User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (uk) will take place on 17th September 2008 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. There will be no charge for this meeting and we have an excellent agenda lined up. Note: there will be a social gathering of the night before which will be an excellent opportunity for extended networking. London to Edinburgh return flights are approx £50 with easyJet.

Provisional Agenda

Registration and Coffee begins from 8:30am, with the Chairman's Intro at 9:00am. The first session begins at 9:30am.

If you prefer a full Agenda listing with Abstracts and Speaker info, then you can view that here. Please note that this is both very long and also tends to get a lot more accurate in the days leading up to the event itself, once we're able to get hold of all the info we need!

Stream 09:30 10:15 10:45 11:40 12:30 13:30 14:25 15:10 15:30 16:25
WebSphere Platform WASv7 Overview Coffee RADv7.5 Overview WebSphere Security Overview - Part 1 Lunch WebSphere Security Overview - Part 2 (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Web2.0 SIG Web2.0 Feature Pack & Related Technologies Update Coffee Mash-ups IBM Style Intro to WebSphere sMash & PHP in Java Runtime Lunch Introduction to Lotus Connections (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal SIG Combining IBM Lotus Forms, Process Server & Portal Coffee Portal Standards support in Portal v6.1 and WAS Client-side Aggregation model in Portal v6.1 Lunch Comparing WebSphere Portal v6.0 and v6.1. (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
SOA & WebServices SIG WebSphere ESB Best Practice Coffee Web Service Policy - Concepts & Value to SOA Real World Uses of Transactions in SOA Lunch Avoiding Web Services Operational Chaos with WSRR (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java SIG Technical Introduction to WebSphere Real-Time Coffee Java Consumability Tooling (No Session) Lunch (No Session) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Architecture SIG (No Session) Coffee (No Session) Architecting Large-Scale Systems Lunch WebSphere Portfolio Enterprise Infrastructure (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

Vendor Stands

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Map


22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
Tel: (0)131 240 5000

Car Parking

If you are arriving by car please note that parking near The Royal Society is limited to meter parking only which can prove costly. The nearest car parks are at the St James centre; Leith Street or Castle Terrace, where there are 24 hour car parks. Please allow 10-15 minutes after parking to get to the venue.

By Road

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. From the East please follow the A90 and head for Queensferry Road

By Rail

Waverley Station is a five minute walk from the Royal Society with frequent local and national services. For Further information on train services please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457484950

By Air

Edinburgh airport is approximately 12 kilometres from the city centre and is well served by frequent bus services and airport taxis. Car hire is available at the airport . The airport is a 20-30 minute car drive from the city centre.

Note, return flights from London are currently avaliable from budget carriers such easyJet for approx £50.

By Bus

Bus services to and from Edinburgh arrive/depart from St Andrew Square which is a five minute walk away.

By Bicycle

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. Cycle paths exist within Edinburgh. If you wish to come by bicycle please advise so that bike storage facilities can be arranged.