XML Web Services Training by lsj20521


									XML Web Services Training

            Presentation for the
     EPA Web Workgroup Meeting
            December 11, 2001
              Brand Niemann
   Office of Environmental Information
•   1. Background
•   2. The Third Generation of the Internet
•   3. Training Units
•   4. Education and Outreach/Pilots Matrix
•   5. Example Pilots
•   6. Schedule
• 7. Questions and Answers
                     1. Background
• “XML will be everywhere” (Introduction to XML video).
• XML is a standard for preserving and communicating
  information – encoding, tagging, and internationalizing.
• Web Services provide communication between
  applications running on different Web servers that will
  bring the Internet to its new level.
• XML Web Services is the technology underlying the new
  EPA programs you have heard about:
   –   Information Integration Program (IIP)
   –   Exchange Network (NEIEN)
   –   Central Data Exchange (CDX)
   –   Alpha and Beta Nodes
• XML Web Services is what everyone in EPA and the
  States should know something about.
1. EPA Web Workgroup Meeting, July 24-26
• Evaluation Summary:
   – “XML” presentation was highly rated.
   – Top suggestion for next meeting was “XML”.
• Action items:
   – Surf Shop will follow up with request for specialized
     XML training.
   – Note commending XML presentation will be sent and
     request for participation in next meeting will be made.
• December 11-12 meeting:
   – Overview of XML Web Services Training prepared for
     presentation and submitted.
   – XML Inside PDF: Digital Master for Document
     Structure (see attached from Adobe Systems).

   1. Region 5/State Information Managers
        Meeting, October 30-31, 2001
• Responses:
  – This helps us to apply the XML commercial training we
    took recently (Global Knowledge – 2 days for $10K).
  – Outstanding overview and introduction.
  – Excellent customer service (CD-ROM).
  – Would like for our state alone.
  – Want the same complete training like Region 7 with our
    data and staff (Regions 3 and 5).
  – You obviously have a good understanding of the
    subject and the ability to communicate it.

 1. Attendees and Reviewers Comments

• Attendee: “Thanks! A great overview.
• Reviewer: “Overall it looks like very interesting
  training and I'd like to go through it some day.“
• Attendee: “Dr. Niemann demonstrated how XML
  "future proofs" information against periodic
  technology change, facilitates integration, and
  promotes collaboration.”
• Attendee: “Thanks for giving your presentation, it
  was well received!”

                     2. Training Units
•   Unit 1. XML Web Services: Introduction.
•   Unit 2. Introduction to XML Video.
•   Unit 3. Introduction to XML for the Web: Step by Step.
•   Unit 4. Basic Training in the EPA Network Node Pilot Projects: Alpha and
    Beta Phase (NEIEN documents and contractor presentations).
•   Unit 5. XML Web Services: XML Asset Management Using XML Spy 4.2
    and TIBCO Canon/Developer Portal.
•   Unit 6. XML Web Services: Technologies and Security Models.
•   Unit 7. XML Web Services: XML-ization of Databases and Metadata.
•   Unit 8. XML Web Services: Building at the National, Regional, and State
•   Unit 9. XML Web Services: Standard by Standard.
•   Unit 10. XML Web Services: Best Practices.
•   Unit 11. XML Web Services: Overview of Microsoft .NET.
•   Unit 12. XML Web Services: The Semantic Web and Ontologies.

 3. The Third Generation of the Internet

Generation   Name           Users

First        Raw Internet   “Geeks”

Second       The Web        The masses with
                            Web browsers
Third        Web Services   Active

      4. Education and Outreach/Pilots Matrix
Activity              Education              Pilots
XML TAG               Email & agenda items   Many (2)
XML Laboratory Data   Email, meetings &      Several & new in
Subgroup              classes                process (5)
CDX                   Meetings &             In discussion (5)
Geo-spatial Team      Biweekly meetings &    OpenGIS GML &
                      GIS Day, etc. demos    LandView (7)
Web Workgroup         Meetings & SURF        VoiceXML & Content
                      Shop classes           Management (4, 6)
INSG/IIP              Region 3, 5, & 7       In process (8)
XML.Gov (E-Gov)       Executive committee & FedStats.Net &
                      report to TAG         FedGov Content
                                            Network (8)
GPO/IFPEP             Quarterly classes      Many (1, 3)
                    5. Example Pilots
•   1. Data Binding: Link an XML document to an HTML page and then bind
    standard HTML elements to individual XML elements (save time &
    money on delivering small Web databases).
•   2. XML Output Option: Canadian version of ITIS (leave data distributed
    but use it in your application and integrate it with your XML data).
•   3. Re-design and Re-publishing: Metadata, Geo-spatial Index and Baseline
    Assessment, etc. (improved navigation and integrated metadata searching).
•   4. Content (document) Management: Hierarchical organization of EPA
    and other environmental content by themes, topics, etc.
•   5. Database-to-XML Conversion: Data tables and dictionaries,
    EnviroFacts/FRS, CEPPO, etc. (save time & money on delivering and
    integrating large Web databases ).
•   6. Delivery of XML to Multiple End-points: VoiceXML (meet Section
    508 requirements and bridge the “digital divide” with non-PC users).
•   7. Geography Markup Language: Geo-spatial Web (integrate spatial and
    non-spatial XML databases).
•   8. Virtual Centralization with XML Messaging: FedGov, Region 3, 5, and
    7 nodes, etc. (virtual centralization of diverse and distributed content).
                 6. Schedule
• Region 7/States, December 18-20, 2001.
• Federal Content Managers, January 10, 2002.
• EPA Surf Shop, January 14-17, 2002 (four
  half-day sessions).
• Region 3, February 26-27, 2002.
• Region 5, March 2002.

        7. Questions and Answers
• Brand Niemann. Ph.D.
   – USEPA Headquarters, EPA West, Room 6143D
   – Office of Environmental Information, MC 2822T
   – 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
   – 202-566-1657
   – niemann.brand@epa.gov
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