XTech 2006 will take place from 16-19 May in the heart of Amsterdam,
at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam Square.
The theme for 2006, "Building Web 2.0", recognises the key place of
standards-based and open technology in enabling the next generation
of web applications. Practitioners and leaders from all disciplines
are invited to participate in presenting and discussing the
technology and design issues behind the changing web.
Building on the success of last year's conference, this year's tracks
* Applications: "mashups", frameworks, publishing, open source
* Browser Technology: browsers, AJAX, design and interaction
* Core Technologies: the XML and RDF family, RSS/Atom,
databases, nuts-and-bolts tech
* Open Data: information design, identity, tagging, privacy,
trust, Creative Commons, DRM, government
Subject matter is given as a guide, but is by no means exclusive!
There are several ways you can participate. Follow the links for more
* Presentations: 40 minute talks, to be accompanied by a short
paper (1,000+ words) submitted before the conference. Talks are
chosen by peer review of abstracts.
* Tutorials: 3 or 6 hour sessions. Suitable for more established
topics than presentations, to aim for mass appeal.
* Panel Discussions: new this year, we want to incorporate
discussion sessions into each track, with feedback given to the
conference. You should nominate a chair (can be yourself) and
have some idea of panelists to give short position statements.
* Related Events and BOFs: there is room available to co-locate
your event with XTech. We'll also have BOF tables over lunch, and
signup boards for evening sessions.
There will also be Product Presentations, from vendors or open source
projects, and a few "late breaking" slots reserved for hot and
developing topics. Separate calls for participation will be made for