Management Developers Conference (MDC)

July 22 - 26, 2013
Portland Marriott City Center
Portland, Oregon

Save the Date for the Ninth Annual Management Developers Conference

The Ninth Annual Management Developers Conference was held at the Portland Marriott City Center in Portland, Oregon July 22 - 26, 20103 in conjunction with DMTF's Alliance Partner Technical Symposium (APTS). The Management Developers Conference is the Industry's only developer conference dedicated to Standards Based Systems and Network Management Technologies.

Get the inside track on developing and deploying enterprise management solutions!
MDC@APTS is your chance to get the inside track on developing and deploying enterprise management solutions. Learn from industry experts who have helped create and/or have in-depth real world development experience with the best management technologies available today. All conference long, from the opening reception to the last session on Thursday, in presentations and demos, and at special events, you'll find industry and technical experts available and eager to answer questions about any of the management technologies you are developing.

Agenda Highlights

  • Accelerate your learning curve
    Accelerate your learning curve with exciting and educational sessions designed to ensure you get a tremendous amount of valuable information and advice.
  • Technical Presentations
    Get the technical information and guidance you need to make the most of the management technologies for your projects. Delivered by industry and technical experts, these presentations provide in-depth coverage of development topics, followed by Q&A with the speakers.
  • Hands-on Sessions
    Bring your laptop to code along as our engineers lead in these practical, "how to" sessions. Learn Tips, Tricks and Techniques for developing and deploying enterprise management solutions including CIM, WBEM, DASH, SMASH, Virtualization Management, WS-MAN and more.
  • Something for everyone
    At MDC@APTS, you'll get in-depth information and practical coding guidance delivered in person from industry experts. Space is limited so reserve your seat today
  • Who should attend?
    Whether you are a commercial developer, in-house developer, scripter, IT manager, system administrator, scientist or researcher, MDC@APTS will help you make the most of the standards based management technologies you are interested in developing:
  • Learn from industry experts
    Dig deep into the various enterprise management technologies that interest you most.
  • Optimize your code for maximum performance
    Discover new tools and techniques for accelerating your application and enhancing its user experience.
  • Take your app to the next level
    Master the best practices for choosing and using the tools, and technologies that will make your app stand out.
  • Strengthen your development skills and understanding of standards based enterprise management solutions
    Extend your skills, learn about the latest management technologies, and get the inside track on developing and deploying your management solution.

Call for Presentations

MDC@APTS encourages participation by individuals and organizations with standards, research or practical experience for standards-based management, including government and commercial users, universities, research laboratories, and early adopters.

Specific areas of interest for MDC@APTS include standards, research and practical experience for standards-based management for the following:

  • Management Initiatives (CDM, DASH, SMASH, SMI and Virtualization)
  • Green Initiatives
  • Developer tools and infrastructure
  • Developer API
  • Client Application Development
  • Provider Development
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Real-world solutions & experiences

The Management Developers Conference (MDC) program trains, educates and informs software developer about the exciting and evolving technologies for developing and deploying enterprise management solutions. This year MDC has teamed up with the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) Alliance Partner Technical Symposium (APTS) to bring together the industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced software development professionals for some action packed informative technical sessions.

As an MDC@APTS presenter, you’ll benefit from the prestige and visibility associated with participating in this year’s highly-anticipated conference program. Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2013 conference program. Individuals interested in presenting at this year’s conference need to submit their abstract by Monday, April 8, 2013 for consideration.


Abstract Submittal: April 22, 2013
Notifications of Selections: May 6, 2013
Presentations Due: July 19, 2013
Conference Start: July 22, 2013
Conference Ends: July 26, 2013


All MDC@APTS presentations take place during the evening of APTS. Presentations will be allowed either 50 minutes, or 1 hour and 50 minutes if additional time is needed. Both session options include 5 to 10 minutes for Q&A. Once a person is accepted as a presenter they must provide a copy of their presentation slides using our designated PowerPoint template.

Speaker Responsibilities

Speakers must present new "fresh" material, not available from any other source. If a speaker is unable to fulfill their commitment, MDC@APTS reserves the right to approve the substituted presenter, find a replacement presenter and/or replace the presenter and presentation topic. Speakers will meet all deadlines including returning required forms, submitting biography information, and presentation(s) for the conference proceedings.

All time and travel expenses, including hotel, airfare, meals, etc. are the sole responsibility of the speaker.


Please use the online form available at

Selection Process

MDC@APTS conducts a thorough review of all submissions and will select those strongest in technical content, market relevance and conciseness of the abstract. Abstracts deemed excessively commercial will not be selected.

Any questions? Please contact MDC@APTS by emailing:


View the schedule.


Registration for this event is now closed.

For more information about hotel accommodations, please visit the APTS main event page.

Monday, July 22, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013