XML Authoring/Editing and Content Management Forum Agenda


This agenda is preliminary. The times may be revised, as well as some presentations may be modified.

Content Management


8:30 - 8:45 Introduction and Welcome - Betty Harvey Introduction and Welcome - Owen Ambur
8:45 - 9:30 X.Systems.Inc. GPO's XML Plans for the Future of the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations - Reynold Schweickhardt

SmartBUY Opportunities to Fund Multi-Agency Software and Support Requirements
9:35 - 10:15 XyEnterprise "Drafting Legislation in XML at the U.S. House of Representatives"
Joe Carmel and Kirsten Gullickson
10:15 - 10:30 Break Break
10:30 - 11:10 Bright Path Solutions/Vasont DataStream - Successful Implementation of XML Solutions for Federal legislative and regulatory document drafting, editing and publishing.
11:15 - 12:00 Astoria Microsoft Authoring Tool Approach
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Lunch
1:30 - 2:10 Dakota Systems XCential Authoring Tool Approach
2:15 - 2:55 Retrieval Systems Arbortext Authoring Tool Approach
2:55 - 3:15 Break Break
3:15 - 3:50 Percussion Hypervision/ScholarOne, Inc.
3:50 - 4:30 EMC Documentum Deque

Vendor Table Top Demonstrations

This is a preliminary list of vendors. This list can change. Some vendors will be partnering.

1X.Systems, Inc. GEMt; native XML CMS and authoring tool set  XSI will describe the nature, functional impacts and benefits of a native XML approach to managing and delivering XML content, metadata and other content formats. GEMt, our native XML CMS will be described from architectural, functional and developmental perspectives. Native XML architectures will be contrasted with other approaches, including DBMS table, BLOB and file system storage, and the impact of these differing architectures on authoring and management functionality will be described. 
2Xyvision Enterprise Solutions, Inc. Content@ 

If you rely on the US Navy for defense, reference the latest judicial, legislative, and regulatory information, fly commercial aircraft or a private jet, drive a big rig, ambulance or fire truck, own a Ford, GM or Chrysler automobile or use a plumbing fixture, then you've been touched by XyEnterprise technology. These are just a few examples of how XyEnterprise products impact everything from mission critical applications to the common fixtures we touch and take for granted every day.

XyEnterprise provides organizations of all sizes with content and document management solutions that streamline the information creation and delivery process. XyEnterprise combines its own XML content management, workflow and publishing software with integration services that allow organizations to derive and leverage the inherent value of collaborative creation, management, assembly, and multi-channel distribution of content required in today's dynamic publishing environment.

3Bright Path Solutions Structured Content Management with FrameMaker and Vasont  This presentation will provide organizations with insight on the benefits of structuring their content and leveraging the Vasont Content Management System's integration with Adobe FrameMaker. Around 80 percent of an organization's enterprise content is unstructured, according to analyst firms, including Giga Research and ZapThink. This presentation will address how organizations can improve efficiencies while decreasing costs by getting their content in a structured format, such as XML. Additionally, the Webinar will highlight how Vasont's seamless integration with Adobe FrameMaker and its XML capabilities empowers editors and authors to access its robust content management functionality directly from the FrameMaker interface for reusing and repurposing their XML content. 
4Vasont Systems Vasont Content Management System   
6Refresh Software Corporation SiteRefresh   
7Dakota Systems, Inc. Dakota Enterprise Publishing System 

As more companies strive to architect comprehensive XML content management systems for their organizations, it becomes important to understand to common characteristics of successful designs of these types of systems. There are many vendors that target their products and services at portions of the XML content management architecture such as authoring or web delivery. However, there exist few turnkey solutions that will handle the demands of every project since system priorities vary greatly by company and industry. Consequently, managers face a difficult challenge when designing and implementing a large-scale content management system for their organization.

Dakota's Enterprise Publishing System (DEPS) framework uses a best of breed approach to address the three core areas of XML content management systems. Based on Arbortext\'s Epic Editor, DEPS provides a single interface for authors, editors and reviewers to update re-usable XML components. Additionally, DEPS utilizes a native XML database for managing document components, separating their content and structure from any formatting information to optimize re-use and to facilitate dynamic distribution. Lastly, DEPS distributes documents through multiple channels including high-quality printed pages, wireless devices, electronic web pages and syndication engines via built in XSLT and XSL-FO.

8Percussion Software Rhythmyx Enterprise Content Management  1. How much XML do you need in your Content Management System? The value of managing meaningful XML content is clear. But lately, the mandate of content management has expanded to all forms of enterprise content, covering completely unstructured digital assets and fixed content, documents and web content. In this session we will present how XML continues to be a critical success factor for content management even with these new forms of content now dominant. In this session the different approaches taken to applying XML processing to unstructured information will be covered, including wrapping, embedding, extraction and decomposition. 2. Does XML editing require new forms of authoring? More and more, vendors are attempting to make editing of XML documents as familiar as possible for end users. Products such as Arbortext Epic and the latest release of Microsoft Word champion how similar their XML editing environment can be to the traditional WYSIWYG experience of word processors. But with XML, what you mean is more important that what you see. Given this, do these approaches really foster user adoption, or, do they mask a more fundamental shift required for authors to be successful? As one of the first native XML CMS vendors, and one that is neutral on tool selection, we have seen a large variety of approaches put to trial, including desktop tools, forms, and simple XML tagging. In this session we will present the lessons learned by these early adopters, as well as some surprising key factors required to get authors to create truly meaningful, and therefore useful, XML. Speaker Bio: Vernon Imrich is Chief Technology Officer for Percussion Software, developers of the enterprise content management system Rhythmyx. In this role, Mr. Imrich is responsible for driving the technology strategy for Percussion, including the definition of product architecture, the overall product family as well as Percussion's unique approach to solving the challenges of content management. He works extensively with the company's customers, prospects and technology partners to ensure the company's solutions effectively meet market needs. Mr. Imrich brings to this role nearly a decade of product architecture and design experience. He is a frequently invited speaker on topics such as content integration, XML workflow, emerging web trends and the realities of implementing these technologies across the enterprise. He was chosen by CMSWatch as one of Twenty Leaders to Watch in 2004. Mr. Imrich pursued graduate research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a bachelor\'s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. 
9HighRidge Technologies Incorporated docKinetics Analytics Integrator  docKinetics Analytics Integrator is a new product that converges and publishes XBRL(Financial Statements), MDDL (Market Data), and NITF (News Content) documents. Selected stylesheets provide varying degrees of financial statement detail, financial ratios and exception reporting. Combining these financial statements with market data and press releases provides the starting point for preliminary fundamental analysis.  
10DataStream Content Solutions, LLC (DSCS) Successful Implementation of XML Solutions for Federal legislative and regulatory document drafting, editing and publishing.  DSCS will demonstrate how XML has improved the efficiencies of content management processes. DSCS will discuss the Tabular Data Tool built to create, convert and render tables to the Federal Register published by the GPO. Demonstrations will include our work with agencies to simplify the drafting of new documents, tabular data manipulation, revision and amending of documents, and legacy data conversion. XML data products such as the US Code, The Federal Register, and Congressional Committee Reports will be shown.  
11Microsoft Corporation Content Management System 

High level overview of the Microsoft Content Management Server

High level discussion on the business process Set the stage for the how content management of your web sites can enable end users to manage: Information (including dissemination of information) schedules approve what and how information is published Drill down into how an end user would use Microsoft Content Management Server Demonstrate how easy it is to build a web site  
12Xcential/Oracle ENABLE  Title: A Legislative Authoring and Document Management architecture using Oracle\'s XML DB. Outline: Legislative Document Characteristics Legislative Document Process Document Management Architecture Architecture Components Xcential LegisPro Oracle XML DB Oracle Content Access Layer APIs Process Management Workflow BPEL The presentation discusses the architecture being implemented by Oracle and Xcential to provide a complete Legislative Authoring and Document Management System. The architecture being presented has been implemented for a west coast legislative body and will go live later this year. The architecture is XML-centric, such that all documents are managed and processed as XML instances.  
13Arbortext Epic Editor  Title: Using Arbortext software to draft, track and deliver legislation Drafting legislature is a dynamic, complex process involving many parties. Hear how state legislatures have implemented Arbortext software to create and publish statute data to draft bills, amendments and regulations. Specifically, this session will provide a close look at how state legislatures are using XML to address the following critical requirements: Change management Collaborative workgroup support in time-critical environment Multichannel publishing Change tracking Automatic line and page numbering  
14HyperVision Ltd. WorX for Word and WorX Studio  Automating document centric business processes that receive documents from external authors is often a challenge for businesses. The lack of structure in such documents, reluctance of authors to prepare material in XML and the variability in such material are some of the challenges in automating such processes. HyperVision has taken the approach of developing extensive document models using XSD Schemas and apply automated tagging that is driven by the schema. XML Schemas provide extensive constructs to model complex document structure and accommodate variability. HyperVision and ScholarOne will demonstrate this approach on a complex medical journal publication scenario. Issues and strategies in dealing with variability will be discussed.  
15Retrieval Systems Corporation i RSC's content management framework, called "Tractare " is used for implementing integrated knowledge and content management solutions. Tractare (a three-tiered, networked, platform-independent architecture) provides a significant, but extensible, framework for an editor's interface, and middleware for integrating RDBMS, XML, SGML and XSL technologies. The framework includes workflow controls and topic map content-management awareness. The Tractare user interface integrates with industry-leading structured-content editors.

Taken together, the elements of the Tractare framework provide a cost-effective and timesaving means for RSC to respond to the needs of each unique set of customer requirements. The framework is designed for use with virtually any RDBMS, making it an easy fit within enterprise IT mandates.  
16Antenna House, Inc.   The XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) specification has been a published recommendation by the W3C for over two years. It is rapidly becoming the most widely used solution for formatting XML content into PDF, print and screen output and is now used world-wide in hundreds of formatting implementations that range from formatting on demand for web applications to the production of government, business, legal and technical documentation to commercial books. Using actual document examples, the presentation will review: What is XSL-FO? When should it be used? When should it not be used? What is the current status of the standard? Why is XSL-FO becoming so popular and what are the practical advantages of XSL-FO over other potential solutions?  
17SI International Federal Register Document Submission Solution   
19Keylogix International ActiveDocs  ActiveDocs provides a number of world class document assembly solutions spanning HR, finance, legal and government. Based on the XML technologies in Microsoft Office 2003, ActiveDocs combines with SI International to simplify the process of recreating and publishing Federal Register compliant XML documents. While disguising many of the complexities inherent in traditional XML authoring tools, ActiveDocs presents federal Information Workers with a powerful family of tools aiding in the assembly and collaboration of a Microcomp ready XML document. 
20RRR Various   
21EMC Corporation EMC Documentum XML Management Solutions   
22Mark Logic Content Interaction Server 

Open Content Architecture Demo

Mark Logic's Open Content Architecture (OCA) demo represents a step forward in the rapid development of integrated content applications. Using the Mark Logic Content Interaction Server as a centralized repository for unstructured and semi-structured corporate data such as documents, reports, and email messages, corporations can now build robust, flexible applications in just weeks. Unlike monolithic content management systems, the Open Content Architecture supports a 'plug and play' model in which content conversion, processing, or visualization tools from any vendor can be quickly integrated into a company's content application.

This sample application demonstrates the power of the OCA approach. It is based on a Mark Logic database containing hundreds of thousands of Enron email messages and closed caption news transcripts from CNN and Fox News. However, the new demo also incorporates technologies from seven separate vendors to form a single integrated research and analysis tool:

Exegenix and Itemfield for content conversion Entity and concept extraction from ClearForest and Inxight Taxonomic categorization from Indraweb Relational database integration from Composite Software Advanced visualization from Groxis

Through the OCA demo, users can explore the fascinating archive of Enron e-mail sent during the 1999-2002 period. These person-to-person communications are presented in the context of a variety of supporting data, including mail authors insider trades, Enron's stock price, the level of 'chatter' on various topics over time, and more. Examine the mail habits of individual executives learn who discussed what and who they communicate with most. The demo application can even make a statistical comparison of individual authors to determine if they are the same individual writing under two different e-mail addresses.

Open Content Architecture Model

Open Content Architecture (OCA) is an approach to content management that overcomes the limitations of current solutions. In the OCA model, vendors can hook into a pluggable architecture built around a content database. Rather than building the black box to solve a single point problem, customers select the components most appropriate for them.

OCA is organized around two principles: 1. there must be a persistent content store at the heart of the system, and 2. there are three key steps in content workflow loading content, enriching content that has been loaded, and extracting content. To link these two principles together, the content store of principle one must be standards-compliant in order to interface with the loaders, viewers, or enrichers of principle two.

Practically, the OCA is represented as a content-centric database with hooks. The data loading process may involve simple XML documents, but more often a conversion process occurs as the content flows into the store. The optional enrichment step involves using automated or manual tools to add value to the content. Extraction is a broad collection of different processes ranging from publishing of content in different formats, to quantitative analysis of the content in the data store, to visualization of the content and its metadata in a variety of different ways.

The benefits of Open Content Architecture are numerous. It is open, provides maximum flexibility, allows you to multiply the power of algorithms, speeds initial time to market, allows components to be upgraded, and you can build multiple applications on top of the same content repository.

23TECHBOOKS XML tagging and Front -End XML Composition   
24Deque Systems Inc Deque Undoc for PDF 

Moving your organization to Content Management or Electronic Records Management has never been an easy process. The biggest problem isn't the technology - it's your content. The manual method is expensive, time intensive and seriously affects your project schedule.

Deque Undoc for PDF is the first product in Deque's content standards management line. It provides bulk transformation of business content, including automatic transformation of documents in subdirectories into well-structured HTML and XML. Deque's support for XML helps content designers more effectively reuse existing business content with solutions that support variable content printing. Deque Undoc for PDF also provides inline embedded graphics transformation, producing EPS, TIFF, PSD, JPEG, GIF or PNG output from embedded PDF images with user-adjustable interpolated resolution.

Deque Undoc for PDF complements the existing Deque Ramp product line. The Deque Undoc and Ramp product lines are designed to encourage process workflow to streamline efforts at managing content for accessibility. After transforming PDF content to HTML, making them accessible through Deque Ramp Ascend is as easy as accessibility can get.

Organizations often experience significant problems in managing intellectual assets. This is particularly true where content standards rapidly evolve and a surfeit of inexpensive tools exists that create content that doesn't conform.

Deque Worldspace offers content standard services that identify the risks in existing content and reconstruct the content to meet current industry and organizational standards, including XHTML conformance and transformation of PDF to industry standard XML

Deque Worldspace introduces metadata driven asset collections to build, describe and manage your intellectual assets everywhere in your enterprise. Automated governance policies use the collections to test for conformance. As needed, collection elements are automatically remediated to ensure conformance with your practices. With Deque Worldspace, organizations can cut their web maintenance budget in half overnight.

With all the choices available to designers and users today, it's more important than ever to support Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh OS X, Unix and Linux.