Issue 0, 3rd September 1995: A NEW MAGAZINE IS BORN!
ExNet On-line


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 dhd@exnet.com.



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 expense!


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 page.

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 Andrew Zisserman.
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 page.

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 University, USA.

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 Institute.

Proceedings available:
EANN 95 (International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks) available here.


Computing-related links into the Web: Yahoo, Archie, ExWeb. Other links: WebCrawler, Springboard.
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