***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, October 18, 2001
"The Collaborative Nature of the UDDI Initiative & SAP Involvement"
By Mr. Claus von Riegen, XML Standards Architect,
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
here to view Mr. von Riegen's presentation
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At this Pub Talk, Mr. von Riegen will discuss the UDDI (Universal
Description, Discovery and Integration) initiative and SAP's involvement.
As announced on October 4th, SAP plans to become an operator for
the UDDI Business Directory. SAP will build, run, and maintain a
global UDDI node. Existing operators include IBM, Microsoft, and
Hewlett-Packard. Both SAP and IBM are current Executive Sponsors
of the Center. This type of collaborative initiative is what the
spirit of the Internet Economy is all about!
Come learn more about the UDDI Initiative, billed as the first
true Yellow Pages for the Web, which seeks to make it easier for
businesses to provide information about their products and services
on the Web as well as locate partners and customers. In addition
to learning more about SAP's role as an operator, come hear how
SAP will let its customers register for the UDDI registry through
its SAP Service Marketplace, integrating information from back-office
systems into the registry.
ABOUT CLAUS VON RIEGEN
Mr. Claus von Riegen is the XML Standards Architect for SAP AG.
He plays a major role in the definition of SAP's strategy for XML
standards and was active participant of both ebXML and the Open
Applications Group. Currently, he serves as Editor for the UDDI
Data Structure Reference. Before focusing on XML, Mr. Von Riegen
worked on many projects in application development, including data
and object modeling, workflow management, interface design and distributed
systems management. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the
Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
To read more about the UDDI initiative between SAP, IBM, Microsoft
and Hewlett-Packard, visit: http://www.uddi.org
To read a short article about SAP's recent involvement in UDDI,
For further information
UDDI Web site with White Papers, Specifications,
and Best Practices:
UDDI Business Registry Nodes
UDDI Test Sites