[uf-discuss] WWW 2006 Developer Track - Call for Developer
danny.ayers at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 02:01:19 PST 2006
Apologies for cross-posts.
The full call is below (and at http://www2006.org/developers/cfp.php),
but in short we're looking for developers to present cool stuff. It
can be anything from a 5 min lightning demo to a 30 min presentation.
Of particular relevance here are the "Next Wave" sessions : an
umbrella for all those Web 2.0 and Semantic Web things like blogging,
microformats, Atom, Ajax, JSON, mashups, RDF/OWL, SPARQL...
The deadline for proposals is the 19th March, but all we're looking
for at this point is a short description (see below).
The developers' track consists of presentations by developers for
developers. The audience is expected to be technically capable, and
wanting to see a 'wow' factor with new functionality. Technical
nitty-gritty is encouraged. Demos are good. Lightening talks
consisting entirely of a demo are encouraged.
To present your work on the developers' track, please respond to this
call for submissions, by giving us a short description of what it is
you would like to present, how long a presentation you would like to
give, and indicate for which session(s) it would be appropriate.
Submissions are made by email to the Developer Chairs
(www2006-developers at www2006.org). Please send the following
* Contact information
* Presentation title
* The preferred length of the presentation
* The possible length of presentation, list all that you are willing
No more than five minutes, for a quick demo. Please
choose this option, even if you would prefer to give a
longer presentation. Not choosing this option indicates
that you do not want to give a lightening talk, even if
there is not space for you to give a longer talk.
The current intention is to mainly have 20 minute
* Session(s). Choose at least one session. List all sessions for
which you think your submission is appropriate. Note: the final
decision on which sessions will run has not yet been made, and
will depend in part upon the submissions received. The sessions
are as follows:
+ Online Media
+ Next Wave Web Technologies
+ Ontologies and Semantic Web
+ XML technologies: XSLT2, XQuery etc.
* Some other material. This can be:
+ Short description, e.g. one page for a lightening talk, two
pages for anything else. (This is best)
+ Slides: e.g. one or two slides for a lightening talk, ten or
twelve for a longer talk.
+ A demo. This should be submitted as screen shots, with a
short description. It is also possible to give a URL for your
code/demo. (Unless you already have this material available,
you are discouraged from creating it for submission).
This other material should be in any of the following formats:
+ plain text
+ PNG, GIF, JPEG
+ Powerpoint (not preferred)
+ Word (not preferred)
If you have more than one file to submit, please create a zip
archive. Send a single file, or the zip, as an attachment with
your proposal. If the attachments are too large, send an URL to
* Optionally a URL to your demo or code
The submissions deadline is March 19th (midnight in Hawaii).
Special Low Rate for Independent Developers (limited availability)
We are pleased to be able to offer a special very low rate for
independent developers presenting on the developers track. This is
available only for self-financing developers (i.e. not receiving
expenses from their employer or university), who are giving
presentations on the developers track (including lightening talks).
The rate is optionally:
* a free "One Day Attendance" for the day that the developer is
* £199 for a "Standard Passport" conference registration for the
This rate is obtainable by email application to the Developer Track
Chairs along with a presentation submission (see below).
The chairs thank Hewlett Packard for their generosity in sponsoring
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