2009 JavaOne General Background
According to this announcement for open registration, over 1300 abstracts were submitted for the 2009 JavaOne Conference. This also explains that "35 external reviewers" plus a "panel of Sun employees" review the abstracts.
The topics that are the focus of 2009 JavaOne are Rich Media Applications and Interactive Content, Mobility, Services, and Core Technologies.
Kirk Pepperdine's blog posting Your JavaONE Proposal Has Been Rejected explains Kirk's perspective on why Sun employees do get the lion's share of presentations at JavaOne. He asserts that there is no favoritism, but that it is more a reflection of the fact that it is Sun employees working on the products being selected for discussion. He also points out (and Cay Horstmann's feedback comment reiterates) that there are many more high-quality presentations than available slots.
Lukas Hasik explains in one of his blog postings that only Sun employees are allowed to submit Hands-On Labs (HOLs) for JavaOne and that the process for these differs from that for presentations and Birds of a Feather (BOFs).
Eric D. Schabell has posted a copy of a rejection letter that explains that the submitted abstracts exceeded capacity by over 400% and provides a link to the well-known post How to Get Your JavaOne Talk Accepted.
There is much discussion about an under-representation of Groovy, Grails, and Griffon at this JavaOne. Among other posts, this is highlighted in Thoughts on Groovy, Grails, Griffon at JavaOne and No Grails at JavaOne.
Specifically Accepted Presentations
The following are some of the presentations that have been advertised by someone as selected for 2009 JavaOne. I expect to see more blogs on accepted presentations this coming week and then, of course, the full schedule to be released in the near future. UPDATE: Some of the linked-to announcements of accepted abstracts have been added since the original posting.
- Object Oriented Ant Scripts for the Enterprise (Douglas Bullard) [reference: feedback comment #6]
- Grails Integration Strategies (Dave Klein)
- Simplifying Development and Testing of GUIs with the Swing Application Framework (JSR 296) and FEST (Michael Hüttermann)
- Energy, CO2 Savings with Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition and More: Project GreenFire (Adam Bien)
- Getting More Out of the Java VisualVM Tool (Geertjan Wielenga)
- [HOL] Adding Some Oomph to the Java VisualVM Tool (Geertjan Wielenga)
- [HOL] Save Your Time : Build Quickly Apps With RCP (Lukas Hasik)
- [HOL] Touch your application! - Building slick, touch-enabled UI for Java ME (Lukas Hasik)
- Developing LimeWire: Swing for the Masses (Sam)
- Caciocavallo Goes to JavaOne (Roman Kennke and Andrei Dmitriev)
- Applying Complex Event Processing (CEP) with a Stateful Rules Engine for Real-Time Intelligence (Mark Proctor and Adam Mollenkopf)
- JPA/Database Performance Tuning (Reza Rahman and Debu Panda)
- [BOF] Uses of Embedded EJB3 Containers (Reza Rahman and David Blevins)
- [BOF] A Lightweight Approach to Port JDK Software GUI Library to Unsupported Mobile/Desktop Devices (Mario Torre)
- JFugue (Brian Tarbox and David Koelle)
- [BOF] OpenJDK Porters (robilad and David Herron)
Specifically Rejected Presentations
Bloggers are understandably less excited about announcing their rejected abstracts, but their experiences do provide insight into the process and what the likely focus of the conference will be. Also, these people are in good company as many well-known speakers seem to have their abstracts rejected. This 2005 post shows that this is nothing new.
- Java Defeating the Financial Crisis - A Tale from the Font Line (Eric D. Schabell)
- David Calavera
- Bob McWhirter (6 rejections for 3 abstracts)
The 2009 JavaOne Conference will be held June 2-5, 2009. Contrary to a purported rumor, this edition of JavaOne will again be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.