|From the Desk of the Editor
Finally it is here! After the face-lift
of our web-site, it took a while to put the pieces together and publish
the first issue on the web. Thanks to Fred Douglis and Sumi Helal for the
initiative and for suggestions. My personal thanks to the outgoing editor
Steve Chapin. The web-site he left made the first part of my work smooth.
However, to keep the bulletin going and
growing we will need you, both as a critic and contributor. Please
feel free to contribute condensed vision papers or a survey or even a position
statement on a burning issue. It can also be a book review, sweet or sour.
If you have attended a conference feel free to contribute a paragraph or
two digesting key events for those who missed it. We welcome your participation.
In this issue, Ramon Caceres (who was the
program chair of WMCSA'99) is providing an excellent digest of the workshop
authored by himself. It includes the synopsis of the discussions that followed
the presentation, including panels. Check it out. I wish more conferences
put out such wonderful synopses, specially when the web is there!
Also the announcements for our flagship
conference SAINT 2001
is ready. Mark your calendar.