Press Release

European Community Explores Advances in Standards for eGov, Tax, Web Services, Security, and Aerospace/Defence at OASIS Open Standards Day

Amsterdam, Netherlands; 4 May 2005 – Users, vendors, governments, and researchers from Europe and around the world will gather in Amsterdam, 24 May 2005, to examine and discuss advances in e-Business standards at the OASIS Open Standards Day. Sponsored by the international, not-for-profit consortium, OASIS, the event will feature presentations on key OASIS Standards and specifications that are of particular interest to the European community. OASIS Open Standards Day will be held in conjunction with the IDEAlliance XTech 2005 Conference & Exhibition (formerly XML Europe).

The OASIS Open Standards Day programme will feature presentations on the latest eGovernment projects as well as on XML for tax-related information. It will provide updates on widely applicable specifications, such as the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL), Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) OASIS Standard, Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) and Web Services Notification (WSN) specifications. The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 and its interaction with the related profile adapters in eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) and WS-Security will also be explored, as will the Product Life Cycle Support (PLCS) specification. A European Justice System’s use of the ebXML Messaging OASIS Standard will provide perspective on real-world deployment of standards.

"The OASIS Open Standards Day at XTech presents an exciting opportunity for the developers of today’s most influential standards to interface with implementers and government representatives in Europe," noted Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS. Gannon will provide the keynote address for the event, which will highlight the growing number of European e-Government and e-Health initiatives endorsing OASIS work. Attendance is open to all interested parties. Registrations will be accepted for the OASIS Open Standards Day alone or as part of a full XTech conference pass.

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About OASIS:
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 4,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. Approved OASIS Standards include AVDL, CAP, DocBook, DSML, ebXML, SAML, SPML, UBL, UDDI, WSDM, WS-Reliability, WSRP, WS-Security, XACML, and XCBF.

Press contact:
Carol Geyer OASIS Director of Communications +1.978.667.5115 x209