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CIP4 Announces Seybold CIP4 JDF Summit

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San Francisco, CA (September 4, 2003) – The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress (CIP4) Organization today announced an extended set of JDF sessions to be held at Seybold Seminars San Francisco 2003. After sponsoring CIP4 workshops during Seybold San Francisco 2001 and 2002, and staging the first-ever JDF Intensive at this spring’s Seybold Seminars Amsterdam 2003 event, for the first time Seybold Seminars, is offering the Seybold CIP4 JDF Summit on September 11th and 12th at the new Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Originally scheduled for one day, this event was extended, reflecting the growing interest throughout the industry in the Job Definition Format (JDF) specification and its application in automating the printing and publishing process. According to Stephan Jaeggi, CEO of PrePress Consulting and the JDF Summit conference chair, “this special JDF program at Seybold San Francisco represents the most comprehensive look at and demonstration of this important new standard to date.” Sessions will include: The Vision of JDF — Industry leaders will discuss their vision for the future of JDF and the benefits they expect from JDF implementation. Implementing JDF — Recommendations for implementing JDF into existing workflows. Users Perspective — A look at end users’ expectations and requirements of JDF. Seven Minutes with A JDF Vendor — A highly popular and entertaining session features a dozen vendors quickly and succinctly presenting their JDF products and technology—each in just seven minutes! Inside JDF — A glimpse of what’s under the hood of the JDF specification and how it is being modified to meet the needs of publishers and printers going forward. The Role of JDF Interacting with Other Standards — A discussion of how JDF does or does not interact with other industry efforts and how JDF is becoming the linchpin to computer integrated processes in our industry. JDF Power Panel — Hear the latest news on how CIP4 can help you stay up-to-date. Stump our panel of JDF experts with your most challenging and thought-provoking questions! The CIP4/JDF Summit will be held in conjunction with Seybold Seminars San Francisco 2003 on September 11th and 12th 2003. CIP4 members will be on hand to answer questions about membership and distribute CIP4 brochures and technical information. For complete details on speakers, schedule, and sessions, visit http://www.seybold365.com/sf2003/conference/glance.php.