13-15 Defending Cyberspace '99. Hyatt Crystal City. Arlington, Va. A forum for government workers who are charged with enacting advanced security and payment systems, this conference offers a comprehensive educational seminar program and exhibition featuring the latest information and e-commerce advances. For more information, call (301) 654-0551.

14-17 ION GPS '99. Nashville Convention Center. Nashville, Tenn. This conference, sponsored by the Institute of Navigation's Satellite Division, will focus on satellite-based navigation, positioning and timing technology and will cover the latest developments in Global Positioning System technology. For more information, call (703) 683-1701; Web,

16 Biometric Consortium Fall '99 Conference. Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Arlington, Va. This conference will address advances in biometrics technologies research, development, evaluation and standardization. For more information, call (301) 975-2947; Web,

17-19 GSA SmartPay Conference. Opryland Hotel. Nashville, Tenn. The General Services Administration's first SmartPay Conference aims to educate agency coordinators on SmartPay contract offerings and outline the latest enhancements to systems for account maintenance and setup, billing and reporting. For more information, call (202) 314-3451; Web,

18 Systems Engineering, Architecting and Business Process Re-engineering. Tycon Courthouse Building. Vienna, Va. This one-day tutorial will include systems engineering principles, systems architecting, the basics of business process re-engineering and 12 elements common to these topics. For more information, call (703) 767-8264; Web,

19-24 Best Practices and Implementation Conference. San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. San Diego. The Data Warehousing Institute's conference will include full-day course presentations of the leading approaches and techniques for data warehousing and three keynote speakers. For more information, call (301) 947-3730; Web,

21-23 Supply Chain Solutions '99. Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore. This event will bring together managers, designers, teachers and creators of logistics and supply-chain solutions. It will include case study presentations and an exposition. For more information, call (800) 765-5313; Web,

22-24 Micro Information Products User Conference. Doubletree Hotel. Seattle. The conference will bring together nonprofit industry experts to discuss Year 2000 conversion, Internet implementation, audit preparation and strategic planning. For more information, call (781) 224-1100.

28-29 IDC's Internet Executive Forum. San Francisco. This conference will help establish a winning strategy for "Internet Economy 2.0." For more information, visit 1 1999 Bentley International User Conference. Philadelphia. This annual conference aims to bring together company executives and engineers worldwide using Bentley's engineering products. For more information, visit


3-5 Ninth Annual Executive Leadership Conference. Richmond Marriott. Richmond, Va. This annual event is sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council. Call (703) 218-1965; Web,

3-6 CIO Perspectives/Orlando. Hyatt Grand Cypress. Orlando, Fla. This conference will showcase leaders from the nation's corporate, public and private sectors to focus on business issues and information technology management trends. For more information, call (508) 872-0080; Web,

3-6 Second Conference on Domain-Specific Languages. Omni Hotel. Austin, Texas. This conference, sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN and SIGSOFT, will include presentations on hot research, optimization, and testing and experience reports. For more information, visit

4-5 Preparing for Cyberwar. Arlington, Va. The conference, sponsored by the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense and the National Infrastructure Protection Center, will include information assurance products and services, intrusion detection, public-key infrastructure and secure communications. For more information, call Tina Sheehy, (301) 206-2940, Ext. 212.

11-15 PCB Design Conference East 1999. Royal Plaza Trade Center. Marlborough, Mass. This is the premier technical conference and trade exhibition dedicated to printed circuit design professionals. For more information, call Rob Anderson, (415) 905-2152; Web,


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