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11/22/1999
Community of Science Announces Partnership with San Diego Supercomputer Center

San Diego, November 22, 1999 - Community of Science, Inc. (COS), the Internet site for scientists and scholars, today announced a collaborative partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that will allow COS to draw on the expertise of SDSC to enhance COS' products and services.

COS and SDSC will collaborate on a broad range of projects, including the development of extensible markup language (XML) standards for documents relevant to scientists and scholars. These documents include electronic journal articles; invention disclosures; conference abstracts; and "professional profiles."

Community of Science, Inc., ( http://www.cos.com/) is a Web network of scientists and scholars at more than 800 universities and societies worldwide. COS products and services include COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS Workbench, a customized workspace for researchers; and COS Document Management System, an online publishing solution for universities and scholarly societies

The creation of XML standards for scientific documents is of general interest to the basic research and R&D communities, and will permit the development of new Web-based tools for the production and distribution of scientific and scholarly information.

COS and SDSC will coordinate their outreach to the scientific, government and business communities to promote and publicize the new standards that they develop. SDSC will also provide COS access to its computational resources for development and prototyping efforts.

"The San Diego Supercomputer Center is a recognized leader in computational science and digital library applications, and in the development of XML technologies for research information," said Huntington Williams, III, President and CEO. "COS is delighted to work with the talented staff and leadership of SDSC on this important initiative."

Peter Arzberger, executive director of SDSC added, "This interaction will allow tools developed in SDSC's academic environment to be used more broadly to help the research community and at the same time directly benefit our future efforts in data-intensive computing. We are very pleased to embark on this joint project with the Community of Science."

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is a research unit of the University of California, San Diego, and the leading-edge site of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure ( http://www.npaci.edu/). SDSC is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through NPACI and by other federal agencies, the State and University of California, and private organizations. For additional information about SDSC, see http://www.sdsc.edu/, or contact David Hart at SDSC, 858-534-8314, dhart@sdsc.edu.

Community of Science, Inc., founded by The Johns Hopkins University in 1988, is a World Wide Web network of scientists and scholars at more than 800 universities and societies worldwide. COS products and services include: COS Expertise, which contains first-person profiles of 500,000 scientists and scholars; COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS Workbench, a customized workspace for researchers; and COS Document Management System, an online publishing solution for universities and scholarly societies. For more information on Community of Science, please visit http://www.cos.com.


Contact: Stephanie Sides, ssides@sdsc.edu, 858-534-5131

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