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OpenForum 2003 on Metadata Registries

Released on 2002-11-29
Call For Participation The sixth international Open Forum on Metadata Registries ( ) will present standards, tutorials, and practical experience about the following technologies: Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) OASIS/ebXML Registries ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries Database Catalogs (e.g., relational DBMS/SQL) Software Development Repositories Software Component Registries Terminology and Ontological Registries, and Dublin Core Registries. A theme will be cooperation and interoperation of these technologies. The conference will highlight the management of metadata and data semantics (meaning) for web services, XML data exchanges, data management, and other applications. Special emphasis will be on using emerging web services and XML technologies together with data management and other technologies already in use. The practical use of the technologies, metadata management techniques, data standards/harmonization, and concept/terminology structures will be described and demonstrated in application "tracks". The tracks are: Standards, Technologies, and Tutorials; Electronic Commerce, Electronic Business, Electronic Government Defense Environment Healthcare, Bioinformatics and Genomics Knowledge Management & Learning Technology Statistics Terminology and Ontologies Transportation, Aviation, and Aerospace The tracks will gather standards developers, software developers, and practitioners in these fields to demonstrate accomplishments and to discuss experiences. Organizations will demonstrate the use and interoperation of most of the various registries and technologies. Please see the call for participation at: This conference is co-sponsored by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32, OASIS, ECOS, the federal CIO Council XML Working Group, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and others.