The Risks Digest

The RISKS Digest

Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems

ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, Peter G. Neumann, moderator

Volume 14 Issue 71

Tuesday 8 June 1993

Contents

o RISKS Summer Slowdown Time
PGN
o Phone Company Malfunction
Brinton Cooper
o NIST Official Says Private Crypto May Be Outlawed
Mark Seecof
Marc Rotenberg
o NIST CSSPAB Resolutions, 4 June 1993
Dave Banisar
o Fuzzy subway control used successfully (so far) in Sendai, Japan
Paul Eggert
o French Fry Robots!
Dwight D. McKay
o My grocery store is not dumb
Martin Minow
o Radio smartcards
Gary McClelland
o Formal Methods in Safety-Critical Standards
Jonathan Bowen
o 2nd Call for Papers - ISOC Symp. on Net. and Dist. Sys. Security
Dan Nessett
o Workshop on Digital Systems Reliability and Nuclear Safety
John Camp
o AMAST'93 (Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology)
Pippo Scollo
o Info on RISKS (comp.risks)

Summer Slowdown Time

"Peter G. Neumann" <neumann@csl.sri.com>
Tue, 8 Jun 93 11:16:19 PDT
Our annual RISKS Summer Slowdown Time is about to start.  I will be within
fingershot of the Internet only on selected occasions for the next four weeks,
so do not be surprised if there are not many RISKS issues.  However, please
continue to send in any horror stories (or even wonderful success stories ---
we have not had very many of those lately).

The rate of BARFmail resulting from RISKS mailings has increased painfully in
recent weeks.  Some of that may be due to students leaving for the summer and
general job instabilities.  Last Friday, when I put out three issues on one
day, I cleaned up the mess of newly rejected addresses after each mailing; the
second and third mailings each generated still *MORE* newly rejected
addresses, all on the same day.  (I ignore directory overflows, which have
also increased dramatically, assuming some of you are away; I regret if RISKS
is exhausting your directories!)  The BARFmail situation never converges,
probably because the Internet is incredibly dynamic and the number of flaky
sites remains large.  Even more annoying is the persistence of E-Mail messages
whose FROM: addresses are unanswerable.


Phone Company Malfunction

Brinton Cooper <abc@ARL.ARMY.MIL>
Tue, 8 Jun 93 14:10:21 EDT
>From the BALTIMORE SUN, Tuesday, 8 June:

BALTIMORE -- Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone's "intercept" system -- the
recordings and artificial voices activated by calls to disconnected or changed
numbers -- was knocked out yesterday by a computer glitch in Richmond, Va.,
the company said.  As a result, customers dialing numbers not in service were
connected to a recorded message that all circuits were busy, according to C&P
spokesman Paul G. Wood.

The problem was caused by "redundant" computer databases at a center in
Richmond, which are alternately in service as new information on
telephone-number changes is loaded five times a day.  The changeover was being
made about 11:30 a.m. when a computer processing problem occurred, cutting off
access to the system, Mr. Wood said.

    The problem was expected to be resolved last night, he said.


NIST Official Says Private Crypto May Be Outlawed

Mark Seecof <marks@wimsey.latimes.com>
Mon, 7 Jun 93 14:57:26 -0700
I read in the new Network World (Network World; vol. 10, no. 23; June 7, 1993)
at page 6, in a story headlined "Clipper Chip Foes Denounce Scheme Over Cost
Issues" by Ellen Messmer which begins on page 2, that:

-->   NIST Deputy Director Ray Kammer said the government is considering
-->   banning all other encryption and making Clipper Chip mandatory.

Assuming that this quote is accurately reproduced (a typo such as the
inadvertent excision of the word "not" could change the meaning completely) it
would appear to me to be a most inflammatory statement, given the discussion
of the issue I've been reading in RISKS Digest and elsewhere.

Perhaps someone could check into this?

Mark Seecof <marks@latimes.com>


Re: NIST Official Says Private Crypto May Be Outlawed (Seecof)

Marc Rotenberg <Marc_Rotenberg@washofc.cpsr.org>
Tue, 8 Jun 1993 10:05:54 EST
Kammer spoke yesterday at the CPRS crypto conference.  While he did say that
government was considering all options (including presumably restrictions on
non-government technology), the possibility of making private uses of crypto
illegal seems very unlikely.  And John Podesta from the White House said later
during the day that the White House was not considering such restrictions.

Marc


NIST CSSPAB 6/4/93 Resolutions

Dave Banisar <banisar@washofc.cpsr.org>
Fri, 4 Jun 1993 20:46:59 EST
  Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board, June 4, 1993

                      Resolution #1

At Mr. Kammer's request we have conducted two days of hearings.  The clear
message of the majority of input was that there are serious concerns regarding
the Key Escrow Initiative and the Board concurs with these concerns.  Many of
these issues are still to be fully understood and more time is needed to
achieving that understanding.

Accordingly, this Board resolves to have an additional meeting in July 1993 in
order to more completely respond to Mr. Kammer's request and to fulfill its
statutory obligations under P.L. 100-235.  The Board recommends that the
inter-agency review take note of our input collected, our preliminary finding,
and adjust the timetable to allow for resolution of the significant issues and
problems raised.

Attached to this resolution is a preliminary distillation of the serious
concerns and problems.

                     Resolution #2

Key escrowing encryption technology represents a dramatic change in the
nation's information infrastructure.  The full implications of this encryption
technique are not fully understood at this time.  Therefore, the Board
recommends that key escrowing encryption technology not be deployed beyond
current implementations planned within the Executive Branch, until the
significant public policy and technical issues inherent with this encryption
technique are fully understood.

[Attachment to Resolution #1]]

- A convincing statement of the problem that Clipper attempts to solve has not
been provided.

- Export and important controls over cryptographic products must be reviewed.
Based upon data compiled from U.S. and international vendors, current controls
are negatively impacting U.S. competitiveness in the world market and are not
inhibiting the foreign production and use of cryptography (DES and RSA)

- The Clipper/Capstone proposal does not address the needs of the software
industry, which is a critical and significant component of the National
Information Infrastructure and the U.S. economy.

- Additional DES encryption alternatives and key management alternatives
should be considered since there is a significant installed base.

- The individuals reviewing the Skipjack algorithm and key management system
must be given an appropriate time period and environment in which to perform a
thorough review.  This review must address the escrow protocol and chip
implementation as well as the algorithm itself.

- Sufficient information must be provided on the proposed key escrow scheme to
allow it to be fully understood by the general public.  It does not appear to
be clearly defined at this time and, since it is an integral part of the
security of the system, it appears to require further development and
consideration of alternatives to the key escrow scheme (e.g., three "escrow"
entities, one of which is a non-government agency, and a software based
solution).

- The economic implications for the Clipper/Capstone proposal have not been
examined.  These costs go beyond the vendor cost of the chip and include such
factors as customer installation, maintenance, administration, chip
replacement, integration and interfacing, government escrow systems costs,
etc.

- Legal issues raised by the proposal must be reviewed.

- Congress, as well as the Administration, should play a role in the conduct
and approval of the results of the review.

  [NIST Resolutions on Key Escow Issues and Clipper provided by
  CPSR Washington office, 666 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Suite 303,
  Washington, DC 20003   rotenberg@washofc.cpsr.org]


Fuzzy subway control used successfully (so far) in Sendai, Japan

Paul Eggert <eggert@spot.twinsun.com>
Sat, 5 Jun 93 13:49:11 PDT
David Kahaner (US ONR Asia) recently reported on the predictive fuzzy control
system used in the Sendai, Japan subway.  This system, designed in 1982 by
Seiji Yasunobu, has been in commercial operation since 1987, and now operates
in a 15-km subway containing 17 stations, serving nearly 1 million persons
daily.  It was implemented entirely by replacing traditional
Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control software in each train's
onboard minicomputer.  It reportedly outperforms even skilled human operators
in both smoothness and accuracy of stopping, and consumes 10% less energy than
expected with PID control.  No accidents have been reported since it was
installed.

The system is being copied in several places, notably Tokyo.  Kahaner writes:

    The commitment of Sendai City to this new technology seems not
    to be only in the trust of Japanese engineers, but also in
    successful tests prior to the actual production of control
    systems for commercial use.  We were told that when the system
    was put into operation it ran smoothly, to everyone's satisfaction,
    and has required neither modification nor improvements.

On the down side, the system was designed in an ad-hoc manner.  Even
though it is relatively simple, it needed extensive testing before use,
and the overall system relies on human backup.  To produce desirable
properties like robustness, safety, and stability in more ambitious
fuzzy systems, much better design and verification methods are needed.

Kahaner's report can be FTPed from cs.arizona.edu in the file
japan/kahaner.reports/fuzzy5.93; it also appeared on 1993-06-04 in
comp.research.japan <1up4gi$b56@optima.cs.arizona.edu>.


French Fry Robots!

Dwight D. McKay <mckay!dwight@ecn.purdue.edu>
Mon, 7 Jun 1993 20:14:44 -0500
A while back you may recall a message I posted about a local fast food
place installing a robotic soft drink machine.  The machine filled drink
orders as they were entered into the cash register terminals.

Now there's a device for handling french fries!

I saw one at a fast food place my family stopped at on the way to North
Carolina last week.  The device consisted of the usual side-by-side set of
hot oil fryers, with a vertically moving, overhead arm added.  The arm
moved along an overhead track between the fryers, a feed hopper and the
serving area.  The cycle consisted of picking a bin from a storage area,
filling it at the feed hooper and dropping it into the fryer.  When a bin
finished frying, the arm picked up the bin, shook the bin, then dumped the
frys into the serving area.  There was no obvious sign that this system was
hooked into the rest of the store's ordering system.  I was pleased to see
that there was some sort of big red shutoff button near the serving end of
the system, however the machine is not enclosed in any way.

The risks?  When the drink robot fails to work some soft drink gets spilt, but
what happens if there's a problem with a machine that is working around hot
oil?

Dwight D. McKay -- mckay!dwight@ecn.purdue.edu


My grocery store is not dumb

Martin Minow <minow@apple.com>
Fri, 4 Jun 93 17:48:17 -0700
At my local supermarket (which has wonderful food and excellent service, by
the way), I usually pay with a Visa card. Like most San Francisco
supermarkets, they have a customer "terminal" with a magnetic card reader: you
run your card through it and sign the receipt that the cash register prints
out. Couldn't be simpler.

Yesterday, the clerk asked me for the card so she could run it through the
"old-style" card imprinter. Apparently, enough people have been re-writing the
magnetic stripes on their cards (so the billing goes somewhere else) that the
clerks now sight-verify the receipt, making sure that the number embossed on
the plastic card matches the number read from the magnetic stripe.

Sigh, isn't progress wonderful?

Martin Minow  minow@apple.com


radio smartcards

Gary McClelland <mcclella@yertle.Colorado.EDU>
Tue, 8 Jun 1993 11:02:31 -0600
The Business Focus section of the Boulder Daily Camera (6/8/93) describes the
product of a local start-up company.  I _think_ this is a new variation on
smartcards.  Each card contains an antenna that allows communication with a
"paperback book sized" transceiver.  The card contains a 256-bit FRAM (stable
memory requiring no power supply) to take the place of the usual magnetic
strip.  One would buy the card for preset amounts like other smartcards.
Using the card would only require flashing the card in the vicinity of the
reader; the reader then sends a signal back to the card altering the
information stored in the FRAM.

Intended uses are high volume transactions where physical contact between the
card and scanner is too time consuming.  Suggested uses include road tolls
(more privacy than the fixed transmitter on the car), mass transit, student
cafeteria payments, dorm security, etc.  Another suggestion was "per-use"
charges for things like ski lifts (will be tested at a Japanese ski area next
year) and amusement park rides which are now usually charged on a "per-day"
pass basis.

No mention in the article of how many bits are reserved for encryption keys or
whether each card will have its own Clipper chip :-).  Although the same
section of the newspaper had a decent discussion of ATM risk issues, the
article on this smartcard didn't mention any risks.  The cost of an annual ski
pass would surely motivate someone to build one's own radio device for
resetting the FRAM.  And would using a portable computer with a mouse cord on
an airplane reset my FRAM? :-)

gary mcclelland, univ of colorado, mcclella@yertle.colorado.edu


Formal Methods in Safety-Critical Standards

<Jonathan.Bowen@prg.ox.ac.uk>
Mon, 7 Jun 93 22:06:31 BST
You may be interested in a recent paper on the recommendations
concerning the use of formal methods for safety-critical systems in
current and emerging standards:

  "Formal Methods in Safety-Critical Standards" by J.P. Bowen.
  To appear in Proc. Software Engineering Standards Symposium
  (SESS'93), Brighton, UK, 1-3 September 1993.
  IEEE Computer Society Press, 1993.

A copy in PostScript format is available via anonymous FTP under
ftp.comlab.ox.ac.uk:/pub/Documents/techpapers/Jonathan.Bowen/sess93.ps
(192.76.25.2) if you wish to retrieve a copy.

Jonathan Bowen, Oxford University


2nd Call for Papers - ISOC Symp. on Net. and Dist. Sys. Security

Dan Nessett <nessett@ocfmail.ocf.llnl.gov>
Mon, 7 Jun 1993 12:37:14 -0800
                             CALL FOR PAPERS
                    The Internet Society Symposium on
                 Network and Distributed System Security

        3-4 February 1994, Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, California

The symposium will bring together people who are building software and
hardware to provide network or distributed system security services.
The symposium is intended for those interested in practical aspects of
network and distributed system security, rather than in theory.  Symposium
proceedings will be published by the Internet Society.  Topics for the
symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

*  Design and implementation of services--access control, authentication,
   availability, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation
   --including criteria for placing services at particular protocol layers.

*  Design and implementation of security mechanisms and support
   services--encipherment and key management systems, authorization
   and audit systems, and intrusion detection systems.

*  Requirements and architectures for distributed applications and
   network functions--message handling, file transport, remote
   file access, directories, time synchronization, interactive
   sessions, remote data base management and access, routing, voice and
   video multicast and conferencing, news groups, network management,
   boot services, mobile computing, and remote I/O.

*  Special issues and problems in security architecture, such as
   -- very large systems like the international Internet, and
   -- high-speed systems like the gigabit testbeds now being built.

*  Interplay between security goals and other goals--efficiency,
   reliability, interoperability, resource sharing, and low cost.

GENERAL CHAIR:
   Dan Nessett, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
   Russ Housley, Xerox Special Information Systems
   Rob Shirey, The MITRE Corporation

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
   Dave Balenson, Trusted Information Systems
   Tom Berson, Anagram Laboratories
   Matt Bishop, Dartmouth College
   Ed Cain, U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency
   Jim Ellis, CERT Coordination Center
   Steve Kent, Bolt, Beranek and Newman
   John Linn, Geer Zolot Associates
   Clifford Neuman, Information Sciences Institute
   Michael Roe, Cambridge University
   Rob Rosenthal, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
   Jeff Schiller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Ravi Sandhu, George Mason University
   Peter Yee, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SUBMISSIONS: The committee seeks both original technical papers and proposals
for panel discussions on technical and other topics of general interest.
Technical papers should be 10-20 pages in length.  Panels should include three
or four speakers.  A panel proposal must name the panel chair, include a
one-page topic introduction authored by the chair, and also include one-page
position summaries authored by each speaker Both the technical papers and the
panel papers will appear in the proceedings.

Submissions must be made by 16 August 1993.  Submissions should be made
via electronic mail to

                   1994symposium@smiley.mitre.org.

Submissions may be in either of two formats: ASCII or PostScript.  If the
committee is unable to read a PostScript submission, it will be returned and
ASCII requested.  Therefore, PostScript submissions should arrive well before
16 August.  If electronic submission is absolutely impossible, submissions
should be sent via postal mail to

                   Robert W. Shirey, Mail Stop Z202
                   The MITRE Corporation
                   McLean, Virginia  22102-3481  USA

All submissions must include both an Internet electronic mail address and a
postal address.  Each submission will be acknowledged through the medium by
which it is received.  If acknowledgment is not received within seven days,
please contact either Rob Shirey <Shirey@MITRE.org> or Russ Housley
<Housley.McLean_CSD@xerox.com>, or telephone Mana Weigand at MITRE in Mclean,
703-883-5397.

Authors and panelists will be notified of acceptance by 15 October 1993.
Instructions for preparing camera-ready copy for the proceedings will be
postal mailed at that time.  The camera-ready copy must be received by 15
November 1993.


Workshop on Digital Systems Reliability and Nuclear Safety

John Camp <jcamp@swe.ncsl.nist.gov>
Thu, 3 Jun 93 16:23:24 EDT
First Announcement, Workshop on Digital Systems Reliability and Nuclear Safety
September 13-14, 1993, Rockville Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rockville, Maryland

               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
               U.S. Department of Commerce
               Technology Administration
               National Institute of Standards and Technology

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
     Leo Beltracchi, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
     Dolores Wallace, National Institute of Standards and Technology
SPONSORED BY:
     The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
IN COOPERATION WITH:
     The National Institute of Standards and Technology

As analog hard-wired process control systems and safety systems within nuclear
power plants wear out, they are being replaced with systems using digital
technology.  There are many unique design and safety issues for digital
systems. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is developing regulations and
guidelines to address these issues.

This workshop will provide state of the art information to the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission staff and to the nuclear industry. The purposes of this
workshop are to:

  - provide feedback to the NRC from outside experts regarding potential
    safety issues, proposed regulatory positions, and research associated with
    the application of digital systems in nuclear power plants, and

  - continue the in-depth exposure of the NRC staff to digital systems design
    issues related to nuclear safety by discussions with experts in the state
    of the art and practice of digital systems.

                        September 13, 1993
OPENING SESSION

8:30   Welcome
       Commissioner E. Gail de Plenque
       U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
8:45   Welcome and Opening Statement
       Mr. Eric Beckjord, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
       U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

9:00   Welcome and ACRS Perspective
       Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
       U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

ISSUE PERSPECTIVE FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
9:15   Presentation on NRC Regulatory Positions and Guidelines
       Mr. William Russell
       Associate Director for Inspection and Technical Assessment
       Office of Nuclear Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

9:45   Presentation on NRC Research Activities
       Mr. Leo Beltracchi, Senior Project Manager
       Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Comm.

10:15  Industry Perspective, Mr. Richard Blauw, Commonwealth Edison Company
10:45  Break

11:00  Experiences from Application of Digital Systems in a NPP
       Mr. Paul Joannou, Ontario Hydro

TECHNICAL SESSION: DIGITAL SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

11:30  Hardware Aspects for Safety-Critical Systems
       Mr. Al Sudduth, Duke Power Company

11:50  Software Aspects for Safety-Critical Systems
       Dr. Susan Gerhart, University of Houston, Clear Lake

12:10  Human Aspects for Safety-Critical Systems
       Dr. Lewis Haines, Nuclear Industry Independent Consultant

12:30  Discussion
1:00   Lunch

TECHNICAL SESSION: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR HIGH INTEGRITY SYSTEMS

2:30   System and Software Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Applications
       Dr. Nancy Leveson, ICS Department, University of California

2:55   Formal Methods for Requirements, Specifications
       Dr. John McHugh, University of North Carolina

3:20   Software Test Cases Derived from Formal Requirements
       Mr. Robert Poston, Interactive Development Environments
3:45   Break

4:00   Object Oriented Design for Safety-Critical Systems
       Dr. Barbara Cuthill, National Institute of Standards and Technology

4:25   Questions and Discussions on Technical Session

                        September 14, 1993

TECHNICAL SESSION: METHODS FOR REDUCING RISKS IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

8:30   Automated Tools for Safety-Critical Software
       Ms. Anne-Marie Lapassant, Commissariate a L'Energie Atomique

8:55   Risks of Safety-Critical Software
       Dr. Winston Royce, TRW, Incorporated

9:20   Software Metrics for Safety-Critical Applications
       Mr. Kyle Rone, IBM Houston, Texas

9:45   Software Reliability for Safety-Critical Applications
       Mr. Jon Musa, AT&T Bell Laboratories
10:10  Break

10:25  Software Configuration Management for Safety-Critical Applications
       Mr. Ron Berlack, Configuration Management International

10:50  How Much Software Verification and Validation is Adequate for
       Nuclear Safety?   Mr. Roger Fujii, Logicon, Incorporated

11:15  Software Verification and Validation for New Technology in Nuclear
       Settings, Dr. Lance Miller, Science Applications International Corp.

11:40  Certification of Software for Reuse into Safety-Critical Applications
       Ms. Charlotte Scheper, Research Triangle Institute

12:05  Questions and Discussions on Technical Session
1:00   Lunch

2:30   PANEL: Application of Workshop to NRC activities
   Moderators: Mr. John Gallagher - Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
               Mr. Leo Beltracchi - Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
   Panel Members
     Dr. John McHugh, National Academy of Science
     Dr. Joseph Naser, Electric Power Research Institute
     Dr. Susan Gerhart, University of Houston, Clear Lake
     Dr. Winston Rouce, TRW Incorporated
     Mr. Frank McGarry, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

   Panel Issues:
   - Are the proper issues being addressed?
   - What other issues need to be addressed?
   - Are proposed NRC regulatory positions complete and correct?
   - What are the considerations for further research?

4:30      NRC Closing Remarks

LOCATION

The Workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Rockville, Md.
Three airports are easily accessible to the Rockville area: Washington
National Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and Dulles
International Airport.

REGISTRATION

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Workshop will run from approximately
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The registration fee of $75 covers workshop
materials and proceedings that will be mailed to participants after the
workshop. A registration form is enclosed and may be duplicated; a separate
form must be forwarded for each attendee. For pre-registration, the
registration form must be mailed to the NIST Office of the Comptroller or
faxed to Lori Phillips by September 1, 1993. All requests for cancellations
and refunds must be submitted to Lori Phillips (see address and fax number at
the end of the General Information section of this brochure) in writing prior
to September 1, 1993.  For answers to your registration questions contact:

   - Lori Phillips, NIST, Telephone: 301/975-4513, Fax: 301/948-2067

ACCOMMODATIONS

Workshop registration does not include your hotel reservation. A
block of rooms has been reserved at:
          - The Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
            1750 Rockville Pike
            Rockville, Md. 20852 USA
            Telephone: 301/468-1100

$98 single or $108 double. Please add 12% tax to this rate. To
register for a room, please use the enclosed hotel reservation form
and send it directly to the hotel no later than
August 27, 1993. After that date the rooms will be released for
general sale at the prevailing rates of the hotel.

TRANSPORTATION

BWI Limo, 301/441-2345, offers commercial van service from
Baltimore-Washington Airport to the Rockville area. Call for reservations.

Montgomery Airport Shuttle, 301/990-7005, is available from Dulles
International and Washington National Airports to Rockville.

>From Washington National Airport
The Washington Metro has subway service to Rockville from National
Airport. Take a Yellow Line train marked ~Gallery Place~ to Metro
Center and transfer to a Red Line train marked ~Shady Grove~ to
~Twinbrook~. Service is every 6 to 15 minutes depending on the time
of day. The time from National to the Rockville, Twinbrook Metro
stop is about 50 minutes. The hotel is adjacent to the Twinbrook
Metro stop, toward Rockville Pike.

>From Dulles International Airport
Take Dulles Access Road to the Washington Beltway I495. Go toward
Maryland (signs may say Bethesda/Rockville). Take the I270 spur off
of I495. Go about 3-4 miles into Maryland. Take the Montrose Road
Exit off of I270 (2nd exit on cloverleaf). Go about one mile and
turn left on to Rockville Pike (Rt. 355). The Crowne Plaza will be
one-half mile on the right.

COFFEE BREAKS AND LUNCHES

Refreshments will be provided at the morning, mid-morning and afternoon
breaks. Attendees are on their own for lunch.

TECHNICAL CONTACTS

     - Leo Beltracchi, NRC
       Telephone: 301/492-3549
       Email: lxb@nrc.gov

     - Dolores Wallace, NIST
       Telephone: 301/975-3340
       Email: wallace@swe.ncsl.nist.gov

[FOR WORKSHOP AND HOTEL RESERVATION FORMS, CONTACT Lori Philips or request
on-line forms from John Camp <jcamp@swe.ncsl.nist.gov>.  TOO LONG TO INCLUDE
IN RISKS.]


AMAST'93 (Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology)

Pippo Scollo <scollo@cs.utwente.nl>
Tue, 8 Jun 93 23:58:07 +0200
Starting Thursday 10 June, the AMAST'93 Advance Programme and Registration
Information are available by anonymous ftp (with any password) on the machine

  ftp.cs.utwente.nl

in plain text form as well as LaTeX sources.

You can get these files from directory pub/doc/amast93, which has
the following contents:

  AdvaProg.asc : AMAST'93 Advance Programme        (plain text)
  RegInfo.asc  : AMAST'93 Registration Information (plain text)
  AdvaProg.tex : AMAST'93 Advance Programme        (LaTeX source)
  RegInfo.tex  : AMAST'93 Registration Information (LaTeX source)

Requests of further information should be sent to the Conference Secretariat:

  Mrs. Joke Lammerink, Mrs. Charlotte Bijron, Mrs. Alice Hoogvliet-Haverkate
  University of Twente, Fac. Informatica
  P.O. Box 217, NL-7500AE Enschede
  phone: + 31 53 893680, fax: + 31 53 315283
  e-mail: {lammerin | bijron | hoogvlie}@cs.utwente.nl

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