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XTech 2006: âBuilding Web 2.0â â 16-19 May 2006, Amsterdam

Tuesday May 16

09:00
Dojo and the future of the open web
Ajax day St. John 2
Alex Russell (Dojo Foundation)
Ajax is one step along the path of improved user experience, but it's not yet certain the future will be build on open standards. Find out why this matters to you, your users, and what the Dojo Foundation is doing about it.
Get Started with Ruby on Rails
Tutorial Volmer 1
Matt Biddulph (hackdiary), Edd Dumbill (Useful Information Company)
Ruby on Rails is a framework for rapidly and elegantly developing database-backed web applications. This tutorial provides an overview of all Rails features, from AJAX to Apache, demonstrating how development time can be significantly reduced.
XQuery 1.0, XPath 2.0, and XSLT 2.0 Explained
Tutorial Volmer 2
Priscilla Walmsley (Datypic)
This tutorial will provide a detailed technical introduction to both XQuery 1.0 and XSLT 2.0, and their shared language XPath 2.0. The XQuery section will provide attendees with a solid understanding of the syntax of XQuery expressions. The discussion of
Microformats from the Ground Up
Tutorial Volmer 3
Brian Suda (n/a), Ryan King (Technorati, Inc.)
We'll walk attendees through how to implement and publish microformats and long the way explain the princples and practices we've discovered while developing microformats.


09:45
The Yahoo! User Interface Library
Ajax day St. John 2
Simon Willison (Yahoo!)
The Yahoo! User Interface Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, HTML and Ajax.


10:30
Break (30 mins)

11:00
OpenLaszlo as an Ajax platform
Ajax day St. John 2
Max Carlson (OpenLaszlo.org)
This paper discusses the upcoming plans for OpenLaszlo and how they relate to the Ajax community at large. It includes an overview of the language, a demo of the current Ajax support, and talks about the future of OpenLaszlo as a platform.


11:45
Hijax: Progressive Enhancement with Ajax
Ajax day St. John 2
Jeremy Keith (Clearleft)
Ajax is hot topic. Behind the hype lies a technology that can greatly enhance websites. Those enhancements can and should degrade gracefully. By applying the principle of progressive enhancement, you can ensure that no visitor is left behind.


12:30
Break (90 mins)

14:00
Beefy Web App seeks Sexy AJAX stunner for interface fun and maybe more
Ajax day St. John 2
Simon Wistow (n/a)
Coders make apps and Designers make things usable and pretty. Yet never the twain shall meet - which is a shame because there are good ideas out there begging for some collaboration. This talk examines why and what can be done to rectify this.
Introduction to XHTML2 and XForms
Tutorial Volmer 3
Steven Pemberton (W3C/CWI)
XHTML2 gives improved usability, accessibility, structuring, internationalization, device independence, integration with the semantic web, and better forms processing. The speaker is the chair of the W3C groups producing the technologies.


14:45
Developing Enterprise Applications with Ajax and XUL
Ajax day St. John 2
Sebastian SchÃrmann (Mayflower / Thinkphp)
This talk describes the daily experience of developing an Ajax Framework and Applications for Sixt Car Rental in XUL and Javascript. It will give you an insight in the practical lessons we learned in the last 2 Years.


15:30
Break (30 mins)

16:00
Combining E4X and AJAX
Ajax day St. John 2
Kurt Cagle (Metaphorical Web)
ECMAScript for XML provides a way to use XML as a native datatype, and is being adopted by most major players in the industry. Join Kurt Cagle as he explores how the use of AJAX and E4X together will simplify programming web applications.


16:45
AjaX with a Capital X!
Ajax day St. John 2
Mark Schiefelbein (Backbase)
Ajax developers are relying heavily on JavaScript to make web interfaces richer. But JavaScript has drawbacks. XML technologies such as XPath and XSLT are a great alternative and can be used efficiently for managing Ajax-style interactivity.


17:30
Ajax Lightning Demos
Ajax day St. John 2
Simon Willison (Yahoo!)
Rapid-fire demonstrations of Ajax projects and concepts, chaired by Simon Willison of Yahoo!


Wednesday May 17

09:00
How American are Startups?
Grand Ballroom
Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
Startups are largely an American phenomenon. Why? What is it about America that makes startups work there? Could Silicon Valley be replicated in another country?


09:45
Building a Participation Platform at Yahoo!
Grand Ballroom
Jeffrey McManus (Yahoo!)
The Web is moving from a static, one-to-many model to a participatory, user-centric model, based on user-generated content, social networks and two-way conversations.


10:30
Break (30 mins)

11:00
Putting the BBC's Programme Catalogue on Rails
Applications Grand Ballroom
Matt Biddulph (hackdiary)
This session will explore the work that went into converting the BBC's programme catalogue database from an internal green-screen application into a public Web 2.0 application using Ruby on Rails.
SQL, XQuery, and SPARQL: What's Wrong With This Picture?
Core technologies St. John 1
Jim Melton (Oracle Corporation)
Yet Another Query Language? Am RDF query language, SPARQL, is emerging. Is XQuery sufficient for querying RDF in its XML incarnation? Is SQL adequate to query RDF in tuple form? We explore these issues and position the 3 languages.
Improving the Browser Feed Experience for Users and Developers
Browser technology Foyer Room
Robert Sayre (IconNicholson)
This presentation will discuss improvements in browser handling of syndication feeds (Atom/RSS), and cover strategies for better integration with helper applications and online services.
OpenStreetMap: The First Year
Open data St. John 2
Steve Coast (openstreetmap.org)
OpenStreetMap is creating a free geowiki of the world, primarily street maps at present. Why? Geodata generally isn't free or available.


11:45
Putting IBM databases on Rails
Applications Grand Ballroom
Leon Katsnelson (IBM)
IBM database team (builders of DB2, Informix, and Apache Derby) have fallen in love with Ruby on Rails, XML and Web 2.0. Come to this session to learn about the projects we have under way and what this can do for Ruby on Rails and Web 2.0 enthusiasts.
Using XSLT and XQuery for life-size applications
Core technologies St. John 1
Michael Kay (Saxonica Limited)
This session surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 languages when it comes to writing real-life, sizeable applications for performing data transformations.
Microsummaries in Firefox and on the Web
Browser technology Foyer Room
Myk Melez (Mozilla Corporation)
Microsummaries are regularly-updated compilations of the most important and timely information on web pages. This talk demonstrates how Firefox will incorporate microsummaries into its UI, starting with bookmark labels
Collaborative Atlas: Post geopolitical boundaries
Open data St. John 2
Di-Ann Eisnor (Platial Inc.)
Platial is an initiative to create a collaborative atlas that bridges people, neighborhoods and nations and enables people to document experience through geography. When geography can viewed through the eyes of many, geopolitical boundaries begin to melt.


12:30
Break (90 mins)

14:00
Web 2.0 On Speed
Applications Grand Ballroom
Mark Nottingham (Yahoo! Inc)
Web caching hasn't significantly changed in years, and many believe it's a casualty of a more dynamic, real-time "Web 2.0". That doesn't have to be the case. This session shows what's possible right now, and examines the future of HTTP caching.
Future-proofing your XML data
Core technologies St. John 1
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)), Eric Miller (World Wide Web Consortium)
Future-proofing your data requires not only that it be possible to parse it reliably in the future -- you also have to be able to understand it. XML helps future proof the syntax of your data; can we future-proof the semantics, too? How?
XBL2: Delivering on the promise of XML Binding Language
Browser technology Foyer Room
Jonas Sicking (Mozilla Corporation)
As CSS allows stylistic attributes to be added to elements, so XBL allows behavior to be added. This talk describes the capabilities of XBL and explains what is new in XBL2.
Treating Digital Broadcast As Just Another API, and other such ruminations
Open data St. John 2
Tom Loosemore (BBC New Media)
The Internet is not the only source of open data. This session will look at what happens when you realise that Digital Broadcasts are just nicely structured APIs. It will include demos of some internal BBC prototypes.


14:45
Publish-subscribe using Jabber
Applications Grand Ballroom
Ralph Meijer (Jabber Software Foundation)
Jabber, based on the IETF approved Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), is a streaming XML technology. This session discusses the publish-subscribe extensions of Jabber and their applications, like Atom-over-XMPP and Extended presence.
Markup for Flat-XML Processing
Core technologies St. John 1
Daniel Parker (Economic Technology, Inc.)
As XML technologies make gains in mainstream data processing, the need grows for markup languages that convert legacy data to XML. This presentation identifies use cases for flat-XML conversion, and describes a markup vocabulary that addresses them.
Converging Rich-Client and Web Application Development with Mozilla XULRunner
Browser technology Foyer Room
Benjamin Smedberg (Mozilla Corporation)
This presentation will demonstrate the convergence of rich-client and web application development and discuss application deployment using Mozilla XULRunner.
StreamOnTheFly network
Open data St. John 2
Roland Alton-Scheidl (PUBLIC VOICE Lab & Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences)
StreamOnTheFly is an open source and open content media network, fed by community radio stations, which allows easy exchange of content for broadcasting and podCasting.


15:30
Break (30 mins)

16:00
XML, REST, and SOAP at Yahoo
Applications Grand Ballroom
Parand Darugar (Yahoo Inc.)
This session will discuss the uses of XML, REST and SOAP at Yahoo!, focusing on real-life lessons learned from extensive usage over the past 5+ years in Yahoo! Search Marketing.
Google Data API
Core technologies St. John 1
Frank Mantek (Google)
Google recently released the Google Data API, an Atom based protocol to retrieve, query and update data on Google properties. The talk discusses the protocol and libraries, together with sample code, as well as the planned future of the API.
Canvas, SVG, and More: Rich Graphics Capabilities For Web Applications
Browser technology Foyer Room
Vladimir VukiÄeviÄ (Mozilla Corporation)
This presentation will examine some of the strengths and weaknesses of the HTML 'canvas' and SVG for adding rich graphical capabilities to web applications. Future browser graphics capabilities, both 2D and 3D will also be discuss.
Chopping Up Radio - collaboratively annotating radio programmes
Open data St. John 2
Tristan Ferne (BBC Radio & Music)
A BBC Radio project developing a wiki-like interface for collaboratively chopping up radio programmes into segments and annotating and tagging each segment.


16:45
Giving SOAP a REST?
Applications Grand Ballroom
Mark O'Neill (Vordel)
Over the past 18 months, REST Web Services have enjoyed increasing popularity. Although the theory surrounding REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is complex, the practice is simple: use long-established Web technologies instead of SOAP.
Efficient implementation of content models with numerical occurrence constraints
Core technologies St. John 1
Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh)
W3C XML Schema allows numerical occurrence ranges in content models, to e.g. allow between 2 and 10 of some element. A new approach to implementing such models is described which is time- and space-efficient, even when such ranges are nested.
Layout algorithm improvements for Web user interfaces
Browser technology Foyer Room
David Baron (Mozilla Corporation)
A discussion of problems with existing standards and potential improvements in two areas: layout systems for user interfaces (rather than documents) and mechanisms for reordering content to allow the author to use good markup and appropriate layout.
The power of declarative thinking
Open data St. John 2
Steven Pemberton (W3C/CWI)
This talk discusses the requirements for Web Applications, and the underpinnings necessary to make Web Applications follow in the same spirit that engendered the Web in the first place.


Thursday May 18

09:00
Implementing DITA: Considerations beyond Specialization
Applications Grand Ballroom
Paul Prescod (Justsystems Inc.)
Interested in DITA, the XML-based standard for written communication? This presentation, based on an actual case study, looks at the planning and development tasks that are required to implement a DITA authoring solution.
The Road to Efficient XML
Core technologies St. John 1
Robin Berjon (Expway)
Efficient XML has been the topic of heated discussion in the XML community, and while things are quieter today much remains to be debated now that the W3C is working on a format. This talk will cover the past, present, and future of efficient XML.
Revolutionizing the browser user experience
Browser technology Foyer Room
Ian McKellar (Flock Inc)
This session will present the user interface of the Flock web browser and describe how the project is attempting to update the browser experience to enable sharing, collaboration and publishing.
Ignorance is not a defence
Open data St. John 2
Suw Charman (Open Rights Group)
Our digital selves are being increasingly surveilled, tracked and controlled by government and business alike, while our rights to privacy and free speech are eroded. What are the most worrying threats, and how you can protect your digital rights?


09:45
Case Study of an Implementation of XML Authoring Within the Open University
Applications Grand Ballroom
Sean Scannell (eXiMaL Limited)
Case Study of an implementation of XML authoring in the Open University. Whilst Case Studies sometimes identify non-transferable experience, this contains practical information beneficial in guiding any organisation in the introduction of XML authoring.
XML Offload and Acceleration with Cell Broadband Engine
Core technologies St. John 1
Stefan Letz (IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH), Roland Seiffert (IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbH)
This presentation describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a high-performance XML parser on the Cell Broadband Engine processor architecture as a part of a system architecture for XML offload and acceleration.
Etna, a wysiwyg XML RELAXNG- and Gecko-based editor
Browser technology Foyer Room
Daniel GLAZMAN (Disruptive Innovations)
Presentation of the new wysiwyg XML editor based on Gecko, and its underlying implementation of RELAX NG.
An open (data) can of worms
Open data St. John 2
Paul Hammond (BBC)
Open data is not a panacea, and presents as many questions as answers. Technology can only solve some of these issues, this presentation outlines some of the other, more fundamental, problems.


10:30
Break (30 mins)

11:00
The Viper Solution: A Data Persistence Model using XML and PHP
Applications Grand Ballroom
Salvador Ledezma (IBM)
This session will focus on a data access and persistence XML model and API that allows programmers to develop simple web applications that require a database.
SPARQLing Services
Core technologies St. John 1
Leigh Dodds (Ingenta)
This paper will review the SPARQL specifications and its potential benefits to Web 2.0 applications. Focusing on the SPARQL protocol for RDF, the paper will provide implementation guidance for developers interested in adding SPARQL support to their APIs.
Building Rich, Encapsulated Widgets Using XBL, XForms and SVG
Browser technology Foyer Room
Mark Birbeck (x-port.net Ltd.)
From calendar controls to sliders to maps, the end-user experience is vastly improved if different types of data have different user interfaces. This session shows how XBL, SVG and XForms can be used to produce powerful widgets.
Native to a Web of Data: Designing a part of the Aggregate Web
Open data St. John 2
Tom Coates (Yahoo!)
What are the architectural elements of the emerging web of data; how do you build services to thrive in this environment? What needs to change and what needs to return to fundamental principles? How do we bring it all together to make something awesome?


11:45
Ditching the database: XML and the PHP webapp
Applications Grand Ballroom
David Megginson (Megginson Technologies Ltd.)
How far can a PHP-driven web application get using XML files instead of a database? This presentation looks at an ongoing experiment using REST both outside and inside a web application, discussing the pros and cons of XML as a dynamic storage medium.
Adding SPARQL Support to MySQL
Core technologies St. John 1
Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C/ERCIM)
SPARSQL gives existing MySQL clients (PHP, DBI, ODBC, JDBC) RDF query access to MySQL databases. Learn how SPARQL support in MySQL provides the efficiency of relational databases with the versatility of RDF query.
Dynamic SVG generation under Firefox 1.5 using JavaScript, XML and XSLT
Browser technology Foyer Room
Thomas Meinike (Merseburg University of Applied Sciences / Department Computer Science and Communication Systems)
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 came out including a native SVG implementation. In the context of other technologies like JavaScript, XML and XSLT itâs possible to create graphical content on the fly. Basic facts and practical know-how will be presented.
Developing for the Personal InfoCloud
Open data St. John 2
Thomas Vander Wal (InfoCloud Solutions, Inc.)
Thomas will explain his Model of Attraction, to frame the constraints of developing across devices and platforms. He will use his Personal InfoCloud to frame digital information convergence for the person so to design our information for use and reuse.


12:30
Break (90 mins)

14:00
Content modelling at the BBC using RDF and OWL
Applications Grand Ballroom
Brendan Quinn (BBC)
To meet the BBC's requirements for content model management, we built an OWL ontology in ProtÃgÃ. Users of the tool can export content models to our CMS from the underlying RDF. Issues include applying the open-world model to closed-world problems.
Building and Managing a Massive Triple Store: An Experience Report
Core technologies St. John 1
Katie Portwin (Ingenta plc), Priya Parvatikar (Ingenta plc)
The paper will focus on the practical challenges involved in creating and maintaining a very large triple store. Our repository contains bibliographic metadata spanning 17 million articles; it has 200 million triples from a range of vocabularies.
The Intelligent Design of Microformats
Browser technology Foyer Room
Ryan King (Technorati, Inc.)
An overview of Microformats and how they can be enable able publishing data for the Semantic Web.
Going Horizontal: Comparing Open Data Vocabularies Across Domains
Open data St. John 2
Marc de Graauw (Marc de Graauw IT)
XML-based open standard vocabularies are rapidly developing in - not across - many vertical domains. Where is the common ground, and what can be gained by standardization? What works and what doesn't in building vocabularies?


14:45
UML modeling for XML, a practical example
Applications Grand Ballroom
Marchal Benoit (Pineapplesoft)
The session will discuss the use of UML modeling for XML applications, including the pros and cons, practical steps, implementation strategy and project samples.
A high performance RDFS store using a Generic Object Model
Core technologies St. John 1
Bradley Bebee (SAIC), Bijan Parsia (Clark & Parsia, LLC), Bryan Thompson (SAIC), Michael Personick (SAIC), Martyn Cutcher (Cut the Crap Software)
High performance databases are required to support the semantic alignment and query of RDF data. We will present on a new high performance open-source RDFS store based on a Generic Object Model and its application to federate and query RDF data.
RDF/A: The Easy Way to Publish Your Metadata
Browser technology Foyer Room
Mark Birbeck (x-port.net Ltd.)
RDF/A is a new, and simpler, way of adding metadata to documents, in such a way that the document contains its own metadata--making it easy to turn a home page into a FoaF file or RSS feed.
ODF: Our Document Future
Open data St. John 2
Donna Benjamin (Open Source Industry Australia)
The National Archive of Australia was one of the first govt agencies in the world to adopt XML formats for the digital preservation of documents. This presentation examines Australia's part in the Open Source, Open Data, OpenDocument ecosphere.


15:30
Break (30 mins)

16:00
Search engines for Semantic Web knowledge
Applications Grand Ballroom
Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Software agents will need specialized search engines to find relevant and trustworthy knowledge on the Semantic Web. We discuss the underlying requirements and OWL and present Swoogle, a crawler-based indexing and retrieval engine for RDF documents.
Internationalization and Localization of XML: Introducing "ITS"
Core technologies St. John 1
Felix Sasaki (W3C), Sebastian Rahtz (Oxford University), Christian Lieske (SAP)
Description of a new markup vocabulary called "Internationalization Tag Set" (ITS), which is used for Internationalization and Localization of XML documents and schemas.
Standardising Web Applications: Rich Web Clients at W3C
Browser technology Foyer Room
Dean Jackson (W3C)
The W3C Rich Web Client Activity will describe its objectives and current status, and request community feedback.
Social Bookmarking For Scientists - or The Best Of Both Worlds
Open data St. John 2
Ben Lund (Nature Publishing Group)
This presentation describes Connotea, an experimental service that marries social bookmarking and tagging with existing academic information tools. It also highlights a challenge - how best to link web resources to data about those resources.


16:45
Building the Semantic Web at NASA: People, Organizations, Projects, and Skills
Applications Grand Ballroom
Kendall Clark (XML.com)
A discussion of the ways in which NASA is using Semantic Web technologies like RDF and OWL to get a handle on its very complex data problem.
Managing Multilingual Legislation With XML
Core technologies St. John 1
Werner Donnà (Independent consultant)
Presentation of a system for publishing the European Combined Nomenclature legislation in twenty languages.
XForms: an alternative to Ajax?
Browser technology Foyer Room
Erik Bruchez (Orbeon, Inc.)
In this presentation, we show how today's hybrid, Ajax-based XForms implementations fit into the "Web 2.0" landscape by delivering exciting features beyond the initial promises of XForms and providing an alternative to low-level Ajax development.
Making Connections: Exploring new forms of semantic browsing
Open data St. John 2
Liz Turner (None)
A look at ways of enriching user experience of complex data sets, through taxonomy, visualization, imagery and interaction


Friday May 19

09:00
The Ning Playground: A Springboard for new Social Software
Applications Grand Ballroom
Yoz Grahame (Ning, Inc.)
The Ning Playground provides excellent, free opportunities for those looking to design, develop or host new social applications and web services. This session covers Ning's many features for developers of new and existing apps.
Chameleon XML models
Core technologies St. John 1
Uche Ogbuji (Fourthought, Inc.)
Variant XML formats within a domain are often similar core models with superficial differences in representation. Advanced XML design practices allow a common model to govern multiple syntactic forms.
Bringing Web 2.0 to Mobile Devices
Browser technology Foyer Room
Michael Smith (Opera Software)
Mobile web browers have in the past lacked the support needed for enabling use of so-called "rich Internet applications" on mobile handsets. But the "next generatation" of mobile web browsers has changed that, dramatically.
Embedded RDF
Open data St. John 2
Ian Davis (Talis Information Ltd.)
Embedded RDF is a pattern for enriching content by interweaving existing XHTML markup with RDF. The method used requires no new markup so the XHTML can still be validated, is fully CSS compliant and will not affect browser behaviour.


09:45
Django: Web development on journalism deadlines
Applications Grand Ballroom
Simon Willison (Yahoo!)
Django is a full-stack Python web framework initially created to handle the challenges posed by a fast-moving newsroom environment. It has gained a strong community following in the ten months since its release as an open-source project.
Treebind: an API to bind them all
Core technologies St. John 1
Eric van der Vlist (DYOMEDEA)
Treebind is a generic Java Open Source API which binds a number of different hierarchical and graphs data model (XML, RDF, LDAP and Java objects are currently supported). This presentation is also a unique opportunity to compare these data models.
Mobile Web Applications
Browser technology Foyer Room
HÃkon Lie (Opera Software)
The web is shifting from being document-centric to being application-centric. This presentation will describe the opportunities and challenges in running Web applications on mobile devices.
GeoRSS: Geographically Encoded Objects for RSS feeds
Open data St. John 2
Mikel Maron (OpenStreetMap)
With the huge potential of GeoRSS to leverage the "RSS Ecosystem" for the Geospatial Web, GeoRSS.org was created with the goals of promoting interoperability, upwards compatibility with GML, and extending W3C geo for line and polygon geometries.


10:30
Break (30 mins)

11:00
Slidy - an web based alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint
Applications Grand Ballroom
Dave Raggett (W3C)
Web-based editor and slide presentation tool using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript
XSieve: extending XSLT with the roots of XSLT
Core technologies St. John 1
Oleg Parashchenko (Saint-Petersburg State University)
XSLT has roots in DSSSL. DSSSL has roots in the Lisp dialect Scheme. Now, XSieve interweaves both XSLT and Scheme, forming a more powerful XML processing language. XSieve is one of the successful Google "Summer of Code" 2005 projects.
Mini Map - A web page visualization method for mobile phones
Browser technology Foyer Room
Andrei Popescu (Nokia Research Center, Nokia Corporation), Roland Geisler (Nokia), Elina Vartiainen (Nokia Research Center, Nokia Corporation)
Mini Map is a new Web page visualization method for Web browsers running on mobile phones. It preserves the original look and feel of the page, while providing means for efficiently navigating to the interesting content.
Semantics Through the Tag
Open data St. John 2
David Beckett (Yahoo! Inc)
This paper will discuss tagging unplugged from the tagging services that build them using a series of RDF models to ask 'What is imporant about a tag?' and providing ways to go from the tags to what people think they are about.


11:45
Amazon Web Services: Fueling Innovation and Entrepeneurship
Applications Grand Ballroom
Jeff Barr (Amazon)
Amazon Web Services Evangelist Jeff Barr reviews Amazonâs web services, including Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon E-Commerce Service, Alexa Web Information Service, and Alexa Web Search Platform.
xfy: XML RAD with IBM DB2 Viper
Core technologies St. John 1
Yukihiko Negoro (Justsystems Inc.)
In this presentation, we will show how xfy and IBM DB2 Viper can implement UltraRAD for XML applications, and change and accelerate utilization of information in companies.
Sharing Places â find, remix and share located media with the world
Browser technology Foyer Room
Peter Ferne (Mista)
Sharing Places is a Web 2.0 application which enables and encourages users to combine GPS tracks, text, photo, video and audio annotations to author digital mediascapes, tag them and publish them for others to find, remix and share.
The End of the Open Internet?: Network Service and Security in Web 2.0
Open data St. John 2
Michael Leventhal (Tarari, Inc.)
Does application-aware networking threaten the "open internet" - where every message is handled equally? Ironically, the very power unleased by exchanging XML on the internet threatens, in the eyes of some, Web 2.0 goals of openness and innovation.


12:30
Break (90 mins)

14:00
Building Software With Human Intelligence: What Amazon Mechanical Turk Can Do For You and Your Customers
Grand Ballroom
Jeff Barr (Amazon)
What if computers could make use of people? Jeff Barr will explain how the Amazon Mechanical Turk API does this, allowing computers to integrate Artificial Artificial Intelligence directly into their processing by making requests of humans.


14:45
JavaScript 2 and the Future of the Web
Grand Ballroom
Brendan Eich (Mozilla Corporation)
JavaScript 2 will be finalised in 2007. To help migration an open source JS2-to-JS compiler is being developed, making JS2 a reality in 2006. This compiler and the new features of JS2 will be demonstrated by the inventor of JavaScript.






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