XML For Standards Publishers - Geneva

Sponsoring Organizations for This Event:

ASMEASTM InternationalData Conversion LaboratoryEdaptive TechnologiesHigher LogicIneraInnodataMadCadTypefi and XSB-SWiSS

About This Event

Standards have been traditionally delivered as PDF documents. Yet in a world where standards are increasingly monetized through derivative products, exchanged between partners, and consumed on mobile devices, PDF does not provide the flexibility needed to meet current and future market demands.

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is hosting this event for standards publishers as an aid to the understanding of how XML provides the key to solve all of these issues, improve publishing processes, and bring business value to the organization.

Attendees at this symposium will learn how XML can:

* Facilitate interoperability between standards organizations
* Aid content reuse for additional products and revenue
* Reduce costs to publish with standards-based publishing systems
* Create multiple publication formats for different devices
* Support accessible publications for the visually impaired

Event Sessions

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome


9:15 – 10:00 Implementing and Leveraging an XML Workflow at ISO


10:00 – 10:30 NISO STS: An XML Standard for Standards


Robert Wheeler

Director, Publishing Technologies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Workflow Choices: When and Where Do I Introduce XML


11:30 – 12:15 Panel discussion on NSB’s experience in adopting STS


12:15 – 13:45 – Lunch (Provided)

13:45 - 14:15 Publishing Multi-lingual Standards with XML


14:15 – 15:00: Prospective Partnering (Roundtable Discussion)


This segment, moderated by Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO, will feature a roundtable discussion with six vendors who aid their clients in enhancing standards publications to the benefit of users. 

15:30: Weaving Digital Standards Data Into Engineering Workflow


16:00: Using XML to Create Accessible Publications


16:30: Q&A Wrap-Up and Discussion Session - All Presenters

17:00 – 18:45 Networking Reception -- Sponsored by ISO

Additional Information

It is due entirely to the generosity of our sponsors that there is no registration fee associated with this event. Space is limited. If you are firmly committed to attending this event on-site, please complete this RSVP form.  Regrettably, we are unable to offer or accommodate walk-in registrations on the day of the event. 

Meeting Venue:  

Moevenpick Hotel, Route de Pre Bois 20, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

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