Presenters Have Until March 14 to Submit Proposals February 24, 2010,
Volume 144, Issue 4
JavaOne will return to San Francisco from Sept. 19-23, 2010.
March 14 is the deadline for those wanting to submit papers for the JavaOne 2010 conference. This is the first year that JavaOne will run under its new owner Oracle, and the company professes the conference is going back to its roots: "100% Java technology and the related ecosystem."
Set for Sept. 19-23 in San Francisco, JavaOne 2010 will be offering the following tracks, and proposals to speak are being accepted under them:
Core Java Platform: The Java platform is stronger than ever, with the Java languages continued growth and formidable position as the number-one development language in the world. This success depends on relentless pursuit of innovation and tuning at the very core of the Java family of technologies. This track covers material fundamental to all uses and variants of the Java platform, including topics ranging from the latest developments in the Java language and virtual machines to deep technical explanations in areas such as security and networking to best techniques and tools for tuning, scaling, and managing Java applications.
Java SE and Desktop Java: The Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) runs on nearly a billion desktops, constituting one of the most highly leveraged technologies within the Java family. And innovations in Java SE impact not just the desktop but also many other uses of Java technology. This track captures the latest and greatest developments in Java SE as well as tips, tools, and techniques for client application architecture, graphical user interfaces, Web and standalone deployment, support for scripting languages such as Python and Ruby, and desktop application integration.
Java EE and Java for Enterprise Applications: Implementations of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) run on more than 20 million servers around the globe, supporting mission-critical applications ranging from financial transactions to defense systems to process automation. The Java platform is so widely adopted and respected in enterprises because of its unique success at providing an extremely broad range of capabilities while allowing any given application to easily leverage just what it needs. New models and architectures such as grid, cloud, and virtualization continue to take Java technologies in new directions. This track covers innovations, practices, and strategies related to any use of the Java platform in the enterprise.
JavaFX and Rich User Experience: The way in which users interact with technology has evolved dramatically in the last several years. Its no longer enough to think of an applications user interface as a thin layer of graphical presentation bolted on as an afterthought. Application designers must consider user experience in a much more holistic way, spanning multiple device types, media types, and situation types across time, leveraging consistency across them yet exploiting the unique potential of each one. JavaFX, one of the newest and most exciting Java technologies, is a response to - as well as a driver of - the ever-expanding richness of user interfaces imagined by application designers and demanded by application users. This track covers the latest developments and practices for building rich, immersive, and powerful user experiences using JavaFX and other Java technologies across multiple hardware platforms and form factors.
Java ME and Mobile: One of the most pervasive manifestations of Java technology in everyday life is on your mobile phone. Advances in the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) continue to drive and support expanding application capabilities on even the simplest of wireless devices. This track is devoted to Java technology as the ultimate platform for mobile computing, including such topics as whats on the horizon for Java ME, how the platform supports the increasing diversity of devices, how the ecosystem of application developers, phone operators, and device manufacturers is turbocharged with Java Store and Java Warehouse, and what are the latest best practices for developing, testing, porting, integrating, and deploying Java ME applications.
Java for Devices, Card, and TV: The very roots of the Java technology are as a platform for applications in embedded environments such as TV set-top boxes, and evolution of the technology has broadened over the years to comprise orders of magnitude of scale from smart cards to automobiles to defense systems. TV is an area of explosive Java activity, centered on highly interactive Blu-ray and similar environments. The Amazon Kindle is an example of an entirely new category of Java-based devices. With release 3.0, Java Card continues as the dominant industry platform for smart cards. This track covers embedded and device usages of Java technologies including Java SE, Java ME, Java Card, and JavaFX.
The Java Frontier: Key to the long-lasting and robust nature of the Java platforms success has always been a vibrant spirit of innovation that comes from the Java community. Whether you think of them as "cool stuff", or the frontier, or simply "out there", there are always exciting developments underway in the Java world that dont quite fit into a traditional categorythings that surprise, stimulate, and inspire. This track is for the pioneers, the developers and visionaries who want to share ideas, prototypes, and even working systems that are beyond the everyday and that are driving the very boundaries of Java technology.
The Web site for submissions states that the selection criteria for speakers will focus on choosing those who have subject matter expertise and speaking ability.
"They do appear to be doing right by the Java development community in wanting to concentrate on the technology and not the [product] pitches," said Navigenics Java developer Dick Wall, a co-host of the JavaPosse podcast. Wall had served on three selection committees for prior JavaOne conferences.
This year's conference will be co-located with Oracle Develop, the developer conference for Oracle technologists, during the week of Oracle OpenWorld.
Additionally, JavaOne + Develop will be hitting the international road in 2010/2011. Continue to check the home site as information and locations as well as registration for the conference develops.