Archive for Thursday, July 20, 2000

Computer conference to wire KU to nation

July 20, 2000


The cutting edge of computer technology will be on display during a conference early next month at Kansas University.

Alliance Chautauqua 2000 runs Aug. 1-3 in Budig Hall and will feature demonstrations of advances in computation and communication research, such as the Internet 2, emerging technologies, computing advances and remote collaboration.

Scientists and scholars from Atlanta, Boston and Chicago will join the conference via advanced video conferencing technologies, Louise Hanson, conference manager, said .

"The purpose of the conference is to get scholars to think about how they might use this technology," Hanson said.

Some of the new information technologies are already being used by meteorologists for the National Weather Service to coordinate information between computers and scientists.

It also plays an important role in the Human Genome Project and other high-profile endeavors, said Kenneth Bishop, KU professor of chemical and petroleum engineering and Kansas representative to the alliance.

"Any field that is quantitative in nature and has large-scale problems that must be solved quickly should be interested in this conference," Bishop said in a statement released by KU.

The National Computational Science Alliance is sponsoring the conference, along with the Kansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR program and KU.

The cost to attend the event is $100. Graduate students can attend at a reduced rate. For more information or to register, call (785) 864-5823, or, toll free, (877) 404-5823, or visit the Web site at

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