Call for Participation for XTech 2008

Proposals for presentations and tutorials are invited for XTech 2008, Europe’s premier web technologies conference. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 25th, 2008.

XTech 2008 will be held from May 6-9th 2008, in Dublin, Ireland.

XTech’s theme this year is “The Web on the Move”, focusing on the emerging portability of data, applications and identity on the internet. We will explore the benefits, issues, practicalities and fun of a web built on open standards, open source and commodity technology.

XTech presentations should inspire, educate and challenge. Your audience will be people like you, responsible for steering the technological direction of their organizations and the web as a whole.

Last year’s schedule can be viewed on the XTech 2007 web site.

Please direct any questions to the conference chair, Edd Dumbill.

View the calls for participation and submit a proposal

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Social platforms
Design patterns for social software
Social network interoperability
Internet application platforms (Facebook F8, OpenSocial, etc.)
Identity management
OpenID
Practical security
OAuth
Ajax
jQuery, YUI, other toolkits
Offline applications
Comet
Professional Javascript
Flex
The web of data
Collective intelligence
Semantic technologies
Search
Markup and meaning
Freebase, Twine, Google Base
The place of XML on the web
Data and databases
Client-side databases
REST-oriented databases (e.g. CouchDB)
XML and RDF
Messaging architectures
XQuery
Operations and programming
Web application frameworks
Virtualization and appliances
Application scaling
Multicore and concurrency oriented programming
Mobile devices
Commodity mobiles
Android, iPhone
Hardware hacking and personal prototyping
Geolocation
Getting the mobile mindset