Planning the Core J2EE Track at Java One 2005

Java One is coming up in June and the Call For Proposals (CFP) has been out for a few weeks now. If you have missed it, take a look at the CFP. It is time for me to come out my shell and start to blog and get feedback.

I have attended almost all conferences so far. Spoke at a couple. But now I am on the inside helping the program committee. This year I agreed to be a track lead for the Core Enterprise (J2EE) Track at JavaOne. I hear we get a few thousand proposals every year and yes it is daunting to read over all the proposals and pick the good ones that will get hardcore Java developers excited. It is all about making the attendees feel they got the money's worth for making the trip. To do that we need inputs from you all on what you want to hear about this year in the J2EE track.

Track leads dont do thsi job alone. I delegate, I listen and ask advise from great people inside and outside Sun. I want to use this blog to get more feedback on what I am thinking about for this track. Chet who is leading the Desktop track had also started a java.net forum discussion for your suggestions on all the tracks.

My list of cool topics for Core Enterprise track, not in any particular order of priority.

- J2EE 5.0 and Ease of Development is a big theme
- Service Oriented Architectures, MDA, Patterns, Practical Advise
- Integration, BPEL, Biz Integration topics
- Applied Security and Identity Management in J2EE Platform
- Realworld experiences building solutions/apps atop J2EE
- The top 3 or 4 cool/exciting/underexploited JSRs in the space
- State of the art in J2EE performance tuning and advise
- Promising frameworks that build upon or extend J2EE
- Tools for J2EE developers


Take a look at Casey's wonderful blog on how NOT to get your proposal accepted at Java One. This is collective distilled wisdom after scanning thousands of proposals over the years. She is spot on. Read her advise, make your own proposals or urge those folks that you do know and are great speakers, to make a proposal....

Looking forward to your comments, a good Java One and balmy San Francsico in June...
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[Trackback] The folks over at Sun that created the J2EE blueprints have been successful in helping enterprises understand how to create reference implementations that support reference architectures. I asked myself, have they done a good enough job?...

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