Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for XML 2007 — the last-minute response was overwhelming, and we ended up with nearly four proposals for each available speaking slot.
Our volunteer reviewers are now at work reading and grading all of your proposals, and the planning committee will meet in Boston the weekend of 14 September to block out the venue and draw up the schedule. If you accepted an invitation to review and haven’t received your assignments yet, please check your inbox and spam folder just to be safe, then send me a note if you don’t find anything.
What’s hot in markup in late 2007?
I haven’t done any formal analysis yet, but from a first read through the proposals, the hottest topic this year is REST — even when it’s not the main point of a talk, people seem to go out of their way to work it into the title or the description, and it’s starting to spread out of the Web track into Publishing and Enterprise. WS-* is getting less and less common, but we still have some strong proposals in the area, and will almost certainly include a few on the conference programme.