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IEEE Computer Society
Dallas Chapter
Electronic Newsletter
Feb 2002  (Volume 3, Number 5)
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Volume 3 Number 5
February 2002


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

(not all content sections are used each month)


The chapter website location has recently changed. All readers are
invited to check out our chapter's website at:

Special note:

This month, the meeting will be held one week earlier than usual.
Join us on Thursday February 14, when our speaker will be Bill
McDaniel, CTO of McGrew + McDaniel Group.  The title of Bill's talk
will be "How Would You Like Your Info Fitted?  Hardware Trends for the
Near Future".


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 (except this 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 . 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


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
( ) or
contact Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004
( Reservations are not needed if you plan to attend
only the technical presentation.


2001-2002 season remaining regular meeting dates & topics:

Thurs   2/14/02   "How Would You Like Your Info Fitted?
                        Hardware Trends for the Near Future"
Thurs   3/21/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   4/18/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   5/23/02   Topic TBD


February 2002 Meeting Details:

  How Would You Like Your Info Fitted?  Hardware Trends for the Near

  Thursday 14 FEB 2002
  Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  Talk: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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

  Bill McDaniel, CTO
  McGrew + McDaniel Group

  With recent advances in manufacturing processes and materials
science, information devices are starting to acquire new features,
shapes, and interfaces. Information devices ranging from cell phones
to audio players are becoming smaller, lighter, and more powerful. The
integration of silicon and organic compounds is producing devices far
beyond anything we've seen so far. MEMS devices are starting to bring
nanotechnology out of the realm of science fiction. This presentation
will look at trends in hardware design and implementation. Topics will
include convergence, power requirements, packaging, computer and human
interface.  The presentation attempts to look at the current state of
innovation and derive a picture of what information devices will be
like in three to five years.

  Bill McDaniel has been developing information delivery products for
26 years. For the last 4 years he has been developing wireless
systems. From 1989 to 1998 he co-owned GenText, an electronic printing
software development company. Since 1998 he has been CTO of McGrew +
McDaniel Group. He also opened the first Internet Cafe in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1997. Mr. McDaniel has co-authored 5 books,
including his latest, "Critical Mass: a Primer for Living with the
Future", and numerous papers and articles on emerging technologies.
Currently, his company is developing BluStor, a Bluetooth enabled
product for the Recognition, Identification, and Tracking of
customers, employees, and assets in commercial and retail enterprises.

  Technical Presentation: FREE.
  Lunch: Members & Guests - $10.00; Student Members - $7.00.
  Please reserve lunch by 11 February with our online form at or by
contacting Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004





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  E-mail:

10-14 Mar: IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition -
APEC 2002,

8 Apr-11 Apr: IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium,
Dallas, Texas,

15-19 Apr: ICSR, 7th Int'l Conf. on Software Reuse, Austin, Texas.
Contact Cristina Gacek,

5-6 June: Austin, Texas, Microprocessor Test and Verification

16-21 Jun: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International
Symposium and URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Antonio, TX,

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




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