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IEEE Computer Society
Dallas Chapter
Electronic Newsletter
Nov 2001  (Volume 3, Number 3)
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Volume 3 Number 3
November 2001


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

(not all content sections are used each month)


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

We are sorry to report that the price of lunch will be going up starting with
the November 15th meeting.  The new price schedule is $15 for non-members and
guests, $10 for members.  For the past several years, part of the cost of the
lunch service has been underwritten by one of our corporate sponsors.  We have
been informed that, due to current economic conditions, that support is no
longer available.



Regular monthly meetings of the Dallas IEEE Computer Society are 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 this month 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.


Technical Presentations:  FREE

Lunch:  IEEE Members and Computer Society Affiliates - $10.00;
        Student Members - $7.00,
        Non-Members and guests - $15.00.

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. 11/15/01  Evolving uses of the web - Voice over IP, etc.
                Diana Rawlins, WorldCom
Thurs   1/24/02   Topic:  Bluetooth and 802.11
Thurs   2/21/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   3/21/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   4/18/02   Topic TBD
Thurs   5/23/02   Topic TBD


November 2001 Meeting Details:

        Dallas IEEE Computer Society Meeting -- Nov 15, 2001
    (See for map and other details.)

  Evolving uses of the web - Voice over IP, etc.

  Thursday 15 Nov 2001
  Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  Talk: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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

  Diana Rawlins
  Senior Manager

  Voice Over IP emerged during the late 90's as a cost effective replacement to
legacy circuit switched, PSTN technology. Early deployments of VOIP were based
on the H.323 protocol suite but are currently being replaced by the Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP) developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF.)  The protocol provides a common interface for a wide range of devices
required for a communications service.  Some of these components include phone
devices, soft clients, routing servers, gateways to bridge IP with legacy PBX
and PSTN services, announcement servers and instant messaging to name a few.
While cost savings was a early motivator for this technology, business is
realizing that the additional services such as unified messaging that can be
consolidated into the VOIP model make it a powerful communication service that
goes beyond today's PSTN offerings.  This presentation will provide an high
level discussion on an overall service strategy which examines a set of
components rather than focusing on one particular element.

  Diana Rawlins is a Senior Manager at WorldCom with over 20 years of experience
in software development. She completed her M.S. Computer Science at the
University of Texas, Dallas in 1998 and has been with WorldCom for the past 3
years. During those 3 years she has been active in the development of VOIP
systems. Diana is an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force
and has authored six IETF drafts. Diana is a primary and co-inventor on two
pending patents.

  Technical Presentation: FREE.
  Lunch: Members - $10.00; Non-Members & guests - $15.00.
  Please reserve lunch by 13 November with our online form at or by contacting
Program Chairman, Jack Carden, at 972-490-3004 (




Conferences and Workshops in Texas that are potentially of interest to area
engineers and computer scientists.

7-9 Nov: ICTAI 2001, 13th IEEE International Conference on Tools with AI *P*,
Dallas, Texas,

25-29 Nov: GLOBECOM 2001 - 2001 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, San
Antonio, TX, contact: Mr. T. Scott Atkinson,, web:

1-5 Dec: MICRO-34 The 34th International Symposium on Microarchitecture, Austin
Texas;  Web:

2 Dec: IEEE 4th Annual Workshop on Workload Characterization, Held in
conjunction with MICRO-34, Austin Texas,

2 Dec: 4th Workshop on Feedback-Directed and Dynamic Optimization FDDO-4 In
conjunction with MICRO-34 in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN, Austin, Texas, Web:

conjunction with MICRO-34, Austin, Texas,

1-5 Dec: EPIC-1: 1st Annual Workshop on Explicitly Parallel Instruction
Computing Architectures and Compiler Technology, Held in conjunction with
MICRO-34 1-5 Dec, Austin, Texas, Web:

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

8 Apr-11 Apr 2002: IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium, Dallas,

15-19 Apr: 2002: ICSR, 7th Int'l Conf. on Software Reuse, Austin, Texas.  Contact
Cristina Gacek, See

5-6 June, 2002: Austin, Texas, Microprocessor Test and Verification (MTV'02),

16-21 Jun 2002: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
and URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Antonio, TX,

23-26 Oct 2002: 24th Annual International Conference of the IEEE/EMBS and Annual
Fall Meeting of the BMES, Houston, TX,



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