MEDC 2007 is coming up fast and the Call For Papers (link) closes in a few short weeks.  If you've been thinking about submitting an idea for a session, now is the time to do it.  To help make sure your suggestion is in an appropriate area, content owner Derek Snyder has put together some guidance for the topics he's interested in.

 

See you in Vegas.

 

Application Development
Windows Mobile:

  • Tips and Tricks for increasing developer productivity
  • Best practices for Windows Mobile Development
  • Advanced use of features in Development Tools
  • Migrations from existing development tools
  • Technical Case studies on effective use of Visual Studio® 2005 and .NET CF / SQL Mobile.

Visual Studio for Devices:

  • Tips and Tricks for increasing developer productivity
  • Best practices for Windows Mobile Development
  • Advanced use of features in Development Tools
  • Migrations from existing development tools
  • Technical Case studies on effective use of Visual Studio 2005 and .NET CF / SQL Mobile.

Mobile/Tablet PC:

  • Write great mobile PC applications takingadvantage of new features and technologies in Windows Vista™ such as: Windows SideShow, network and power awareness, etc.
  • Development considerations and UI design best practices for the Ultra-Mobile PC?
  • New possibilities for mobile computing on the Windows platform

Testing:

  • Test early, test regularly
  • Faster to market with higher quality and reliability
  • Lessen in the market support and maintenance costs

 

Enterprise Application Architecture

General Corporate Developer Topics:

  • Best practices for mobilizing Line of Business (how to prepare budgets, costs to look at, how to get funded, the risks involved)
  • Examples of mobile Line of Business applications in the Enterprise (partner/customer sessions on how to go from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds)

SQL Server™ Compact Edition:

  • Building secure data driven consumer/enterprise applications for mobile world (PDAs to Laptops)
  • Best practices for development, security, deployment, maintenance and performance for SSCE based applications
  • Replication solutions and architectural guidance for bi-directional data exchange (Merge, RDA, Webservices etc)

Building Embedded Devices

  • Explain the end-to-end embedded lifecycle - configure, build, debug, test, deploy andmaintain/update
  • Use XPe to develop innovative devices and solutions to change people’s lives for the better
  • Show "How To" use tools and technologies to build compelling devices and experiences
  • Tips and tricks to increase developer productivity
  • Knowledge exchange to build  strongercommunities and promote innovation.
  • Sharing the Enterprise best practices and implementation

Business, Market Opportunity, and Partners

Windows Embedded:

  • Developing solutions for headless devices on Windows Embedded CE 6.0
  • Challenges (i.e., Overcoming the Challenges) of developing BSPs for SOCs
  • The changing landscape of BSP development on Windows Embedded CE 6.0
  • How to port DRM/codecs on CE/Dshow
  • Leveraging time-to-market advantages in Windows Embedded CE 6.0
  • Entering new markets by creating new types of devices on Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Windows Mobile:

  • Enterprise best practices, and how they are implemented
  • Business reason for WM, ISV (why ISV should develop), Internal business (why companies need to adopt WM)
  • How to partner with MED

Managing Windows Mobile Devices

  • Share enterprise success storiesbased on:
    • WM MSFP + Exchange 2003 deployments
    • WM LOB Solution
  • Demonstrate the benefits of deploying Windows Mobile in MM and Enterprise companies such as:
    • Lower TCO
    • Infrastructure and scalability
    • Security and device management
  • Highlight partner benefits for Windows Mobile MSFP + future versions in the areas of:
    • LOB
    • Security