XML Processing Idioms: Some have said that the optimal approach to processing XML has still yet to be discovered, we are looking for unique approaches to processing XML.
  • Open XML Documents: Seeking 'real world' experience and techniques working with the various emerging XML office type XML documents.
  • XProc: We would like to receive submissions from early implementers and advanced users on all aspects of XML pipeline processing (e.g. XProc, etc).
XML Summer School 2007 Oxford, England July 22-27, 2007 http://www.xmlsummerschool.com/ GCA Wadham College English

The curriculum caters for all levels and is split into three main tracks: 'Hands-on Introduction', 'Technical' and 'Applications'. The speakers will explore the latest trends in these technologies and illustrate how they can be applied in specific industry settings. Examples of this year's seminars include: Content and Knowledge with XML; Trends and Transients in XML; and XSLT, XSL-FO and XQuery.

Extreme Markup Languages Montreal, Quebec, Canada August 7-10, 2007 http://www.extrememarkup.com/extreme/ GCA Hotel Europa English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference. Generally a lot of fun. Just one warning: you do not want to stay in the conference hotel. The rooms are hideous.

31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference San Jose, California, USA October 15-17, 2007 http://www.unicodeconference.org/ Hilton San Jose English

This conference will focus on the current challenges in extending software to support a wider range of languages - languages of emerging markets and minority populations. It will explore how to make internationalization and localization more efficient even when extending support to languages with complex processing and rendering behavior.

XML 2007 Boston, Massachusetts, USA December 3-7, 2007 http://www.xmlconference.org/ GCA Boston Marriott Copley Place English

XML 2007 is the largest XML conference, designed for professionals who use XML and related technologies. The conference attracts leading experts and practitioners from around the world to explore the entire universe of XML-based technologies, including web services, publishing, data integration, information management, and evolving applications.

WWW 2008 Beijing, China April 20-25, 2008 http://www2008.org/ W3C Beijing International Convention Center English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on the semantic web and other W3C technologies.

The main theme of the conference is "One World, One Web". The conference will explore how Web access is moving from the desktop to cell phones and TV screens, and how most users are moving from passive browsing experiences on the Internet to active participation in building Web communities.

Authors attending the event are invited to report their original research covering the implications of ubiquitous access to the Web through the "three screens" – computer, phone, and TV – and how such Web access will change the way we live, work, and interact in the future.

Topics of discussion will include Browsers and UI, Data Mining, Mobility, Multimedia, Performance and Scalability, Search, Security and Privacy, Semantic Web, Social Networks and Web 2.0, Technology for Developing Regions, and Web Engineering. The conference will also feature workshops, tutorials, plenary speeches by renowned speakers, and tracks devoted to developers and to recent W3C activities that are of interest to the community.

XTech 2008 Dublin, Ireland May 6-9, 2007 http://2008.xtech.org/public/news GCA English

A peer-reviewed, academic conference focusing on XML.

XML 2008 Crystal City, Virginia, USA December 8-10, 2008 http://www.xmlconference.org/ GCA English

XML 2008 is the largest XML conference, designed for professionals who use XML and related technologies. The conference attracts leading experts and practitioners from around the world to explore the entire universe of XML-based technologies, including web services, publishing, data integration, information management, and evolving applications.

Adding Shows to This Calendar

I will probably eventually design a form for submission of trade show listings; but until I do if you would like a trade show listed here, please email some information about it to elharo@metalab.unc.edu. You should keep your description brief and to the point. You should definitely include dates, locations, email addresses, phone numbers, web pages and pricing. You may also include highlights of the conference and featured speakers or exhibitors. Use the examples above for ideas.

Please do not include complete listings of everyone and everything that will be at your show. The more extraneous hype I have to remove, the longer it will take me to list your show. Anybody who sends me more than a couple of paragraphs about their show will receive some propaganda from me about my commercial web development and hosting services to assist you in setting up a Web site for your show. In other words, this page is merely a calendar for the benefit of the interested public. It is not a substitute for your own advertising, on the web or elsewhere.


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