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TMCNet:  Open Standards 2008 Announces Schedule, Speakers

[March 20, 2008]

Open Standards 2008 Announces Schedule, Speakers

(Wireless News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
"Composability within SOA" will be the focus of Open Standards 2008,
the fifth annual symposium hosted by Oasis, the international,
not-for-profit consortium.

The event, which will be held in Santa Clara, California, 28 April 1
May, will examine the critical issues faced when architecting
service-oriented applications and the benefits being reaped by
real-world implementations that take advantage of Web services
transactions. Presentations on the Business Process Execution Language
(BPEL), Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data Objects
(SDO), WS-Transaction, and related standards will be featured.

In an Open Standards 2008 keynote address, Peter Carbone, Vice
President, SOA, Office of the CTO at Nortel, will share insights on the
new realities presented by communications-enabled applications and the
opportunities they create for standards development, software vendors,
and service providers.

Carbone said, "Communications-enabled applications are requiring
current SOA frameworks to extend capabilities. They're testing accepted
definitions of scale, scope, performance, and even partnership models."

Doug Shoupp, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will address the
concept of "services thinking" in a second keynote.

"To unlock the enormous potential of SOA, you need to raise the
discussion from the IT shop to the executive suite and focus on
longterm business agility and execution within organizations," Shoupp

SAP AG, Premiere Sponsor of Opens Standards 2008, will moderate the
closing panel, "SOA within the Vertical Industries." Representatives
from OpenTravel, TM Forum, and the U.S. Veterans Health Administration
will participate in this panel.

"I'm looking forward to leading a lively discussion with
representatives from vertical industry consortia on how the application
of SOA concepts and standards varies across different industry sectors,
and what we can expect for the future," said Claus von Riegen,
director, Technology Standards and Open Source at SAP AG.

The OASIS Open CSA Member Section will host a table-top exhibition
showcasing SCA and SDO supporters, BEA, IBM, Primeton, Rogue Wave, SAP,
Software AG, and Sun Microsystems. Executives from these companies will
participate in a press briefing on the current state of SCA on Tuesday,
29 April, at noon.

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