[ISN] IEEE thing in NYC

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Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 01:34:38 PST

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    (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
                 -    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
        CONTACT: KCSA Public Relations Worldwide
                 Vu Chung / Scott Berwitz
                 212/896-1238 / 212/896-1272
                 vchungat_private / sberwitzat_private
        SOURCE: IEEE Spectrum
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