SD West 2001 Launches Web Services World, First Conference Focused on New UDDI Initiative to Further B2B E-Business

Speakers and Classroom Sessions Put Focus on Industry-Led Universal Description, Discovery and Integration Project

PRNewswire
SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 18, 2000

CMP Media, the organizers of Software Development Conference & Expo, today announced the launch of a special web services conference on the new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project which will be held during SD 2001 April 8-12 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Spearheaded by more than 90 leading technology companies and started by Microsoft, IBM and Ariba, the UDDI project is designed to accelerate and broaden business-to-business (B2B) integration and commerce on the Internet. The rapid growth of B2B commerce on the Internet faces challenges in scaling to universal adoption due to the multitude of technologies and standards used by businesses and e-marketplaces. The goal of the UDDI project -- and the special web services conference at SD 2001 -- is to discuss and promote the basic infrastructure for dynamic, automated integration of all e-commerce transactions and Web services.

"The UDDI initiative and the advent of web services is critical to the continued growth of B2B commerce on the Internet and as the leading software development event, we felt that SD 2001 is the perfect venue for the first conference dedicated to support this new project," said Mike Gottlieb, show director for CMP Media's Software Development Group. "We've brought together some of the pioneers at the web services movement which will provide an unprecedented body of knowledge about how to conform and take advantage of the new universal standard for e-commerce."

Similar to the impact HTML had for consumers on the Internet by providing a common Web site publishing format that fueled the Internet explosion, UDDI aims to make B2B commerce adoption universal by providing businesses with a common mechanism to publish Web services on the Internet.

Keynoting the conference is one of the UDDI project visionaries, Rod Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies at IBM. Also leading discussions at Web Services World will be industry experts Dominic Selly, Co-Founder, DevXpert and JP Morgenthal, Chief Technology Officer, XMLSolutions.

SD 2001 is the industry's premier fully independent developer event offering five days of more than 150 comprehensive educational sessions, and an Expo Floor with over 100 prominent development tool companies.

For complete listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and all conference offerings, visit http://www.sdexpo.com/.

About CMP Media

Software Development 2000 is produced by CMP Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of United News & Media plc. CMP Media is a leading high-tech publisher and online provider of essential news, information, utilities, and e-commerce services for the builders, sellers and users of information technology worldwide. CMP's online division features a vast array of products and services created exclusively for the Internet. A full list of offerings is available at http://www.cmpnet.com/ .

CONTACT: Ken Peters, kpeters@pancomm.com, or Melanie Wilcox, mwilcox@pancomm.com, both of PAN Communications, Inc., 978-474-1900, for CMP Media; or Colleen Kelly of CMP Media, 415-905-2793, or cmkelly@cmp.com.

SOURCE: Software Development 2000

Contact: Ken Peters, kpeters@pancomm.com, or Melanie Wilcox,
mwilcox@pancomm.com, both of PAN Communications, Inc., 978-474-1900, for CMP
Media; or Colleen Kelly of CMP Media, 415-905-2793, or cmkelly@cmp.com

Website: http://www.sdexpo.com/

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