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2004 IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference - Call For Speakers

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Preparations for the 2004 IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference are now underway. Now is the time to submit your proposals for presenting at the conference. The conference will again be held at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. Registration will begin on Sunday afternoon, September 19 and pre-conference classes will he held that morning. The conference sessions begin Monday morning, September 20, and end at noon Friday, September 24. Please begin to promote this event and share this note with others who may be interested in presenting at the conference.

Here are the ground rules for proposal submissions:

  • Presentation sessions will be 75 minutes long. Expect your presentations to be scheduled twice, wherever possible.
  • We strongly favor new or updated presentations.
  • We strongly favor speakers with multiple proposals.
  • If you know of qualified candidates who were not in the conference last year, please circulate this note to them.
  • (Please consider speaking effectiveness in addition to technical qualifications).
  • Don't presume that because you were selected for the conference last year that you will automatically be selected this year - we have a limited number of speaking slots and we need to present a substantial number of new faces every year.
  • Agenda Owners:
    1. DB2 and BI: Ed Thompson ( and Scott Howard (
    2. Informix: Dawn Shannon (
    3. U2: Janet Oswald (
  • What we need at this point are your Agenda Designations, Presentation Titles, Speaker Name(s), and brief preliminary abstracts for your proposals. (When we issue the speaking invitations, we will ask for formal titles and abstracts.) Please send these ASAP - the probability of your presentations being accepted will decrease rapidly with time.

Please submit your inquiries and session proposals to Ed Thompson ( and copy the appropriate agenda owner.

Here is a list of potential topics for each agenda area to help stimulate your thoughts:


* Anything DB2 UDB V8.2 related especially why I need to migrate today * Anything that links DB2 to IBM's On-Demand initiative * Autonomic DB2 * The road to 64 Bit * Basic topics for new DB2 users * What's new in Data Sharing and clusters * Performance, Performance, Performance * DB2 and WebSphere * DB2 and Java * Administering DB2 * The optimizer(s) * High Availability * DB2 Tools and utilities * Migrating to UNICODE including an intro to UNICODE * Linux, including on zSeries.

Business Intelligence and Information Integration

* Information Integrator Successes * MQTs, and Cube Views * New Replication Scenarios including Q-replication * Data Quality * Tuning and Managing Very Large Data Warehouses * Why IBM is better than MS and Oracle for data warehousing * How & Why to consolidate Oracle & Microsoft Marts * Real Time BI -- and data mining on-line * The Active DW * Data Mining for Dummies - mining simplified (IM scoring) * SAS interpretability with Intelligent Miner Extenders * IBM BI * DB2 OLAP * Hybrid Analysis techniques * Managing Large Cubes * WHM and/or Accentual EIS with DB2 * XML strategy, support and examples * Web Services and how DB2 plays including practical examples * DB2's role in Content Management * Portlet Building -- adding tips from the warehouse to the portal * EAI vs EII.


* Key business applications, and how they work together with DB2 (i.e. SIEBEL, SAP, etc.) * Any tips tricks and techniques on application topics * Porting applications to DB2 * Building DB2 applications with using J2EE, .NET, SQLJ, etc. * Building DB2 applications using WebSphere (both WAS and MQ)


* IDS 9.5 Features * IDS 9.4 technical and marketing update * IDS 9.4 - An Easy Upgrade From IDS 7 * Blue Bundles * Informix and SMB * Informix and Business Partner Solutions * Informix and Data Management Products (DB2, DM Tools, II, CM) * Informix and SWG Products (WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli, Rational) * Informix and Linux * Informix and eServer Platforms (iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, zSeries) * Informix Success Stories * Informix and Competition (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata) * Informix and E-Business Technologies (XML, Web Services, J2EE, .NET) * Red Brick * 4GL and ISQL * 4GL and WebSphere EGL Integration * DataBlades (Spatial, Time Series, Web) * Office Connect * Classic Servers (On-line, SE, C-ISAM) * ClientSDK * XPS * Developing J2EE/.NET apps for Informix * IDS Roadmap for the Future * Transitioning from IDS to DB2


*UniData 6.1 Features * High Availability * U2 and SWG Products * wIntegrate Scripting Tutorial *UniVerse Roadmap for the Future *MITS Case Studies *Programming Techniques for Large System Environments* RedBack 4.2 Features *SystemBuilder Features and Futures * Webify Your Applications with wIntegrate *Sneak Peek at the New MITS Tool* U2 Certification * Tips and Tricks * U2 and .NET *U2 and SMB* WebSphere Application Middleware and U2 *XML Strategy *Large Systems Management *Web Services and how U2 Plays *External Database Access *UNIX Security Designs for U2 Environments *Implications of Disk I/O Subsystem Structures and Transaction Logging on UniVerse Systems

And of course all the agenda owners are interested in: What's new and what's going to be hot in September!

Although the conference covers the big picture and current trends and directions, the heart and soul of this conference is the availability of immediately usable, practical, technical detail. That's what we're really looking for. We are also interested in a few really good "Back to the Basics" presentations for attendees that are new to Data Management. There will be a large exposition area for marketing; what we need here is technical meat for the sessions.

Important Dates

February 26, 2004Deadline for conference presentation proposals
March 26, 2004Plan to complete selection and send notifications of proposal acceptance by e-mail
July 23, 2004Presentation softcopy materials must be submitted by this date if selected


Customers and Business Partners selected to present will receive complimentary attendance at the conference, including all sessions, social events and breakfast and lunch each day. You will be responsible for your own travel and hotel. If you do not submit your softcopy materials by the due date which will be confirmed to you in the acceptance note, your tuition can not be waived :-(

For IBM Speakers selected, your travel and living expenses will be considered for reimbursement based on the following criteria:

  • You will be eligible for travel reimbursement by the conference based on the number of presentation slots (75 minute time periods) you use during the conference. * 1 slot (1 hotel night) * 2 slots (1 hotel night + travel) * 3 slots (2 nights + travel) * 4 or more slots (5 nights + travel). If you do not submit your softcopy materials by the due date provided to you in the acceptance note, your travel expenses can not be reimbursed :-(
  • You must follow all IBM reasonable and actual travel guidelines, including copies of proper documentation and an itinerary indicating that the AMEX Group airfare was "lowest non-refundable airfare purchased at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival date" and only hotel expenses from conference designated hq hotel will be reimbursed. Airfare exceptions need prior approval to ensure T&L coverage. If you do not follow the guidelines and/or you do not have prior approval on any exceptions, then your travel expenses can not be reimbursed. :-(
  • All abstracts and presentations must be submitted by the due dates. Sessions that are missing from the CD-ROM or lacking hard-copy handouts are overwhelmingly the single largest reason for attendee dissatisfaction. Please note all deadlines before making your commitment to present.
  • If selected for reimbursement, expense reports will be submitted to the conference manager, Gene Bruczkowski

All decisions to cover travel and living expenses rest with the conference committee. Speakers will be notified if their expenses will be covered as soon as the abstracts are selected.

IBM Data Management Technical Conference, Sept 20-24, 2004, Las Vegas, NV