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IEEE Computer Society
Dallas Chapter
Electronic Newsletter
May 2002  (Volume 3, Number 8)
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Volume 3 Number 8
May 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



All readers are invited to check out our chapter's website at:

This is the last edition of the electronic newsletter for the 2001-2002
season, and the May 23 meeting is also our last meeting of the season.
Both publication of the newsletter and regular meetings will resume in
September when we start the 2002-2003 season.

The May meeting is back at TI.

Join us May 23 at the TI South Campus on Forest Lane where Howard J.
Gunn of EdgeVantage will speak on "Network Security: Are you on a Party



Regular monthly meetings of the Dallas IEEE Computer Society are
normally held on the second to last Thursday of each month. Chapter
meetings are open to the general public.  The chapter holds meetings
from 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.  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 ends by approximately
1:00 PM.


Technical Presentation:  FREE

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

If you will be joining us for 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


        Dallas IEEE Computer Society Meeting -- May 23, 2002
    (See for map and other

  Network Security: Are you on a Party Line?

  Thursday 23 MAY 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)

  Howard J. Gunn
  CTO of EdgeVantage

  EdgeVantage is a new venture that was launched to address the issues
of privacy, control, and content security over the public network.
Howard's session will focus on the privacy gaps, security problems,
ethical issues and security opportunities created by the planned "always
on" strategies of the current carriers, next generation wireless
carriers and planned "WEB" enabled services industry.

  Howard is an MBA graduate of Cleveland State University, Executive
Director of the International Engineering Consortium, past Director of
the Lightwave Institute of the International Engineering Consortium and
author of the "Principle of Traffic and Network Design" published by
ABC's of Telecommunications. Prior to co-founding EdgeVantage, Howard
served as the Vice President of Technology at WorldView Network System,
Vice President of Marketing, ATM Product Management and Corporate
Strategy of Alcatel Network Systems, Vice President and General Manager
of Gandalf Technologies, Vice President of Global Sales of GTE Network
Systems and Vice President and General Manager of Independent Telco
Sales at GTE Automatic Electric for Central Office Equipment, CPE and
Transmission systems.

  Enter the TI South Campus at the site's Southeast (SE) entrance on
Forest Lane, just west of Greenville Avenue. Preferred parking is at the
extreme SE corner of the building. Enter the public lobby at the
building's SE corner and ask guard to direct you to conference rooms
S-1/S-2 (very near this entrance).

  Technical Presentation: FREE
  Lunch: Student Members -         $7.00,
             Members and guests -   $10.00.

  Please reserve lunch by 20 May with our online form at or by
contacting Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004



The QuEST Forum has issued a Call for Papers for the 2002 Best Practice
Conference to be held in Richardson, Sept 24-25, 2002. The abstracts are
not restricted to the telecom industry; Abstract deadline May 31,2002,



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 short
courses for professionals working in the areas of computer science and
engineering. The courses are being offered until June and are either one
or two days. Topics range from "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
Using UML" to "Intellectual Property and Information Technology." The
courses are being held at the SMU School of Engineering's facility at
1500 International Pkwy. in Richardson. 214-768-1175 E-mail:

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,

24-25 Sep: 3rd Annual QuEST Forum Best Practices Conference, Renaissance
Dallas-Richardson Hotel, Richardson TX.

11-13 Oct: DS-RT 2002, 6th IEEE International Workshop on Distributed
Simulation & Real-Time Applications, Ft. Worth, Texas

12-16 Oct: IEEE MASCOTS 2002, 10th IEEE Symposium on Modeling, Analysis,
& Simulation of Computer & Telecommunications Systems, Ft. Worth, Texas

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




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