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Open Sessions (Tuesday)
• Forum Reports
Open Sessions (Wednesday)
Developments in SOA
• Modeling Performance-Critical Concerns (BOF)

Open Session (Thursday)
• Convergence of Semantic Naming and Identification Technologies?
• MILS Architecture and Demonstrations
• Grid Enterprise Services Forum - IPv6 Product Standard review
Open Session (Friday)
Tutorial on the Semantic Web

Monday April 24
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8:00 - 08:45
 Introduction to The Open Group
 For non-members and first-time attendees
All-Members Meeting More information
For members
8:45 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Address More information
Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote More information
Dawn Meyerriecks, VP, Strategic Development, AOL
10:00 - 10:30 Making Architectures Operationally Relevant
Marty Johnson, Architecture and Interoperability Directorate, Office of Department of Defense CIO More information
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 US Navy, Net-centric Operations to The Edge More information
Brian Clingerman, Technical Director, Warfare Integration Division, Deputy CNO for Network Communications (OPNAV N6)
11:30 - 12:00 Challenges to Extending the Global Information Grid (GIG)
David Tillotson, Deputy CIO, Office of Secretary of the Air Force, US Air Force More information
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) More information
Dr Edward Siomacco, Deputy Program Manager for the NCES Program
2:00 - 2:30 Needs and Challenges of Net-Centric Warfare More information
Glen Logan, Senior Systems Engineer, DoD Open Systems Joint Task Force, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
2:30 - 3:30 Panel Discussions.
Moderator: Terry Blevins, Branch Chief and Lead Architect, Air Force Operational Support Enterprise Architecture, Mitre More information
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee
4:00 - 4:30 e-Government
Mark Forman, Partner, KPMG LLP More information
4:30 - 5:00 Supporting the First Responder
Barry West, Chief Information Officer/Director, Information Technology Services Division, DHS/FEMA More information
5:00 - 5:30 Washington, District of Columbia More information
Dan Thomas, Director, DCStat Program, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia
5:30 Monday plenary ends
6:30 Gala Dinner - and The Open Cannes Awards "Beaton Hoover"
Tuesday April 25
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8:00 - 8:45 Forum Reports More information
Highlights about ongoing activities and current projects in the Forums of The Open Group.
Challenges: IT users and integrators present challenges of architecting, acquiring and deploying services in a secure, reliable, and timely fashion to the end user. including people working in the field, those working remotely in highly mobile environments, and safety- or life- critical applications.
9:00 - 9:15 Introduction
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote -- SOA to The Edge More information
Sam Ceccola, Federal CTO/Chief Federal Architect, BEA Government Systems
10:00 - 10:30 Driving Global Common Architecture with Reference Architectures More information
Hong Zhang, Director & Chief Architecture, Emerging Technology Group, General Motors
10:30 - 11:00
Service Oriented Architectures to the Edge in a Mobile Environment
James Richman, Principal Architect, Enterprise Platforms Group, Intel
11:00 - 11:30

Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Preparedness - Challenges and Solutions More information
Christopher Cannon, Director, Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

11:30 - 12:00 Intelligent Transit Systems More information
Michael R. Baltes, ITS Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration
12:00 - 12:30 Data Transformation as a Service: Key to Unlocking SOA Challenges More information
Joe Schwartz, VP of Products, Itemfield
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:00 Energy to the Edge - SOA for the Energy Industry More information
Pradipa Karbhari, National Director for Web Services and SOA, SilverTrain, Inc.
2:00 - 2:45

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sam Ceccola, Federal CTO/Chief Federal Architect, BEA Government SystemsMore information
Panel includes:
Umesh Vemuri, Senior Solutions Engineer, BEA Systems, Inc More information;
Mike Ruiz, Bearing Point;
Alan McCutchen, VP Engineering, Modus Operandi More information

Solutions: IT component and service providers present the latest approaches and strategies for reducing the barriers to delivery of services to the "user on the edge"
2:45 - 3:30 Semantic End-User Requirements for Cross-Border Service Delivery More information
Arnold van Overeem, Principal Consultant and Enterprise Architect, Capgemini
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee
4:00 - 4:45
SOA Governance More information
Andras Szakal, Chief Architect IBM Federal Software Group
4:45 - 5:30

Solutions at Hewlett-Packard More information
David Hall, HP Consulting, Principal Enterprise Architect

5:30 Close
5:30 - 7:00 Evening Reception, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard   HP
Wednesday April 26
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Objective is to further identify challenges and barriers raised in Tuesday session
9:00 - 9:30 The Four Quantum States of AJAX More information
Kevin Hakman, Product Director, TIBCO General Interface
9:30 - 9:45 NCOIC Update More information
Tim Thomas, Senior Technical Staff
9:45 - 11:15 The Gap – Enterprise to the Edge - Panel Discussions More information
Joe Schlesselman, Real-Time Innovations, and others
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30 Semantic Interoperability - UDEF Disaster Response Pilot Demo More information
Ron Schuldt, Lockheed Martin and others
12:30 - 2:00

Breakout into groups to document gaps & opportunities & then report on results

2:00 - 2:45

The Value of ROI in Justifying Architecting to the Edge More information
David Linthicum, President & CEO, BridgeWerx

2:45 - 3:00 Breakout Panel
uidelines Overview
3:00 - 4:00

Breakouts (Government and Commercial Participants)
The purpose of breakouts is to document barriers to implementing services to the edge.
Terry Blevins, Branch Chief and Lead Architect, Air Force Operational Support Enterprise Architecture, Mitre More information

4:00 - 4:30
4:30 - 5:00
Finalize Results from Breakouts
5:00 - 6:00 Reports from breakouts / wrap-up discussion
6:00 Close

Wednesday April 26

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Developments in SOA More information
Presented by The Open Group's SOA Working Group, this will present the latest ideas in SOA, particularly as they apply to government IT. It will help CIOs, IT Architects and IT solution strategists to understand the latest trends in the complex evolution of the SOA concept. If you are responsible for aspects of it architecture within your organisation you should be there!

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Modeling Performance-Critical Concerns (Birds-of-a-Feather) More information
The term “non-functional requirements” lumps together many diverse architecture and design concerns and parameters which have little in common with one another except that they are beyond what can be readily expressed in current architecture and design modeling techniques (e.g., UML). This session will focus on one class of non-functional requirements: performance-critical concerns.

Thursday April 27

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Convergence of Semantic Naming and Identification Technologies? More information
Presented jointly by The Open Group and the Federal Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP), this session will address the candidate semantic naming and identification standards (such as RDF/OWL and the Semantic Web, Ontologies, UDEF, and ISO/IEC 11179) and example use cases (such as RFID, IPV6, and the National Cancer Institute Cancer Data Standards Repository). At the conclusion of the day’s events, a panel of the speakers will address the question of whether convergence of these semantic naming and identification standards and technologies is possible or practical.

Pre-registration required; for registration details, see the box on our Registration page.

2:00pm - 5:30 pm

MILS Architecture and Demonstrations More information
An enabling architecture known as Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) is in the process of dramatically reducing the size and complexity of security-critical code, thus allowing faster and more cost-effective development and evaluation.

Pre-registration required; for registration details, see the box on our Registration page.

8:30am - 5:30pm Grid Enterprise Services Forum
Review of draft IPv6 Product Standard and proposed “branding program” More information
We shall be reviewing the results of the informal review of the draft product standard as well as a discussion and proposals related to the production of an industry-based IPv6 product standard and "branding" program.

Friday April 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tutorial on the Semantic Web More information
The objective is to cover the Semantic Web languages (XML, RDF, and OWL), what they mean and how they are used. The emphasis will be on pragmatic issues. The goal is for participants to have a understanding of the Semantic Web sufficient for them to be able to make decisions about whether to use it at all, and if so then how to use it.

The tutorial is for a general audience, but some experience with databases and XML will be assumed. No programming experience is necessary.

Pre-registration required; for registration details, see the box on our Registration page.

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