Press Release

XML OASIS Takes Center Stage at COMDEX Fall 2001

OASIS Consortium Hosts XML Pavilion in Las Vegas

Boston, MA, USA; 8 August 2001 — OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, today announced that it will host the XML OASIS Pavilion at the COMDEX Fall 2001 exhibition for information technology. The XML OASIS will feature demonstrations of XML solutions including ebXML, the recently approved specifications from the United Nations and OASIS that enable global electronic business through the exchange of XML-based messages. COMDEX Fall 2001 ( is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 12-16 November. The conference will feature keynote presentations by OASIS Sponsors including Bill Gates of Microsoft, John Chambers of CISCO and Larry Ellison of Oracle. “XML offers the potential for true interoperability between operating environments, languages and applications. It’s been called a panacea and the lingua franca for electronic business on the Web. ebXML makes the promise of XML a reality,” noted Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. “The XML OASIS Pavilion gives us the opportunity to showcase XML-based solutions providers from around the world and to demonstrate the latest XML applications for electronic business–including ebXML.” Companies interested in exhibiting in the XML OASIS are encouraged to contact Scott McGrath, OASIS member services manager, at About OASIS OASIS ( is the international, not-for-profit consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open, collaborative development of interoperability specifications. With the United Nations, OASIS sponsors ebXML, a global framework for electronic business data exchange. OASIS operates XML.ORG, the non-commercial portal that delivers information on the use of XML in industry. The XML.ORG Registry provides an open community clearinghouse for distributing and locating XML application schemas, vocabularies and related documents. OASIS serves as the home for industry groups interested in developing XML specifications. OASIS technical work embraces conformance, security, business transactions and other interoperability issues. For more information: Carol Geyer Director of Communications OASIS +1 978.667.5115 x209