XTech 2006 Conference
ABOUT XTech 2006
Late Breaking News
Panel Discussions
Related Events & BOFs


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.

The Purpose - is to provide attendees with real late-breaking news in any of the conference tracks.

The Timing - of each presentations is 45 minutes (35 mins for the presentation and 10 mins for Q&A). Two 45-minute presentations will be presented consecutively in each room.

Attendance will range from 25-100 people in each room.

Deadline for proposals is 17 March 2006. Full XML papers from those accepted presentations will be due at a later date for inclusion in the online version of the conference proceedings. Details to follow upon acceptance.

Submit Proposal

Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered for conference presentations (exception being vendor 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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