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The applications track covers the use of web, XML and knowledge technologies with talks aimed at both technical and managerial attendees. Here's the place for deployment stories, frameworks, open source implementations, new vocabularies and integration.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • combining applications: "mashups", web services, collaboration
  • frameworks (Ruby on Rails and friends)
  • syndication and aggregation
  • real world deployments
  • microformats and other special-purpose vocabularies

Browser Technology

Web browser technology is buzzing. Whether it's AJAX or progress in HTML, the desktop browser is firmly established as a key application platform. Add to that the rapid proliferation of browsers in mobile devices and there are many new frontiers in both technology and design.

Presentations in this track are expected to be largely aimed at developers or designers, but also higher-level overviews of the technology space will be appreciated.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • AJAX
  • interaction and application design
  • Mozilla, Safari, Opera, IE, Greasemonkey
  • making sense of huge datasets: new techniques for visualisation and UI
  • audio/video: integrating the podcasting world
  • Compound Document Formats
  • mobile and non-PC browser technology

Core Technologies

The core technologies track is the traditional home ground of XML developer-focused technical talks at XTech. Presentations on XML standards, new XML applications, techniques for processing XML and other hardcore markup topics will all form part of this track.

Presenters and attendees include core members of the XML community and standards groups, developers and markup geeks.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • XML standards and processing
  • RDF and OWL
  • topic maps
  • databases and search

Open Data

More and more information owners are choosing to be "in" the web, not
just on it. Opening up data encourages its creative re-use, empowers
citizens and can create new commercial opportunities.

This track will contain talks at all levels, from business and policy to
implementation, covering the possibilities, problems and practicalities
of a web of open data.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Tagging, annotation and the semantic web
  • People matter: identity, user data, trust, and writable web
  • Information design for open data
  • Licensing, IP, DRM, Creative Commons
  • Open access publishing, open science
  • Open government, OpenDocument
  • Business models and issues for public-facing Web services
  • RSS, geocoding, FOAF, annotation
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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