Red Hat Opens Call For Papers For Red Hat Summit And JBoss World 2009

Raleigh

United States, February 2, 2009

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the call for papers is now open for the fifth-annual Red Hat Summit and the fourth-annual JBoss World. Both events are co-located at the Chicago Hilton, and will take place Sept. 1-4, 2009.

The 2009 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World will provide business decision makers, engineers, developers and community enthusiasts insight into the latest open source advancements in Red Hat solutions and JBoss Enterprise Middleware technologies. A comprehensive agenda allows attendees the unique opportunity to move between both conferences, and experience technical and business seminars, hands-on labs and demos, customer case studies, networking opportunities, partner displays and visionary keynotes.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2009 Red Hat Summit in the following categories:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Infrastructure: Tell us how the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform and related infrastructure solutions, including applications, and virtualization helped to improve security, performance and generally helped with optimization.
  • Open Source: Present topics meant for building on the discussion of the current issues and future opportunities facing open source advocates -- the meaning of open source, how it's changing the software world and its effect on businesses, governments and society. Topics may include intellectual property, collaboration, best practices, Creative Commons and licensing.
  • Emerging Technologies: Present your views and information about projects and technologies focused on the future of open source and Linux, where the Linux platform is being extended today and discussions on Linux and related open source technologies and projects from a long-term perspective.
  • Business Perspectives: Share knowledge with others who will discuss the value that Linux and open source bring to organizations, business trends, Red Hat partner programs and ways open source technology can help solve business problems.
  • Carving out Costs: Pass on experiences of ways to reduce overall IT costs through deployment of open source and Linux technologies, extracting more value out of existing systems and increasing competitive advantage.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2009 JBoss World in the following categories:

  • Emerging and Next-generation Technology: Tell us how you are using and/or extending JBoss technologies to solve real business-IT problems today. Suggested topics include how you are leveraging existing JBoss runtimes and frameworks in conjunction with other development frameworks, emerging APIs, new standards, cloud computing paradigms, etc. to create the rich Internet applications and services that deliver new heights of functionality.
  • SOA & BPM: Tell us how you are using JBoss runtimes and frameworks along with other technologies, standards, and best practices to reduce business process friction and shift your organization to a service-oriented architecture. Suggested topics include how you got started on the path to SOA, solutions that increased the efficiency of business processes, and/or solutions that increased your ability to rapidly reuse and update services.
  • Optimize, Secure, & Manage: Tell us how you optimize performance, meet service level agreements, and ensure a secure, stable production environment for your JBoss applications. Share with us the best practices and technologies your IT administrators use to consistently meet and exceed line of business and end user expectations.
  • Migration: Tell us how and why you successfully migrated applications to JBoss Enterprise Platforms. Include your porting strategies and best practices, as well as the business impact of switching to JBoss Enterprise Platforms throughout your middleware architecture.
  • Enterprise Insights: As a Senior IT Leader, you are tasked with navigating business trends and IT industry developments to lead your IT organization to meet and exceed its goals. Tell us how the emergence and continued maturation of open source software have shaped the way you think about enterprise IT and computing, and what role JBoss Enterprise Middleware plays in helping you meet your goals.
  • Carving out Costs: Tell us how you are leveraging JBoss Enterprise Middleware to reduce overall IT costs, extract more value out of existing systems, and increase your competitive advantage.

"By combining the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in 2009, our customers, partners, and community activists will have a broader opportunity to share, network, and further explore open source technologies," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "Presenters will have a distinct opportunity to share innovative topics with both the infrastructure and middleware communities that will provide exceptional value to all attendees."

The 2009 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World call for papers closes on March 9, 2009. For more information on the call for papers, to make a submission, or for sponsorship activities, visit either www.jbossworld.com or www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2009/.

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