Accession Number : ADA298793

Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference on Optical Computing Held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on 22-25 August 1994.

Corporate Author : HERIOT-WATT UNIV EDINBURGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Wherrett, Brian S. ; Chavel, P.

PDF Url : ADA298793

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 671

Abstract : The 1994 International Conference on Optical Computing took place at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, UK on 22-25 August. The conference series is organized under the auspices of a steering committee established by the International Commission for Optics. Previous meetings include those at Minsk, Belarus (1992), Kobe, Japan (1990) and Toulon, France (1988). In alternate years the conference is held in the USA, as a Topical Meeting of the Optical Society of America-Palm Springs (1993), Salt Lake City (1991, 1989). The subject itself, however, can be traced back to the early 1960s, and many meetings, some with published proceedings, were held prior to the ICO and OSA series. The purpose of the Optical Computing conference series is both to enable the communication of state-of-the-art information among delegates from around the world, and to foster interactions and friendships among members of the scientific community. The Heriot-Watt conference was attended by over 250 delegates, originating from 24 countries. There were 9 extended invited talks, 52 contributed talks and 135 poster presentations during the 4-day meeting, including 17 post-deadline presentations. The potential applications for optics in computing were discussed throughout, and as a foil an invited talk on Architecture design and implementation issues for massively parallel processors' was presented by Steve Nelson of Cray Research Inc. There was a healthy mix of attendees from both the academic and industrial research communities, with papers covering topics from fundamental information theory in electronics and photonics, through optical phenomena, devices, architectures and processor implementations, to integration and packaging issues. (KAR) p.21-22

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *COMPUTATIONS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, ELECTRONICS, OPTICS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, STATE OF THE ART, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, OPTICAL PHENOMENA, PACKAGING, INTERNATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, SCOTLAND.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

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