It's that special time of the year again - the JavaOne 2014 call for papers is now officially open!
JavaOne will be held September 28 - October 2 in San Francisco. You can read about the details and submit here (at the time of writing the site was intermittently available so do be patient or let us know if you have any issues). This year, I have the privilege to lead the Java EE track along with Lance Andersen (Lance also leads the closely related Cloud track). My colleagues Bruno Borges and David Delabassee will also be playing key roles in the Java EE track.
Please do consider this a personal invitation from me to submit your best ideas to one of the most prestigious gatherings of the minds for server-side Java. If you have any questions, never hesitate to get in touch.
Consider the following as inspiration for submissions to the Java EE track (the only real limits of course are your own imagination on anything in the Java EE ecosystem):
Note that topics like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, elasticity, multitenancy, NoSQL, Big Data, DevOps and the like should go on the cloud track instead of the Java EE track. Do make an honest effort in applying your judgement on which track to submit on. Either way, it's not a deal breaker if you don't get it exactly right - we will figure it out for you if all else fails :-).
The CFP is closed April 15, so please do start thinking about what you want to submit soon. We will be using rolling acceptance, so there is an inherent advantage to submitting early. That being said do take your time - quality always matters!