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AJAX, RIA, Rich Web Technologies and iPhone Developer Summit Call for Papers Deadline January 25, 2008

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It is a great time to be a front-end engineer! But is it easy yet to make Rich Internet Applications that easily go offline? Are developers better off using an RIA framework, a toolkit or just coding their own AJAX/JavaScript? Will JavaScript 2.0 be a success, or a dud? How can RIA apps be made secure? When will AJAX and RIA development finally be easy?

Submissions on these and dozens of other topics have already begun streaming in to AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East, being held in New York City on March 18-20, 2008.

The Call for Papers is as always a 100% online process, found here. You will find details of tracks at that link too.
 
iPhone Developer Summit will debut this year, colocated with AJAXWorld and it will be chaired by Kevin Hoffman editor-in-chief of iPhone Developer's Journal. (Remember to select iPhone Track in the pull-down menu on the submissions page.)

Some other particularly hot topics on which the Conference Advisory Board invites submissions include:
  • Enterprise-Grade RIAs
  • Building RIAs for the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX
  • HTML 5.0, XHTML 5.0, Web Forms 2.0
  • Standardization plans for the top 4 browsers (Safari, IE, Firefox, Opera)
  • Performance assessment for AJAX and RIAs
  • Unit/stress testing on a Rich Internet Application
  • Writing complex UIs in JavaScript
  • AJAX Security
  • "MetaAjax"
  • Enterprise Mashups
  • AJAX tools for ASP.NET
  • AJAX & JAVA
  • What's next in Rich Internet Applications
  • Adobe AIR vs AJAX vs Gears vs Flash vs Silverlight vs JavaFX vs GWT
  • Rich Web Technologies beyond AJAX
  • Open Source vs Proprietary RIAs
  • AJAX Push/Reverse AJAX/Comet
  • The Event-Driven Web
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Web 2.0/Socia Applications
  • Mobile AJAX
  • AHAH / AJAH
  • User Interface Patterns
  • Risk and Best Practices
  • The OpenAjax Hub
  • Server-push communications using AJAX (Comet)
  • JavaScript Object Oriented programming and design
  • AJAX vs JavaFX vs Silverlight
  • JavaScript 2.0
  • Offline AJAX
  • JavaScript libraries
  • Using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) in AJAX
  • Rails with AJAX
  • Google Web Toolkit
  • Open source AJAX frameworks
  • YUI - Yahoo! User Interface Library
  • AJAX tookits and frameworks
  • Client/server framework for AJAX: jMaki 1.0
  • AJAX .NET/Java/PHP frameworks
  • Eclipse Rich AJAX Platform (RAP) 1.0
  • AJAX Design Patterns
  • Google AJAX APIs
  • "User-Proofing" AJAX
  • AJAX development with jQuery
  • Silverlight & AJAX
  • Performance tuning AJAX apps
  • AJAX widgets
  • Solving the broken browser problem
  • Mobile AJAX
  • Building RIAs beyond AJAX

AJAXWorld to Take Place March 18-20, 2008, in New York City
The first one of the upcoming SYS-CON conferences is AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East, which will take place March 18-20, in New York City. Last year more than 70 companies sponsored it, including 3Tera, Addison-Wesley, Adobe, Apress, Backbase, Bindows, Conference Guru, Cynergy Systems, Dynamic Toolbar, Extension Media, Farata Systems, Flash Goddess, FrogLogic, GoingToMeet.com, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, IT Mill, Ittoolbox, JackBe, JetBrains, Kaazing, Krugle, Laszlo Systems, Lightstreamer, Manning Publications, Methods & Tools, Microsoft, Nexaweb, OpenSpot, OpSource, Oracle, Parasoft, Passport Corporation, PushToTest, Quasar Technologies, Rearden Commerce, Servoy, SmartClient / Isomorphic Software, SnapLogic, Sun Microsystems, TechTracker Media, Tele Atlas, The Thomson Corporation, ThinWire, TIBCO Software, TileStack, Universal Mind, Vertex Logic, Web Spiders, and Webtide.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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