Announcement: The XML Scholarship

In conjunction with the XML 2006 conference from 5-7 December in Boston, IDEAlliance will be awarding the first XML Scholarship. This scholarship is open to anyone who is enrolled as a student in a diploma or degree program at a post-secondary institution.

The scholarship winner will receive the following:

  • An award of USD 1,000.00.
  • A travel stipend of USD 500.00 to attend the conference.
  • Free conference registration.
  • Two nights accomodation in Boston.

A team of well-known XML specialists will choose the winning paper: for 2006, the scholarship committee consists of Dr. Mary Fernández (AT&T), Dr. Michael Sperberg-McQueen (W3C and University of Bergen), and Dr. Henry Thompson (W3C and University of Edinburgh).

We encourage the submission of case studies and project reports as well original academic research. This is a great chance for a student to present her or his work to an audience of industry specialists, including senior people from many large technology companies; it’s also a great chance for us in the XML community to learn about and encourage the next generation of specialists — I’d like to encourage people to publicise this as widely as possible, especially if you have connections with an educational institution. Full details about the scholarship are available at

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