Issue 0, 3rd September 1995: A NEW MAGAZINE IS BORN!
Welcome to the new on-line computing magazine from ExNet Systems. We
aim to provide you with the latest in computing, and with hot links for
useful computing information on the Web. This magazine will be updated
several times each month, and its focus will be on high-performance,
parallel and multimedia computing, and the technology of the Internet.
You will be able to keep up with the latest in computing for only a few
minutes' effort each month.
Damon Hart-Davis, Computing Editor
- Wot, no Windows '95 Backup?
Adaptec claims to provide the first all-in-one SCSI solution
for Windows '95---``Adaptec EZ-SCSI 4.0 software provides
32-bit applications and tools for ultimate control,
productivity and ease-of-use with SCSI peripherals.'' Version
4.0 provides tools that can be used with an Advanced SCSI
Programming Interface (ASPI) compliant host adapter to support
virtually all major SCSI peripherals. These applications and
tools include: SCSI Tape Backup, CD-R mastering and duplication
software, Photo-CD viewer and CD players, and SCSI Explorer (a
collection of SCSI system management tools). ``If users truly
want to take advantage of Windows 95, multitasking and
Plug-and-Play, they'll need an effective and easy way to manage
their SCSI peripherals,'' said S Sundaresh, VP.
- Network Security for the Unconnected
The potential of distance learning over the Web is evident, but
before you have even dared to connect you can learn about
improving the security of your networks (especially important
before connection to the Internet) from your own office by
'phone. The TeleSANS conference listed in the Diary is one example of a trend that I
hope continues. The upside of such courses is a huge saving in
time and effort travelling, though the downside is that you
have no excuse to go to exotic locations at your company's
- September 1995:
19--24, Earl's Court, London. Live '95. The consumer
electronics show. Tel: +44 171 396 4545.
20--21, New York, NY, USA. Internet and International Trade
Conference on using the Internet for import/export, joint
ventures, market research and other international trade
activity. Contact Assist
International for a brochure.
26, by 'phone and Internet. Session 1.
Subsequent sessions 31st Oct, 28th Nov, 19th Dec, and Jan
1996. TeleSANS ``SS101: Enhancing Security on SunOS
Systems.'' ``A fast-paced, five-part course designed to
help you and others at your site learn new ways to improve the
security of your SunOS 4 systems and the networks on which
those systems sit. And, you don't have to leave your office to
participate.'' Mail the
organisers for more details.
- October 1995:
2--3, Chicago, IL, USA; 10--11, Washington DC, USA; 23--24
Boston, MA, USA. Internet and International Trade Conference
as above, Contact Assist
International for a brochure.
4--6, Paderborn, Germany. Third Conference on Mechatronics and
Robotics: ``From Design Methods to Industrial Applications.''
For more details see the Web
12, Cyberia, London. Wired Buildings. From telecottages to
wired buildings; architects and planners think of how to use
the Internet for leisure and work. Mail Sally Matrick.
31--2 Nov, Electronic Commerce '95. Barbican Centre, London.
New exhibition and conference ranging from EDI to the Web.
Contact Lorraine Hall, tel: +44 181 332 0044.
- April 1996:
13--14, Cambridge, UK. International Workshop on Object
Representation for Computer Vision. Contact co-chairs Jean Ponce, Martial Hebert or
- May 1996:
6--9, San Jose, CA, USA. ATM '96.
20--23, Atlantic City, NJ, USA. 8th Software Engineering
Process Group Conference. The theme of the conference is
``Broadening the Perspective for the Next Century''. The
conference will include plenary sessions, invited and
contributed presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
informal birds-of-a-feather (BOF) meetings. Vendor exhibits
will also be offered. For more information mail SEI Customer
Relations, and see the Web
20--26, Crete, Greece. CAiSE 1996. CAiSEs96 is the 8th in the
series of CAiSE Conferences which provide a forum for
presentation and exchange of research results and practical
experiences within the field of Information Systems
Engineering. The main theme of the CAiSEs96 Conference is
``Software Engineering Challenges in Modern Information Systems
(IS).'' See the Web
page (inaccessible at time of writing) or mail Ms Margaret Balothiari
for more details.
- Calls for papers:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, a
special issue on ``Design and Implementation of
Computer-integrated Manufacturing Systems: Integration and
Adaptability Issues.'' Deadline 30th October 1995.
Guest editors Dr A
Gunasekaran, Monash University, Australia and Professor SY Nof, Purdue
13--14 April 1996. Intl Workshop on Object Representation for
Computer Vision. Contact Jean Ponce or as above.
6--9 May 1996. ATM '96. Send proposals to the Technology Transfer
- Proceedings available:
EANN 95 (International Conference on Engineering Applications
of Neural Networks) available here.
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