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September 1, 2005
September 7, 2005
Adopting and Using Open Source Software: First Annual COSI Conference
Redwood City, USA

Carnegie Mellon's Center for Open Source Investigation (COSI) is organizing its initial conference, bringing together leading experts from industry and academia to discuss key topics in using open source software. The goal of the conference is to help companies understand when and how to consider open source solutions, including technical, business, and organizational issues. The conference is aimed at senior managers who have responsibilities such as software product development, software acquisition, internal IT operations, and related policy-making roles.

September 7, 2005
MCI/Cisco Seminar - Private IP Enterprise Security Hosting Solutions
Manchester, UK

This seminar is designed to provide an overview of our services and offers you informal access to our technical resources. We have developed the following sessions to ensure an enjoyable seminar delivering you maximum value.

September 7-9, 2005
ITA 05
Wrexham, UK

The first in a series of biennial international conferences on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 05), will be held in Wrexham, North East Wales, UK from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th September 2005. The conference will draw together researchers and developers from academia and industry across all fields of Internet computing and engineering. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

September 8-10, 2005
Safety and Security in a Networked World: Balancing Cyber-Rights and Responsibilities
Oxford, UK

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is organizing a major conference, in collaboration with the University of Auckland, NetSafe (the New Zealand government backed Internet Safety Group), EURIM and others, to address the value choices and conflicts surrounding cybersafety in a converging world. The conference will feature leading international authorities from government, industry, NGOs and academia, including the computer sciences, humanities, law and the social sciences. It will be held in September 2005 at the University of Oxford.

The conference will address a wide range of topics around the central theme of improving online safety and security. Other key themes of the conference will include:
• A recognition of the trade-offs involved in addressing online risks. Measures which may help to address current concerns about online safety and security are often portrayed as unproblematic improvements when in some cases, they may involve significant trade-offs, for example in terms of freedom of information or privacy.
• Exploration of the legal and national differences which will shape attempts to define international standards or regulations. Co-operation on such a scale will need to embrace groups with different legal codes, cultural attitudes, moral values and priorities: including with regard to privacy, free speech, civil liberties and the roles and duties of government, law enforcement, private sector, family and individual.
• Consideration of the speed of change and the implications of technological convergence. The technologies used, the ways in which they are used and the business models and priorities of suppliers and users are changing. What is said to be impractical this year may be commonplace within a couple of years and vice versa.


September 11 - 16, 2005
Principles & Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning
Dagstuhl, Germany

The Semantic Web is a major endeavour aiming at enriching the existing Web with meta-data and processing methods so as to provide web-based systems with advanced (so-called "intelligent") capabilities, in particular context-awareness and decision support.

The advanced capabilities striven for in most Semantic Web application scenarios primarily call for reasoning. Reasoning capabilities are offered by Semantic Web languages currently being developed such as BPEL4WS, BPML, ConsVISor, DAML-S, JTP, Triple, and others. These languages, however, are developed mostly from functionality-centered (e.g. ontology reasoning or access validation) or application centered (e.g. Web service retrieval and composition) perspectives. A perspective centered on the reasoning techniques (e.g. forward or backward chaining, tableau-like methods, constraint reasoning, etc.) complementing the above-mentioned activities appears desirable for Semantic Web systems and applications. The workshop is devoted to such a perspective.

September 14, 2005
Web Based Architectures: Where do we go from here?
Palo Alto, USA

Software architecture is getting a lot of attention and architecture for the Web is on the march again. New technologies and approaches are providing new solutions -- and new challenges. Traditional enterprise vendors are driving some of this change, but leading web based companies are playing a critical and equal role in defining the landscape.

Join SDForum to share case studies, design patterns, best practices, and lessons learned from web designers and architects, along with insights from industry thought leaders. Come hear Keynotes from Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and Industry Thought Leader, Adam Denning, Architect, Microsoft and Pat Helland, Senior Principal Engineer, Amazon.

September 13 – 16, 2005
Microsoft Professional Developers Conference
Los Angeles, USA

Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is the definitive developer event focused on the future of the Microsoft platform.

PDC 2005 offers attendees the opportunity to learn, connect and engage with Microsoft’s platform developers and the global developer community with keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive labs, access to the latest code, community forums and much, much more.

September 20 - 21, 2005
Datacenter Ventures 2005
Redwood City, USA

With the number of active viruses, worms, corporate thieves, and ill-willed hackers growing and growing, now more than ever enterprise storage and security is top of mind with leading corporate executives. And, once again, startup innovation has stepped forward to meet the need and demand for an effective, efficient, and secure corporate datacenter.

Now in its fourth year, Datacenter Ventures is responsible for showcasing and spotlighting the very best emerging companies and technologies, and strategies for helping companies make the most out of their IT investments while ensuring that business-critical data is easily accessible and absolutely secure. Featuring CEO presentations from up to 80 emerging companies handpicked by the editors of VentureWire for their promise and products, Datacenter Ventures offers public and private investors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs a clear and distinct look at the technologies, services, and products poised to make waves in the enterprise storage and security market.

You can't afford to miss these two days of in-depth keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, and business model presentations. Join the market leaders at Datacenter Ventures, September 20 & 21 at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, CA.

September 19-23, 2005
Chicago, USA

The itSMF USA, in their commitment to assisting business and technical managers to achieve IT service management excellence, is pleased to announce their 5th Annual itSMF USA Conference & Expo 2005. Produced by Jupitermedia, the itSMF USA Conference & Expo 2005 is the only vendor-neutral conference specifically designed to educate management level attendees on how standardized processes and best practices can be systematically applied across the entire range of IT service support and service delivery functions. Join us next September in Chicago!

September 27, 2005
CNET Networks UK Technology Awards
London, UK

Now in their third successive year, the CNET Networks UK Technology Awards recognise innovation, application and excellence in technology and business.

CNET Networks UK will honour the players and products that set the standards for the technology industry at our spectacular gala dinner, held in association with the fifth annual Technology Summit, at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.
Has your company made an outstanding contribution to technology innovation? Have you employed technology to push your business forward?

If you think you've earned your place at the table, enter the CNET Networks UK Awards now and get the recognition you deserve.

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