Clemens demonstrated Fotowares latest software version (5.3). The now have full support for XMP both as embedded and as sidecar files. You can create your own panels to enter an edit metadata. But you can also import panels from Adobe Photoshop. The software are multilingual but has no support for automatic translation. Though it can handle several languages in parallel for the same picture.
Notes from the first Photo Metadata Conference. This conference was held in Florence, Italy june 7, 2007. It was organized by Cepic, IPTC and IFRA. These are my private notes published to give you some idea of what was discussed. I will later write some articles from the conference and publish those on BLF.se and DigitalFotografen.se, but probably only in Swedish. If there are any demand I might make a short translated version in English. You can find presentations and more information at phmdc.org and cepic.org .