AIfIA Backs Corporate Metadata Initiative

September 30, 2004 -- AIfIA will sponsor Metadata for Interoperabilityin the Global Corporate Environment, a pre-conference for the DC-2004International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications.

The one-day pre-conference program takes place on October 10, 2004 inShanghai, China, and is expected to attract around 100 people. Thepre-conference workshop addresses the metadata lifecycle -- creation,management, and use -- as it applies to enterprise applications andactivities, with focus on interoperability enabling internationalbusiness. Experts will present case studies about interestingapplications of metadata, and then discuss issues related to metadatacreation, management, and use in the enterprise.

"This pre-conference program will help participants learn how tooptimize the early stages of a metadata program for international andcross-cultural deployments,"said Makx Dekkers, DCMI Managing Director."Support from AIfIA underscores the vital role of informationarchitecture in developing a metadata program."

"We are pleased to support this important initiative," said AIfIAPresident Victor Lombardi. "We believe that information architecturecan help inform the process for aligning business goals to a metadatainitiative."

More details on this event are available at the DCMI conference website.

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