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Academic Computing, in collaboration with Sun Microsystems, will host a Java Day Symposium at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, September 25, 1998 from 8am-4:30pm. Come and learn everything about Java technology and see examples and demos of its applications. Hear the latest in Java technology from the Java creators and application developers. No preregistration required; come to the topics of your interest. Free t-shirts to all participants!

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Director, Academic Computing, MIT
8:30 - 8:45 AM
Java Technology in the 21st Century

Dr. Bud Tribble,
VP, Architecture and Technology,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
8:45 - 9:30 AM

Computers are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Televisions, telephones, pagers, answering machines, home security systems, and other consumer electronic devices all have embedded computers (a car may have a couple dozen). All of these are on their way to becoming connected to the network. And this consumer network is colliding (via the Internet) with corporate networks providing information, services, and advertising. What role does Java technology play in this world where every device talks to every other device?

JINI: Architecture and Applications

James Waldo, Chief Architect, JINI Project
Sun Microsystems, Inc
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Jini is a distributed system infrastructure based on the ability to securely move Java code from machine to machine. Built on the design principles of federation, simplicity, and object-orientation, Jini allows services (implemented in either hardware or software) to be dynamically added, moved around, and removed from a network while insuring that clients of those services are able to find and access the services in uniform ways.

This talk will discuss the underlying structures used in Jini, and offer some views on how Jini could change the way we view computing in the near- and medium-term future.

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Java in Telecommunication and JAIN
Douglas Tait, JAIN Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
11:00 - 11:45 AM

The industry's first Java-based solution for building and deploying state-of-the-art telecom services blending Intelligent Network and Internet technologies. This will allow Telecom providers, Service Providers, Network Equipment Providers, and SS#7 stack providers who require standard SS#7 middle-ware components, capability sets, and development tools to develop and deploy Intelligent Network services that run anywhere - any time - on any network. Based on Java SS7 API components and capability sets, the Java Advanced Intelligent Network architecture, blends Intelligent Network and Internet technologies to provide state-of-the-art telco services. Intelligent Network services can be assembled on-the-fly in a plug-n-play fashion utilizing the JAIN wireless and wireline capability sets drastically reducing the time and effort to develop and deploy Intelligent Network services.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Enterprise Java Bean (EJB)

Mark Hapner, Senior Staff Engineer,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
1:15 - 2:00 PM

This talk walks through the steps of constructing an EJB component. The talk illustrates why the EJB component model is an important step forward for middle-tier software. An live example of EJB is presented to illustrate its benefit.

Java Grande, or Java in High Performance Computing

Dr. Geoffrey Fox
Professor of Physics and
Computer Science,
Syracuse University
2:00 - 2:30 PM

Java has the potential to be the best environment for large scale computing in both commercial and academic settings. We describe the use of Java in the different aspects of a complex problem -- from the coordination of modules in a multidisciplinary application to the sequential or parallel execution of a computational kernel. The Java Grande Forum seeks to promote community and commercial actions which will enhance the effectiveness of Java in Grande applications.

Security on Java Platform

Dr. Li Gong, DE,
Java Security Architect,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
2:30 - 3:15 PM

This talk provides a high-level view of security on the Java platform, including new features in JDK 1.2 and other security technologies, some of which are going to emerge in the coming year.

3:15 - 3:45 PM
Java Developer Connection

Lew Tucker, Director,
Java Technology Program,
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
3:45 - 4:30 PM

Java technology is rapidly gaining in popularity and is poised to surpass C/C++ and even Visual Basic in the near future. The Java Developer Connection (JDC) has been set up as an online Java-based resource supporting developers building applications for the Java platform. This presentation will cover the features and services available and how the online community of developers itself (now numbering over 450,000) is engaged to assist those working on this new platform.

4:30 - 4:40 PM

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