Streams and Topics

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
Business Strategy
Development
Fusion
Middleware
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle RDBMS
Emerging Technologies
MySQL
Engineered Systems
Infrastructure

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing

  • BI Tools
    Business Intelligence tools such as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), BI Publisher, and topics such as the migration of Oracle Discoverer & Hyperion Brio to OBIEE and using OBIEE on Essbase.
  • DW & OLAP
    Data Warehousing, ETL and OLAP topics such as summary management, partitioning, Exadata, Oracle OLAP or Hyperion Essbase, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder.
  • Methods and Concepts
    How to approach Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing projects (methodology), design and concepts related to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.
  • Packaged Analytics & EPM
    Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (eg Financial Analytics, HR Analytics etc), Enterprise Performance Management, Strategy & Scorecard Management, reporting and financial analysis using tools from Oracle (such as OBIEE on HFM or Planning).
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Business Strategy
Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.

  • Business Support and Growth
    Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.
  • General Business Topics
    Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.
  • IT Management
    Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.
  • Platform Evolution
    Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.
  • Strategic Planning
    Sessions in this stream need not major on specific Oracle or third party products, but could instead focus on the topics.
  • Implementation & Upgrade Project
    Describing successful implementations of applications products and services for betterment of business operations. R12 implementations in progress would be of specific interest.
  • Oracle Partner Solutions & 3rd Parties
    A focus on solutions provided by Oracle's Business Alliance Partners. Topics may cover how Oracle software performs on particular hardware platforms, or how Business Partner software provides the solutions to specific problems.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Development

  • Fusion Development
    ADF, JDeveloper, frameworks, mobile applications, Application Lifecycle Management, Software Configuration Management, etc.
  • Database Development
    APEX, SQL Developer, PL/SQL, Application Lifecycle Management, Software Configuration Management, etc.
  • Modernisation
    Upgrades to, migrations off Portal, Forms, Reports, Discoverer, Designer.
  • SOA and E2.0 Development
    SOA, BPMN, WebCenter, BPEL, BAM, SOA governance, etc. (Development as opposed to deployment and production catered for in the middleware stream).
  • Enterprise Architecture, Modelling & Methodology
    Master Data Management, SQL Developer Data Modeler, JDeveloper diagramming, Agile, etc. 
  • 3rd party & open source
    Java, PHP, .Net, XML, Groovy, Hudson, etc.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Fusion

  • Fusion Applications
    Everything you need to know about technology and applications direction, including suggestions and examples on how to use the fusion technology today getting ready for the applications of tomorrow.
  • Getting Ready for Fusion Applications
    What can an Applications User do today to get ready for Fusion? How the Fusion Middleware can be integrated today, AIA, BI Publisher etc.
  • Understanding Fusion Applications
    Understanding Oracle's Fusion Strategy, Lifetime Support, Applications Unlimited, Fusion Edge and Full Fusion applications.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Middleware

  • Fusion Middleware 11g Upgrade
    Sessions relating to the upgrade of Oracle iAS to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: user experiences, architecture and installation, migration of applications (Java or Forms), identity management considerations, configuration and administration for existing iAS administrators.
  • Apps Server Core Technologies
    Using WebLogic to run enterprise applications - administration and management (e.g. Enterprise Manager, WLST), performance tuning, deployment techniques. This topic also includes discussions about installation, tuning, best practices, management, backup/recovery, high availability and architecture planning.
  • Identity Management
    Topics related to the wealth of products available from Oracle to support Identity and Access Management processes. Includes: OID, OVD, OAM, OIF, OIM.
  • SOA, BPM and Portal
    Production considerations for using Oracle SOA Suite and Portal products including: BPEL, BPM, OSB, BAM, and WebCenter. Also includes deployment practicalities of Business Rules and Human Workflow and integration with ADF.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Oracle E-Business Suite

  • General E-Business Suite
    Topics of cross-application interest.
  • Oracle EBS CRM
    Aimed at people using, working with or interested in Oracle's Customer Relationship Management suite of application modules. Presentations to include, but not be limited to; 11i and 12 experiences, Novel use of functionality, Limitations, Workarounds.
  • Oracle Financials
    Aimed at people using, working with or interested in Oracle's Financials suite of application modules. Presentations to include, but not be limited to; 11i and 12 experiences, Novel use of functionality, Limitations, Workarounds.
  • Oracle HCM
    Aimed at people using, working with or interested in Oracle's Human Capital Management suite of application modules. Presentations to include, but not be limited to; 11i and 12 experiences, Novel use of functionality, Limitations, Workarounds.
  • Oracle Projects
    Aimed at people using, working with or interested in Oracle's Projects suite of application modules. Presentations to include, but not be limited to; 11i and 12 experiences, Novel use of functionality, Limitations, Workarounds.
  • Oracle Supply Chain & Manufacturing
    Aimed at people using, working with or interested in Oracle's Supply Chain / Manufacturing suite of application modules. Presentations to include, but not be limited to; 11i and 12 experiences, Novel use of functionality, Limitations, Workarounds.
  • Application-Targeted Oracle Database Administration
    Covering E-Business Suite and other Oracle application suites.
  • Applications Administration
    Presentations related to administering applications (Oracle and 3rd party off-the-shelf packages) running on top of Fusion Middleware, such as Oracle E-Business Suite or Fusion Applications.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Oracle RDBMS

  • Database Management
    Covering Enterprise Manager (Database Control and Grid Control); Backup and Recovery using RMAN and other Technologies; Archiving Security; Administration & Maintenance.
  • Grid Infrastructure
    Covering Oracle Grid Infrastructure, Oracle Clusterware; Automated Storage Management (ASM); Third-party Cluster Managers and Cluster File Systems; High Availability and Replication; Data Guard, Active/Passive failover; Oracle Streams; Golden Gate; other replication technologies and ExaData.
  • Features and Options
    Oracle Spatial; XML DB; Advanced Compression.
  • Performance Management
    Statistics gathering and management Optimization; Tuning; Problem-diagnosis and root-cause analysis.
  • Other
    If you are unsure where your presentation fits, please place the abstract under this topic & the UKOUG judging committee will select your topic for you.

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Emerging Technologies
New technologies that change the way people work – papers are invited that give strategic overview insight or oracle based solutions.

  • Big Data
  • Cloud
  • Other emerging topics

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MySQL

  • MySQL
    Aimed at people using or starting to look at MySQL.

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Engineered Systems
Inviting papers that talk about use cases, lessons learnt or implementation studies for the engineered system family of products.

  • Exadata
  • Exalogic
  • Exalaytics
  • Database Appliance

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Infrastructure
To ensure we have a stream dedicated to the oracle infrastructure range of solutions. We encourage papers that look at the use of individual products or parts of the stack. Papers can be on, but not limited to:

  • Hardware
    Topics related to using either Oracle/Sun or other hardware by other manufactures with Oracle software products. 
  • Storage
    Trends and techniques in storage that impact Oracle systems, e.g. solid state disks, ZFS, NFS vs SAN, storage virtualisation, thin provisioning.
  • Virtualization
    The use and best practices when using Oracle or 3rd party (e.g. by VMware, Microsoft, IBM, HP) virtualisation products to run Oracle systems.
  • Operating System
  • Security
  • IT Management
  • Systems Management
    The use of Oracle Enterprise Manager and other products to manage a large Oracle estate and private clouds - monitoring, deployment, patching/upgrades and service level management are all relevant topics.
  • Platform
  • Server and Storage Management
    Operating systems configuration and tuning storage technologies e.g. Solid State Disks; ZFS Oracle VM; Solaris Zones; other virtualization technologies.

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