Father Of The Web To Address XML’s Effect On The Web And Implications For The Future

November 30, 2000

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, will address thousands at the Graphic Communication Association’s (GCA) XML 2000 Conference on the latest developments in the quickly morphing world of the Web. Berners-Lee will address his vision of a Semantic Web as he keynotes the Knowledge Technologies Track on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m. Complete conference and registration information is available now at www.xmlusa.net.

Additionally for XML 2000, more than 150 visionaries of the “new” Web and over 90 exhibitors will demonstrate the most radical technology to date at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washinton, D.C., Dec. 3 – 8. The conference and exposition are designed to appeal to all Internet enthusiasts with tutorials, seminars and demonstrations for newcomers, management and seasoned Web developers.

Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in late 1990 while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He wrote the first WWW client (a browser-editor running under NeXTStep) and the first WWW server along with most of the communications software, defining URLs, HTTP and HTML.

Agraduate of Oxford University, Berners-Lee is now the overall Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and a principal research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C has more than 400 member organizations from around the world and has earned international recognition for its contributions to the growth of the Web.

About GCA

The Graphic Communications Association (GCA) is the leading global membership organization for advancing the processes of information interoperability and dissemination of knowledge. GCA accomplishes this by engaging in and supporting the creation and adoption of globally recognized standards for information definition and exchange. Over the last 15 years, GCA’s B2B Standards Committee has been the recognized e-business and EDI standards development body in the North American paper, print and publishing industry.

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