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									XML Web Services Training

            Presentation for the
     EPA Web Workgroup Meeting
            December 11, 2001
              Brand Niemann
   Office of Environmental Information
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                  Contents
•   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
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                     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.
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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).

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   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.

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 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!”

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                     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
    Level.
•   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.


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 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
                            participants

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      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)
                      presentations
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)
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                    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).
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                 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.




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        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
     20460
   – 202-566-1657
   – niemann.brand@epa.gov
   – EPA: http://161.80.70.167
   – Outside EPA: http://130.11.44.140

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