- XML Amsterdam and XForms Day hosted by CWI and W3C
- XML Amsterdam is a conference for XML Developers worldwide, looking for the latest and best on developing based on XML and related standards. The conference, which is held on 6 November, will be hosting sessions by renowned speakers in the international XML developing community, such as Norm Walsh and Steven Pemberton. On 5 November there is a pre-conference on XForms. CWI and W3C Benelux are hosting the meetings.
- When Nov 05, 2015 09:00 AM to Nov 06, 2015 04:00 PM (Europe/Amsterdam / UTC100)
- Where CWI, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Norm Walsh is a Lead Engineer at MarkLogic Corporation where he works with the Application Services team. Norm is also an active participant in a number of standards efforts worldwide: at the W3C, he is chair of the XML Processing Model Working Group, co-chair of the XML Core Working Group, and an active member of the XSLT Working Group. At OASIS, he is chair of the DocBook Technical Committee. With more than a 15 years of industry experience, Norm is well known for his work on DocBook and a wide range of open source projects. He is the author of DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide.
Steven Pemberton is a researcher at CWI in Amsterdam. He has been involved with the Web from the beginning, organising workshops at the first web conference in 1994. He has chaired several workgroups at the W3C, and is co-author of many web technologies, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa.
November 5th is the pre-conference day and will be a day dedicated to XForms and its applications. XForms is an XML-based technology for defining applications on and off the web. Its declarative basis means that applications can be created in a fraction of the time needed for traditional programming-based approaches. The talks will include an overview, a tutorial, presentations from two implementations, talks on automatic generation and testing, comparison with HTML5, and a case study of a government application of XForms.
More information on the programme and registration is at
XForms Day 2015
5 November 2015, CWI, Amsterdam
Note: subject to change
XForms is a language for handling XML-based data, and has been used in a surprisingly broad range of applications, from Government websites, to meteorological departments, in submarines, banks, ship-building, content-management systems, and has even been used to drive a range of copiers.
XForms Day 2015 will present an overview of the language including a peek at what is coming in XForms 2.0, give a brief tutorial, and have presentations on implementations, use cases and topics such as forms generation and testing.
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30-10:45 Pemberton - Introduction to XForms
10:45-12:00 Pemberton - An (unusual) Worked example
13:25 Pemberton - Brief introduction
13:30 Couthures - HTML5 Forms / XForms Comparison
14:00 Blok - XForms in practice: use in a project at the Ministry of Education
14:30 vd Vlist - XForms Generation
15:30 Couthures - The XSLTForms Implementation
16:00 Blok - The CMPro Implementation
16:30 vd Vlist - Testing with XForms Unit
17:00 Borrel (=reception)
XML Amsterdam Conference programme
6 November 2015, CWI, Amsterdam
09:00 - 09:20 Registration & Coffee
09:20 - 09:30 Welcome by Laurie Brooks
09:30 - 10:15 Opening keynote by Norm Walsh - MarkLogic
10:15 - 10:45 "Origami - a micro-templating library for XQuery 3.1" by Marc van Grootel
10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 "Unified Validation Reporting in HTML Renderings" by Gerrit Imsieke
11:45 - 12:15 "Processing non-XML sources as XML" by Alain Couthures
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:45 - 14:15 "From DTD to XXE: An Evaluation of XML-Parsers" by Christian Mainka
14:15 - 14:45 "Advanced Validation for XML-based Standards" by Soroush Saadatfar
14:45 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 15:45 "Backtracking and XPDL" by Eric van der Vlist
15:45 - 16:30 Closing keynote by Steven Pemberton - CWI
16:30 - 18:30 Post-conference drinks