SVG Open 2003
Conference and Exhibition

Vancouver, Canada · July 13-18, 2003

2nd Annual Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics

Press Information

About SVG Open 2003

SVG Open 2003 Conference and Exhibition is a forum for software developers, Web developers, graphic artists and other technical specialists to exchange ideas, methods and advances related to Web graphics; in particular, the World Wide Web Consortium's new Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard grammar for Web graphics. SVG is an instance of Extensible Markup Language (XML) that leverages many other Web standards, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), Document Object Model (DOM) and ECMAScript. Consequently SVG can be generated, styled, scaled, animated and made interactive while retaining precise visual fidelity and requiring minimal download times. The conference will explore techniques to author SVG, software to process SVG, and uses of SVG in fields as diverse as mobile computing, Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Design, print publishing, multimedia, business reporting and scientific visualization. The conference is hosted by SchemaSoft in association with the World Wide Web Consortium, and takes place in Vancouver, Canada from July 13-18, 2003 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina. You can register and find out more at

About Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

SVG 1.1 and Mobile SVG Press Release

SVG 1.1 and Mobile SVG Frequently Asked Questions

SVG 1.0 Press Release

For more links and information, see

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: the development and testing of Web Standards, a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, nearly 450 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see

About SchemaSoft

SchemaSoft is a custom software development services company with an elite team of software engineers, a well-honed software engineering methodology, an established reputation among the world’s top application vendors, and a long list of successful projects to their credit, dating back to 1987. Since the formation of the SVG Working Group in 1998, SchemaSoft has been heavily involved in co-authoring the SVG standard, engaging in SVG-related research, and developing SVG software for clients. More information is available at

Conference Logos and Poster

The SVG Open 2003 conference logo, its "Drawing on the Net" tag line graphic and the conference poster are available below for use in Web and printed materials. Please help us advertise the conference by publishing our logo, a link to our conference site, or the printed poster. If you would like to get more involved by sponsoring, exhibiting, teaching or presenting, see our call for participation page.

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