The conference theme of the 8th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, to be held September 22–23, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, is 'Good User Experiences Are Good Business.' The Call for Papers, which is now open, welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases of investing in user experience (UX) design to provide strong return on investment (ROI). Case studies from companies that have chosen to invest in UX and UI, with measurable benefits, are especially encouraged.
The business value of RIAs is very clear: aesthetics do matter and users would like a pleasant experience.
Most enterprise applications are based on old client-server technology with high cost of ownership and lack of flexibility. Switching to the Web as a platform for mission-critical applications is very appealing as it lowers the TCO significantly.
Accordingly, the AJAXWorld RIA Conference Advisory Board welcomes submissions on all topics relevant to rich-content RIA web development , including...
Topics will include:
The Business Case for Rich Internet Applications
JavaFX vs Silverlight vs Flash/Flex/AIR
Security & RIAs
AIR 1.5, Flex 3.x & 4, Curl 7.0, Open Laszlo 4.3, Silverlight 2.0 etc
Rico 2.0, Zend Framework 1.5 etc
Comet / Reverse AJAX
Event-Driven Web / Real-Time Web
UX Engineering (User eXperience)
Scaling Rich Internet Applications
JavaFX vs Silverlight vs Flash/Flex
UUE - Unified User Experience
Adobe AIR 1.5
Standards & Interop
Building RIAs with Java Standards
Ideal candidates are front and back-end engineers who have first-hand experience in the development or implementation of Rich Internet Applications and enterprise-level use of rich-web technologies, executives of companies engaged in such driving business value out of such activities, and/or analysts/VCs with a passion for helping to unleash the business value of RIAs.
.NET, Java, and Open Source (LAMP) developers involved in building, deploying, or maintaining RIAs and IT/IS management involved in IT integration and related issues are also welcome.
If you have something substantive, challenging, and original to offer, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. In the proposal, please highlight previous speaking engagements including classroom or course work. Please provide contact information that will allow us to reach you to evaluate presentation skills. Past SYS-CON Events speakers do not need to provide references.
Benefits of Being a Member of the AJAXWorld RIA Conference Faculty
Speakers will receive unprecedented visibility in pre-conference promotions. They will also receive exposure via the accompanying AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 West conference portal for many months prior to and following the conference. Sessions may be recorded and made available via the Internet to a wider audience (at the discretion of SYS-CON Events). Speakers will have the benefit of attending the entire conference as our VIP guest, with a complimentary Golden Pass (Full Conference pass).
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal
All submissions become the property of SYS-CON Events. All conference breakout sessions are vendor-neutral.
Proprietary or confidential material should not be included.
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