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Workshop on standards for Open Information Interchange (OII)

A one-and-a-half-day open workshop entitled "Which standards should I use for Open Information Interchange and why?" will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 30-31 October 1995. The workshop is being organized jointly by the European Commission and the European Workshop for Open ...

30 October 1995 - 30 October 1995
Belgium

A one-and-a-half-day open workshop entitled "Which standards should I use for Open Information Interchange and why?" will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 30-31 October 1995. The workshop is being organized jointly by the European Commission and the European Workshop for Open Systems (EWOS).

The Open Information Interchange (OII) initiative is part of the Community's Information Market Policy Actions programme (IMPACT) for the establishment of an internal information services market (1991-1995). The aim of this initiative is to promote awareness and use of standards for the exchange of information in electronic form. It is aimed primarily at developers and providers of information products and services and at their end-users.

The purpose of this workshop is to enable participants to:

- Learn about the latest developments in OII standards and their application;
- Exchange experiences of implementing and using these standards;
- Discuss the issues and problems in information interchange;
- Come to a decision on which standards should be used in their specific environment;
- Contribute to developing recommendations for future actions.

Specific topics to be covered include:

- Using standards for OII;
- Information interchange on the World Wide Web;
- OII and the future society;
- A publisher's view of electronic information;
- A broadcaster's view of digital information;
- The role of the electronic librarian;
- Intellectual property rights and management;
- Information openness and security;
- Emerging application of content standards;
- Trends in multimedia messaging.
For further information, please contact:

EWOS Secretariat
OII Workshop
36 rue de Stassart
B-1050 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-5117455; Fax +32-2-5118723
E-mail: secretariat@ewos.admd.belgacom.be