Accession Number : ADA323297

Title :   Design and Implementation of a World Wide Web Conference Information System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Chalfant, Michael D., Jr. ; Coats, Kevin M.

PDF Url : ADA323297

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 507

Abstract : The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers is a technical conference dealing in signal and image processing, communications, sensor systems, and computer hardware and software. Sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School and San Jose State University, in cooperation with the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the conference is held annually at the Asilomar Conference Facility in Pacific Grove, California. Although the Asilomar Conference is oriented toward computers and new technology, it has yet to exploit the full capabilities of the Internet. The purpose of this thesis is to: (a) Analyze the processes involved in the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, & Computers, (b) Improve the article submission and review process, (c) Outline a target information system, (d) Implement a portion of the target system. Two major portions of the target system are implemented using an IBM compatible PC: (1) the ability for authors to submit abstracts and summaries via the Internet, (2) to allow conference administrators to manage the database via the Internet. Dynamic World Wide Web pages are created using Borland Delphi as the programming base, O'Rielly's WebSite as the web server, and two Common Gateway Interface elements for Delphi recently developed by Ann Lynnworth of HREF Tools Corp. The portions implemented lay the foundation for a system that could revolutionize the way conferences are conducted by unleashing the power of the Internet.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *INTERNET, SYMPOSIA, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION TRANSFER, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER GATEWAYS, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, THESES, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), ONLINE SYSTEMS, ELECTRONIC MAIL.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE