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Jan 2002  (Volume 3, Number 4)
 
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Volume 3 Number 4
January 2002
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CONTENTS

1.  Welcome & Special Notices
2.  Dallas Chapter Meetings
3.  Calls for Papers
4.  Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
5.  Miscellaneous
6.  How to Subscribe/Unsubscribe

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1.  WELCOME

All readers are invited to check out our chapter's website at:
http://www.computer.org/chapter/Dallas/

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2.  DALLAS CHAPTER MEETINGS

Regular monthly meetings of the Dallas IEEE Computer Society are normally
held
at the Texas Instruments South Campus site, 12500 TI Boulevard / 8505 Forest
Lane, Dallas, Texas, on the second to last Thursday of each month. Regular
monthly meetings are open to the general public.  The chapter holds regular
meetings monthly, September through May.

Directions to the meeting location:

See the map at the chapter website
http://www.computer.org/chapter/Dallas/graphics/ti_fl.gif . TI South Campus
is
on the north side of Forest Lane, east of US75 (Central Expressway), and
west of
Greenville Avenue.

Enter the site from Forest Lane at the traffic signal marked "TI Entrance".
Preferred parking is at the extreme SE (front) corner of the building. There
is
additional visitor parking at the NE (rear) end of the building.  Enter the
public lobby at the building's South end (by the giant sundial) and ask the
guard to direct you to the S1/S2 conference rooms, which are very near the
South
lobby entrance.

Meeting Time:

Lunch is optional in the meeting room starting at 11:30 AM.  The technical
presentation starts at 12:15 PM and generally ends by 1:00 PM.

Cost:

Technical Presentations:  FREE

Lunch:  Members and guests - $10.00;
            Student Members - $7.00

If you want lunch, please make a reservation by Monday of the meeting week
with
our online form (
http://www.computer.org/chapter/Dallas/lunch_reservation.htm )
or contact Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004
(j.carden@ieee.org).
Reservations are not needed if you plan to attend only the technical
presentation.

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2001-2002 season remaining regular meeting dates & topics:

Thurs   1/24/02   Topic:  Bluetooth and 802.11
Thurs   2/14/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   3/21/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   4/18/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   5/23/02   Topic TBD

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January 2002 Meeting Details:

Topic:
  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi: Collision or Coexistence?

When:
  Thursday 24 JAN 2002
  Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  Talk: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Where:
  Texas Instruments South Campus
  12500 TI Blvd / 8505 Forest Lane
  Dallas, TX
  (Conference Rooms S1 & S2)

Speaker:
  Eric Janson
  Vice President
  CSR North America

Abstract:
  Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (802.11b) are both portrayed as 2.4GHz wireless
networking
standards in the press. Do they compete head- on, do they serve completely
complementary roles, or is it not quite that simple? The press ink flows,
some
of it informed and some of it not so well- informed. Cambridge Silicon
Radio, a
supplier to both standards, is in a position to comment on the technical
aspects
and the market fit of the two technologies. Eric Janson will comment on the
application space for these two technologies, addressing where they have
unique
advantages and where they overlap.

Bio:
  Armed with a degree in Physics from the Cleveland State University, Eric
Janson joined Micro- Bit Corporation, Lexington, MA in 1974 and worked on
device
design and wafer fabrication for the company's electron-beam-accessed memory
product. He joined Analog Devices in 1977 in product definition and
marketing
roles, and started up several product lines in addition to publishing and
playing an active role in numerous technical conferences. In 1988 he joined
AT&T
Microlectronics (later to become Lucent Technologies) in Reading PA,
responsible
for marketing their complementary bipolar, digital bipolar and GaAs- based
products. While there, he started up the Wireless RF Products group within
AT&T
Microelectronics, which designed the first single- chip transceiver for the
GSM
standard. He also served AT&T / Lucent Technologies as European Chief
Technical
Officer at their European headquarters in Munich, Germany. Mr. Janson joined
Cambridge Silicon Radio in 2000 as Vice president, CSR North America and is
responsible for setting up CSR's US headquarters in Richardson, Texas.

Cost:
  Technical Presentation: FREE.
  Lunch: Members & Guests - $10.00; Student Members - $7.00.
  Please reserve lunch by 21 January with our online form at
http://www.computer.org/chapter/Dallas/lunch_reservation.htm or by
contacting
Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004 (j.carden@ieee.org).

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3.  CALLS FOR PAPERS:

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4.   UPCOMING CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIUMS, WORKSHOPS:

In this section we note conferences and workshops in Texas that are
potentially
of interest to area engineers and computer scientists.

Feb 2002: SMU Short Courses: SMU School of Engineering is now proud to
announce
the offering of several short courses spanning 1-3 days. These short courses
will cover timely and relevant topics important to electrical engineers,
managers, technicians and decision makers in the rapidly changing
telecommunications industry. The seminars are designed with the busy working
professional in mind from both industry and government. See
http://www.engr.smu.edu/ShortCourses/  E-mail: Engr-PD@engr.smu.edu

10-14 Mar: IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC
2002,
http://www.apec-conf.org

8 Apr-11 Apr: IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, Dallas,
Texas,
http://www.irps.org/

15-19 Apr: ICSR, 7th Int'l Conf. on Software Reuse, Austin, Texas. Contact
Cristina Gacek, cristina.gacek@ncl.ac.uk. See
http://www.aserc.ca/Conferences/ICSR7.

5-6 June: Austin, Texas, Microprocessor Test and Verification (MTV'02),
http://ece.tamu.edu/MTV/

16-21 Jun: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and
URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Antonio, TX,
http://www.ieeeaps.org/2002APSURSI

23-26 Oct: 24th Annual International Conference of the IEEE/EMBS and Annual
Fall
Meeting of the BMES, Houston, TX, http://www.embs-bmes2002.org

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5.  MISCELLANEOUS

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