IPTC: Announcing the Second International News Standards Summit
Leaders in News Standards Development and Implementations to Meet in
Windsor, England - 6 April 2005 - The International Press
Telecommunications Council IPTC, today announced that they are proud to
co-sponsor the second international News Standards Summit to be held on
May 24, 2005 in conjunction with the IDEAlliance XTech 2005 Conference at
the Amsterdam RAI Centre, the Netherlands. The Summit is a collaborative
effort of organizations committed to open standards development. Sponsors
include IPTC (http://www.iptc.org)
, G- SAM (http://www.g-sam.org)
, and Ifra (http://www.ifra.com)
The News Standards Summit will bring together major players--experts on
news metadata standards as well as commercial news providers, users, and
aggregators. As interest builds for standardizing news dissemination,
concern also grows that specifications are being developed in isolation.
How can the standards fit together? Where/how will standards converge? How
can the industry collaborate to identify gaps and overlaps and ensure
their systems will be able to interoperate now and in the future?
Together, participants will analyze the current state and future
expectations for news and publishing XML efforts from both the content and
processing model perspectives. The goal of the summit is to increase
understanding about the state of news standards, to highlight
standards-based implementation and to drive practical, productive
The program will feature presentations from the key news standards efforts
balanced by an implementation status report from a panel of international
users. The day will conclude with an open session where productive ideas
for moving forward will be proposed. Networking with others in the News
Industry is a key component of the Summit. All program and registration
information is available at http://www.newssummit.org/
Those who attend
the summit will be given a discount on registration for the XTech 2005
About the IPTC
The IPTC, International Press Telecommunications Council, is a
not-for-profit consortium of the world's major news agencies, news
publishers and news industry system vendors based in Windsor, England. It
develops and maintains technical standards that are used by virtually
every major news organisation in the world. These standards cover news
exchange formats like IPTC7901, IIM, NITF, NewsML and SportsML, metadata
container schemas like the "IPTC Core" as well as metadata taxonomies like
the Subject NewsCodes. Find more about the IPTC at http://www.iptc.org
G-SAM is a not for profit professional Trade Association, which exists to
promote the development and adoption of technologies to manage, protect
and create value from digital assets. The group promotes integrated
products and processes that support interoperability and open standards
that will drive adoption and user acceptance of digital asset management
(DAM) and related technologies with over 200 corporate members worldwide.
Principal Founding Members of G-SAM are Avid Technology (NYSE: AVID), IBM
(NYSE: IBM), Ascent Media (NYSE:L), Artesia Technologies, Sony (NYSE: SNE)
and WAM!NET, a division of SAVVIS Communications (SVVS), Harris
Corporation (NYSE:HRS), and Quark. For more information, please visit
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a
not-for-profit membership organization advancing user-driven,
cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes
by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying
best practices. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology -
developing Document Markup Metalanguage (GENCODE), sponsoring the
development of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and fostering
eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these languages to
create specifications including Publishing Requirements for Industry
Standard Metadata (PRISM), Digital Image Submission Criteria (DISC) and
Information and Content Exchange (ICE) that enhance efficiency and speed
information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes.
Learn more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.
Ifra, the world's leading association for media publishing, is a service
organisation dedicated to the publishing industry worldwide. More than
2000 publishing companies and suppliers to the publishing industry are
currently Ifra members. Ifra is their forum to exchange experiences and
to learn from one another. Ifra's name originates from "INCA-FIEJ
Research Association", whereby "INCA" stands for "International Newspaper
Colour Association" and "FIEJ" stands for "Fédération Internationale des
Editeurs de Journaux". Today the name "Ifra" stands by itself.
XTech is a key forum for the web, XML, and open standards worlds.
Formerly known as the XML Europe Conference, XTech has widened its scope
to incorporate neighbouring technologies from the web and business. As
well as XML, XTech 2005 will cover web development, browsers, open data,
the semantic web and more.
Managing Director of the IPTC <mdirector@...
International Press Telecommunications Council
"Information Technology for News"
Visit us on the web at http://www.iptc.org