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IEEE Computer Society
Dallas Chapter
Electronic Newsletter
Mar 2002  (Volume 3, Number 6)
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Volume 3 Number 6
March 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)


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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

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.  Due to increased
security after the 9-11 incident, TI is now requiring visitors to show
valid identification and sign in to enter the facility.

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.


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


2001-2002 season remaining regular meeting dates & topics:

Thurs   3/21/02   Scott Beaudreau, Microsoft
                         Future trends in software
Thurs   4/18/02   Wanda Gass, Texas Instruments
                        3G Wireless
Thurs   5/23/02   Nick Geise, Valtech
                        Software Development Process Comparisons


March 2002 Meeting Details:

  Future Trends in Software from Microsoft

  Thursday 21 MAR 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)

  Scott Beaudreau
  Architectural Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft

  This presentation will discuss the state of software today and the
current challenges in the industry.  It then will consider future trends
in software from Microsoft.  This will include a look at recent
technologies such as .NET, C#, Web Services, and Mobile Devices. The
presentation will consider some near term solutions from Microsoft as
well, such as the Global XML Architecture (GXA), the Tablet PC,
Peer-To-Peer computing models, and adaptive user interfaces.  Finally,
the presentation will discuss some of the research areas that Microsoft
is actively involved in, such as new programming languages, emerging web
services, self-organizing computing models, natural language databases,
and 3D visual environments.

  Mr. Scott Beaudreau is an Architectural Consultant with Microsoft
Corporation.  Based out Dallas, Texas, he serves as a technical lead for
the e-business and development consulting teams that cover Texas,
Oklahoma, and Arkansas.  Mr. Beaudreau is both a technical and
managerial resource.  As a member of Microsoft's field-based management
staff, his role involves technical and functional leadership,   project
management, technical readiness, strategic sales and marketing,
opportunity analysis, solution selling, and strategic alliances.

  As one of 10 Architectural Consultants within Microsoft in the U.S.,
he also serves as a thought leader in advanced software architectures
and future trends in software development.  In this role, he works
closely with various Microsoft product teams and with key architects
with strategic customers throughout the territory.

  He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Microsoft
Certified Solutions Developer (MSCD).  He holds a B.S. in Computer
Engineering from Texas A&M University.  Mr. Beaudreau is responsible for
assisting customers and partners in designing, implementing and
supporting enterprise line-of-business solutions, especially focused on
e-commerce and .NET architectures.  Mr. Beaudreau has over fifteen years
experience in the computer industry and he specializes in broad set of

  Technical Presentation: FREE to IEEE CS Members and the general

  Lunch: Members and Guests - $10.00
              Student Members - $5.00

  Please reserve lunch by 18 March 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.

April -June 2002: SMU Short Courses: The SMU School of Engineering has
announced plans to offer eight short courses for professionals working
in the areas of computer science and engineering. The courses will be
offered between April and June and will be either one or two days.
Topics range from "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML" to
"Intellectual Property and Information Technology." The courses will be
held at the SMU School of Engineering's facility at 1500 International
Pkwy. in Richardson. 214-768-1175

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

25 Mar: 2002 IEEE Dallas CAS/SSC Workshop, Omni Hotel Richardson/Plano,

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

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 (MTV'02),

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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