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Call for Developers' Day Presentations

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: November 22, 1999
Author notification: December 15, 1999
Full presentation due:
(The final presentation may include
new and updated materials.)
March 15, 2000

Developers' day will consist of six parallel streams as described below.  Presentations will discuss topics of specific interest to Web software developers, including new software, protocols, and hardware, and will be as timely as possible -- the content will represent the state of the art.

Technical Streams:

  • D1 The Semantic Web
    [Stu Weibel and Eric Miller, OCLC]

    - A whole gamut of new metadata applications is emerging on and off the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee labels it "the semantic web".  This track will examine these applications including sitemaps, stream channel definitions, search engine data collection (web crawling), digital library collections, and distributed authoring.

  • D2 XML and Related Technologies
    [Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems, USA]

    - XML and its family of core technology standards constitute the future syntactic infrastructure of the Web.  These standards include DOM, namespaces, linking, schemas, information set, and style sheets.  This track presents the latest, up-to-the-minute developments in Web-related technologies based on XML standards -- from the experts who created them.

  • D3 Visual and Audio Media
    [Chris Lilley, W3C at INRIA, France]

    - Hypergraphics meet mainstream Web technologies to visualize tomorrow's Web.  This track will examine the implementation issues associated with capturing, editing, and presenting visual and audio media (i.e., graphics, audio, video, MP3, speech synthesis, etc.).

  • D4 Distributed Computing on the Web
    [Annrai O'Toole, Iona, Ireland, and Dave Winer, Userland, USA]

    - This track will discuss distributed computing technologies as applied to applications running over the World Wide Web.  Presentations should describe recent experience in using distributed object technologies with an emphasis on objects communicating across the Web using remote method-calls/procedure-calls or messaging.  Preference will be given to proposals that deal with live customer applications.

  • D5 Web Publishing Tools and Techniques
    [Dale Dougherty, Songline Studios, USA]

    - This track will present case studies in the development of publishing technologies, tools, and style sheets for HTML and XML documents.  Web-based and multi-media paper topics should include HTML and XML markup techniques, style sheet processing, hypertext linking, database publishing, version management, reader profiles, internationalization, and content negotiation.

  • D6 The Mobile Web
    [Gbor Paller, Nokia, Hungary]

    - Continuing reduction in the size of computing devices combined with advances in cellular telephony are making the mobile Web a reality.  This track will explore Web applications in areas such as personal organizers, mobile phones, Web cams, etc.

Criteria for Presentations:

The sessions are only as good as the presentations they contain -- and the quality of the presentations is entirely up to you!  Presentations should be brief (15 to 30 minutes), and should discuss an active software development project that tests the leading edge of Web technology.  The talk should not be theoretical but rather should focus on practical development issues, problems, and solutions.

Submitting a Presentation Proposal:

The chairs of the six technical streams are actively soliciting presenters.  However, if you have an interesting topic that you would like to present, you may contact them directly by e-mail.

You need only submit a brief (1-2 paragraph) summary of your proposed presentation for review.  If your presentation is accepted, you will be asked to submit a digital version (e.g., HTML, PowerPoint, or other presentation package) of the full presentation by March 15, 2000, and to provide the session chair with an updated file at the time of your talk for publication on the conference Web Site.

Developers' Day inquiries and suggestions should be sent to Murray Maloney and/or Sean McGrath, co-chairs, at devday@www9.org.

Updated: November 17, 1999