Welcome to Victoria Station in London!

We are only hours away from the start of the Document Interoperability Initiative event in London, and I am very excited about today’s event. I was able to have dinner with some attendees last night and catch up on both personal and technical topics.

One topic that seemed to take stage at dinner was Interoperability and Extensibility. I will be presenting on this topic at the event, and will share the details of my presentation in a future post. One topic that people want to discuss with Fraunhofer FOKUS is their recent report on interoperability between IS29500 and ODF. The main topic of the event is their new IS29500 Test Document Library and Validator project.

I need to get back to preparing for the event; however, I will share details about the event later in the week. For now, here is the agenda for today.

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction (Paul Lorimer)
09:15 – 09:30 Interoperability @ Microsoft UK (Giampiero Nanni)
09:30 – 10:00 Standards-based validation of IEC/ISO 29500 XML resources (Alex Brown)
10:00 – 10:25 High Fidelity Programmatic Access to Document Content (Matevž Gačnik)
10:25 – 10:35 Break
10:30 – 10:50 PHP PowerPoint Project on CodePlex (Maarten Balliauw)
10:50 – 11:20 Interoperability by Community (Gerd Schürmann)
11:20 – 11:40 PLANETS & Doc Conversion Tools (Natasa Milic-Frayling & Wolfgang Keber)
11:45 – 01:00 Lunch
01:00 – 01:45 Extensibility within Standards (Stephen Peront)
01:45 – 03:45 Fraunhofer – Validator and Test Document Library Project (Gerd Schürmann)
03:45 – 04:00 Break – Tea Time
04:00 – 04:55 Round Table Discussion (FhI FOKUS)
04:55 – 05:00 Wrap-up and Final Comments (Giampiero Nanni)