XTech 2007 is the premier European conference for developers, information designers and managers working with web and standards-based technologies. XTech brings together the worlds of web development, open source, semantic web and open standards.
The theme for this year’s conference is “The Ubiquitous Web”. As the web reaches further into our lives, we will consider the increasing ubiquity of connectivity, what it means for real world objects to connect to the web, and the increasing blurring of the lines between virtual worlds and our own.
The technologies underpinning these developments include mobile devices, RFID, ultra-wideband, Second Life, location-aware services, Google Earth and more. The issues surrounding them include privacy, intellectual property, activism, politics, regulation and standards.
XTech is comprised of four thematic tracks:
- Browser Technologies
- Core Technology
- Open Data
Keynote speakers for XTech 2007 include Andy Greenfield, author of “Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing”, Gavin Starks, and designers of the future Matt Webb and Jack Schulze.
XTech is organized by IDEAlliance.