Keynotes

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Monday, November 5

The Great Re-wiring
Clay Shirky, shirky.com
Date: Monday, November 05
Time: 8:30am - 9:15am
Location: Washington Ballroom

So many ideas and so many technologies are swirling around P2P -- decentralization, distributed computing, web services, JXTA, UDDI, SOAP -- that its sometimes hard to see order in the chaos. If we look past the labels and the individual applications, though, we can see one thing clearly: The twin revolutions of the PC and the internet collided in 1994, and for half a dozen years after, browser+server was the indispensible internet architecture.

Today, we are witnessing a Great Re-wiring, a chance to reconsider how the world's devices connect to the internet and to one another outside the browser+server framework, and no matter what label we choose for it, this re-wiring is transforming the network and how we use it.


Microsoft .NET: Building Distributed Services
Mark Lucovsky, Google, Inc.
Date: Monday, November 05
Time: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Location: Washington Ballroom

Mark Lucovsky, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft and the architect of the .NET My Services, discusses several Microsoft initiatives for building distributed services.  Lucovsky outlines the .NET My Services programming model and how it is used for both peer-to-peer and distributed applications, as well as some related developments in peer-to-peer infrastructure.


Tuesday, November 6

Peering Beyond Services
Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems
Track: Keynote
Date: Tuesday, November 06
Time: 8:30am - 9:15am
Location: Washington Ballroom
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Given that the web is all about massive connectedness, what are the driving principles behind the evolution of the web and what do they tell us about the harmonisation of web services, peer-to-peer computing and wireless connectivity? Simon Phipps explores the principles behind the evolution of the web, position initiatives such as UDDI, SunONE and JXTA in the evolutionary scale, and peers into the future of services on the internet.


Web Services: The Next Horizon of e-Business
Michael Conner, IBM
Track: Keynote
Date: Tuesday, November 06
Time: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Location: Washington Ballroom

What the web did for business-to-consumer interactions, web services are poised to do for business-to-business interactions. Built on top of new and emerging technologies such as HTTP, XML, SOAP, and UDDI, web services are the next horizon for e-business. The key to reaching this horizon is a common program-to-program communication model that changes the rules of integration both within and across new and existing enterprise systems.

This presentation will cover web services: what they are, why and how they are changing program-to-program communication, and how they are transforming businesses. It will explain the key web services standards, their adoption in the industry, and some of the key emerging directions. Finally it will give a brief summary of IBM's current and future product support for developing and deploying web services.


Wednesday, November 7

Web Services, Peer-to-Peer, and the Legislative Scene
Rick Boucher
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, November 07
Time: 8:30am - 9:15am
Location: Washington Ballroom

Congressman Rick Boucher (D - VA), leading architect of federal policy for the Internet, discusses the impact of web services and peer services on the Internet legislative scene.


Preserving the Innovation Commons: What's Really at Stake
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, November 07
Time: 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Location: Washington Ballroom

Larry Lessig describes the changes in law and technology that threaten the innovation commons created by the Internet.