University of California at Irvine
Irvine Research Unit in Software (IRUS)
is proud to sponsor the

Bay Area Roundtable (BART)

A Panel On
Electronic Commerce: Critical Technologies

Friday, May 14, 1999

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Coffee/Network
9:30 am - 12:00 pm: BART Meeting
Hyatt Rickeys Hotel,Palo Alto
4219 El Camino Real
Tel (650) 493-8000

There is a $15.00 charge for non-sponsors.
Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.

No reservations required.

Sheueling Chang Edwards, Director of Strategic Technology, Distinguished Engineer,
                                        Sun Microsystems,
John King, Professor, University of California, Irvine,, (presentation in PDF)
Danny B. Lange, Director of Agent Technology, General Magic,
Ken Spreitzer, President, Maximized Software,
Dr. Bob Walstra, Marketing Manager for eCommerce Solutions, Internet Business Unit,
                          Hewlett-Packard Company,

Panel Moderator/Meeting Coordinator:
          Patricia Cornwell, Hewlett-Packard,

This panel will address commerce technologies for the new millennium including financial services for e-buying and e-selling, web-site support for credit card transactions and security, e-commerce agents, business on the web using portals, 3-tier web-based e-commerce architecture, e-commerce for small and mid-sized companies, and challenges of order fulfillment in e-commerce. Each panelist will present a single, focused technology issue for 12 - 15 minutes during the first hour, followed by a break. The second hour will be devoted to discussion of e-commerce technology issues. Audience contributions are encouraged.

Panelist Biographies: Sheueling Chang is Director of Strategic Technology and a Distinguished Engineer, at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Her background is in electronic banking and commerce, 3-tier web architecture, security and online payment technology.

John L. King is Professor of Information and Computer Science and Management at the University of California, Irvine. His research specialty is in the evolving relationship between information technology and organizational production.

Danny B. Lange is the inventor and chief architect of General Magic's Voice Agent technology code named "Kenya". He is widely known for his invention of the Java Aglet, a lightweight mobile agent for the Java programming environment. He managed the design and implementation of IBM's Aglets Software Development Kit and was the technical leader of the "Aglets Team" at IBM's Tokyo Research Lab.

Ken Spreitzer is the president of Maximized Software, a publisher of web server utilities and other Internet products. Maximized Software publishes a product named MaxCharge, which lets companies process credit cards over the Internet. Mr. Spreitzer is also the creator of UnInstaller, a very popular utility for Microsoft Windows.

Dr. Bob Walstra has been with HP for about 10 years, conducting research in HP Laboratories and serving as an internal consultant on architecture and design methods. He is currently Marketing Manager for Online Financial Services with a world-wide role for supporting the financial services market. Dr. Walstra holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Directions to the meeting are available.

Next Meeting:

Friday, June 11, 1999
Topic: Ethnography to Inform Tool Design
Coordinator: David F. Redmiles, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
NEW LOCATION: Crown Plaza-Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto
The Irvine Research Unit in Software wishes to thank its corporate sponsors:


The Boeing Company * IBM * Microsoft Corporation * Northrop Grumman Corporation
Raytheon Company * Sun Microsystems Laboratories * TRW


Beckman Coulter * FileNet Corporation * Printronix, Inc.
Continuus Software Corporation * Hewlett Packard

For further information on BART or IRUS, contact
        Debra Brodbeck at (949) 824-2260;

Irvine Research Unit in Software
Information and Computer Science
University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3425