2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in New England

The 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
July 19-23, 2009
Susan Dumais and Albert-László Barabási
This conference offered dual tracks for both developers and industry practitioners using or creating information retrieval technology, focusing especially on workplace applications.
http://www.sigir2009.org/

The Ajax Experience
Boston, Massachusetts
September 14-16, 2009
Dion Almaer, Ben Galbraith, Brenden Eich, Dougals Crockford and Joe Walker.
Conference for software and IT personnel working with Ajax/Javascript created by and for Web 2.0 developers.
http://ajaxexperience.techtarget.com/conference/index.html

jQuery Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
September 12-13, 2009
Held at Microsoft Cambridge, this conference offered tutorials for beginning jQuery users as well as talks and workshops with leading industry experts.
http://blog.jquery.com/2009/07/02/jquery-conference-2009-dates-and-venue/

New England Software Symposium
Boston, Massachusetts
September 11-13, 2009
Craig Walls, Venkat Subramaniam, Nathaniel Schutta, Mark Richards, et al.
This conference focused on enterprise software development with special attention to enabling practitioners to stay current and make informed technology choices.
http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/boston/2009/09/home

Campus Technology 2009: 16th Annual Education Technology Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
July 27-30, 2009
Julie Evans, Chris Dede, Aaron E. Walsh and Phillip D. Long
A conference and exhibition foregrounding emerging technologies for use in higher education with a special focus on networking and up-to-date information on educational software and hardware.
http://campustechnology.com/microsites/events/campus-technology-conference.aspx

5th International Conference on e-Government
Boston, Massachusetts
October 19-20, 2009
Dr. Michael T. Lavin and Gerard T. Leon, Jr.
This wide-ranging conference invited paper submissions from anyone researching or working in any branch of e-Government, with a focus on finding real-world applications for this research. This conference was hosted by Suffolk University in Boston.
http://academic-conferences.org/iceg/iceg2009/iceg09-home.htm

27th Annual CHI Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
April 4-9, 2009
Dan R. Olson, Judith S. Olson and Kees Overbeeke
Conference and exhibition focusing on showcasing emerging computer technologies. This conference was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google and Microsoft.
http://www.chi2009.org/

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7th International Conference on Field and Service Robots
Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 14-16, 2009
Shigeo Hirose, Christian Laugier, Marc Raibert and Peter Wurman
In this biannual meeting focused on the development of service robot technologies including military and eldercare applications.
http://www.rec.ri.cmu.edu/fsr09/

The 14th International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conference on Robotics and Applications
Cambridge, Massachusetts
November 2-4, 2009
Harry Asada and John Leonard
Topics covered in this conference ranged from medical, educational and personal uses for robots to emerging applications in commerce and development.
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/pastinfo-664.html

ACM SIGMOND/PODS Conference
Providence, Rhode Island
June 29th-July 2nd, 2009
Ugur Cetintemel, Stan Zdonik, Jan Paredaens, Donald Kossman and Jianwen Su
This conference provided networking opportunities for professionals working with, developing or building databases.
http://www.sigmod09.org/

The Big Conference
Portland, Maine
October 13, 2009
Chris Brogan, Mike Volpe, Lynnelle Wilson, David Alston, et al.
This conference gave focused on the implications of social media on advertising and businesses, with a special concentration on new marketing techniques.
http://thebigconference.com/

FOSSVT Vermont Open Source and Education Conference
Fairlee, Vermont
April 10, 2009
Randy Orwin, Stephanie Chase, Bjorn Behrendt, Russel Gregory, et al.
A conference for teachers and technologists alike, which explored the application of open source software in educational settings.
http://www.rbgsys.com/events/vermonts-open-source-and-education-conference

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