Friday, March 03, 2006

WWW2006 Participation

Having seen some very interesting papers in the Web Services and XML Program Committee, this promises to be (another) interesting WWW* conference. I am not sure if I will be able to attend this year as May is looking to be a very busy month. In any case, from the conference chairs:

WWW Conference 2006
Tuesday 23 May - Friday 26 May 2006
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Registrations for the 15th International World Wide Web Conference have been going very well. A number of the tutorials sessions are now fully booked and interest in the available accomodation in this busy capital city means some hotels are also booked. If you are intending to come to the conference we recommend you register as soon as possible.

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As well as a really strong refereed paper programme there is a very strong invited speaker programme as well as workshops, tutorials abd developer sessions. Speakers from a varying degree of backgrounds will be present and include:

Tim Berners-Lee - Director of World Wide Web Consortium

David Brown - Chairman of Motorola UK

Mary Ann Davidson - Chief Security Officer, Oracle

Tony Hey - Corporate VP for Technical Computing, Microsoft

David Belanger - Chief Scientist, AT&T Labs

Tim Faircliff - General Manager of digital media business, Reuters

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dave Ingham Blog Discovered

My friend Dave Ingham has moved from Arjuna to Microsoft. They seem to be syphoning up a bunch of folks from Newcastle to Redmond these days. We acquired Arjuna at Bluestone (before in turn being swallowed by HP) and I don't think at the time we realized what a stellar group of persons we were getting. My expectations were that we would leverage their expertise in transactions, but as Dave and Stuart Wheater proved, there was a much broader skill set amongst the team. Dave took over our messaging software and delivered the unfortunately named HPMS (the name was almost as bad as our servlet engine, HPIS) in record time. Looking around, as I see the percentage of the folks from Arjuna now driving companies and technologies, I'm continually amazed.

Dave, best of luck. You can follow his blog from here: