Forwarded from: Paul Taylor <paul.taylorat_private> (BW)(NY-IEEE-SPECTRUM) ADVISORY/Media Briefing on Surveillance Technology for Tracking and Preventing Terror Threats To be Hosted by IEEE Spectrum and New York Academy of Sciences Business Editors ADVISORY...for Wednesday (Oct. 31) --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WHAT: A media briefing on "Surveillance Technology: Protecting Public Places and Tracking Terror Threats" featuring subject experts in technology, law, civil liberties and freedom of information/personal privacy protection. WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT) WHERE: In-person: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd St. (between Fifth Ave. & Madison Ave.), NYC Via audio teleconference: (973) 628-6885 DETAILS: The five member expert panel discussion, moderated by IEEE Spectrum editor Susan Hassler, will discuss current and future surveillance technologies that can be employed to help prevent terrorist threats as well as the legal, moral and societal impact of their implementation. Michael Vatis, Director of the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College, will issue the public call that he makes in the November issue of IEEE Spectrum for the establishment of a "Manhattan Project" to counter terrorism. Other panelists include: - Steve Maybank, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Third IEEE International Workshop on Visual Surveillance and a Researcher in Computer Vision, University of Reading, U.K. - Joseph Atick, Ph.D., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Visionics Corp., a leader in biometrics, a method of identify people by scanning and quantifying their unique physical characteristics - Barry Steinhardt, Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union - Robert Freeman, Executive Director, Committee on Open Government, New York State Department of State This special media briefing is co-sponsored by IEEE Spectrum magazine, the trusted authority on technology, and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), an independent, non-profit organization committed to serving society through science and technology. Rodney W. Nichols, President and CEO of the Academy will serve as host. CONTACT: Advance registration is required. Pre-registered teleconference participants will be sent press materials in advance of the meeting. R.S.V.P. via phone or e-mail to: Vu Chung / Scott Berwitz KCSA Public Relations Worldwide (212) 896-1238 / (212) 896-1272 vchungat_private / sberwitzat_private --30--jtp/ny* CONTACT: KCSA Public Relations Worldwide Vu Chung / Scott Berwitz 212/896-1238 / 212/896-1272 vchungat_private / sberwitzat_private KEYWORD: NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS GOVERNMENT LEGAL/LAW TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY SOURCE: IEEE Spectrum - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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