July 17-19, 1997 
San Jose State University 
San Jose, California 
Organized By 
The Vietnamese Association  
For  
Computing. Engineering Technology And  
Science 
Co-sponsored By 
San Jose State University 
In Cooperation With 
San Jose IEEE Student Branch 

The Vietnamese Association for Computing, Engineering Technology and Science (VACETS) continues its series of annual technical conferences - this year, with the 1997 VACETS Technical International Conference (VTIC'97) organized at the San Jose State University in San Jose, California, USA. 

This year conference, with the theme "Key Technologies for the Year 2000," will focus on advances in 1997 pacing technologies that are believed to become key technologies in the year 2000. The conference also provides an opportunity for presenting the contributions of Vietnamese engineers and scientists living around the world, for exchanging ideas and information, and for fostering professional friendship and business partnership among VTIC participants. 

Time And Location

July 17-19, 1997 
San Jose State University 
San Jose, California, USA 

San Jose is the eleventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the hot bed of innovation and home to high-tech powerhouses such as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Amdahl, Apple, Tandem, Netscape, Adobe, etc. San Jose and the Bay Area in general, are also the home of largest Vietnamese community living abroad with a large pool of electronics and computer-related scientists and professionals. 

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote Presentations by industry experts 
  • Daily track sessions on seven key technological areas: Biomedical and Biochemistry, Computer Systems and Applications, Energy and Environment, Microelectronics, Manufacturing Technologies, Telecommunications, and other Sciences, Engineering and Technologies. 
  • Panel discussions on hot issues such as Information Technology Development In The Pacific Rim and The Profile of A High-Tech Worker in the 21st Century. 
  • Informative workshops on interesting topics which include Fast Prototyping Using FPGA, Efficient Communication using Multimedia, Surfing the Internet, and High-Tech Career development. 
  • Student paper presentations and award 
  • Dinner banquet with entertainment 

ORGANIZATION 

Steering Committee 
Judge Phan Quang Tue (U.S. Immigration Court) 
Nguyen Huu Xuong, Ph.D. (UC San Diego) 
Nguyen Xuan Vinh, Ph.D. (Michigan State U.) 
Nguyen Manh Tien, Ph.D. (Aerospace Inc.) 
Nguyen Manh Hung, Ph.D. (George Mason U.) 
Nguyen Charles Cuong, Ph.D. (American Catholic U.) 
Ngo Dinh Thinh, Ph.D. (Sacramento CSU) 
Lee, Peter, Ph.D. (San Jose CSU) 
Le Trong Thuy, Ph.D. (UC San Diego) 
Kuei-Wu, Tsai (San Jose CSU) 
Hoang Bich Lien (M.I.T.) 
Ha Thuc Tri, Ph.D. (US Naval Post Graduate School) 
Chen, Ray, Ph.D. (San Jose State U.) 
Bui Xuan Tung, Ph.D. (US Naval Post Graduate School) 

General Chair 
Cao Huu Tri, Ph.D. (San Jose CSU) 

Technical Progra
Tran Thong, Ph.D. (Micro Systems Engineering) 
Le Trong Thuy, Ph.D. (Fujitsu America) 

Workshop  
Tran Boi, Ph.D. (McDonald Douglas) 

Panel Sessions 
Hoang Viet Dung, Ph.D. (Vietnam Food & Drinks Co.) 
Bui Xuan Tung, Ph.D. (US Naval Post Graduate School) 

Sponsorship  
Tran Phuoc Tuan (ReadRite Corp.) 
Nguyen Vien, Ph.D. (MIT) 

Administration  
Truong Bon Tai (Triple-One Co.) 

Publication  
Lap T. James (New York City College) 
Chu T. Binh (Adaptec, Inc.) 

Publicity  
Le Huu Phu, Ph.D. (Mars21) 

Exhibition  
Huynh Quinhon (Hyundai Electronics America) 

INFORMATION 

Send general requests for information to:  VACETS/VTIC'97  
c/o Prof. Cao Huu Tri  
Dept. of EE, San Jose State University 
1 Washington Square  
San Jose, CA 95192-0084  
Email: vtic97-info@vacets.org  
URL: www.vacets.org/vtic97 

TRAVEL & HOTEL INFORMATION 

Most major airlines have direct flights to San Jose International Airport. Alternatively, San Francisco International Airport is about 40-minute drive north of San Jose. Many hotels are conveniently located within the vicinity of San Jose State University. Holiday Inn Park Center Plaza (408.998.0400) offers a special discount rate of 35% for VTIC participants. Mention San Jose State University/VACETS conference when booking your room. Other hotel information can be found at http://www.vacets.org/vtic97 or http://www.sanjose.org. 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS 

San Jose is located midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area. San Jose has topped the list of safest big cities in the U.S. and has been ranked as the fifth best place to live in America by Money Magazine. San Francisco, to the North, is known as the most popular tourist destination and Monterey/Carmel for its sunny beaches and mountains. Major attractions include Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Paramount's Great America Theme Park, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Children's Discovery Museum, Intel Museum, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Youth Science Institute, Monterey Aquarium, etc., just to name a few. Visit http://www.sanjose.org for more information. 

REGISTRATION FEES 

    1. Full Conference 
    Includes all seminars, workshops, keynote addresses, proceedings, a lunch and a banquet. 
    • Early registration 
      • VACETS members - $100 
      • Non-members - $120 
    • Late/Onsite registration - $130 
    2. One-day Conference 

    Includes all seminars, keynote addresses, and workshops for the day 

    • On-site registration only - $40 
    3. Student Program 

    Includes all seminars, workshops, and keynote addresses for the duration of the conference 

    • Early registration - FREE 
    • Late/Onsite registration - $20 
    4. Banquet 

    The cost of the banquet is $25 per seat. 

To qualify for the discount admission, payment must be received by June 1, 1997. Students also need to pre-register for the conference by the same date for free admission. There are no refunds given for "no-shows." 

Please make your payment to VACETS-VTIC in check or money order in $US and send it to the address shown above. 

Online registration is available at http://www.vacets.org/vtic97. 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Thursday 07/17/97 

08:00-05:00 Registration 
08:00-08:30 Coffee Break 
08:30-09:30 Welcoming Remarks, Keynote Presentations, Announcements 
09:30-10:00 Coffee Break 
10:00-12:00 Technical Presentations - Session 1: Microelectronics 
12:00-02:00 Lunch (with Speakers) 
02:00-04:00 Technical Presentations - Session 2: Energy And Environment 
04:00-04:30 Coffee Break 
04:30-06:00 Technical Presentations - Session 3: Computer Systems and Applications 

Day 2 - Friday 07/18/97 

08:00-05:00 Registration 
08:00-08:30 Coffee Break 
08:30-09:30 Technical Presentations - Session 4: Telecommunications 
09:30-10:00 Coffee Break 
10:00-12:00 Technical Presentations - Session 5: Manufacturing Technologies 
12:00-02:00 Lunch (on your own) 
02:00-04:00 Technical Presentations - Session 6: Biomedical 
04:00-04:30 Coffee Break 
04:30-05:30 Technical Presentations - Session 7: Other Engineering and Sciences 
06:30-09:30 Banquet (with speakers, student award, and entertainment) 

Day 3 - Saturday 07/19/97 

08:00-10:30 Registration 
08:00-08:30 Coffee Break 
08:30-09:15 Panel 1: Information Technology Development in the Pacific Rim 
09:15-10:00 Workshop: Efficient Communications Using Multimedia 
09:15-10:00 Workshop: High-tech Career Development 
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break 
10:30-11:15 Workshop: Fast Prototyping Using FPGA 
10:30-11:15 Workshop: Surfing The Internet 
11:15-12:00 Panel 2: Profile of a High-tech Worker in the 21st Century 
12:00-12:15 Closing Remarks