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Justsystem Corporation

Since the dawn of the PC era in Japan, Justsystem Corporation has kept a sharp focus on developing innovative information processing technologies. The company developed ATOK, the most prevalent Japanese natural language processing technology and has been active in nurturing innovative technologies in the Java and XML authoring arenas since their inception. With these technological assets at the core, Justsystem provides a portfolio of knowledge management and XML authoring solutions, that enable end users to unleash their intellectual and creative energy. Justsystem, headquartered in Tokushima Japan (34.03N/134.32E), is a leading enterprise software company with a long entrepreneurial history.


RenderX is the recognized industry leader for software used for standards based typeset-quality electronic and print output of business content.

RenderX provides standalone softwareXML/XSLFO to PDF, Postscript and other paged formats rendering products as well as server and desktop components that can be integrated into larger business solutions. This technology is ideal for batch reports, billing production cycle, database reports and B2C individualized mail. It is also ideal for dynamic publishing.

RenderX products support content in multiple languages and high level of layout complexity. They arrange and format text, tables, graphics, and images to generate professional, typeset-quality print products and enhanced electronic products for distribution with advanced features such as interactive links, bookmarks and electronic security. RenderX also provides integration support for its software products.

Sun Microsystems

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer(TM)" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.com.

Gold Sponsors


XMetaL from Blast Radius simplifies the creation of critical business information and enables its fast and cost-efficient delivery to print, the Web and all other interaction points. The market's leading XML content creation and collaboration product, XMetaL maximizes a company's investment in content development across an extended enterprise. The XMetaL suite consists of five powerful products designed to meet the combined requirements of business people, IT managers and developers: XMetaL Author and XMAX (XMetaL for ActiveX) are used by content creators, and provide the only comprehensive XML solution available in both desktop and embeddable versions; XMetaL Reviewer is a real-time, in-context reviewing application for content creators; XMetaL Developer is used by developers to build custom solutions for content authors; and XMetaL Central is a server-based XML environment manager.

Blast Radius (www.blastradius.com) helps businesses deliver innovative and profitable customer experiences by combining business strategy, experience design, and industry-leading technologies, including its unique content lifecycle management solutions. With offices in the US, Canada and Europe, Blast Radius has formed long-term relationships with companies such as Aeroplan, A&E Television Networks, BMW, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Heineken, Nike, Nintendo and Philips.


Science/technical/medical (STM) publishers today are faced with the challenge of adding value to web content in order to distinguish themselves from competitors. One way is to make the math 'smart' by using MathML, the XML language for mathematics recommended by the W3C. Online content with embedded MathML makes math accessible to visually impaired readers, enables readers to use math on the web with calculation applications such as Mathematica and Maple, allows for searching of math on the web, lets students work interactively in web pages to learn math and science, and much more.

Design Science offers several tools for working with MathML:

  • MathFlow, a suite of MathML workflow tools for STM publishers.
  • MathType - The Equation Editor for Publishing
  • WebEQ - Interactive Math on the Web
  • MathPlayer - Display Math in Your Browser

IBM Corporation

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Software offers a wide range of middleware and operating systems for all types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the on demand era. The fastest way to get more information about IBM software is through the IBM Software home page at http://www.ibm.com.

Microsoft Corporation

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft helped create the XML standard and continues to be a leader in XML technologies and joins with other software vendors to support the development of open standards such as XML and Web services in order to foster data interoperability. These technologies are also important components of many Microsoft programs and servers. The 2003 editions of Microsoft Office enable users to work with enterprise data in familiar applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel through XML thereby streamlining workflow and empowering better-informed decisions.