FW: WebDAV talks, March 13, Palo Alto, CA

Jim Whitehead (ejw@ICS.uci.edu)
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:33:00 -0800

FYI, Alex Hopmann, Microsoft, and Jim Cunningham, Netscape will be giving
talks at the March, 13, 1998 Bay Area Roundtable on WebDAV and issues of
Internet document publishing. The meetings are held at the Hyatt Rickeys
on El Camino Real in Palo Alto. Details are below.

If you are planning on attending, please send Debra Brodbeck
<brodbeck@ics.uci.edu> an email saying, "I heard about the March BART from
Jim, and I'm going to attend." This way there'll be enough coffee and
munchies. Thanks!

- Jim

University of California at Irvine
Irvine Research Unit in Software (IRUS) - http://www.ics.uci.edu/IRUS

is proud to sponsor the

Bay Area Roundtable (BART)

Scaling for the Internet series, meeting 2:

Internet Document Management

Coordinator: E. James Whitehead, IETF WebDAV Working Group Chair,
UCI/IRUS, ejw@ics.uci.edu

Friday, March 13, 1998
9:00am-9:30am: Coffee/Network
9:30am-12:00pm: BART Meeting
Hyatt Rickey's Hotel - Palo Alto
4219 El Camino Real - *See map on back*

Web-based Document Management
Alex Hopmann, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation,

In the last few years, the World Wide Web has enabled the world's
first large-scale, globally accessible corpus of information. What
makes this especially amazing is that it has done so without any
standardized system for document management and authoring.

The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) WebDAV Working group has
set out to define standards for "Distributed Authoring and Versioning"
based on HTTP, with the goal of providing a Standards-based framework
for authoring, collaborating, and managing the Web. The base WebDAV
specification is nearing completion. This talk will address the basic
architecture of both the WebDAV protocol as well as the newer Distributed
Searching and Locating protocol, including a detailed discussion of how
these standards work. The talk will then explain how this architecture
can be used to enable common document authoring scenarios, as well as
more sophisticated web-based applications using XML.

Biography: Alex Hopmann is a Lead Program Manager for the Microsoft
Corporation, where he is the liaison between product development and
standards development. Alex has been a key participant of several IETF
working groups, and is currently the chair of a follow-on group to WebDAV,
the Distributed Authoring Searching and Locating (DASL) group. He founded
ResNova Software in 1990 to develop collaborative online applications,
leading him into involvement with the IETF standards process where he has
helped design aspects of HTTP 1.1, WebDAV, and is co-author of the MHTML
(HTML Email) standard. Like many of today's computer technologists, Alex
got his start on the Apple][ and has fond memories of programming with
peeks, pokes and calls.

Scaling Document Management on the Internet
Jim Cunningham, Engineering Manager, Netscape Communications Corporation,

Scaling document management on the Internet is becoming an important
area as information of all types is quickly being moved to Web-based
access. The amount of data available and the number of users generating
this data on the web is growing rapidly, as is the number of users who
are accessing this data. In addition, some data may be dynamically
generated. Scaling document management solutions to handle this problem
is going to be necessary to ensure the data is accurate, does not become
stale, and can be managed by a large community of users who are managing
documents which may be distributed across the Internet. This talk will
define some of the issues regarding scaling on the Internet, suggest
some ideas for managing this scaling problem, and provide some real world
feedback based on Internet experience with the Netscape Enterprise Server
Web Publishing and Search systems.

Biography: Jim Cunningham is the Engineering Manager of the Web Publishing
and Text Search group at Netscape Communications Corp. where he oversees
the development of web-based document management features of the Netscape
Enterprise Server and Text Search used throughout Netscape's Suitespot
servers. Jim has been involved in the Distributed Authoring and Versioning
(WebDav) and the Distributed Authoring Searching and Locating(DASL) IETF
working groups. Jim's previous work has included research in text-based
information retrieval, including the RUBRIC research system which has
since become the basis of the Verity text search engine. Prior to Netscape,
Jim worked in Telecommunications building ISDN Internet access products,
information retrieval as part of an interactive cable television system,
and intelligent analysis research and development.

Meeting 3: Friday, April *3*, 1998 (Note date)

Topic: Scaling for the Internet series, meeting 3
Workflow and Collaboration
Speakers: Keith Swenson, Netscape
ActionTechnologies speaker TBA (tentative)
Coordinator: Richard N. Taylor, taylor@ics.uci.edu

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The Irvine Research Unit in Software wishes to thank its
corporate sponsors:

The Boeing Company * Boeing North American, Inc. *
Northrop Grumman Corporation * Raytheon Company *
Sun Microsystems Laboratories * TRW

Beckman Instruments * Continuus Software Corporation *
FileNet Corporation * Lockheed Martin * Logicon Ultrasystems Space &
Engineering Operations * NASA Ames Research Center * Printronix, Inc.

For further information on IRUS,
contact Debra Brodbeck at (714) 824-2260; brodbeck@ics.uci.edu


Hyatt Rickey's
4219 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(415) 493-8000

Take the San Antonio Road south exit. Follow San Antonio Road two miles
to El Camino Real turn right onto El Camino Real. Hyatt Rickey's is one
half mile on the right just before the second stop light.

Take the Page Mill Road exit. Follow Page Mill east to El Camino Real
and turn right on El Camino Real. Hyatt Rickey's will be on the left, at
the corner of East Charleston and El Camino Real (approximately one and one
half miles from exit).