XML Community of Practice (xmlCoP)
  March 15, 2006

This meeting will be conducted as part of NIST's Interoperability Week.

Location: National Institutes of Standards & Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Please note that NIST requires RSVPs by March 2 from those who plan to attend this meeting.  If you'd like to attend, please contact Mary Ann FitzGerald at  She will need to know your name, organization, and citizenship.  Since she is gathering such information for a number of other meetings, please indicate that it is the xmlCoP meeting in which you'd like to participate.

Directions to NIST are available at  You will need photo ID to check in at the guard gate and get a badge.  The guards can direct you to the Metrology Building 220.  The lab is on the first floor of building in the front interior of the building.  (Follow the signs to AMSANT.)  If you arrive late to the building, use the phone in the lobby to call the meeting (x3451 or x3450) and someone will come to admit you.

If you'd like to participate by teleconference, please contact KC Morris at for the number and passcode.

If the presentations are made available in time, they are posted in advance of each meeting at
9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Simon Frechette, NIST
9:10 - New Submissions, XML-related Submissions, & Stage 2 CoPs
Owen Ambur, Co-Chair, xmlCoP & Project Manager,
Lessons Learned from Encoding the DON NDR & Demonstration Quality of Design Tool (QOD)
KC Morris, NIST
The Future of the XML Naming & Design Rules & Guidelines (NDRG)
Ken Sall, SAIC, Owen Ambur & Participants
XML and XQuery: Unlocking the Value of Content
Stephen Buxton, Mark Logic

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