SOURCE: OpenEAI Software Foundation

November 28, 2007 11:16 ET

OpenEAI Seminar at Sakai Winter 2007 Conference Details Integrating Sakai With Key Enterprise Applications Using the OpenEAI Enterprise Service Bus

Seminar to Cover Integration With SIS, ERP, Identity Management, and More Using the OpenEAI Approach to Service Oriented Architecture

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - The OpenEAI Software Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized to develop and promote open source enterprise application integration, today announced two of its senior members will give a technical presentation on the subject of integrating the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment with the OpenEAI Enterprise Service Bus at the Sakai Winter Conference 2007 being held December 4-7, 2007 in Newport Beach, California. The presentation will cover the OpenEAI Service Oriented Architecture approach and methodology towards integrating Sakai with key applications such as ERP, SIS (student information systems) and others. More information on the conference is available at:

OpenEAI Presentation Details - Sakai Winter 2007 Conference

Track: Deploying Sakai: This track covers the technical aspects of Sakai enterprise development -- requirements analysis, design, code, quality assurance, documentation and release management -- hold center stage in this track. User experience design, scalability and performance, interoperability, development and presentation frameworks, programming best practices, and testing strategies are but a few of the many topics to be discussed and debated.

OpenEAI Seminar Title: "Sakai Integrations using OpenEAI Enterprise Service Bus"

When: Thursday, December 6, 2007 from 3:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (PST)

Where: Cardiff Room -- Newport Beach Marriot, Newport Beach, CA

Abstract: Sakai implementers have needs and requirements to integrate Sakai with the student information system, identity management system, ERP system, and others. This seminar presents the OpenEAI approach to SOA that has been applied to Sakai to implement these integrations.


Stephen Wheat, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Chief Technology Officer for Administrative IT at the University of Illinois. Co-founder of OpenEAI Software Foundation.

Tod Jackson, Enterprise Architecture Specialist for Administrative IT at the University of Illinois. Co-founder of OpenEAI Software Foundation.

About OpenEAI 4.0

OpenEAI 4.0 provides an open source architectural framework and development platform that includes a comprehensive set of software APIs, utilities, reference implementations, and other administrative tools designed to enable mission critical data integration between enterprise applications. The software is a set of foundational APIs for application development and implementing service-oriented architectures. It includes reference implementations of core enterprise services that constitute an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). It also contains a comprehensive set of runtime management and monitoring scripts and documentation for managing deployed services and application gateways or connectors. OpenEAI also provides complete reference implementations of typical applications that use these core integration services to request information from other applications and synchronize data changes. Critical infrastructure applications such as message routers, message proxies, point-to-point destination polling applications, and testing applications are also maintained and documented by the project.

The OpenEAI Sample Enterprise includes the OpenEAI ESB along with a pre-developed set of gateways and open source applications packaged to provide immediate functionality and a ready-made environment for testing, prototyping, and pre-deployment evaluation. Sample Enterprise applications include uPortal, Sakai, CAS (Centralized Authentication Service), self-service portlets, self-service client/server applications, a data warehouse, and sample ERP systems among others. The sample enterprise includes scripts, documentation, and on-demand demonstrations to walk users through the integrations implemented for these applications.

About the OpenEAI Software Foundation

Founded as a membership-based, non-profit corporation in October 2002, the OpenEAI Software Foundation's mission is to build and sustain the OpenEAI Project by providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the OpenEAI project and closely-related endeavors. The foundation was created with the assistance of the University of Illinois and Open Integration Incorporated.

About the OpenEAI Project

The OpenEAI Project is an open source project dedicated to discovering and documenting the controlling dynamics, principles, and practices of enterprise application integration and to present, implement, and promote those findings to its members and community through the open source licensing of its software. The Project is comprised of six distinct, but closely-related departments, which address OpenEAI Methodology, Application Foundation APIs, Message Object API, Message Definitions, Reference Implementations, and Deployment and Administration that together comprise the core services of the OpenEAI ESB. The development, availability, and evolution of open source Enterprise Application Integration software is important to IT managers at enterprise corporations within all industries. More information about the OpenEAI Project software, documentation, and licensing information is available at:

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