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W3C Workshop
XML Schema 1.0 User Experiences

Call for Participation

June 21-22, 2005
Oracle Conference Center, Redwood Shores, CA, USA

Nearby: Workshop Program · Chairs' summary report · Minutes Day 1 · Minutes Day 2


Scope of the Workshop

This workshop will gather concrete reports of user experience with XML Schema 1.0, and examine the full range of usability, implementation, and interoperability problems around the specification and its test suite. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, the use of XML Schema in vocabulary design, Web Services description and toolkits, XHTML, XML Query, and XML Schema editors.

Expected participants include schema authors, authors or users of public or standard schemas, developers and vendors of schema-aware code generators, schema-aware middleware, schema validators, or other schema-related software, and the W3C XML Schema Working Group.

Goals of the Workshop

XML Schema 1.0 was published as a W3C Recommendation in May 2001, with a second edition published in October 2004. XML Schema 1.0 has been widely adopted by vendors and as a foundation for other specifications in the Web Services area, in XML query systems, and elsewhere. As with any specification in wide use, it will be useful to take stock of user experience with XML Schema. The goals of this workshop are:

Desired outcomes of the workshop include:

In support of these, we hope to gather the following specific information at the workshop:

Attendees are encouraged to bring

Registration and Attendance Policy

Although the Workshop is public, space is limited; there is room for no more than 60 participants. Due to space availability, the registration will follow a "first come, first served" policy (except that a small number of places may be reserved for participants in the XML Schema Working Group). Registration may close early if full. To encourage broad participation, any single group or organization will be limited to no more than two participants in the workshop, unless space remains available at the close of the registration period.

To attend, please register by filling out the registration form.

You'll need a W3C web-ID to register. If you don't already have one, you can request either a W3C Public Account, or (if you are an employee of a Member Organization) a W3C Member Account.

There will be no participation fee.

User Experience Reports

Participants in the workshop are required to submit a user experience report for inclusion in the proceedings of the workshop.

By experience report, we mean a brief written description of your experience with XML Schema with special emphasis on facts or issues relevant to the workshop, to serve as a sort of letter of self-introduction. (Experience reports correspond to the ‘position papers’ sometimes required for participation in W3C workshops.) A good experience report will address one or more of the following questions:

In printed form, good user experience reports will typically run 1 to 5 pages.

Experience reports are required in order to participate in this workshop. Each group, organization or individual, wishing to participate must submit an experience report explaining their interest in the workshop no later than May 20. The report should be in valid XHTML 1.x or HTML 4.x, or else be a simple email message. The Program Committee may use experience reports to help determine the agenda of the workshop, and some participants may be asked to present their reports during the workshop. Please send your experience reports to team-schema-workshop-submissions@w3.org (this is not a public list; it is accessible only to the program committee).

Comments, agenda requests, presentations requests, and suggestions for the workshop are also encouraged on the public mailing list xmlschema-dev@w3.org.

All reports submitted by workshop participants will be publicly available from the workshop Web site on or before June 6. Speaker slides will also be available on the Web site after the workshop. There will be no printed proceedings.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs
Paul Downey (BT), C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (W3C)
Program Committee Members

Workshop details

W3C Team Contact

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, cmsmcq@w3.org


The workshop will be held at the
Oracle Conference Center (OCC),
350 Oracle Parkway,
Redwood Shores CA 94065.

The receptionist at the conference center will be able to direct you to the correct room (there will be signs as well).

Dates and Times

The workshop will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, 21 and 22 June 2005.

The sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.


Here are some suggested hotels for your stay during the workshop. Sofitel is the closest to OCC, but also the most expensive. It is about 15 minute walking distance from OCC. Sofitel also has shuttles to/from Oracle HQ. There is also a new Marriott Towneplace Suites and a Motel 6 that is walking distance. Check your favorite mapping service for the details.

There is a shuttle service from San Carlos and Belmont Train stations to Oracle HQ buildings between 7-10am and 3-7pm. The shuttle schedules are coordinated with the train schedules.

Getting There

Redwood Shores is about 22 miles south of San Francisco and 23 miles north of San Jose. The nearest airports are those of San Francisco and (somewhat further away) San Jose.

From San Jose:
  1. Take 101 North
  2. Take the Ralston Ave./Marine World Parkway exit
  3. Exit at Marine World Parkway
  4. After exiting the off-ramp, go to the far left lane
  5. At first stop light, make a left onto Oracle Parkway
from San Francisco:
  1. Take 101 South
  2. Take the Ralston Ave. exit
  3. Take the Marine World Parkway exit
  4. Go to far left lane and make a left at first stop light-Oracle Parkway

100 Oracle Parkway is the western building, 600 Oracle Parkway is the eastern building.

See also the map of the Oracle HQ and of the OCC.

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

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