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Enabling the European Grid
with the Common Information Model

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12-15 May, 2009
Sponsored by UCTE
The focus of this year's spring meeting will be adoption of the CIM standards by Europe's Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE) for information exchange. UCTE's decision is expected to lead to wide-spread adoption of the CIM standard for many additonal applications in Europe. A second focus will be the role of the CIM in implementing the Smart Grid vision. 
The CIM is an international standard now globally accepted for modelling the information exchanges required in electric utilities. The CIM is independent of any individual application, middleware, or message protocols used for data exchange. The interoperability enabled by the CIM standards is a key factor for achieving the Smart Grid vision.
The CIM Users Group (CIMug) was formed to promote progress of the CIM and to share project experiences. The users group holds two meetings each year (one in Europe and one in the U.S.). Recognized experts share their insights and resolve key technical issues. Each meeting also includes pre-conference tutorials, vendor exhibits, and social networking opportunities. 
Who Should Attend
Utilities that are using standards-based integration to meet their business challenges will find this conference invaluable. Project managers, system architects, business and IT managers, and control center personnel will all benefit from this meeting.
The meeting is open to all current or potential CIM users – you do not have to be a CIM User Group member to attend. Attendees gain first-hand access to CIM experts and come away with new insights on the power of CIM-based integration.
Location & Date
The CIMug Meeting will be held on 12-15 May, 2009 at the Chateau du Lac Hotel, located in Genval, Belgium - approximately 27 km from Brussels.
The meeting will start on Tuesday, 12 May with CIM University - a pre-conference CIM tutorial.  The formal sessions of the CIMug Meeting will begin on Wednesday, 13 May and run until noon on Friday, 15 May. Vendor demonstrations of CIM-based products and tools along with a social reception will take place Thursday evening. 

Conference costs and more information is available on the Registration link on the left panel. Vendor representatives who would like to exhibit at the social reception can add this as part of their individual registration.

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