XTech 2006 Conference
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16-19 May 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Building Web 2.0"

XTech 2006 will take place from 16-19 May in the heart of Amsterdam, at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam Square.

The theme for 2006, "Building Web 2.0", recognises the key place of standards-based and open technology in enabling the next generation of web applications. Practitioners and leaders from all disciplines are invited to participate in presenting and discussing the technology and design issues behind the changing web.

Building on the success of last year's conference, this year's tracks include:

  • Applications: "mashups", frameworks, publishing, open source solutions, aggregation

  • Browser Technology: browsers, AJAX, design and interaction implications

  • Core Technologies: the XML and RDF family, RSS/Atom, databases,
    nuts-and-bolts tech

  • Open Data: information design, identity, tagging, privacy, trust, Creative Commons, DRM, government

Subject matter is given as a guide, but is by no means exclusive! Read more information in the Track Descriptions.

There are several ways you can participate. Follow the links for more detail.

  • Presentations: 40 minute talks, to be accompanied by a short paper (1,000+ words) submitted before the conference. Talks are chosen by peer review of abstracts. (Submission Deadline has past.)

  • Tutorials: 3 or 6 hour sessions. Suitable for more established topics than presentations, to aim for mass appeal. (Submission Deadline has past.)

  • Panel Discussions: new this year, we want to incorporate discussion sessions into each track, with feedback given to the conference. You should nominate a chair (can be yourself) and have some idea of panelists to give short position statements. (Submission Deadline has past.)

  • Late-Breaking News - The committee will be reserving a number of speaking spots on the program for "Late Breaking News Sessions." These presentations are reserved for developments so new that normal lead-time is not possible. These session will be awarded at the discretion of the conference chair and program committee. (Submission Deadline - March 17, 2006)

  • Product Presentations - Product presentations are forums used by the XML developers and product suppliers. Presentation grading will be based on whether the product demonstrates a new technology, a new feature, standards compliance, and/or interoperability/execution with other products. (Submission Deadline - March 17, 2006)

  • Related Events and BOFs: there is room available to co-locate your event with XTech. We'll also have BOF tables over lunch, and signup boards for evening sessions.

Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered for conference presentations (exception being product presentations). The talks must be submitted online in the requested abstract format and must be original work of professional quality.

Registration Discount Available to All Participants

All selected speakers and tutorial instructors will receive one free registration/per presentation/tutorial for the conference (16-19 May), provided their paper and/or handout is received by the above deadline. In addition, all abstract submitters not chosen for the conference are entitled to receive a $100 discount on their conference registration.

Submission Schedule
9 January / Presentation and Tutorial Proposals Due
10 February / Accepted Speakers Notified
17 March / Late Breaking News & Product Proposals Due
20 March / Presentation Papers Due (marked up using the designated Conference Schema & Guidelines - link coming soon )
3 April / Tutorial Handouts Due - submit to melledge@idealliance.org
17 April / Accepted Late Breaking News & Product Presentation Speakers Notified
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