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AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo Attracts Top Faculty

Conference Theme: Beyond AJAX to the Rich Internet Application & Rich Interactive Experience Era

Rich Internet Applications offer the potential to fundamentally change the user experience and in doing so, yield significant business benefits. The theme of this October's AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West is 'Beyond AJAX to the RIA Era' and the Call for Papers, which is still open, specifically encourages submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases of the fast-emerging RIA alternatives.

Call for Papers Now Open - Submit Your Speaking Proposal Here !

The business value of RIAs is very clear: aesthetics do matter and users would like a pleasant experience.

Most enterprise applications are based on old client-server technology with high cost of ownership and lack of flexibility. Switching to the Web as a platform for mission-critical applications is very appealing as it lowers the TCO significantly.

Industry experts are arguing that enterprises now realize that endorsing Web 2.0 is going to happen via RIAs. Improving the user experience and adding interactive visualization is just the starting point. RIAs also offer scalability, reliability, performance, and security on par with what they are used to with old client-server technology.

Call for Papers Now Open - Submit Your Speaking Proposal Here !

Accordingly, the AJAXWorld Conference Advisory Board welcomes submissions on all relevant topics, including...

Topics will include:

  • The Business Case for Rich Internet Applications
  • JavaFX vs Silverlight vs Flash/Flex
  • Security & RIAs
  • AIR 1.0, Flex 2, Curl 5.0, Open Laszlo 4.0, Silverlight 2.0 etc
  • Rico 2.0, Zend Framework 1.5 etc 
  • Comet / Reverse AJAX
  • Event-Driven Web / Real-Time Web
  • UX Engineering (User eXperience)
  • JavaScript 2.0
  • Flex 3.0 & Flex 4
  • Scaling Rich Internet Applications
  • JavaFX vs Silverlight vs Flash/Flex/AIR
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • UUE - Unified User Experience 
  • Enterprise AJAX
  • "User-Proofing" RIAs
  • Rich-Web Development
  • Adobe AIR 1.0
  • Asynchronous Ruby & XML (ARAR)
  • Usability Design
  • Standards & Interop
  • OpenAJAX Alliance
  • Building RIAs with Java Standards
  • Grails
  • Visual AJAX
Call for Papers Now Open - Submit Your Speaking Proposal Here !

Speaker Candidates

Ideal candidates are front and back-end engineers who have first-hand experience in the development or implementation of Rich Internet Applications and enterprise-level use of rich-web technologies, executives of companies engaged in such driving business value out of such activities, and/or analysts/VCs with a passion for helping to unleash the business value of RIAs.

.NET, Java, and Open Source (LAMP) developers involved in building, deploying, or maintaining RIAs and IT/IS management involved in IT integration and related issues are also welcome.

If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. In the proposal, please highlight previous speaking engagements including classroom or course work. Please provide contact information that will allow us to reach you to evaluate presentation skills. Past SYS-CON Events speakers do not need to provide references.

Benefits of Being a Member of the AJAXWorld Conference Faculty

Speakers will receive unprecedented visibility in pre-conference promotions. They will also receive exposure via the accompanying AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West conference portal for many months prior to and following the conference. Sessions may be recorded and made available via the Internet to a wider audience (at the discretion of SYS-CON Events). Speakers will have the benefit of attending the entire conference as our VIP guest, with a complimentary Golden Pass (Full Conference pass).

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal

  • All submissions become the property of SYS-CON Events. All conference breakout sessions are vendor-neutral.
  • Proprietary or confidential material should not be included.


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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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queZZtion 03/12/08 05:52:36 AM EDT

Will there be coverage at all of the Flex-Ajax Bridge?

RIA alternatives 01/26/08 06:22:06 AM EST

hopefully there'll be sessions in October on Zimbra's Kabuki AJAX Toolkit?

Chris 01/26/08 03:43:05 AM EST

We recently posted a demo on our website showing how data services can support data intensive RIAs. This trend is explored further in a new whitepaper on our website.