April, 2007

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April, 2007

  • Dan on eScience & Technical Computing @ Microsoft

    Zoomatron-NOAA Charts, MapCruncher, and Virtual Earth


    Very neat mashup utiizing Virtual Earth and MapCruncher - I really like the Mississippi Meanders one.

    NOAA Charts and Virtual Earth

    Choose a state from the dropdown to the left, and then pick a chart to look at.

    These are government-issue navigation charts overlaid on the Virtual Earth (http://local.live.com) map of the United States. You get all the advantages of both - the detailed navigation of the charts and the draggable, zoomable mappiness of the maps. You can make the charts translucent so you can see the map through it.

    For fun, check out the Images link for unusual ways to play with the Virtual Earth mapping tools.

    Source: Zoomatron Home

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    Word 2007 - Citations, Bibliography, and Equation Editor


    Here's a video from on10.net of the Citations, Bibliography, and Equation Editor features I mentioned previously - Word 2007 - Academic features: citation & bibliography tools  To jump right to the Citation part - jump to the 3 min mark.

    Office 2007 - Microsoft Word

    Office 2007 - Microsoft Word

    Posted by Tina Wood on Feb 27th at 8:02 PM


    Microsoft Word 2007 rules!  It seems like we've used Word our whole lives but this is - by far - the greatest improvement in features and interface.  High School and College kids around the globe will love the new Microsoft Word 2007.  It's got a comprehensive set of new tools integrated with the incredible new ribbon interface. 



    Source: Office 2007 - Microsoft Word | Tina Wood | Channel 10

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    Future Personal Rapid Transit system on MS Campus?



    Ran across this video of a PRT system on SoapBox - It would be nicer than the current shuttle system.  more info at www.bettercampus.org

    It's an updated vision of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit project - which I had the pleasure to ride on a few years ago...

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    MSDN Nuggets


    Just ran across the MSDN Nugget resource - I like the short takes on the topics and the ability to download them and watch them on the road. 

    MSDN Nuggets

    Don't have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN Nugget, a webcast that takes you step-by-step to discovering new functionality or exploring a hot developer topic, all in 10-15 minutes. View them online now or download for later reference.

    Here are a couple of Nuggets I found interesting...

    ASP.NET AJAX - Browser Compatibility

    A look at browser compatibility in ASP.NET AJAX, showing a variety of features rendered in both IE and Firefox for comparison. In addition, what happens when the browser has JavaScript disabled?

    Building a Custom Task Pane for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

    A guide to building Custom Task Panes for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

    Layout in WPF

    Layout is one of WPF's fundamentals and can be used to create complex layouts which scale according to desktop contstraints. In this nugget, we look at the various types of Panels which enable developers to create elegant layouts in our applications.

    Windows Workflow Foundation: Exposing Web Services

    Workflow Foundation has built-in capabilities that allow a Workflow to be published as an ASP.NET Web Service - in this session we'll look at how this is done and how it works.

    Windows Workflow Foundation: Using Persistence

    It is possible to save Workflow Instances into a persistent format in order to save resources or to allow a Workflow host to be recycled. In this session we'll look at using the SQL Persistence Service to achieve this.

    Source: MSDN Nuggets

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    i-Society 2007. Call for eScience and e-Health papers


    Wanted to make sure all you eScience folks are aware of this i-Society 2007 Conference - good opportunity for paper submissions...also note the following "Proposals for special sessions are invited from both industry and academia" - Great to see the cross pollination between academia and industry.

    Here are some possible topics areas....


    • Natural sciences in digital society
    • Biometrics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Collaborative research


    • Data Security Issues
    • eHealth Policy and Practice
    • eHealthcare Strategies and Provision
    • Medical Research Ethics
    • Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
    • e-Medicine

      thanks to Keyuan Jiang for the pointer....

      International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2007)

      October 7–11, 2007, Merrillville, Indiana, USA

      Technical In-cooperation pending with IEEE CS and TCEC

      Sponsored by e-Centre for Infonomics logo University of East London logo Purdue University Calumet logo and in cooperation with Florida International University logo The Institution of Analysts and Programmers British Computer Society Association for Computing Machinery Kansas State University logo The Institution of Engineering and Technology logo


      The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2007) is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

      The mission of i-Society 2007 conference is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field of information society.

      The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information management in the digital society.

      Topics of interest

      The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

      • Global Trends
      • Social Inclusion
      • Intellectual property rights
      • Social infonomics
      • Computer-Mediated Communication
      • Social and Organisational Aspects
      • Globalisation and developmental IT
      • Social software
      • Democracy and the Citizen
      • eAdministration
      • Policy Issues
      • Virtual Communities
      • Digital Economies
      • Knowledge economy
      • eProcurement
      • National and International Economies
      • eBusiness Ontologies and Models
      • Digital Goods and Services
      • eCommerce Application Fields
      • eCommerce Economics
      • eCommerce Services
      • Electronic Service Delivery
      • eMarketing
      • Online Auctions and Technologies
      • Virtual Organisations
      • Teleworking
      • Applied e-Business
      • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
      Research in progress
      • Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals
      • Collaborative Learning
      • Curriculum Content Design & Development
      • Delivery Systems and Environments
      • Educational Systems Design
      • eLearning Organisational Issues
      • Evaluation and Assessment
      • Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
      • Web-based Learning Communities
      • e-Learning Tools
      • e-Education
      • Data Security Issues
      • eHealth Policy and Practice
      • eHealthcare Strategies and Provision
      • Medical Research Ethics
      • Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
      • e-Medicine
      • Legal Issues
      • Patents
      • Enabling technologies and tools
      • Natural sciences in digital society
      • Biometrics
      • Bioinformatics
      • Collaborative research
      Industrial developments
      • Trends in learning
      • Applied research
      • Cutting-edge technologies
      Secure Technologies
      • Internet security
      • Web services and performance
      • Secure transactions
      • Cryptography
      • Payment systems
      • Secure Protocols
      • e-Privacy
      • e-Trust
      • e-Risk
      • Cyber law
      • Forensics
      • Information assurance
      New enabling technologies
      • Internet technologies
      • Wireless applications
      • Mobile Applications
      • Multimedia Applications
      • Protocols and Standards
      • Ubiquitous Computing
      • Virtual Reality
      • Human Computer Interaction
      • Geographic information systems
      • e-Manufacturing
      Intelligent data management
      • Intelligent Agents
      • Intelligent Systems
      • Intelligent Organisations
      • Content Development
      • Data Mining
      • ePublishing and Digital Libraries
      • Information Search and Retrieval
      • Knowledge Management
      • e-Intelligence
      • Knowledge networks


      All papers accepted for the conference, including special sessions papers, will be published in the proceedings. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2006) will be published in a book (CD) with ISBN 0-9546628-1-4.

      Extended versions of the selected papers will be published as special issues in the following journals:

      • International Journal for Infonomics (IJI) , ISSN 1742-4712 (print), 1742-4720 (online)
      • International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), ISSN 1748-569X (print), 1748-5703 (online)

      Important dates

      Paper submissions

      31 May 2007 – paper submission
      15 June 2007 – notification of acceptance
      1 July 2007 – final paper submission

      Poster submissions

      15 May 2007 – poster submission
      31 May 2007 – notification of acceptance
      10 June 2007 – final poster submission

      Proposals for special sessions are invited from both industry and academia. If you would like to organise a special session with the i-Society 2007, please read our ‘Call for sessions’.

      Conference venue

      Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Merrillville, Indiana, USA

      Source: i-Society 2007. Call for papers

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