XML 2006: most viewed presentation and tutorial summaries

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It’s just over a month now until XML 2006, so make sure you register and reserve your room soon.

Web site stats

For a slightly different look at the conference, I popped dug through the web site’s server logs to see which individual paper descriptions were being viewed the most. Note that these are not necessarily the best presentations, or even the ones that will have the highest attendance, but they are attracting some web traffic. Here are the top five as of yesterday:

  1. Prud’hommeaux and Le Hegaret, Web Services Policy Expression Alternatives (3,491 hits)
  2. Halpin, Social Semantic Mashups: Exploring Social Networks with Microformats and GRDDL (756 hits)
  3. Edson and Stevenson, Making the Most of XML with Adobe InCopy and InDesign (158 hits)
  4. Chamberlin, XQueryP: An XML Application Development Language (147 hits)
  5. Hahn, Peaceful Coexistence: The SGML/XML Transition at Cessna Aircraft (137 hits)

Several other paper summaries have attracted more than 100 hits, as have two of the tutorials:

Do you think your presentation or tutorial should have been in one of these lists? Then do something about it — talk about it in your blog or on mailing lists, post the link to your company intranet, etc., and make sure that people who would want to come and hear you know about it.

What’s popular, and why?

So what can we conclude from all this? Certainly, given the disproportionately high number of hits for Eric Prud’hommeaux’s and Philippe Le Hegaret’s presentation (about four to five times as many as the second-place one), there’s a lot more interest out there in Web Services than some of us might have suspected. Otherwise, the presentations seem to be spread nicely among the three thematic tracks, publishing, web, and enterprise, suggesting that the conference will be a good meeting place from people coming from those three different worlds.

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