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OW2 Annual Conference 2011

OW2Con 2011

November 23-24, 2011
Orange Labs "Innovation Gardens", Paris, France


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The conference website will be available soon. Stay tuned!

About OW2Con 2011

Following the successes of the 2009 and 2010 editions of OW2 Annual Conference, we are very pleased to launch now OW2Con 2011, that will take place on November 23 and 24 in Orange Labs' innovative and professional conference site "Issy Innovation Garden" in Paris.
The event will offer two days of high-level technical presentations around open source middleware technologies and generic applications. This will be a unique opportunity for attendees and sponsors of the event to meet with peers and network with the international open source community at large. All sessions will take place in English language, including technical and business presentations, and featuring the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative. Parallel sessions (BoFs, side events, third parties projects) will complete the program. Among the main novelties that will be included in the OW2Con 2011 program, the "SQUAT" project (Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness) is a major one. Unique program of this kind, SQuAT has the aim to improve the quality of code by generalizing quality tests on OW2 technologies and setting up a quality label. Additionally, one year after the launch of the Open Source Cloudware Initiative and the involvement in current or future collaborative projects, OW2 has reaffirmed its position as a main actor in the open source cloud computing area that will be demonstrated during the conference.

OW2Con 2011 will feature:

  • Keynote addresses: gathering both technology experts and institutional invited speakers.
  • Exhibition space for projects and sponsor demonstrations
  • Social event: Free Beer Party on Nov. 23 evening
  • The Open Source Cloud Summit
  • The "SQuAT" Session (Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness)
  • Round tables
  • Collaborative projects (European and French projects)
  • Several thematic sessions with over 30 presentations and speakers from Europe, Asia and the Americas
Who should attend OW2Con 2011?
We are expecting for this new edition even more speakers and attendees from all over the world, with a particular focus on USA, Europe, China and Brazil. As a novelty for this year, OW2 is expanding its relationship with Tunisia and Africa in general and is expecting potential speakers and keynotes coming from there. The OW2 Annual Conference is gathering technology experts (software architects, developers) but also managers and decision-makers. Open source strategists, technologists and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend, share their experiences and network with peers.

Why attend?
The OW2 Annual Conference is an opportunity to network with key open source industry leaders and broaden your technical knowledge. Benefit from high technical expertise and acquire a deep understanding of advanced middleware technologies. Discover the latest technology trends, exchange around the involvement done by the community towards an open and interoperable cloud through the Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

At OW2Con 2011, we will present the latest innovations and new technologies in the open source middleware area. The OW2Con is an international high-technology event, featuring two days of project demonstrations and presentations, open source initiatives and business presentations. Invited guest open source speakers will complete the program. The program will feature:

  • High level technology presentation based on OW2 middleware technologies
  • Keynote addresses: gathering both technology experts and institutional invited speakers.
  • The Open Source Cloud Summit: providing status and roadmap from the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative (OSCi) in addition to presentations given by invited third parties.
  • SQuAT (Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness) Session: SQUAT has the aim to improve the quality of code by generalizing quality tests on OW2 technologies and setting up a quality label.
  • Collaborative projects: Presentations of European and French projects where OW2 is involved - including CompatibleOne, CHOReOS

You are invited to submit a proposal of presentation in the following fields:

a) Middleware in Action: Technology presentations based on OW2 projects. Presentations can be possibly jointly given by two (or more) projects working together. The aim is to highlight interactions between OW2 projects, and to show how OW2 components are used together. Project presentations should include not only technical explanations, but also project demonstrations and feedback from end-users.

b) OW2 Initiatives: Presentations related to the Open Source Cloudware (OSCi) and Business Intelligence (BI) Initiatives. Both technical or business-oriented proposals are accepted.

c) Real world Use Cases of OW2 components and platforms:

  • Production use of OW2 projects by end-users;
  • Systems integrators solutions deployed with OW2 projects;
  • Integration of OW2 projects in commercial offerings.
d) Other proposals on topics of interest that showcase "OW2 Middleware in Action" are also welcome.

To submit a proposal
Please send an email to Management-Office AT OW2.org providing the following information:

  1. Your full name, title and organization
  2. Contact information, including your postal address
  3. The name of your proposed session (keep your title simple and relevant to the topic)
  4. The category of the intended presentation (Technical Presentation, Initiative, USe Case)
  5. A 250 word max. abstract of your presentation
  6. A 100 to 200 word speaker bio
Submission should be written in English, all presentations are to be given in English.

Deadline to send your proposal: September 15th, 2011.

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