Keynotes, Tracks and Sponsors Announced for the 11th Annual EclipseCon Europe Conference

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The 11th annual EclipseCon Europe will be held Oct 25-27 in Ludwigsburg Germany

The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce EclipseCon Europe 2016. Taking place on October 25-27, 2016, the conference will be held at the Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

This year will mark the eleventh consecutive year of the popular event dedicated to Eclipse software developers and its member companies. EclipseCon Europe is a three-day event, co-located with the OSGi Alliance Community Event 2016, designed to create opportunities for the Eclipse community to learn, explore, share and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse and its member companies.

The keynote addresses will be given by top researchers and industry leaders.

  •     Stephen Carver, Cranfield University – The Shuttle Case

Mr. Carver, Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University, will discuss the Space Shuttle disasters, the inevitability of those failures, and the critical importance of communication and leadership in large-scale projects and programs.

  •     Dr. Erich Gamma, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft – Oh No! Visual Code – Yet Another Development Tool

Dr. Gamma is one of the original leaders of the Eclipse project. He will talk about his journey to create the new Visual Code tool, and how the architecture enabled the sharing of language services among Eclipse, Visual Studio Code and other development tools.

  •     Robert Andres, Eurotech and Walter Hofmann, Hitachi - OSGi/Java in Industrial: IoT

During this presentation, Mr. Andres and Mr. Hofmann will discuss how OSGi and Java are being used to create modular software building blocks that make it possible to create IoT solutions based on open standards and open source.

  •     Prof. Dr. Benno Willke, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Observation of Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Hole Mergers

In the presentation, Dr. Willke will explore the future of gravitational wave astronomy, and the recent advancements in gravitational wave technology and related methodologies.

The conference program consists of eight tutorials and 105 technical sessions. The major themes include Tools, IDE & DevOps, Java 9, Eclipse Technology, Web & Cloud Development & Operations, Industry Solutions, Science, and an Introduction to the Eclipse Ecosystem.

In addition to the regular program, EclipseCon Europe includes special theme days and events:

  •     IoT Day explores the exciting community that is building open source technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry;
  •     Project Quality Day focuses on the methods and tools that assure the quality of projects;
  •     CDT Summit (part of the Unconference) is an informal gathering of CDT (Eclipse C++ Development Tooling Project) users and extenders;
  •     IoT Playground showcases IoT technology and gadgets, with an opportunity for engagement and experimentation.

The week also includes the Unconference on Monday, October 24. The Unconference provides the type of networking activities and casual interaction that is ideal for Eclipse Working Groups and similar initiatives that bring many different people and organizations together.

The Dual/Elite sponsor for EclipseCon Europe is The Bosch Group, and the Premium sponsors are Codenvy, Thingworx, and SAP. EclipseCon Europe could not exist without the contribution and support of these companies and organizations.

Registration is now open for the event. Please visit the registration page.

For information on how to become a sponsor, please visit the EclipseCon Europe 2016 sponsor prospectus page.

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