Being held in conjunction with the AHR Expo and ASHRAE's Winter Meeting, TheXML Symposiumis a day-long, high-level introduction to the most important enabling technology for the future of integrated and intelligent buildings with a specific focus on the HVAC industry.

The subject matter, XML and Web services, is widely used by the IT community and many other industry groups who desire to leverage the Internet as a connectivity and automation vehicle. These technologies bring to fruition the convergence of building systems and the IT infrastructure, and they are drastically changing the buildings industry as they enable cooperation between disparate approaches to open systems.

The XML Symposium aims to deliver a cohesive vision of how XML and Web services will drastically propel the HVAC industry forward, set realistic expectations on the deployment of these technologies within the buildings industry, and present the status of various XML and Web services initiatives including the CABA-initiated XML/Web Services Committee and oBIX (Open Building Information Xchange). For more information visit