WebSphere

User Group UK

The last meeting of the WebSphere User Group (uk) took place on 18th March 2010 at IBM Bedfont Lakes. Follow the link for more details about the sessions, or the Downloads link to get the available presentations.


Provisional Agenda

Registration and Coffee begins from 8:30am, with the Chairman's Intro at 9:00am. The first session begins at 9:30am.

A buffet Lunch is served at 12:30pm, with coffee breaks included in the morning and afternoon.

WAS Platform


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Should I use 32/64bit deployments
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:

Chris Bailey, IBM

Chris Bailey, IBM Java Technology Center, Hursley Lab

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Keep your WAS administrator happy
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:

Sarah Eggleston, IBM

Sarah Eggleston, WSRR Development, IBM Hursley Lab

Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Using OSGi to create enterprise apps in WAS
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:

Alasdair Nottingham, IBM

Alasdair Nottingham, WebSphere Development, IBM Hursley Lab

Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Extend the Rational Automation Framework for WAS
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:

Leigh Williamson, IBM DE

Leigh Williamson, IBM Distinguished Engineer

David Strachan, OpenLogic

David Strachan, Open Logic

Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

New Trends & Products


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance Update/Demo
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:

Tim Vanderham, IBM

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
What's New in WESB V7.0?
Abstract:
This is a general summary of the new functionality in 7.0 including overviews of service gateway extensions, mediation policy extensions, increased functionality in existing mediation primitives such as Endpoint Look-up, along with a description of all new mediation primitives shipped in this release.
Speakers:

Andrew Borley

Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
WebServices for Communications-Enabled FEP
Abstract:
Leveraging The Web Services Interface Of The Communications Enabled Applications Feature Pack - Katherine Sanders, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Katherine Sanders, IBM

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
WebSphere Message Broker V7 Intro/Features
Abstract:
WebSphere Message Broker V7 Introduction and New Features - Dave Page, IBM Consulting IT Specialist
Speakers:

Dave Page, IBM

Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

WSRR SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Mastering SOA with WSRR
Abstract:
Mastering SOA with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository - David Buchanan, IBM Consulting IT Specialist
Speakers:

David Buchanan, IBM

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
SOA Governance and WSRR Enablement Profile
Abstract:
SOA Governance and the WSRR Governance Enablement Profile - James Magowan, WSRR Development, IBM Hursley
Speakers:

James Magowan, IBM

Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Service Federation Manager interactions
Abstract:
Service Federation Management seeks to simplify the process of the sharing services from one domain (be it a business unit, geography or something else) to another, in order to facilitate an enterprise wide SOA. This presentation describes the concepts behind Service Federation Management and the implementation in the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, WebSphere ESB and WebSphere Message Broker Version 7 products.
Speakers:

Jonathan Roberts

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
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14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

WebSphere ESB SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Mediation Policy Extensions in WESB V7.0
Abstract:
WESB 6.2 introduced the concept of controlling the configuration of a mediation flow using mediation policies stored in WSRR. The "scope" of these policies was tied to the SCA Module containing the mediation flow, this has now been extended to allow for configuration that is dependent upon what target service is selected. This allows for configuration based on operation, endpoint or service; a very powerful tool if combined with the service gateway pattern. Additionally, WESB 7.0 introduced widgets into Business Space to aid with the creation and administration of mediation policies. All of these topics will be explored in this talk.
Speakers:

Brian Hulse

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
WebSphere ESB/Process Server Best Practices
Abstract:
WebSphere ESB/Process Server Best Practices - Andrew Ferrier, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Andrew Ferrier, IBM

Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
(no session - Merged with WSRR Stream)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Service Gateway Extensions in WESB V7.0
Abstract:
This talk will discuss the concept of a Service Gateway and look at the different patterns available within WebSphere ESB 7.0. It will discuss common scenarios and suggested implementation options using the new Pattern Explorer within WebSphere Integration Developer. The talk will focus on the new capabilities added within WebSphere ESB 7.0 but also provide a brief introduction to the capabilities provided in WebSphere ESB V6.2.
Speakers:

Callum Jackson, IBM

Callum Jackson, IBM

Callum Jackson is a Software Engineer on the WebSphere ESB team at the IBM\nHursley Software Lab in the UK. He has worked on the WebSphere ESB team\nsince 2005, and before that he worked in Software Services on SOA\napplications for the telecommunications industry.

Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

Java SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Troubleshooting Java native memory problems
Abstract:
Best practices for troubleshooting Java native memory problems - Andrew Hall, IBM Java Technology Center, Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Andrew Hall, IBM

Download:

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Java 6 unleashed: Tuning the IBM JVM
Abstract:
Java 6 unleashed: Tuning the IBM JVM - Chris Bailey, IBM Java Technology Center, Hursley Lab
Speakers:
Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
IBM Monitoring & Diagnostic Tools for Java
Abstract:
Maximizing the benefit of using IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java - Toby Corbin, IBM Java Technology Center, Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Toby Corbin, IBM

Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
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14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

SOA SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
(No Session - Merged with Web Services SIG)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
(No Session - Merged with Web Services SIG)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Learning from Other People's SOA Experiences
Abstract:
Learning from Other People's SOA Experiences - John Moe, Head of Integration Services, Tori Global
Speakers:

John Moe, Tori Global

Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
The PEPPOL Project
Abstract:
The PEPPOL Project - Mike Edwards, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Mike Edwards, IBM

Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

SCA SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Service Component Architecture Feature Pack
Abstract:
Getting Started with the Service Component Architecture (SCA) Feature Pack - Sara Mitchell, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Sara Mitchell, IBM

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Service Component Architecture
Abstract:
Service Component Architecture - Mike Edwards, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Mike Edwards, IBM

Download:
(empty)

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

WebServices SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Highly Available, Reliable Web Services using WAS7
Abstract:
Highly Available, Reliable Web Services using WebSphere Application Server Version 7 - Dave Parsons, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Dave Parsons, IBM

Download:

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
JAX-WS Support For WS-Addressing In WAS7
Abstract:
JAX-WS Support For WS-Addressing In WebSphere Application Server Version 7 - Sara Mitchell, IBM Hursley Lab
Speakers:

Sara Mitchell, IBM

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
(No Session - Merged with SOA SIG)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(No Session - Merged with SOA SIG)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

WebSphere DataPower SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Integrating WSRR and Datapower
Abstract:
Integrating WSRR and Datapower - Andrew White, WSRR Development, IBM Hursley
Speakers:

Andrew White, IBM

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Introduction to DataPower
Abstract:
Introduction to DataPower - Bharat Bhushan, IBM Consulting IT Specialist
Speakers:

Bharat Bhushan, IBM

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
DataPower Experiences In-depth
Abstract:
DataPower Experiences In-depth - Bharat Bhushan, IBM Consulting IT Specialist
Speakers:

Bharat Bhushan, IBM

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

WAS on z SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS: Update
Abstract:
WebSphere Application Server for z/OS: Update nnWebSphere Application Server is a premiere Java EE application server that runs across seven different operating systems. IBM has invested in enabling application portability across these operating system and also in differentiating WAS to take advantage of the z/OS qualities of service. nThis session introduces new capability exclusive to WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V7.0, which ensures WAS z/OS will continue to deliver the highest levels of availability, scalability and security for mission-critical applications. Among the topics covered will be: new and updated adapters for access to local data and services; new options for recovering from hung threads; improved caching options; and improved performance.
Speakers:

Steve Foley, IBM

Steve Foley is a WebSphere technical specialist in IBM Software Group, in which role he provides technical pre-sales support for WebSphere application infrastructure on the System z platform. He has over 20 years experience working with mainframe transaction processing systems, and holds a degree in Computer Science from Edinburgh University.

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Batch Modernisation with WebSphere Compute Grid
Abstract:
Batch Modernisation with WebSphere Compute GridnnThe use of Java as the new language for business applications naturally leads to the need to execute that business logic in batch mode. Yet new types of workloads introduce new issues into any enterprise, no matter how much benefit they offer, and this is also true with integrating the new Java Batch workloads. This session will identify the key challenges this emerging workload poses to IT environments and how IBM WebSphere Compute Grid provides the tooling and capabilities needed to smoothly integrate Java Batch into enterprise batch solutions. nThe session will also consider platform choice, highlight how WebSphere Compute Grid exploits the unique qualities of service of z/OS, making System z the natural platform for hosting both traditional and modern batch workloads.
Speakers:

Steve Foley, IBM

Steve Foley is a WebSphere technical specialist in IBM Software Group, in which role he provides technical pre-sales support for WebSphere application infrastructure on the System z platform. He has over 20 years experience working with mainframe transaction processing systems, and holds a degree in Computer Science from Edinburgh University.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
Download:

14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


(empty slot)

Portal SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Creating Exceptional Experiences for WAS + Portal
Abstract:
The next release of WebSphere Portal's development tools includes a new set of automation components for building compelling and engaging user interfaces. Come to this demonstration session to see how easily and quickly visually appealing user interfaces can be built to extend your services using the Dojo Toolkit. The session will include a discussion of a case study in which this technology was used.
Speakers:

Philip de Ridder, IBM

Download:

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Secure Portal - Integrating with Single SignOn
Abstract:
Secure Portal - Integrating WebSphere Portal with external Single Sign-On solutions\nDave Hay, Portal Architect, IBM Software Services\n\nDave will describe, using two specific examples, how a customer requirement for Single Sign-On can be met using WebSphere Portal, in conjunction with external SSO solutions, one from IBM Tivoli and one from the open-source community.
Speakers:

Dave Hay, IBM

Download:

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
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Speakers:
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
(no session)
Abstract:
(empty)
Speakers:
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14:25 - 15:10


(empty slot)

15:30 - 16:15


(empty slot)

16:25 - 17:10


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Integration SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
BPM: Collaborate, Iterate, Refine, Validate
Abstract:
Business Process Management:- Collaborate, Iterate, Refine, Validate \n\nBusiness Process Management helps optimise business performance by discovering, documenting, automating, and continuously improving business processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. \n\n1. Discover the actual business intent. \nBusiness leaders and analysts discover and then map intent to business capabilities and processes. Options are identified and prioritised. \n\n2. Storyboard the user interaction. \nProcess owners and business analysts capture and define both the current and future states of processes. \n\n3. Experience and visualise the solution. \nProcess owners, business users and analysts can “see” the optimised process. \n\n4. Manage real-time performance. \nBusiness users can customise their experience by managing KPIs and alerts, based on changing business conditions. \n\nPresenter:- \nWaveney Croson is a Certified IT Specialist in the IBM Software Group for WebSphere in the UK. She has more than 10 years of experience in the business process management field and has been with independent software vendors for 20 years, of which the last 9 years have been with IBM. Her areas of expertise include business process modelling and process improvement.
Speakers:

Waveney Croson, IBM

Download:

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Using WebSphere Application Server and MQ together
Abstract:
Using WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ together nnThis session covers interoperability between IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere MQ. The session covers the ways in which IBM WebSphere MQ resources can be accessed by Java Enterprise Edition applications running in an IBM WebSphere Application Server and explains when to use IBM WebSphere MQ as the Java Message Service messaging provider. This session also illustrates when to access IBM WebSphere MQ indirectly, via WebSphere Application Server's service integration bus. nnPresenter:- nMatthew Leming joined IBM in 2002. He has worked on various areas of WebSphere Application Server beginning with Version 5, including the transactions component and the default messaging provider. More recently he has been heavily involved with all areas of WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere MQ interoperability, in particular he was responsible for delivering the updated WebSphere MQ messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server version 7.
Speakers:

Matthew Leming, IBM

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Building a New Insurance Solution with BPM/BAM/BEP
Abstract:
Building a New Insurance Channel Solution using WebSphere BPM, BAM and BEP \n\nThis session will discuss and demonstrate a solution built for a large US insurer where the insurer is developing a new capability to provide life insurance policies online. The insurer have an existing WebSphere Message Broker integration backbone to mediate between the new channel and their existing systems. In addition to leveraging the existing ESB technology the customer's line-of-business users require the capability to monitor the performance of the business or the ability to detect and respond to unpredictable business situations as they arise. This is a key requirement as they roll out this new channel. \n\nThe solution shows the new process running on WebSphere Process Server using WebSphere Message Broker as the ESB to mediate to existing systems and adding the capability to analyse, sense and respond to business events using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Business Event Processing (BEP). \n\nPresenters:- \nLee Gavin \nLee is a BPM specialist working for the WebSphere BPM Black Belt team with a primary focus on building Business Activity Monitoring solutions for customers especially where a broad portfolio of technologies are involved including the WebSphere BPM and Connectivity stacks as well as non IBM technologies. \n\nPaul Smith \nPaul is a BPM specialist working in the WebSphere Tiger Team focussing on BPM solutions for IBM customers ranging across the portfolio from Business Strategy and Modelling to Process Automation and Business Activity Monitoring.
Speakers:

Lee Gavin, IBM

Paul Smith, IBM

Download:

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
The value of IBM WebSphere ILOG BRMS
Abstract:
Understanding the value of IBM WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) n nBRMS can be used to implement and manage change in a safe and predictable way using Transparent Decision Services. nnIT & Business benefit from access to the appropriate tools for each discipline ensuring consistency in the management and deployment of business logic, providing business users with the control they require and relieving pressures on IT departments. See how BRMS can increase levels of automated decisioning and how it addresses many problems that are faced – across many verticals. nnPresenter:- nAndrew Macdonald is a Technical Professional in the IBM Software Group specialising in the ILOG product range. He has 18 years of ILOG experience and works primarily in pre-sales on Business Rules and Optimisation projects. Before ILOG Andrew developed a Rule Engine product for a small software house.
Speakers:

Andrew Macdonald, IBM

14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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Location: IBM Bedfont Lakes - Feltham

IBM Bedfont Lakes Map

Address

1 New Square
Bedfont Lakes
Feltham
Middlesex TW14 8HB

By Train

The nearest station is at Feltham. The journey from Waterloo to Feltham takes approximately 20 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Feltham with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is a local Hounslow Borough service, the H26 which leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Bedfont Lakes, a short walk from the IBM office.

There is also a minicab office at 95 Bedfont Lane, come out of the station and take the first turning on the right, cross over the railway line (level crossing) and it's in a group of shops on the right hand side.

By Underground

The nearby London Underground station is at Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line. Trains run every eight minutes and the journey from Central London takes 40 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Hatton Cross with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is Hounslow local service from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes - the H 26 - which runs every 20 minutes. Bedfont Lakes bus stop is just a small walk from the IBM buildings.

By Bus

The 201 bus between Hounslow and Staines passes the site. The H26 local service travels from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes and on to Feltham Station. This is a 20-minute service from 7 am to 11 pm.

By Air

Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport is within one mile of Bedfont Lakes. Some taxis may be reluctant to take passengers on a short drive to Bedfont Lakes, preferring instead rich pickings from a journey to a West End hotel. Such drivers should be reminded that any driver who takes a passenger on a short trip from Terminal 4 is automatically allowed back on the Terminal 4 taxi stand without the usually long queue, providing it is within half an hour. However there are a number of local cab companies used regularly by IBM at Bedfont - they will 'meet and greet' visitors, particularly those coming from abroad. Whilst slightly more costly than a black cab they are quicker, as you avoid the inevitable queues hassle free. There is a free bus which runs from terminal 4. Pickup is at Bay 13 (outside the arrivals area). The coach is a silver grey colour and has "New Square Park" on the side. The driver can be contacted on 07712-788433.

By Road

Bedfont Lakes is on the A30 main road from London to the South West. The entrance to New Square is by a road from a roundabout on the A30 between Staines and Terminal 4, Heathrow.

From the M25 take junction 13 which is 3 miles from Bedfont Lakes. Follow the sign "A30 Staines"and continue along the Staines bypass towards Central London. At the roundabout where the A315 and the B3003 joins the A30, you will find a new road leading into the site. The entrance to Bedfont Lakes site is the third exit at this roundabout so it is wise to be in the outside lane at this stage. This is the preferred route to Bedfont Lakes from the North.

You can reach Bedfont Lakes from Junction 14 of the M25. Drive along the A3113 towards Heathrow Airport. At the next roundabout take the third exit - the A3044 to Staines, a road that runs between the King George VI and the Staines Reservoirs to the A30. Turn left and drive to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) from where a new road leads directly into the site. Alternatively from Junction 14 you can take the Airport Perimeter road to Terminal 4, exit on to the A30 south and take the A30 to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) which provides a direct access road to the site.

From the M3 and the South, take Exit 1 (Sunbury) and turn left on to the Staines Road (A308). After going through the fourth set of traffic lights move across to the right hand lane to turn right at the next set of traffic lights(this being the fifth set) after turning right follow the B378 Ashford road till the roundabout. Go across, following the B3003 road, signposted the A30. You can enter the Bedfont Lakes site by making a right hand turn just before the A30 roundabout.

From Central London take the A4 road past Chiswick and along the Great West Road to its junction with the A30 near Heathrow Airport. Continue along the A30, passing Hatton Cross station, the Hilton hotel and Heathrow's Terminal 4. At the first roundabout on the A30 you will find the entrance to the Bedfont Lakes site

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