FW: July *10* BART: Component Technologies

Jim Whitehead (ejw@ICS.uci.edu)
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 11:10:54 -0700

This might be of interest to SF FoRKs.

- Jim

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Subject: July *10* BART: Component Technologies

In my previous announcement, the Subject line said July 12. Please note
the correct date of the meeting is *Friday, July 10*. Sorry for any


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 6:

Component Technologies

* Friday, July 10, 1998 *
9:00am-9:30am: Coffee/Network
9:30am-12:00pm: BART Meeting
Hyatt Rickey's Hotel - Palo Alto
4219 El Camino Real

There is a $15.00 charge for non-sponsors.
Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.
This charge is waived for students and the unemployed.

Distributed Object Technology for Wide-Area Shared Decision-making
Dr. Fredrick ("Rick") Hayes-Roth, Chairman and CEO, Teknowledge Corp.,
Lou Coker, Project Leader, Teknowledge Corp., lcoker@teknowledge.com,

We are employing distributed object technology to build a new generation
of infrastructure for decision-making. In particular, DARPA has formulated
a strategy for a Next Generation Information Infrastructure (NGII) that
will augment and supersede the Defense Information Infrastructure now
being deployed. Our company has provided the architecture and various
components for this NGII. We began in 1994 by embracing the CORBA
architecture (also known as the Object Management Architecture or OMA)
and then proceeded to elaborate and refine it. Last year, we completed
development of a third version of an "object web server" (OWS) that
provides means for worldwide collaborators to create, modify, version,
and partially replicate compound objects that correspond to decision
products such as situation analyses and plans. Because the collaboration
takes place over communication paths with up to five orders of magnitude
speed and reliability variations, the entire system must be aware of and
adaptive to variations in availability or quality of service. Beginning
in 1998, we have begun to decompose the OWS into more composable elementary
services. Later this year we will complete the first version of composable
services for wide-area sharing of compound objects and will provide
application frameworks that simplify the task of composing and employing
these more elementary capabilities.

Biography: Frederick Hayes-Roth is Chairman and CEO of Teknowledge, where
he has worked for 16 years since co-founding the company. He became Chairman
and CEO in 1993. He was the company's Chief Technology Officer, R&D
and Executive Vice President for Technology prior to becoming Chairman
and CEO. Currently, Dr. Hayes-Roth devotes much of his time to serving
as Chief Architect for the DARPA-DISA Next-Generation Information
Infrastructure and several other programs and projects related to this.
These programs are intended to develop the Leading Edge Services for the
U.S. Defense Information Infrastructure. He has focused on the architecture
and implementation of distributed intelligent systems for almost two
decades. His work along these lines includes a series of seminal and
successful efforts, such as the Hearsay-II Speech Understanding System
and its blackboard architecture, opportunistic planning and meta-control,
distributed module-oriented programming supported by the ABE development
environment, the real-time architecture for the Pilots' Associate, the
DICAM architecture for distributed intelligent control, and the DARPA
Joint Task Force Reference Architecture. Dr. Hayes-Roth has published
two books and more than 100 articles and has held research faculty
appointments at MIT, CMU, and Stanford.

Developing JavaBeans Components: An Overview
Reginald Adkins, JavaBeans BDK Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
regman@eng.sun.com, http://java.sun.com

The widespread adoption of the JavaTM programing language by the Internet
community creates an opportunity for developers to create a new class of
interactive applications. The language and environment specifications
provide mechanisms for the creation and management of small reusable
feature sets known as JavaBeans. The goal of the Beans architecture is
to define a Java Platform component model so that third party ISV's can
create and ship components composed together into applications by end
users. Using Java RMI and Java RMI over IIOP allows for the possibility
of distributing Bean functionality across platforms.

Biography: Reginald Adkins is the JavaBeans Team Beans Development Kit
(BDK) Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He is responsible for the deployment
of the BDK, as well as the implementation for the reference Bean container,
the BeanBox. Prior to working at Sun on the Beans component software
architecture, Reginald worked for three years at Apple Computer, Inc. on
the multi-platform, CORBA compliant component software architecture,
OpenDocTM. Before OpenDoc and other summer stints in Apple's Advanced
Technology and Functional Technology Groups, Reginald worked for three
years at NASA/Goddard in Greenbelt, MD in the data networks division.
Reginald holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University, in
Philadelphia, PA.

Coordinator: David Rosenblum, UC Irvine/IRUS, dsr@ics.uci.edu,

Meeting 7: Friday, August 14, 1998
Topic: Scaling for the Internet Series, Meeting 7:
Development Tools for Web Applications
Speakers: Rob Bolt, Chief Executive Officer, Wallop Software
Bob Pasker, Chief Architect/Founder, WebLogic, Inc.
Coordinator: Tony Wasserman, Software Methods & Tools,

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