Friday, June 19, 2009

XBRL in Paris

The XBRL International Conference is being held in Paris from June 23 to 25. This year, the conference has added an academic track, in which a number of research papers are being presented. The program, which can be found on the XBRL.ORG website, has a wide variety of topics and speakers, covering such areas as taxonomy development, reporting burden reduction, banking supervision, and the impact of the semantic web. The latter, the semantic web is the wave of the future, and there is work under way to incorporate XBRL in it. There has been enough experience with the real world application of XBRL by now to be able to offer up a number of case studies and empirical research projects that will strengthen XBRL for the future. It's worth tracking the conference next week. It will be webcast live for the first time from the XBRL.ORG site.


At 12:01 pm, Blogger Bob said...

Here are three more URLs for the Paris Conference that readers may find useful:

List of keynote speakers and sing-up for live Webcast (

Main Conference Schedule (

Speakers' Bios (

Looking over the list of guest speakers, I'm a little surprised at the lack of North American representation. As I recall, at past conferences, the list of keynote speakers was truly international (with of course a tilt toward more local representatives).

Bob Schneider
Editor, Data Interactive (the Hitachi XBRL blog)


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