DECUS Europe 1990 Symposium

Cannes, September 3rd to 7th, 1990. Call for Papers

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DECUS res. : Symposium Cannes, September 3rd to 7th, 1990 Call for Papers ‘Applications for a New Decade’ Today’s fast changing business environment calls for computer applications that are flexible enough to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The needs for open- ness and integration have already led to standards for communica- tions, data and human interfaces. As the price of computing power keeps falling, the scope and com- plexity of applications is increas- ing. To keep up with these de- mands, applications development in the 1990s will depend on the evolution of new techniques, tools and processes. These trends will be felt by everyone - from developers to users. Find out what they mean for you at the 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium. EEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTOSSS SS ee A Unique Opportunity to Present your Ideas and Experience... The 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium will be held in Cannes, France, from Monday September 3rd to Friday September 7th. A series of full day technical training seminars will be held on Monday, to be followed by an intense four day session program. User contributions are the key to a successful Symposium The 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium offers you a unique opportunity to pre- sent your ideas, experience and knowledge to a truly international gathering of Digital computer users. Whether your contribution discusses a new tool or process, a summary of your experience in a certain field, or the technical features of your product, you will find an interested and attentive audience. User contributions are a key element to the success of a DECUS Europe sym- posium. User involvement has always been at the base of the DECUS Europe organization. When founded over 28 years ago, its objective was to promote the exchange of information concerning the use of Digital hardware and soft- ware products, both within the user community and between the user commu- nity and Digital. This objective has not changed. Special Interest Groups provide a Forum for Information Interchange As well as sessions and training seminars sponsored by the DECUS SIGs (Spe- cial Interest Groups), the Symposium will include a more informal forum for information interchange in the SIG club rooms. The club room is the place to meet with members sharing your interests, and with members of Digital’s engi- neering teams. Many SIGs will be organising club room activities such as tech- nical discussions and software demos. Your contributions are welcome. Brief descriptions of the areas covered by each SIG are given later in this booklet. For more information on SIG activities, contact the SIG Chairmen directly. ee REE EEE To offer your contribution, please complete the ‘Offer of Contribution’ form and return it to the DECUS Europe office in Geneva by February 26th, 1990. Remember that your contribution will be evaluated entirely on the abstract provided, so make certain that it does justice to your subject. The 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium will be an important event covering your information needs concerning a new generation of applications, products and technologies. The Symposium Planning Committee is excited to organise this event and share with you another dynamic and informative symposium. ye ee //] Friedrich Schlepuetz, Chairman, DECUS Europe Symposium Planning Committee eS Contribution Guidelines Your submission may be on any aspect of the use of Digital computers. The DECUS Europe Special Interest Groups (SIGs), have outlined the type of sub- jects on which they would like to see contributions. Please read the SIG sec- tions for further information. Symposium Sessions Papers can discuss general items or be of a more specific nature. Presentation time can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes which should include about five minutes for questions. Please indicate on the form the length of the session required. Pa- pers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings. Training Seminars As in previous years, the day preceding the official start of the DECUS Europe Symposium, Monday September 3rd, will be devoted to full day training semi- nars. These give attendees a more in-depth view of a subject while letting them benefit from the knowledge and experience of some of the leading ex- perts in their fields. We think that many of you have acquired much knowledge in a particular field related to the use of Digital hardware and/or software. If you feel that you have a subject to present, and that it would take more time than is available in a session, then please offer a training seminar. Procedure To submit your offer of contribution, please complete the form in the center of this brochure. Please use a separate photocopy of the form for each submis- sion. This year, for the first time, those of you with access to X.25 or X.400 mail may also submit your abstracts electronically. This will speed up process- ing of your paper. However, you will still be required to submit a copy of the form. Please also note the practical indications described on the next page. 6 SEE EE Titles In order to produce coherent titles in all our publications and information media we kindly ask you to provide titles no longer than 32 characters, includ- ing blank spaces. Should this be a problem, please present two titles, a short and a long title, including the latter in the abstract. Abstracts In addition, please prepare an abstract, of no more than 200 words for each submission, on the abstract form provided. The abstract will be published in the Symposium programme and should contain: = A short summary of the subject or activity you wish to present ® An indication of whether the activity is projected, in progress or completed = The benefits of attending the presentation = A short biography for training seminar instructors Speakers Please provide your full professional address, including telephone, telex, and fax number. Please send your form(s) to DECUS Europe, 12 Avenue des Morgines, Case Postale 176, 1213 Petit-Lancy, Switzerland, no later than February 26th 1990. During May you will be informed whether your submission has been accepted. Please remember that the only information on which the Symposium Planning Committee (SPC) will have to evaluate your contribution will be your abstract and the information provided on the forms you send to DECUS Europe. Commercialism The DECUS Europe commercial guidelines prohibit vendor sales presenta- tions. DECUS Europe stresses that the abstract describing your paper or train- ing seminar should be technical in content and be free of advertising. The commercial guidelines also prohibit personnel recruiting. Copies of the com- mercial guidelines are available from the DECUS Europe office in Geneva. You will be asked to sign an acceptance of the commercial guidelines, should your submission be accepted. DECUS Europe Special Interest Group Activities Al SIG Cannes was the birthplace of our SIG, and we are very happy to return to this excellent site for our third AI European event. This will be the place to meet and share your experiences in Artificial Intelli- gence/knowledge engineering. We would like to suggest the following themes for the 1990 symposium: mw Software engineering in the AI world (including development methodologies, AI project management, fast prototyping techniques) = Description of applications (operational or at an advanced stage of development, including industrial and commercial applications) = Tools descriptions and development environments = AI interfaces with realtime processes = Human-computer interfaces (man-machine intelligent communication) = AI/DBMS interfaces ® Robotics and industrial vision systems m= Neural networks (models, simulation and applications) = Future trends in Artificial Intelligence (current research concerns and likely developments) This list is not exhaustive and we are willing to examine any proposition you ~ think might be of interest to other AI developers or users. Guy Delafontaine, European AI SIG Chairman, Tel: +41 21 693 47 66, Fax: +41 21 693 46 60 Graphics Working Group The new Graphics Working Group invites you to present papers on various topics including graphics systems standards, CAD/CAM, mapping, Graphical Kernel System (GKS), GKS3D, Programmers Hierarchical Interactive Graph- ics System (PHIGS) and of course many others. Also of great interest will be your experiences with the DECwindows architecture, which includes a com- plete set of programming mechanisms that contro! windowing, graphics, the user interface and data interchange. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Jorgen Bent Ipsen, European Graphics Working Group Chairman, Tel: +45 44 68 22 55 ext. 2242, Fax: +45 42 97 25 51 Information Management SIG The issues discussed by this SIG cover the following areas: Fourth Generation Environments Information Management = Architectures of Integration = Data Management (Databases) mw ‘1992’ Standardisation, Effects If any of these subjects are relevant to your work, the IM SIG would welcome your contribution for the 1990 Symposium. ] hope to hear from many of you. 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This year we have some large machines to include in our systems! The LS SIG also looks at the enterprise wide implications of system manage- ment when attempting to provide service to a large number of users, usually with a large number of different applications. The SIG would welcome user contributions in any of the following areas: uw The management and system management of distributed systems m Experiences of multi-vendor networking = Managing installation and changeover of large production systems m User management in a large user community ® Migration experiences (particularly from the other vendors) = Management tools which have been developed in house # Planning for Phase V DECnet/OSI in large networks m Experiences with large databases on Digital equipment = Capacity planning = Data management As well as looking to user papers, the SIG sessions in Cannes will be successful only if you contribute to the lively discussion which our SIG has enjoyed in the past. There is a tradition, in the Large Systems area of DECUS, of stimulating discussion as well as thought provoking presentations! Kris Emery, European LS SIG Chairman, Tel: +44 56 993619 or +44 56 993619 fitems Se. SS eee SLA SE SASL NT EET LID OE TT i 10 Manufacturing and Applied Technology Group This group covers such diverse topics as CIM, MAP, simulation, data acquisi- lion, process control and SCADA. Last year’s presentations included papers on the validation of floating point arithmetic operations, Digital’s documenta- tion tools and a training seminar on the principles of simulation with particular reference to its use in a manufacturing environment. Of particular interest this year are papers covering the design philosophy of computing projects in areas of manufacturing or any of the topics falling within the application of computers in industry. We are also interested in papers cov- ering users’ experience in the installation and management of such projects and also detailed papers on some aspect of applied computer technology. In addition we would appreciate any offerings for training seminars. Finally, a request to all members interested in the objectives of the working group to send me any suggestions for presentations or training seminars for future symposia so that we can invite suitable speakers to talk on these sub- jects. David Harris, Manufacturing and Applied Technology Group Chairman, Tel: +44 929 551207, Fax: +44 929 551621 (preferred) Methods, Languages and Tools SIG As the new SIG chairman I'd like to welcome all our friends to the MLT SIG. I hope to keep up the good work of our ‘old’ chairman Bernd Gliss. For the 1990 Symposium, we are particularly interested in topics concerning the life cycle of a software product. Some ideas: methods of analysis and de- sign, object-oriented design approaches, project management, programming languages, documentation, CASE tools, etc. If you have questions about your contribution, please call me. Hansjakob Baumann, European MLT SIG Chairman, Tel: +41 85 69381 11 Networks SIG The enormous growth of networks seems to be slowing down. Local area net- works (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) now belong to the normal working environment for most of us. But interconnection of LANs and WANs is not so easy. It is also a fact that user requests for high speed networks are increasing. Will FDDI be the answer? For those interested in network software, migration to DECnet/OSI Phase V will probably be a hot topic at the 1990 Symposium. Will OSI software become prevalent? Can you live without TCP/IP? And we’ll also be looking at the extra requirements of applications in order to run efficiently over a network. Together we can make the Networks SIG stream in Cannes a great success. Rosette Vandenbroucke, European Networks SIG chairperson, Tel: +32 2 64] 32 10 or +32 2 641 32 10 OA SIG You know that your experience is valuable. Please share your knowledge with us by giving presentations, contributions or even a training seminar. Remember that this is a user-driven Symposium! As you know, the Symposium theme is ‘Applications for a New Decade’. Let’s add a new concept for OA: ‘CIO’ (Computer Integrated Office) and look out for ClO Applications. What we’re looking for are presentations concerning: m Experience in Office Automation (any level) = ALL-IN-1! topics and ALL-IN-1 integration @ Third party solutions = Desktop publishing = OA and Unix = A look into the future Helmut F. Kuester, European OA SIG Chairman, Tel: +49 89 7209 272 ee EE EEE nm 12 PC and Workstation Working Group At the last European DECUS Symposium we had more than sixty interesting sessions and a successful club room together with the TAG SIG. For one year we had been working together as a Working Group. Due to the wide range of interest areas and activities, it was decided to establish two new working groups: the PC and Workstation Working Group and a separate Graphics Working Group. The interest in the areas of PCs, Macintosh and the fast growing workstation activities emphasizes the importance of our group. To make the sessions in Cannes even more interesting than in The Hague, we need you to participate with your experience in any area related to desktop systems. In Cannes we would like to further develop our successful club room activities together with the Graphics Working Group. We would also like to provide you with a library of interesting software. What about a collection of ‘goodies’ on diskette or tape? To make such a collection, we need contributions from you and other users. You may also consider demonstrating some of your software in our club room before submitting the material to the library of the PC and WS Working Group Symposium collection. Please submit as early as possible. If you have any questions regarding possible submissions, please contact me. Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you in Cannes. Per Arne Boerresen, European PC and WS Working Group Chairman, Tel: +47 2 843386 (office until Jan. 15) +47 2 651080 (office after Jan. 15) +47 2 123185 (home) SSS EE EEE eee eee 13 aS Realtime SIG The Realtime SIG includes the areas of realtime, data acquisition, analysis, research and control. For the 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium our SIG would welcome contributions covering the following topics: = Realtime applications @ VAXELN and VAX/VMS m Applications for the new low-end VAX systems = Measurement of Realtime performance m Signal Processing and Data Analysis = Biomedical Applications = LIMS/SM Laboratory Data Systems = Realtime Data Acquisition and Control Applications = Distributed Data Acquisition @ Pattern Recognition ® Robotics All other interesting offers for presentations within the RT SIG area will be welcomed. I look forward to seeing you in Cannes and to talking about how we can fulfill your needs and wishes. Zoran Bozovic, European Realtime SIG Chairman, Tel: +38 11 681 466 14 eee SS eee RSX SIG You the RSX users in Europe can contribute to the 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium by telling the rest of the RSX community about the ways you solved your problems, and the tricks you perform with your system. Let us know about the successes and pitfalls you have experienced coexisting with VMS, PCs, etc. Again we hope to repeat the club room with RSX software running on a dedi- cated machine, so you may wish to contribute to the RSX Symposium tape. There can only be one if you contribute! K.J. Pickard, European RSX Chairman, Tel: +44 1 450 8911 ext 372 UNIx SIG The 1990 Symposium is an ideal way to find out about Digital’s activities in Unix, Unix standards and where these are going. Digital has a role in both the X/Open and the OSF organizations. Unix, even in its two flavours, is nearly a hardware independent environment. When this is coupled with X Windows, it provides a modern and flexible user interface. The main failing of Unix is system management. Recent virus attacks have shown how important good management is. The 1990 Symposium is an ideal way to get together and to share each others experiences. At all the meetings 1 have attended, the time given to allow people to discuss what they do and the problems they have is never enough. People just love to gossip, so why not turn this to your advantage, get your name in print and impress the boss. Just write down about a page on your last year’s experience with Unix/ULTRIX (good and bad) and submit it as a paper. It does not take much talk to fill 30 minutes especially if you allow questions from the floor. Peter Churchyard, European UNIx SIG Chairman, Tel. +44 1589 S111 15 VAX SIG The VAX Special Interest Group is for DECUS members in Europe who are interested in VAX hardware, VMS and its layered products. The number of ways this hardware and software is utilised is quite surprising and, no doubt, your site has done something which is a little different and possibly unique. However you use VAX systems or VMS, and whatever your application is, there is bound to be something of interest to other VAX SIG members. So why not submit a paper to the 1990 Symposium so that others may benefit from your experience? Or perhaps you are an expert in a particular area of VMS? In which case you may care to present a pre-symposium seminar. If so, then please let us know. In Cannes we shall continue a number of traditional activities. There will be an advanced ‘Question and Answer’ session where experts from Digital’s Central Engineering group will be available to answer your questions. Part of this ses- sion will include a ’Magic’ contest where you can stand up and tell your favourite anecdote. A small prize will be offered for the best entry. We will be running a series of clinic sessions in the club room where you can discuss your problems in some detail with the VMS developers. The club room will also house some equipment for experimenting on and a documentation set for consultation. Also, we will be collecting contributions to a symposium tape collection. This will be a collection of goodies contributed by members for distribution to other members both in Europe and in the U.S. So if you have something to offer, bring it along on your favourite medium and give it to our tape librarian. Finally, the sessions themselves. These are traditionally dominated by Digital speakers and yet there is so much expertise in the user community. Although attendees enjoy hearing what Digital have to say, they also enjoy hearing about other users’ experiences, so please send us your contribution and together we will make the 1990 Symposium the best ever! Tony Arnold, European VAX SIG Chairman, Tel: +44 61 275 6093, Fax: +44 61 275 6040 eee — eee 16 Symposium registration information will be sent to all DECUS members during June. For further information concerning the 1990 DECUS Europe Symposium, please contact: DECUS Europe, 12 Avenue des Morgines, 1213 Petit-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland Telephone: +41 22 709 4264 Telefax: +41 22 792 25 03 X.25 mail address: DTE number: 02284881143540, Account name: EURODECUS X.400 mail address: C=CH;A=ARCOM;P=DIGITAL;O=DIGITAL;S=EURODECUS Published by DECUS Europe Communications, Geneva, Switzerland, using Interleaf publishing software. Copyright 1990, DECUS Europe. All rights reserved. Printed in Switzerland