[Authors] Call for Papers -- Content Management Systems
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Wed Mar 9 11:21:45 EST 2005
CALL FOR PAPERS
*Cutter IT Journal*
Brad Kain, Guest Editor
Content Management Systems -- The Next Decade
Content management -- how to acquire, store, maintain, and use
content -- continues to be a vibrant technology sector. The past 10
years has seen tremendous change in the products and underlying
technology that provide content management systems, or CMS. The
number of software products that can, sometimes loosely, be counted
as CMS rose dramatically. Even after recent consolidation in this
market there are perhaps more than 200 products that support the core
functions of a CMS. XML and its related standards has become the
common technology for managing content. Yet this sector continues
to engage the energies of leading software companies and the open
source communities around the world. How will CMS tools and
technologies change in the next 10 years?
Content management is at a crossroad, with a range of market and
technology forces at work that will alter this sector. A fundamental
question is one of definition. A wide range of applications comprise
content management, including record and document management,
search, online and print publishing, knowledge management, and
other disciplines. Which application areas will continue to define
content management? Which vendors will dominate? Will open
source solutions emerge as viable solutions for corporate IT?
THE *CUTTER IT JOURNAL* INVITES USEFUL DEBATE
AND ANALYSES on the state of content management systems.
Authors are encouraged to promote and defend their opinions,
with high-quality answers to the questions surrounding this
TOPICS OF INTEREST MAY INCLUDE (but are certainly not
limited to) a combination of the following:
-- Content management has its roots in document management,
publishing, knowledge management, and other disciplines. What
are the essential features and functions of a CMS? In other
words, what is and is not a CMS?
-- Does "Enterprise Content Management" provide a useful
categorization of content management tools and technologies,
or is it vendor-driven hyperbole?
-- What are the emerging technologies that will dramatically improve
the capability of end users to actually use the content in a CMS?
Will products that use taxonomies, categorization, semantic
analysis, indexing and search, or other technologies be the next
-- In 10 years, will CMS functions be intrinsic to operating and files
systems, database servers, application servers, or other major
-- Industry experience has shown that content migration and
acquisition is the most expensive and time-consuming activity
for a CMS deployment. How can a CMS improve content migration
and acquisition? (Award zero points for any response that
-- Content management -- in particular, the persistence of structured
content -- has two divergent approaches. In one approach, content is
managed as XML documents with controlling document types or XML
schemata. Other products use a database to store and manage the
content in a CMS. Which approach will emerge as the dominant
persistence model for CMS?
-- Will the power and robustness of open source CMS enable a few
heavyweights to stand toe-to-toe with EMC, Oracle, IBM, and the
other bruisers? Or will the regulatory requirements of many sectors
(e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley) force corporate IT to stick with the defending,
but overweight champions?
TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE IDEA
Please send an article outline/abstract to Guest Editor Brad Kain
(bkain at cutter.com), with a copy to itjournal at cutter.com, by
March 14, 2005.
Articles are due on April 15, 2005.
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