Berlin University Semantics and Ontology Keynote

Yesterday I had the honor of giving a keynote speech at the Freie Universität Berlin, only one day after a similar talk at the Berlin-Branderburger Fachhochschule. It was “Berlin Semantic Web Day” at Freie Universität Berlin, June 19th, and the topic was Semantic Business Process Management (SBPM) which is the combination of Corporate Semantic Web technologies, such as rules, events and ontologies, with BPM and a service oriented infrastructure to empower the upper layers of the architecture.

The keynote was for the Berlin Semantic Meetup group, which was an excellent meetup. The group is very well run and Adrian Paschke. We got to meet inside a large atrium with plenty of refreshments and great people!

The combination of Event driven architecture, SOA, CEP models, and BPM could deliver great advancements in discovery, configuration, and composition of appropriate process components, information objects, and services. Given Adobe LiveCycle ES has already a lot of the BPM and SOA tenets baked into the product, it was interesting to see attendees validate the architectural decisions of LiveCycle ES. While I did not speak directly on LiveCycle, it was always on the back of the mind.

The field of Computational Intelligence is really starting to heat up. As a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society I plan to contribute some ideas to the movement.

I have uploaded my presentation on the OASIS SOA Reference Model, Semantics, Ontology and Adobe work in the space. The slides are available online here.

LiveCycle @ MAX bundle – new for 2009!

At this year’s MAX conference, LiveCycle will be making an even bigger impact. This partially reflects the fact that LiveCycle developers are being sought in record numbers, but my personal opinion is that LiveCycle is the future of enterprise computing. Not many people are aware that Adobe is an SOA & BPM vendor, but we are. My own company was acquired in 2003 for a service registry-repository. We are not only an SOA & BPM vendor, but a mature vendor to boot. Several key analysts following this space have given Adobe LiveCycle ES some of the greatest reviews ever, but I digress.

The main reason I wanted to make this post is to make sure that people know this is where they can go to get training on LC ES and also receive in depth product knowledge transfer. I also want to let you know that there are huge discounts available for registering early for this at MAX 2009. Register for this by August 10 and receive US$200 off the regular price of a full conference pass.

The program itself is for enterprise developers and combines 1.5 days of introductory preconference training on LiveCycle ES (Enterprise Suite) with a full conference pass to MAX 2009.

The preconference lab, “LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications,” is an essential introduction to developing user-centric applications with Adobe LiveCycle ES. LiveCycle ES allows both business and IT professionals to visually assemble end-to-end processes, which when combined with rich interfaces, create engaging applications that unify systems and people quickly and flexibly. We’ll present an end-to-end use case bringing a rich Internet application (RIA) and a LiveCycle application together. You will learn about the LiveCycle IDE, the Admin User Interface, and the LiveCycle ES solution components as we guide the participants through the development of this comprehensive use case.

We strongly recommend this training to those new to LiveCycle ES, or those who would like a refresher, in order to get the most value out of the more advanced LiveCycle topics that will be presented during the MAX event.

The LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications preconference lab will take place the following dates and times at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the same venue as MAX 2009.

Saturday, October 3
11:00am–12:00pm Registration
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–5:00pm LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications preconference lab

Sunday, October 4
8:00am–9:00am Continental breakfast
9:00am–12:00pm LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications preconference lab
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–5:00pm LiveCycle ES: Building Rich Engaging Applications preconference lab