e4 Symposium

Boris Bokowski, Thomas Schindl (BestSolution )

Runtime · Symposia
Tuesday, 14:00, 4 hours | Wilhelm-Kramer-Zimmer



The mission of the e4 project is to build a next generation platform for pervasive, component-based applications and tools. Rather than a wholesale replacement of the Eclipse platform, e4 brings a new set of technologies into the existing Eclipse platform that make Eclipse components easier to write, more configurable by application developers and integrators, and easier to reuse in diverse runtime environments.

The purpose of the e4 Symposium is to assess the progress we have made so far with the 0.9 release, to discuss the work areas that are part of the e4 release in 2010, and to invite new contributors.

Please attend this symposium if you would like to work with the e4 team on

and potentially other directions as reflected by those who are actively participating in the e4 project.

For more details about e4, please see: http://www.eclipse.org/e4.


In order to participate in this symposium, please submit a position paper (minimum two pages, maximum four pages) that raises an issue, describes a problem or sketches a solution that should be discussed at the symposium. Submissions should be licensed under the EPL. Please email your submission to e4summit@googlemail.com.


Submission deadline: October 20, 2008
Symposium: October 27, 2008


Boris Bokowski, IBM Canada
Tom Schindl, BestSolution.at

Boris Bokowski is a Software Developer with IBM Rational in Ottawa, Canada. He is the technical lead of the Eclipse Platform UI team, and a committer on the e4 project. He is also part of the "API police" for the Eclipse Platform, a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, and a committer representative on the Eclipse Board of Directors. He holds a PhD in computer science from Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Germany.

Tom is self-employed and CEO of BestSolution.at Systemhaus Gmbh a software company building applications (RCP, J2EE) for companies around the world.
Besides implementing solutions their own BestSolution.at consulted companies to introduce Eclipse Technologies into their software stack by providing its knowledge about Eclipse Technologies and Software Design experience.
Tom is one of the Platform-UI and Nebula committers working on JFace-Viewers, Nebula-Grid and contributed patches to other eclipse projects (EMF, ...). He is the founder of the UFacekit-Project which builds a layer of abstraction above Eclipse-Databinding.
He is a regular contributor to the eclipse newsgroups and received the top contributor award in 2007 for his work on JFace-Viewers. Tom is part of the E4 project team and has written the EMF based platform prototype used as the starting point for the implementation of the next generation of the Eclipse-Platform.

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