January 25, 2006 13:50 ET

SYS-CON Announces Rich Internet Applications (RIA) Conference 2006 to Be Held in San Jose, October 2-3

The First Annual RIA Conference Offers More Than 60 Sessions, Keynotes, and Power Panels, Presented by More Than 70 World's Leading RIA Experts

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2006 -- SYS-CON Events ( announced today that the Rich Internet Applications (RIA) Conference ( will take place on October 2-3, 2006 in San Jose, California. The Call for Papers for this event also opened today at the conference website.

The RIA Conference program includes sessions on leading-edge RIA tools and products such as Flash, AJAX, OpenLaszlo, TIBCO General Interface, and Nexaweb; sessions will also cover business-oriented issues such as emerging standards, RIA best practices, AJAX for the enterprise, streaming video, open source RIA libraries, improving Web-based customer interaction, and Web 2.0: Why does it matter?

The conference offers more than 60 sessions, keynotes and power panels, presented by more than 70 leading experts in their respective fields in two information-packed days.

"Although AJAX is the term on everyone's lips this year, the term Rich Internet Applications -- the superset, if you will, of which the AJAX approach forms merely a subset, one of several approaches -- has been around as a category for a lot longer," said Jeremy Geelan, conference chair and group publisher of SYS-CON Media during a recent Power Panel discussion broadcast live from SYS-CON.TV's Times Square studios (

"It is time for an event like this to take place," said Fuat Kircaali, CEO and founder of SYS-CON Media. "SYS-CON Events is therefore proud to announce the RIA Conference 2006, the first ever major event dedicated to Rich Internet Applications. The world-beating conference program will provide developers and IT managers alike with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the World Wide Web itself more than a decade ago."

Adds Geelan, "Anyone involved with business-critical web applications who recognizes the importance of the user experience needs to attend this uniquely timely conference -- especially the web designers and developers building those experiences, and those who manage them."

"There are eight sponsorship opportunities available for this conference, and we anticipate that they will be sold-out within a short period of time," said Carmen Gonzalez, senior vice president of advertising sales and marketing for SYS-CON Media. "Similar sponsorship opportunities were all sold-out within two weeks after we recently announced our Spring Real-World AJAX seminars in New York City and San Jose."

For conference speaking opportunities, please contact Jeremy Geelan at (201) 802-3022, or

For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Carmen Gonzalez at (201) 802-3021 or

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, listed in the Inc. 500 three years in a row as the fastest growing, privately held publishing company in America, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets.

SYS-CON's well-known and respected magazine titles include: Java Developer's Journal (, .NET Developer's Journal (, Enterprise Open Source Magazine (, LinuxWorld Magazine (, SOA Web Services Journal (, Wireless Business & Technology (, XML-Journal (, WLDJ-WebLogic Developer's Journal (, Symbian Developer's Journal (, WebSphere Journal (, MX Developer's Journal (, ColdFusion Developer's Journal (, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (, IT Solutions Guide (, ISSJ - Information Storage & Security Journal (, Eclipse Developer's Journal (; AJAX Developer's Journal (; and Web Hosting Journal (

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over two million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, conferences, education programs (, SYS-CON.TV (www.SYS-CON.TV), the world's first branded blog community (, live and on-demand Webcasts (, and the SYS-CON interactive portal with more than 100 websites at

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.

SYS-CON Events, Inc. ( is the world's leading producer of i-technology conferences, seminars and expos, including SOA Web Services Edge - International Web Services Conference & Expo, Enterprise Open Source Conference & Expo, "Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar Series (, iTVcon - Internet TV Conference & Expo 2006 (, and Rich Internet Applications Conference 2006 (

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeremy Geelan (editorial)
    SYS-CON Media
    Email Contact
    201 802-3051

    Carmen Gonzalez (advertising)
    SYS-CON Media
    Email Contact
    201 802-3021