XML and Web Services 2004

Leading figures from the software integration sector are to speak at Information Age‘s forthcoming XML and Web Services conference in London on 29-30 September. Confirmed speakers include : David Luckham, pioneer of the ‘event-driven architecture’; Bob Sutor, director of WebSphere Infrastructure Software for IBM; Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer of BEA Systems; and Ram Menon, chief strategist at Tibco.

Dramatic change is sweeping through the software world. Software applications are being recast as ‘services’, integration and development are converging, and reuse and process automation is changing the economics and practice of software production.

The new order has been described as the service-oriented architecture – a way of organising all automated processes as easily reusable services. But even this view is incomplete: already, some analysts are talking about complex event processing and the event driven architecture. Whatever the precise terms, all of these describe the new architectures, tools and methods that will be required to build and manage real time, complex and fast-changing environments.

These developments are the focus of the XML and Web Services conference – the first major UK event to focus on the implications of deploying these technologies in mission critical, business environ-ments. To reserve a free place, or to find out more, visit www.xmlwebservices.co.uk.

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Ben Rossi

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