Companies, individuals and industry associations involved in XML are invited to participate in the sixth annual OASIS Summer Workshop. This year, Workshop highlights will include sessions dedicated to the Consortium’s Registry and Repository and XML Conformance Technical Committees. In addition to OASIS committee working sessions, the OASIS Board of Directors will conduct their quarterly meeting, interface with the Board of Directors of CGM Open, an OASIS affiliate organization, and meet with the Steering Committee. The recently formed Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from sponsoring organizations including Commerce One, DataChannel, Documentum, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems, will hold their second strategy meeting during which they will finalize policy regarding allowed schema languages for schema submissions for Registrations are now being accepted for the three-day meeting that will address future directions for the registry and repository capabilities of, the XML industry portal, and other OASIS technical projects. The members-only event, which will be held August 11-13 in Montreal, Canada, is expected to attract XML users and vendors from around the world. For the first time ever, the OASIS Summer Workshop is open to individuals, who are now able to join the consortium as part of recently restructured membership. As a special incentive, the OASIS Summer Workshop’s 150 USD meeting fee will be waived for Individuals who join OASIS for 250 USD before 10 August.