J-Fall preparations are in full effect by now, and pavilion space is rapidly selling out. We are geared towards producing another 1,000+ attendees Java community event in the Netherlands on November 12th! Adobe Systems will be the main sponsor of J-Fall 2008 and will kick off the conference with a keynote. Besides Adobe, we are also proud to announce that Sun Microsystems has committed to a co-sponsorship of the event.
We have just closed the call-for-papers and session selection is currently taking place. It will be a tough job for the six-headed independent session selection committee to carefully select the sessions from the total number of submissions that top about four times the number of available session slots.
There is about a 80/20 ratio between regular sessions and sponsored sessions this time. With sponsored sessions we mean session slots that have been “bought” by business partners or conference sponsors. Although buying a session slot guarantees sponsors a presentation possibility, they still have to send in a paper submission by the deadline so the selection committee can still root out pure product pitches. As you can see, we do everything in our power to make the conference program as attractive as possible with the current formula.
Stay tuned for more, J-Fall registration is planned to open in the weekend of October 11/12.