From: Peter Lefkin <PLEFKIN@ansi.org> (206)
From: David Green <email@example.com>
Subject: Global Standards Conference: Role of Cultural
 From: Pamela Cohen <pac@RCI.RUTGERS.EDU> (84)
Subject: Correction: CETH Workshop
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:33:33 -0400
From: Peter Lefkin <PLEFKIN@ansi.org>
Subject: Global Standards Conference - 1st Announcement
INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE STANDARDS PANEL (IISP)
Below you will find the full text of the first announcement for the
Global Standards Conference on October 1-3, 1997 in Brussels. Please
feel free to forward this announcement to others who may be interested.
Since its inception, in early 1996, representatives of the Information
Infrastructure Standards Panel (IISP), the U.S. Government (Department
of Commerce), and private industry, have been representing the United
States on the international Conference Steering Group for the Global
Standards Conference. The Conference Steering Group has the overall
responsibility for the organization and planning of the Conference.
Other participant regions on the international Steering Group include:
Europe, Japan, and Canada. The three sponsoring international
organizations, International Organization for Standardization (ISO),
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) are also participating on the Conference
The full conference information, including the program schedule,
speakers for the plenaries and theme groups, registration information,
etc., is scheduled to be distributed and posted to the web in early June
1997. Updates during the lead-up to the conference will be linked from
IISP's web site at, http://www.ansi.org/iisp/gisconf.html, and posted on
the official conference web site. The Official Conference information
can be found on the European Commission's Information Society Project
Office (ISPO) web site at, http://www.ispo.cec.be/standards/conf97/.
Questions regarding the conference can be directed to the Conference
Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding U.S.
participation in the conference may be directed to Peter Lefkin
(email@example.com) or Chick Hayden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Peter B. Lefkin
Program Manager, Information Infrastructure Programs
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
11 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036, USA
212.642.4979 - (fax) 212.398.0023
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GLOBAL STANDARDS CONFERENCE - first announcement
Building the Global Information Society for the 21st Century
New Applications and Business Opportunities: Coherent Standards and
Sponsored by ISO/IEC/ITU
Hosted by the European Commission
Brussels, 1-3 October 1997
Palace and Sheraton Hotels
WHY THIS CONFERENCE?
The aim of the Conference is to facilitate the timely and coherent
development of the Global Information Society/Global Information
Infrastructure (GIS/GII) by identifying and promoting the resolution of
outstanding standardization issues. The first steps towards a GIS/GII
have already been taken and an opportunity now exists to assess actual
applications and to pinpoint the factors contributing to their success.
This major global conference is intended to follow-up on the
identification/recognition by G7 Ministers in February, 1995 of the
importance of promoting interoperability to futher develop the GIS/GII.
The Conference is market focused and its objective is to offer an Open
Forum for the essential market players (users, system suppliers, network
service providers, information service providers, content providers,
standards related bodies, regulators, public policy makers) to :
- exchange views regarding actual and potential applications along with
related practical experience;
- identify factors leading to the successful and fast implementation of
selected applications, and the business opportunities that these will
- investigate the standards (voluntary and mandatory) and related
technical regulations that are needed to shape the implementation of
GIS/GII, so that it may realize its full potential in the global
- share perspectives on the appropriate timing of the implementation of
applications to meet GIS/GII needs.
The Conference will provide an opportunity:
- to gain a better understanding of the status of G7, national and
transnational GIS/GII projects,
- to share experiences about implementation successes and failures,
- to learn how timely standards helped resolve difficulties and
impediments in developing new markets, new products and new applications
through the promotion of global interoperability and functionality,
- to explore new ways to facilitate development of new
products/markets/applications by getting, for example, the right
standards at the right time, and to identify and promote methods for
achieving global functionality and interoperability.
The Conference will contribute a renewed motivation for action and a
vision for how to successfully realize new business opportunities and
the global implementation of GIS/GII. The conference will promote
opportunities by referring its results, including perspectives for the
future and key issues, to the appropriate organizations, rather than
attempting to determine solutions per se. This approach should permit
more time for identification of opportunities and discussion of views on
how further progress in achieving the GIS/GII can be realized. Through
a wide diffusion of results, the Conference will provide a clear
awareness of issues and solutions experienced.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The conference intends to provide a clear awareness of the issues and
experience in standards development in order to promote progressive
action throughout the industry.
Four major themes will be addressed in workshops during the event:
- Electronic commerce - topics such as banking, financial services,
teleshopping and trade.
- Services to the public - for example, service information, libraries,
museums, remote provision of welfare services, education, telemedicine
and intelligent transportation telematics systems.
- Individual use - services including interactive entertainment,
telelearning and the provision of information and communications.
- Communications infrastructure interoperability (a horizontal topic).
The programme is being developed to ensure the greatest opportunity for
creative discussion. The sessions on the first and last days will be
plenaries in which the status of existing Global Information Society
projects will be reviewed, and the potential for consensus-based
standardization and public policy initiatives for the enhancement of
Global Information Society development processes will be discussed.
The second day will be devoted to four workshops, run in parallel, to
explore the four major themes. The workshops will provide the
opportunity to discuss widely-recognized Global Information Society
needs, such as security, encryption, privacy, multilingualism support,
user interface, and practical interactive communications which are made
possible by interoperability, in specific applications of relevance both
to business and to the citizen. The results of the thematic workshops
will be summarized and presented for discussion to all the conference
delegates in the plenary session on the last day of the Conference.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
With its clear focus on market developments and business opportunities,
the Conference is an essential forum for CEOs, senior managers and
business leaders from:
- Users: Information infrastructures and services users: small, medium
and large enterprises, central and local governments, individual user
groups and local communities, etc
- Suppliers/Developers: Major standards developers, suppliers involved
in global standardization programmes, GIS application developers,
information content providers, service providers, Internet providers,
business circles, trade/industry associations, financial institutions,
researchers involved in GIS/GII pilot projects.
- Leaders in standardization and Government representatives involved in
public policy and/or standardization: Standards development
organisations (including international, regional and national partners),
Governmental agencies, public policy makers, Government officials
involved in standardization and technical regulations affecting GIS/GII.
The aim is to achieve a carefully-balanced audience, ensuring that all
major players are represented, from all regions of the world, both
developed and developing countries, from industry, public authorities,
standardization organisations, service providers and academics.
ABOUT THE VENUE
The newly-renovated Palace Hotel, with its distinctive Art Nouveau
atmosphere, is situated in central Brussels, with the Botanical Gardens
on its doorstep. On the opposite side of the square is the Sheraton
Hotel, where two of the one-day thematic workshops will be held.
The world-famous Grand Place and its neighbouring streets of notable
restaurants is just five minutes walk away. The hotels have easy access
to the inner ring road and the main train station, and are on the metro
A registration fee of 25,000 BEF will be charged for this prestigious
event. To ensure that the conference can fully achieve its objective of
full delegate involvement, the number of places available will be
Full information, including the programme schedule, registration forms
and hotel details, will be distributed in the early summer of 1997, and
updates during the lead-up to the Conference will be available on the
World Wide Web at http://www.ispo.cec.be/standards/conf97
An international Conference Steering Group has the overall
responsibility for the organisation of the Conference, whilst autonomous
thematic planning groups are working on the preparation of the
Conference content. Here are the contact details for the lead and
regional coordinators of each thematic workshop:
Theme 1 - Electronic Commerce
US: Jay M. Tenenbaum (Commerce Net) email@example.com
US: George Spix (Microsoft) firstname.lastname@example.org
EU: Claude Boulle (Bull) email@example.com
CA: Jake Knoppers (Canaglobe International Inc) firstname.lastname@example.org
JP: Tatsuo Goto (NEC Corporation) JAT09653@pcvan.nec.co.jp
Theme 2 - Services to the public
EU: Wolfram Berger (Ministerialdirigent - German Ministry of Economics)
EU: George Hall (ICL) email@example.com
CA: David Clemis (interim)(Industry CA) firstname.lastname@example.org
JP: Shozo Tanaka (Fujitsu Ltd) PDG02575@niftyserve.or.jp
US: Peter Waegemann (Medical Records Institute) email@example.com
Theme 3 - Individual use
CA: Claudine Simson (Nortel Technology) firstname.lastname@example.org
CA: Paul Jay (Nortel Technology) email@example.com
JP: Shoei Kataoka (Sharp Corporation) firstname.lastname@example.org
US: Mary Anne Lawler (IBM Corp) email@example.com
EU: Georg Luetteke (Philips-DE) firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme 4 - Interoperability
JP: Sadahiko Kano (NTT Corp.) KANO.Sadahiko@nw.hqs.ntt.co.jp
JP: Hajime Yamada (NTT Corp.) email@example.com
US: Thomas Spacek (Bellcore) firstname.lastname@example.org
EU: Heinz Wichards (Deutsche Telekom)
CA: George Arnold (TSACC/Lucent) email@example.com
MAKE A NOTE OF THIS GLOBAL EVENT IN YOUR DIARY NOW
1-3 October 1997 in Brussels!
European Commission, Directorate General III - Industry
with the support of CEN/EWOS
Rue de Stassart 36, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 511 7455
Fax +32 2 511 8723
Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 17:06:29 -0400
From: Pamela Cohen <pac@RCI.RUTGERS.EDU>
Subject: Correction: CETH Workshop
The deadline for applications for the CETH Summer Workshop has been extended
to 19 May
1997 CETH Summer Workshop on SGML and the TEI: Making Text Work
July 27 to August 1, 1997
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
The 1997 CETH Summer Workshop is an intensive, one-week course of study that
focuses on the application of SGML (the Standard Generalized Markup
Language) and the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) encoding scheme in the
humanities. The Workshop is open to beginning and advanced users alike. The
goal is to provide in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of electronic
document markup, and issues related to the use of SGML and the TEI in practice.
There will be opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of document
markup using SGML. A number of topical sessions aimed at all levels of
expertise will cover the use of the TEI core and additional tag sets,
document analysis, project management, and on- and off-line delivery.
Advanced users will have the opportunity to explore other subjects,
including, but not limited to: modifying and extending the TEI DTD;
designing hypertext and other forms of linking; working with different
character sets; and writing programs to support SGML.
Sessions will be evenly divided between lecture and hands-on work.
Participants will be encouraged to pursue work on their own projects in
supervised labs. Time will be allotted for one-on-one consultations between
participants and instructors. There will be a wide range of commercial,
free- and share-ware SGML software used in the classroom and available for
experimentation in the laboratory.
The CETH Summer Workshop will be held in the new Scholarly Communications
Center located in Alexander Library, on Rutgers' historic College Avenue
campus. The SCC's facilities include two labs of 25 workstations each, and a
lecture hall equiped with digital video projection. Accommodation will be
provided in Rutgers University student housing facilities. All rooms are air
conditioned, have private bathrooms, and are a short walking distance from
Gregory Murphy, Text Systems Manager, CETH
Wendell Piez, Humanities Computing Specialist, CETH
Michael Sperberg-McQueen, editor-in-chief, Text Encoding Initiative; senior
research programmer, University of Illinois at Chicago; co-coordinator,
Model Editions Partnership
Fee includes tuition, use of computer facilities, workshop documentation,
opening reception, lunches (Monday-Friday), and a closing banquet.
A limited number of scholarships will be available for graduate students to
defray the cost of tuition. These scholarships will not cover
accommodations. Unless you specify otherwise, all graduate student
applications will be considered for scholarships.
Accommodation is available in Rutgers University student housing facilities
at a cost of $25 per day for bed and breakfast.
Applications should consist of a cover sheet and a statement of
interest. Students applying for the reduced rate must include a photocopy
of their valid student ID. Email submissions are encouraged, and must have
the subject line "Summer Workshop Application."
The cover sheet must include:
*current institutional affiliation
*postal and email addresses
*telephone and fax numbers
*brief summary of computing experience
Your statement of interest should include:
*a synopsis of the project you would like to pursue during the workshop
*how your participation in the workshop would be beneficial to your
teaching, research, advising or administrative work
*the extent of your computer experience
Application deadline: May 19, 1997
Notification of acceptance on a rolling basis
Send or fax applications to:
CETH Summer Workshop
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick NJ 08903
Fax: (908) 932-1386
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903
phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386