The XTech 2005 Call for Participation has just been announced. It's what was formerly XML Europe but now covers a wider area of tech, in areas that are rather hot at the moment - Browser Technology which could be called the Web Application platform, and includes all the buzz in the web on mobiles. Open Data covers the kind of application that interests me: neat ways to record, share and connect info in a webby fashion - from del.icio.us to blogging to semweb. Finally there are tracks for the core XML technologies and applications using them. Should be great, and it's in lovely Amsterdam in the Spring, too.