ICE is an XML-based content syndication protocol: once two parties have established a subscriber relationship, ICE allows them to automate the flow of syndicated information and requests. ICE is format-agnostic: while ICE itself is expressed in XML, ICE may be used for managing content in any format. ICE is complementary to specific content formats like NITF or packaging and metadata formats like NewsML and PRISM.
The ICE home page.
Final review draft of the ICE version 1.1 specification.