So I've submitted a 45-minute talk proposal to OSCON'06 after all:
Programming the Kernel for Web 2.0
For a highly interactive web application to work well, the framework needs to manage user states, logic processes, and server resources intelligently.
This talk uses the Jifty kernel to demonstrate some interesting new concepts in this ever-expanding design space, including API reflection, client-side continuations, context switching, and mobile code.
We will also take approaches of several other web frameworks (Links, WaSH, Seaside, Rails, Catalyst, Springs, Cocoon, etc.), and express them as kernel modules on the Jifty system.
If accepted, that's going to be the most buzzword-compliant talk I've ever given. It will be a lot of fun preparing for the talk, though...