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Description Date, Location
Topic - Career Planning: Myths and Realities
Speaker - C Mahalingam, Director - Human Resources, Philips Software Centre Ltd.

Time: 07:00-08:00 PM, Monday, 6th December 2000. Venue: Hotel Rama, Lavelle Road ,Bangalore-560 001.
IEEE CCEM seminar: "STORAGE AREA NETWORKING" by Mr.Kumar Malavalli and

Cosponsor: Edurite Technology Pvt. Ltd.
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m, Monday, 4th December 2000. Venue: Hotel Ashok, High Grounds, Bangalore-560 001.
Ninth Annual Symposium on Telecom and Internet Technolgies for the net economy
Technical Program & Registration See the report
November 23-25, 2000, Bangalore
(Extended Summary Due:25 September, 2000)
IEEE Bangalore Section Student Paper Contest 2000
(Accepted papers are to be presented in the nineth annual symposium) See the award winning paper abstracts
November 23-25, 2000, Bangalore
(Paper Due:25 September, 2000)
IEEE GOLD TALK on Experiences in Entrepreneurship" by Prasanth Gopalakrishnan,MD, KALKI Communication Technologies Pvt Ltd. on 26 Sep 2000 at 1900hrs
Time: 07:00-08:00 p.m, 26 Sep 2000
Venue: Robert Bosch India Ltd. Hosur Road, Koramangala.(901 Conference Hall, Bangalore.
Indian Society for Training and Development, Bangalore Chapter and IEEE CCEM Chapter talk on "Talent Managment in the New Economy" by Dr. Prasad Kaipa, CEO, USA 18 Sep 2000 Sponsored by Philips Software Centre
See Report and download presentation
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m, 18 Sep 2000
Venue:Ashoka Hotel,Convention Hall, High Grounds, Bangalore.
IEEE CCEM Lecture:"Opportunities for Telecom Infrastructure and Services Start-up Companies"
Speaker: Prof. A. Paulraj, Chairman and Chief Technology officer of Gigabit Wireless Inc., CA, USA
Sponsored by MindTree Consulting
See the report
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m, Thursday, 31st August 2000
Venue:Ashoka Hotel,Convention Hall, High Grounds, Bangalore.
IEEE GOLD talk: "Technical Skills + Life Skills = Successful Professional"
Speaker - Deependra Moitra, General Manager at Lucent Technologies India R&D Program
August 30, 2000,Time: 0600PM-0700PM,
Venue: Siemens Comm SW, 2nd floor,SN Towers, MGRoad Bangalore
Register with A Anoop
IEEE Tutorial on "Protocol and QoS Support for Internet Telephony", by Dr KK Ramakrishna, AT&T Bell labs Date: Aug 11, 2000; Time: 2:30-6:30 PM, Venue: Hotel The Capitol, Bangalore
International Conference on Communications, Control & Signal Processing in the next millenium(CCSP-2000)

Read the report
July 25-28,2000, Bangalore, India
by Prof. S. S. Iyengar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.

Sponsor: Honeywell India SW Operation
Thursday, July 13 2000,
Time: 5:00PM
Venue:Utsav Conf. Hall
Hotel LeMeridian, Sankey Road, Bangalore
IEEE BLR Technical colloquium

Coorganiser: IEEE Student branch, SJCE
Date:Saturday, 15 July 2000
Time : 8:30 - 14:00 Venue : King’s Kourt hotel,Metropol Circle,Mysore
IEEE CCEM Lecture:"Wireless Application Protocol (WAP.)" by:Asoke Talukder Director, Indus eQuality, Bangalore.
Cosponsor: Indian Institute of Information Technology

Saturday, 24th June 2000
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m
Venue : Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
IEEE CCEM Lecture:"Communication Infrastructure for Home: Opportunities" by: Mr. Eddy Odijk,Vice President - System Architecture-Mainstream Consumer Electronics,Philips Consumer Electronics
Cosponsor: Philips Software Centre
Date : 9 Jun 2000
Time : 4.30 P. M. to 6.00 P. M
Venue : Hotel Capitol, Bangalore.
IEEE CCEM Lecture:"Opportunities and Challenges for Technology Entrepreneurs in India." by: Dr. Sridhar Mitta, Managing Director, e4e Labs Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore."
Cosponsor: Mindtree


Date : Saturday, 20th May 2000
Time : 4.30 P. M. to 6.00 P. M
Venue : Convention Hall, Hotel Ashok, Bangalore.
IEEE CCEM Tutorial: AI and the Internet by Prof. Ramakoti Sadananda Date : Thursday, April 20, 2000
Time : 3.00 P. M. to 6.00 P. M
Venue : Grand Ball Room, The Capitol, No 3, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore 560 001.

Other Professional Events
Description Date, Location
ADCOM - 2000 8th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications December 14-16, 2000 Cochin, India
IEEE Students congress 2000 7TH, 8TH & 9TH JULY 2000
"IMAGE" M.R.C. Nagar
R.A.Puram, Chennai - 28.

Topic - Career Planning: Myths and Realities
Speaker  - C Mahalingam, Director  - Human Resources, Philips Software
Centre Ltd. 
Venue   - Hotel Rama, Lavelle Road 
Date & Time - Dec 6, 2000 1900hrs onwards (approx. 1 hour) 

About the speaker 
C. Mahalingam ( 39 Years ), Heads Human Resource Function in Philips
Software Centre Ltd., Bangalore as Director  - Human Resources for the last
4 years.  He has over 18 years experience in all facets of HRM in both
public and private sector. 

He has a Masters degree in HRM from Loyola College, Madras: passed with the
Golden Jubilee Gold Medal.  He has over 20 publications in the Management
Columns of Economic Times, Times of India, Financial Express and a few
journals.  He reviews articles for IIM-Bs Management Review and is writing a
regular HR column in  He is a visiting faculty to a few other
management institutes in Bangalore and outside including IIM-Bangalore,
Academy of HRD, Hyderabad.  He is a member of the Academic Council of the
Academy of HRD, Hyderabad that provides direction and guidance to their PD
Dip and Ph.D programmes.  He is a member of TV Rao's Thinktank on 360*
Learning Systems.  He is a Certified Auditor for European Quality Award and
Philips Quality Award.  He is a Life member of ISTD, National HRD Network
and Quality Circle Forum of India, NIPM and is on the executive committees
of ISTD, NIPM, QCFI and National HRD Network. 

Mahalingam enjoys reading and mentoring young managers.

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"Storage Area Networking" and "..Intelectual Proerty.."

Mr.Kumar Malavalli, speaking on "STORAGE AREA NETWORKING"


Prof.Suprio Dasgupta, speaking on "WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT

Edurite Technology Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore sponsors this event.

Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m, Monday, 4th December 2000.
Venue:  Hotel Ashok, High Grounds, Bangalore-560 001.

Overview of the Seminar

IEEE CCEM and Edurite Technology are bringing two brilliant minds
together on topics of current interest for the engineering community.

Kumar Malavalli is Co-founder, Vice-president Technology and CTO of
Brocade Communications Systems Inc., USA.  Brocade, is presently the 
largest Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure company in the 
world having a market share of over 80%. Has more than 15 years
of experience in the field of communications and computer networking. 
Previous employers included Hewlett Packard, Canstar communications, 
Amdahl communications, and ITT communications. Presently chairman of 
ANSI T11 Technical Committee, which is responsible for the development
of all the standards related to Fibre Channel, which is the technology
used to build SAN.  He is also serving in the board of Fibre Channel
Industry Association and Storage Network Industry Association. He is
also serving in the board of technicl advisors for several companines 
and venture capital firms.  He is a Director of Edurite Technology.
Kumar Malavalli speaks on "STORAGE AREA NETWORKING."

Suprio Dasgupta is Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Research and Advocacy (CIPRA)
on the topic Intellectual Property. He is recipient of World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO) fellowship.  He was awarded Masters degree
in Intellectual Property by the Franklin Pierce Law Centre, USA.  He also
holds Masters degrees in Law (NLSU, Bangalore) and Human Rights (Essex, UK.)
He is an active brain behind the IP Portal


5:00-5:05p  Introduction by Sponsors, Eduwrite Technology
5:05-6:05p  "Storage Area Networking" by Kumar Malavalli
6:05-6:30p  Tea break
6:30-7:30p  "What should you know about Intellectual Property as an Engineer
             working in India?" by Prof.Suprio Dasgupta

Please be on time.


There is no registration fee for this event. However, participation will be 
limited to the seats available, with priority for IEEE and sponsors of the 
event (others on a first-come-first-served basis.)  Those interested to participate 
are requested to RSVP their participation to:

                Ms.CHITRA.R., E-mail:

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IEEE Bangalore Section

Ninth Annual Symposium on


November 23-25, 2000

Call For papers

Telecommunications and Internet technologies are fast revolutionizing
all facets of human life including education, entertainment, health,
and commerce. New technology innovations are continuously being made
at an accelerating rate. Modern telecom infrastructure based on optical,

satellite, wireless, cable, DSL, and switching technologies are enabling

the astonishing growth of web-enabled services and applications. This
symposium will focus on issues, solutions, and emerging trends in these
challenging and exciting technology areas.

Original papers/contributions based on theoretical/experimental/
simulation research, design, development are solicited. Accepted
papers will be presented in the symposium and published in the
symposium proceedings. Broad areas of interest include, but not
limited to:

* Internet Telephony            * Browsing/Searching Technologies
* Security and Privacy          * Software Architectures for Internet
* e-commerce                    * Scalable Web Servers
* Quality of Service            * Collaborative Computing Systems
* Optical Networks              * Programming paradigms/Languages for
* Mobile Computing              * Software Engineering

                * Wireless Technologies
                * Multimedia Communications
                * Communications Theory
                * Signal Processing
                * DSL and Cable Modems
                * Power Line Communications
                * Intelligent Control Systems

Authors are requested to submit 5 copies of a 1000-word Extended
Summary of their papers to one of the following addresses:

Dr. A. Chockalingam                     Mr. S Sasikumar
Assistant Professor                     Vice President, NIIT
Department of ECE                       25/4 Lavelle Road
Indian Institute of Science             Bangalore 560 001
Bangalore 560 012                       Phone: 080-2239162
Phone: 080-3092855                      Fax: 080-2996554
Fax: 080-3600563                        E-mail:

E-mail submissions in MS-Word/PDF/PostScript are also acceptable.

Important dates:

Extended Summary Due:                   25 September, 2000
Notification of Acceptance:             29 September, 2000
Final paper due in camera-ready form:   30 October, 2000

Authors of accepted papers are required to register for the
symposium and present their papers in the symposium. Limited
financial assistance may be available to outstation authors
on request.


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This year Student Paper Contest is
being held as part of the Nineth IEEE Annual Symposium.

The Prize:

Sri B.R.V.Varadan Memorial Prize will be given to the undergraduate
students winners in the student paper contest organized by 
IEEE, Bangalore Section.
There will be two Prizes:
        First Prize : Rs. 1500/
        Second Prize: Rs. 900/

The Section is extending the contest to the post graduate students and a
separate prize will be given in this category. The prize will be announced later.

Winners of BRV Varadan Paper Contest for the year 1999
First prize: Ms Rohini Krishnan,Mr KN Murali Mohan, SJCE Mysore
Second prize: Mr Devjit N Gopalkar, Mr U Ashok Mallya, KREC Surathkal
              Ms Seema L Pinto, Ms HN Rashmi, JNNCE, Shimoga


* The Contest is open to all engineering students (both IEEE members
  and non-members), B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech, studing in Karnataka.

* The technical paper should be in the general areas of Electrical,
  Electronics, Instrumentation, Communication, and Computer


* In the undergraduate category, the technical paper should contain
  description of original work
  by the student/students with or without collaboration. It could
  also be an expository paper on a topic of current interest.
  Each contrbution should be authored by not more than 3 students.

  In the post graduate category, the paper should contain description of
  the original research work and should be authored strictly by one

  Students who have recently left an institution after completion
  of their course of study in 2000 are also eligible to participate
  in the contest.

* The technical paper should start with a title page consisting of
  (i) Title of the paper, (ii) Name(s) of Author(s) and Address(es),
  and (iii) An abstract of about 100 words.

* The body of the paper following the title page should be divided
  into sections like, introduction, main body, conclusions, etc.
  The paper should end with a list of references generally following
  any IEEE Transactions style. The paper should be typewritten in
  one and a half line space on one side on A4 size and should not
  exceed 10 pages. Diagrams, if any, should contain captions.

* The manuscript should be accompanied by
  (i)  Self declaration by the author(s) that: "I/We declare that
       this paper has been completely compiled and prepared by me/us".
  (ii) A letter from the Head of the Department/Principal, certifying
       that the participant(s) is/was/are/were student(s) of that
       Institution during the academic year 1999-2000.

* Submitted papers will be screened and short-listed for oral
presentation in
  the Annual symposium and publication in the symposium proceedings.
  The prize winning papers will be selected based on the quality of
  the technical content as well the oral presentation in the Annual

Three copies of the manuscript should be sent to the following address
and should reach before 25 September, 2000.

Dr. A. Chockaingam
Assistant Professor
Department of ECE
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Phone: 080-3092855
Fax: 080-3600563
E-mail: achockal@ece.iisc.ernet.inFor further information/clarification contact the above address or

Prof. K. Rajgopal, Chairman, IEEE Bangalore Section, Department of
Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore-560012.

Note: The winning entries will be sent to the IEEE Region 10 contest,
      where they have got a further chance of getting a prize. However,
      it may be noted that the Region 10 Contest is open only to the
      IEEE Student Members.


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Experiences in Entrepreneurship

Topic           - Experiences in Entrepreneurship
Speaker         - Prasanth Gopalakrishnan - MD, KALKI Communication
Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Venue           - Robert Bosch India Ltd. Hosur Road, Koramangala.(901
Conference Hall)
Date & Time     - 26.09.00 1900hrs onwards (approx. 1 hour)

Topic: Experiences in Entrepreneurship
Prasanth will speak about his experiences as an entrepreneur, the
possibility of starting off on ones own and of-course the returns, risks and
the sacrifices. 

He will also talk about aspects of financing and venture capitalists.

The talk is also be a forum for all those who have questions regarding any
aspects in starting off on your own in the field of software development and
all that you always wanted to find out about but couldn't locate the right

Hear more about this success story from the speaker himself who is just like
one of us (very eligible to be a GOLD member himself).

About the speaker
Mr. Prasanth Gopalakrishnan is the MD of Kalki Communication Technologies
Pvt. Ltd.  A graduate of REC Calicut ('95), he did his MS from Colorado
State University after slightly more than a  year in a job. Along with a
post-graduate degree, he also pocketed partial International patent rights
of two data communication technologies. Instead of joining an Intel or
Microsoft, he headed straight to Bangalore
With a big dream but not a penny, he approached his classmates who all
pooled in money for this start-up. And from then on, there was no looking
back. With modest revenue of Rs. 10 lakhs in 1998-99, this company has grown
at the rate of 150% and posted revenue of Rs. 35 lakhs in 2000. The
projected annual turnover of the company is Rs. 1.7 Crore for 2000-2001.

   His objective is to make KALKI a global technology company.

The talk is open to IEEE members as well as non-members.

Since there are limited number of seats, please register your names with
Rajendra Nath Goswami at the earliest. A few
seats have been reserved for IEEE GOLD members. Please mention your IEEE
membership number in your mail.

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Talent Management in the New Economy
Indian Society for Training and Development, Bangalore Chapter
proudly announces:

"Talent Managment in the New Economy"

Dr. Prasad Kaipa
Founder/CEO, USA.

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m, Monday, 18th September 2000.
Venue:  Hotel Ashok, High Grounds, Bangalore-560 001.

Philips Software Centre Ltd., Bangalore sponsors this event.

IEEE Computer, Communications and Engineering Management Societies 
(CCEM), Bangalore Chapter also joins in bringing Dr.Prasad Kaipa
to Engineering Management community at Bangalore.

About the Speaker

Prasad Kaipa, Ph.D. Founder/CEO of was the Managing Director
of Mithya Institute of Learning & Knowledge Architecture (
a research based consulting firm.  He developed executive and strategy
development programs for Fortune 100 companies including Cisco, HP, Xerox,
SUN, Boeing, Ford, and Pacbell for past 10 years. Prasad has been developing
algorithms that allow executives to  map the genetic code of organizations' so 
that they can re-wire their organizations for competitive performance. He is
well known for  his original contributions in learning, knowledge creation and
innovation areas.

Prasad Kaipa worked in Apple International Marketing and was a research fellow 
in Apple  University. He was working on 'designing a learning processor that augments
human intelligence when he quit Apple in 1990. 

Overview of the Talk

We are living and working in  period of accelerating change . The shift to
the Knowledge-based economy and the effects of  globalization are being
felt by both organization and the individuals.

In this knowledge-based economy, knowledge workers form the cornerstones of
successful businesses, emerging industries and economic growth. Human
skills are subject to obsolescence at an unprecedented rate. For instance,
General Electric allocates upwards of $800 million a year on training and 
leadership development --- about half of what it spends on R&D.

Growth companies today depend on human capital (effectiveness, productivity
and innovation). Those companies that have created growth by leveraging
their "off-balance sheet" human capital assets have seen their share prices
rewarded with higher valuations. In 1980, the price-to-book of the largest
companies in the US was 1.2:1. Price-to-book was a useful valuation in the
old economy, as it measured physical capital that companies leveraged into
earnings power. Today, the price-to-book of many successful companies is
14:1, more than 10 times greater. In large part, this reflects the fact that
human assets are increasingly the productive forces driving growth.


 - Do not fully understand that human capital development is a
	mission-critical imperative;
 - Use fragmented approaches and the piece-meal solutions that have
	been used do not address, retain, or motivate executives;
 - Climb wrong ladders faster and faster by focusing on bridging
	performance gaps while failing to address the real issues of 
	knowledge creation, new idea generation and capacity building.

Dr Prasad Kaipa in his talk  will share some of his research findings as to
how to unleash passion and harness entrepreneurial spirit in individuals and
corporations. Executives in large companies require unleashing more than
harnessing whereas entrepreneurs need to harness their passion to bring
success to their business. Some approaches to  improve the return on human
capital (effectiveness, productivity and innovation) by using customized
series of products will aso be highlighted.


There is no fee for this event. Due to the short time available, no advance 
registration is necessary. However, participation may be limited to the seats 
available at the venue, with priority for Members of ISTD, IEEE and co-sponsors 
(others on a first-come-first-served basis.)

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Technical Skills + "Life Skills" = Successful Professional
Speaker - Deependra Moitra, General Manager at Lucent Technologies India R&D
Venue - 2nd Floor, Siemens Communication Software, SN Towers,  MG Road,
Date - August 30th, Wednesday 6pm
Approx. 1 hour duration.

Summary of the lecture
Technical Skills + "Life Skills" = Successful Professional
This talk is about "Life Skills" -- the crucial skills that separate the
successful people from not so successful. The talk is centered around three
principles: Engagement, Creating First and Criticizing Later, and
Orientation towards Others. The discussion centers around certain 'things'
that sound like common sense with an observation that common sense is
something that is abundantly uncommon these days. 
The speaker introduces various, powerful life skills with a focus on "whats"
and not "how". The talk also discusses how to think about a career and
outlines the career skills that will become more and more sought after
moving forward. 

About the speaker
Deependra Moitra is a General Manager at Lucent Technologies India R&D
Program, where he is responsible for strategic R&D planning, new product
innovation management, and R&D performance improvement. Previously, he has
worked with Siemens Communication Software and the Indian Space Research

Deependra is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association of
Computing Machinery and IEEE Technical Committee on Software Engineering,
and a senior member of the American Society for Quality.  He has served as
the Program Chair or as the member of the program committee of several
conferences. Deependra advises many software businesses and start-ups and
has delivered several invited lectures, both in India and abroad, on various
topics falling within his areas of interest. 

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Protocol and QoS Support for Internet Telephony

      IEEE Bangalore Section Technical Program

IEEE Bangalore Section is organising a tutorial by Distinguished Lecturer,
Dr. K.K. Ramakrishna, AT&T Labs - Research.

The program consists of three hours of tutorial followed by High Tea
and informal discussions. An abstract of the tutorial and a brief
biographical sketch of the speaker are given at the end of this note.

 Topic:  Protocol and QoS Support for Internet Telephony

 Venue:  Crystal Room,
         The Capitol,
         3, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore  560001
         Tel: +91 80 2281234

 Date/Time: Friday, 11 Aug, 2000
            2.30-6.30 PM

      Registration:  2.00 - 2.30 PM
      Tutorial    :  2.30 - 5.30 PM (with a tea break)
      High Tea    :  5.30 - 6.30 PM

     People interested in attending this tutorial should register by
writing to either Dr. P.S.Sastry or Mr. A. Anoop (whose addresses are
given below) along with a cheque or draft payable to IEEE Bangalore
Section for appropriate amount. The rates for registration are:

   Students   IEEE Members: Rs. 50
              Nonmembers  : Rs. 100

   Others     IEEE Members: Rs. 200
              Nonmembers  : Rs. 350

We can accommodate a limited number of participants for the tutorial.
Requests for registration would be accommodated on a first come first
served basis. On the spot registration at the venue of the tutorial is
also possible subject to availability.

You can send your request for participation by e-mail and get a
confirmation. (You are required to post the check for the registration
amount separately).

Contact either of the following for registration.

P. S.Sastry
Department of Electrical Engg
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012,  INDIA.
   Tel: +91 80 3092934 (off)

Anoop A.
Siemens Public Communication Networks Ltd.
6th Floor, S.N.Towers
25/2, M.G. Road
Bangalore - 560 001.
Ph. 506 2400 Extn.4133
e mail:
      Protocol and QoS Support for Internet Telephony

                  Tutorial by
                K. K. Ramakrishnan
                AT&T Labs. Research

There is a significant industry effort towards supporting telephony
over the rapidly expanding packet network infrastructure.  Several
protocol developments to carry voice and real-time media are being
worked on in the industry, and will be covered in this tutorial:

 - RTP and RTCP for encapsulating and transporting real time data;
 - Voice over ATM, such as over AAL2 and AAL5;

 - H.323 as a protocol suite that includes signaling and control;
 - The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP);

I will also cover in some detail protocols developed in the cable
 - The NCS call-signaling protocol.
 - The Dynamic Quality of Service framework and protocol.
 - The DCS call-signaling (enhancements to SIP).

A discussion of supporting voice over packet networks needs to
consider QoS for transport of the packetized voice stream. We will
first describe the QoS constraints for providing toll-quality voice,
in terms of delay and loss.  The current effort in the Internet
community to provide service differentiation is focused on providing
gradations of service from an Internet Service Provider perspective.
We will cover the various approaches in the Internet world for
supporting QoS: Integrated Services and Differentiated Services and
their use for transporting voice.  If time permits, I will discuss the
various issues related to QoS in ATM: the traffic classes and QoS
associated with them: CBR, VBR and potentially ABR for supporting
real-time streams.


Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan is a Technology Leader in AT&T Labs.-Research
in Florham Park, New Jersey.  Dr. Ramakrishnan got his Ph.D. in
Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 1983. He was with
Digital Equipment Corporation until 1994, where he was a Consulting
Engineer.  His research interests are in the design and performance of
protocols and algorithms for computer networks and distributed
systems.  Dr. Ramakrishnan has worked and published papers in the areas of
congestion control and avoidance, local area networks and ATM,
distributed systems performance, packet telephony, and issues relating
to network I/O.  He has well over 100 papers.
He also has 38 patents issued, and has at least that many

He is an editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE
Network Magazine, and is on the editorial board for Computer
Communications Journal. He is a member of the End-End Research Group,
as part of the Internet Research Task Force and participates in the
IETF, the ATM Forum and CableLabs standards activities.
He is a member of the National Research Council Panel on
Information Technology for NIST, and a panel member at the National
Science Foundation.  He has participated in several panels and given
several invited talks at conferences, workshops, industry fora,
corporations and universities.


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IEEE Bangalore Section
IEEE Computer, Communication and Engineering Management Society Chapter

Technical Talk
Speaker: Prof. S. S. Iyengar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.
Venue   :	Utsav Conference Hall,.Hotel Le Meridienne,   Sankey Road.
Date      :	Thursday, July 13 2000
Time     :	5:00 PM

Executive Summary of his talk:
This talk defines a potential solution to a  Distributed Sensor Network problem under
dynamic conditions.  More specifically,  the talk describes a unique algorithm 
and a good  complexity analysis of a Distributed Sensor Network, which is shown 
to be dynamically re-configurable under  faulty conditions.
Several real-time applications  will be discussed.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Iyengar has directed over 30 Ph.D. dissertations  at LSU.  He has served 
as principal investigator on research projects supported by the Office of Naval 
Research, NASA, the National Science Foundation Laser Program, the California 
Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Department of Navy-NORDA, 
US Army Research Office, the  Department of Energy, the LEQFS-Board of Regents, 
and Apple Computers - generating more than three million  dollars in the last five years.
He has co-authored four books (published by John Wiley  and Sons, Prentice Hall 
(2), and CRC Press, Inc.), and over 250 research publications in the areas of  
high-performance parallel and distributed algorithms, data structures for image 
processing and pattern  recognition, autonomous navigation, and distributed sensor networks.

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IEEE BLR Technical Colloquium
IEEE Bangalore Section Techincal Colloquim
Jointly Organized by 
IEEE Bangalore Section & IEEE SJCE Students Branch
The IEEE Bangalore Section, Technical Colloquia Team consisting of following
members is visiting Mysore on Saturday, 15th July 2000

Prof. M A L Thathachar, Dept. of Electrical Engg., IISc, Bangalore
Mr. S Parameswaran,  Director(Retd.) CPRI, Bangalore
Mr. S Nagarajan, Philips Software Centre, Bangalore
Mr. Deependra Moitra, Lucent Technologies, Bangalore
Dr. Surendra Pal, ISRO, Bangalore

They will be giving Colloquia Talks and  Presentation on

Saturday, 15 July 2000
Venue : King’s Kourt hotel,Metropol Circle,Mysore
Time  : 8:30 - 14:00
on following topics

1. Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy logic (M A L Thathachar)
2. Hardware-Software Systems Engineering. ( S Nagarajan)
3. Recent Trends and Challenges in Power Transmission Systems (S Parameswaran). 
4. Technical Skills + Life Skills = Successful Professional (Deependra Moitra)
5. GPS and its Application (Surendra Pal)


8:30 - 9:00               Registration
9:00 - 9:20               Section Chairman's Address
9:30 - 10:10             Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy logic (M A L Thathachar)
10:15 - 10:55           Hardware-Software Systems Engineering. (S Nagarajan)
10:55 - 11:10           Tea Break
11:10 - 11:50           Recent Trends and Challenges in Power Transmission Systems (S Parameswaran). 
11:55 - 12:35           Technical Skills + Life Skills = Successful Professional (Deependra Moitra)
12:40 - 1:20             GPS and its Application (Surendra Pal)

1:30                           Lunch
Registration Fee :    IEEE Student Members          Rs. 20:00
	                   Non Student Members           Rs. 50:00
                                IEEE Members/Faculty          Rs. 100:00
                                Non IEEE Members/Others   Rs.  250:00

You are cordially welcomed by IEEE Bangalore Section
to participate in the Colloquia.

Kindly confirm your participation to 
Mr. Ashwin Tengli, Chairman, IEEE SJCE Students Branch
email :

Lecture:Wireless Application Protocol (WAP.)
About the Speaker
Mr. Asoke Talukder has been in the field of Software since 1976. He did his
Masters in Physics from University of Calcutta in the academic year 1974.
Following this, he was in education, research and industry. Asoke worked in
India, USA, UK and Singapore. He worked in software development projects,
software R&D, and software product development for companies like Microsoft,
Oracle, Informix, Hewlett Packard, Digital, ICL, Fujitsu, NEC, Sequoia,
Northern Telecom, Krediet Bank, ICIM etc.
Asoke is director of Indus eQuality, a software solutions company. He is
also the Technical adviser to Cellnext, a WISP (Wireless Internet Service
Provider) & WASP (Wireless Application Service Provider) company. Asoke's
last assignment was with Blue Star as Vice President. In his earlier
assignments, he was the CTO of Mindware and Mascot.

Abstract of the Talk
The WAP is gaining lot of attention recently as the emerging pervasive
technology for mobile applications. In this talk, Asoke will cover the
* Details of the WAP technology.
* How is WAP different from WWW?
* Potential use of WAP in real life
* Issues involved in WAP communication e.g., bandwidth limitations,
security, roaming cell phone, limited input flexibility, relatively
unreliable link and so on.
* Development and deployment of WAP
* Demonstration of a live WAP application


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Lecture:"Communication Infrastructure at Home and the Opportunities"
Abstract of the Talk
The consumer products of today are getting indistinguishable from 
computing devices. Computer is invisible in these Home and Internet 
appliances, opening a phenomenal potential for applications in the Home.
In this talk, Eddy Odijk will focus on interoperability issues and  
solutions for home networking. Emerging standards like Home Audio Video
Interconnect (HAVi) shall also be introduced.

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Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges for Technology Entrepreneurs in India."

Abstract of the Talk

Indian professionals have established themselves as one of the most entrepreneurial community in the world, especially in the IT domain. Internet has compressed the dimensions of distance and time creating immense new opportunities. Enthusiasm for entrepreneurship in India today is overwhelming. What are the challenges for a technologist in becoming a successful entrepreneur? How can we convert the dreams among the technology savvy Indians, to reality of business leadership? How can engineers employed in Corporations become successful intrapreneurs within the company boundaries? How can academicians and researchers leverage their innovations to create enterprises? Dr Sridhar Mitta will share some of his experiences both in India and the Silicon Valley.

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Tutorial: AI and the Internet

Title: AI and the Internet.

Abstract: The Internet umbrella seems to absorb every thing, the way we
communicate, the way we do business and almost anything. The
anthropomorphic discipline of Artificial Intelligence is not an
exception. The issue has two dimensions. The impact of Internet on AI
research and development and the second is what AI methodology and 
techniques are especially relevant in relation to Internet Technologies. 
I propose to quickly review what one would consider as AI 
techniques and methodology touching on the epestomological 
issues as well as from the point of applications.  
And then revisit them in the context of the Internet and
emergence of massive interconnections and interactions that follow such
a development.

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