Web-based Forms

Hosted by The Forum's Emerging Technologies Committee

Session Overview

The NYS Forum is pleased to host the third seminar in its series on Mobile Computing, entitled Web-based Forms. With the rapidly increasing use of web-based forms for use by both agency field staff and the general public this session is intended to assist in understanding factors that must be addressed to successfully implement such projects. The seminar will provide information on various aspects of the design, implementation and ongoing operation of electronic forms. It will also provide information on emerging trends that will impact the use and design data collection through the use of web-based forms.

Agenda and Presentations

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The Intelligent Document Web 2.0 Application Model
John M. Boyer, Ph.D., Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Victoria Software Lab

John Boyer is a Senior Technical Staff Member for IBM Lotus Forms. He has co-authored and edited numerous W3C standards and is currently Chair of the W3C Forms Working Group. In 2001, John earned a Ph.D. in computer science, and he has published numerous journal, conference and professional papers on topics ranging from algorithmics to computer security to XML-related technologies.

Dr. Boyer will discuss The Intelligent Document Web 2.0 Application Model with a focus on the vision of transaction-centric business applications based on intelligent, interactive, mobile XML documents. He will provide an overview of the XForms 1.1 standard and its relationship with Web 2.0.

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Utilizing Web Forms to Deliver Process Improvements
Gregory Zink, Manger of e-Business and Web Application Development, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

Mr. Zink has worked at HESC for over 17 years and has a wide range of IT experience. In 2004 Greg became Manger of e-Business and Web Application Development at HESC where he is responsible for all Intranet and Internet applications. In 2006, HESC became the first New York State agency to receive the prestigious National Association of State CIO's (NASCIO) award for Digital Government: Government to Citizens, by integrating HESC's e-TAP process with the Federal Government's FAFSA process. During the past several years, Greg has also focused on both Application and Enterprise Architecture.

Mr. Zink's presentation will focus on utilizing web forms to deliver significant process improvements to both internal and external customers. He will show how utilizing innovative data driven design principles can meet current business needs, while building a re-usable infrastructure for future projects.

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An overview of Taxation and Finance's eForms and XML Project
James Lieb, Director of Common Services and Case Management, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance

Jim Lieb has over 20 year of data processing experience at the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. Currently he holds the position of Director of Common Services and Case Management and has served as the Department's lead architect since 2000. The projects Mr. Lieb will be describing have received many accolades including Best of New York and IBM Innovation awards.

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Time & Place:

  • February 26, 2008
  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (9:00 Check-in/Registration)
  • The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY