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Red Hat Announces JBoss World Orlando

Call for papers now open for user conference to bring together worldwide JBoss community, customers and partners

RALEIGH, N.C

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced JBoss World Orlando, the third-annual conference and exhibition that will take place at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort in Orlando, Fl., February 13-15, 2008. JBoss World is an event presented by and for the JBoss community, its customers and its partners. JBoss World presents the capabilities, architecture and value of a wide range of JBoss solutions and open source technologies through a comprehensive agenda filled with educational sessions, interactive discussions, customer case studies, product demonstrations, partner displays and networking opportunities.

The JBoss World Orlando call for papers is now open. Knowledgeable and interesting proposals are currently being accepted for the following tracks:

  • Core Platform Technologies: comprised of highly technical sessions exploring the use of core Java and Linux platform technologies, APIs and standards for developing portable, scalable and secure applications.
  • Next-Generation Web Applications: highlights the latest web technologies and server-side development frameworks and tools for creating the next generation of rich Internet applications.
  • Services and Integration: addresses the development of service-oriented composite applications to take advantage of the latest technologies for orchestration, routing, rules, data access and transformation.
  • Optimize, Secure and Manage: covers the deployment lifecycle from performance tuning, security and identity through administration, management and governance.
  • Executive Insights: designed for IT managers and executives interested in the business of open source, industry trends, general open source-related topics, migration stories from a business standpoint, ROI, cost of conversion, etc.

Each year we are excited to bring the JBoss community of users, partners and customers together through JBoss World, said Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management at JBoss, a division of Red Hat. As always, JBoss World Orlando will present opportunities for every member of the JBoss community to take away valuable information about Red Hat and JBoss solutions, learn about customer successes, gain hands-on experience and more. We look forward to the continued support and contributions of this community and encourage participation in our conference.

The JBoss World Orlando call for papers is open until Friday, September 14, 2007. To submit a session or learn more about JBoss World Orlando, please visit www.jbossworld.com.

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