User Group UK

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group, which will take place on 24th September 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. As usual there will be no charge for this meeting and we are putting together what looks like being another very strong agenda. If you're located in the south, don't be put off by the cost of travelling to Edinburgh - return flights to Edinburgh from London are usually under £60 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 Application Server 1 WebSphere Foundation Update and Technical Direction Coffee Making use of the Intelligent Management capabilities in WAS v8.5.5 Building agile applications using the WebSphere Development Environment Lunch Elastic caching integration patterns in the enterprise Simplified JMS messaging support for Liberty profile Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 2 (empty) Coffee IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Overview What's new in Messaging for WAS v8.5 and Complex SIBus topologies Lunch PureApplication Systems: how to deploy a 3-tier solution in minutes WebSphere Virtual Member Manager and its integration with Custom User Registry Coffee (empty) (empty)
Mobile (empty) Coffee (empty) Mobile cross-platform development - really? Lunch What is API Management and why do I need it? Mobile Best Practices Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM and Integration IBM Integration Bus V9 (previously WebSphere Message Broker) Overview Coffee Realizing SOA on the WebSphere DataPower Platform IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 : From Dashboards to z/OS Hybrid Process Hubs Lunch (empty) Integrate Dynamic Business Rules into your Business Activity Monitoring Solutions Coffee (empty) (empty)
Digital Experience Engaging users with dynamic self-service orientated web forms. Coffee Configuring SPNEGO authentication for WebSphere based applications. Pattern based approach to integrating process orientated web forms Lunch Introducing the new Content Template Catalog v4.1 (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java New technology in IBM Java: Packed Objects and multi-tenancy Coffee Large scale testing in an Agile world Secure engineering practices, security in the real world Lunch (empty) Java VM monitoring and Health Center API 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.