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***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, October 18, 2001
"The Collaborative Nature of the UDDI Initiative & SAP Involvement"
By Mr. Claus von Riegen, XML Standards Architect, SAP AG

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

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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.


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:

To read a short article about SAP's recent involvement in UDDI, visit:

For further information on UDDI:

UDDI Web site with White Papers, Specifications, and Best Practices:

Discussion Groups

UDDI Business Registry Nodes

UDDI Test Sites