Mobile Emphasis at 2004 OSGi World Congress

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Mobile Emphasis at 2004 OSGi World Congress in Barcelona

International Technical Drivers to Converge in Spain on October 11-15, 2004

San Ramon, CA – April 26, 2004- Hundreds of technology executives and developers from Europe, Asia and the Americas will gather this October 11-15 in Barcelona, Spain for the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress (www.osgiworldcongress.com). What draws them to this elite event is the opportunity to explore the latest end-to-end architectures and solutions in automotive, home and mobile environments. Now in its third year, this year’s event theme is “Convergence: Going Mobile, Driving, and Staying Home with OSGi Solutions.”

The OSGi Alliance is an open industry group formed in 1999 that has published three releases of its Service Platform specification to enable the delivery and management of applications and services to networked devices in mobile, vehicle, home, and other environments. The annual World Congress is an open-to-the-public conference featuring pre- and post-event workshops, exhibitions, keynote presentations and breakout sessions targeted at experts and novices alike.

“The acceptance of the OSGi Service Platform has exploded over the last year, with framework developers, device manufacturers, and service providers releasing OSGi enabled products and services in many markets,” said Dr. John Barr, President of the OSGi Alliance and Director, Standards Realization at Motorola, Inc. “The OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress in Barcelona will be a unique opportunity to experience how the OSGi service framework is being applied and how your company can take advantage of new opportunities in mobile markets.”

Building on a highly successful Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2003, the OSGi Alliance recently formed a Mobile Expert Group (MEG), co-chaired by Motorola and Nokia, to define the requirements and specifications to tailor and extend the OSGi Service Platform for mobile devices. The 2004 World Congress will provide an inside look at the work being performed within the OSGi Alliance by its members to create device middleware solutions for the mobile industry.

Logistics and Registration
The Hilton Barcelona is the host hotel for both conference sessions and exhibitions. Pre and post conference workshops are offered on October 11 and 15, with the three-day Congress covering business, vertical deployments and technology on October 12-14, and parallel Tracks focusing on Automotive Electronics, Connected Home, and Mobile and Wireless Devices. Online registration for the OSGi 2004 World Congress is now open at www.osgiworldcongress.com, with discounts available for workshop/conference packages and an early bird discount offered until July 23, 2004. The OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress is produced by U.S.-based Global Inventures, Inc., a leading provider of management services, conferences and seminars for global technology alliances.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Call for Papers
Information on sponsorships and presentation opportunities is also available at www.osgiworldcongress.com. The OSGi Alliance is currently accepting presentation proposals through May 21, 2004. Contributions as a Presenter not only reach those in attendance at the Congress, but also are made available following the event to member organizations around the world.

About the OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance is an open forum. Its mission is to specify, create, advance, and promote an open service platform for the delivery and management of multiple applications and services to all types of networked devices in home, vehicle, mobile, and other environments. The OSGi Alliance serves as the focal point for a collaborative ecosystem of service provider, technology, industrial, consumer and automotive electronics communities. As an independent non-profit corporation, the OSGi Alliance also provides for the fair and uniform creation and distribution of relevant intellectual property – including specifications, reference implementations, and test suites – to all its members.

The OSGi Service Platform is an extensible integration platform used to remotely and dynamically deploy, provision, maintain, and manage applications and services to devices in networked environments, such as homes, vehicles, mobile handhelds, and industrial settings.

Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet service providers, network operators, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium’s Web site address is http://www.osgi.org.

About Global Inventures, Inc., (event producer)
Global Inventures creates and operates collaborative communities in the technology market. Our experts work with community founders and members to incubate, structure, and operate these collaborative communities so that they can successfully create ecosystems, drive technology innovation, and educate buyers. Since its inception Global Inventures has launched 20 collaborative communities, managed the creation of more than 20 collaborative industry specifications, created and managed seven compliance/certification programs, and helped develop markets with more than $10 Billion in addressable value. The firm uniquely blends people, processes, and technology to help collaborative communities move from blueprints to market acceptance.

Global Inventures successfully produced the 2003 OSGi Alliance World Congress, and its event production staff provides end-to-end event planning and implementation for conferences, expos, member meetings and outreach seminars.

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