The SML WG continues to make good progress and has announced that the SML Interop Workshop will be held on Jan 16-17 at Austin, Texas. The primary goal of the workshop is to conduct interop testing between different implementations of SML validators. The workshop is open to the community - anyone can participate provided that they bring an implementation of SML validator to the workshop and have executed the SML Interop Feedback Agreement. The WG has  published the 2nd draft of the SML specification and the first draft of the SML interchange format (SML IF) specification that defines a format for interchange of SML models across validators. These specifications and the full details for the Interop Workshop are available at