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Wednesday, 6 November – 15:30-17:00 – Exhibit Hall 4B

Session B

Web Services Panel: If I Had a Hammer: Viewing Web Services as Your Favorite Nail

Moderator: Doug Lea
Dept. of Computer Science, SUNY Oswego, dl@cs.Oswego.edu
Joe Kiniry
Caltech
Jim Waldo
Sun Microsystems, Jim.Waldo@Sun.com
Sanjiva Weerawarana
IBM Research

Why are web services the wave of the future? What key issues do they face? Depending on whom you ask, you'll hear entirely different answers! This panel will give you 5 different viewpoints on the topic of web services, from the perspective of distributed systems, programming languages, software engineering, patterns, security, tools, business, and standards. At present, we envision posing one or more problems in creating, integrating, or evolving web services to the panelists, which each panelist will solve from a different perspective, each highlighting different critical issues. The panelists will discuss the differences and perhaps debate the relative merits of the different solutions. Along the way, we expect to begin to answer the question, "Why will web services succeed when all previous 'standard' distributed services and languages have failed to thrive (such as DCE, CORBA, DCOM, etc.)?"

Attendee background

Participants should have a general familiarity with object technology, and an interest in web
service design and implementation issues.

Format

Standard Panel