I've attended nearly 20 JavaOne editions and as far as I can remember (last 10 years?), we never had a 'Java EE track' per say. We always had a server-side track where we did our best to have Java EE presented (Reza has always played a key role in that track). That track also and always had other technologies discussed; it was balanced and fair. Over the years, the market evolves as do the tracks themselves. Some tracks are added while some are removed and some have their focus slightly tweaked to meet that evolution; this year will not be an exception. It's not something new and it's certainly not unique to J1^H^HOracle Code One. This year, 'our' track is called 'Java Server-Side Development and Microservices'. The description (1) alone matches nicely what Java EE is today and where Jarkata EE aims to be in the future. And we, Oracle, are clearly expecting to have Java EE and Jakarta EE well represented in that track. But for that we need submissions! The CFP (2) closes on May 10 so you know what to do!
And regardless of the J1 name change, other upcoming potential conferences, ... a free virtual community-lead conference is certainly not a bad idea!! It's a probably a lot of work but it could solve some of the typical inherent problems of 'regular' conferences (ex. time & cost to attend, time zone challenges).
(1) Java Server-Side Development and Microservices
This track is filled with technical sessions and BoFs that showcase how developers are using Java technology to handle large-scale, mission-critical workloads in the cloud or on-premise. From exploring the fine details of what happens at the source code level where the work actually gets done, out to ecosystem level efforts and enterprise architectures, if it happens on the server side on the JVM, it’s in this track.