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Papers, Publications, and Presentations

"Fluency with Alice: Workbook for Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities"
by Robert Seidman, Phil Funk, Jim Isaak, Lundy Lewis; Prentice Hall, 2008

"Open Systems Handbook, A Guide to Building Open Systems";
Isaak, Lewis, Thompson, Straub; IEEE Standards Press; 1994


Fiction Publications
  • "Eyre and Earp", Love Free or Die anthology; 
  • “Transcript for June 15, 2063 IEEE Awards Ceremony”, Proceedings of the IEEE V101#8, Aug 2013
  • "Backup", Amoskeag, Spring 2004
  • "Mort de Gaia", Finalist Phobos Competition 2002

Technical/Professional Articles and Papers
  • "2010 to 2020 - Looking Forward"; Computer ;December 2010; pp. 11-13
  • "Computer Society 2010: Innovation, Leadership, Community, and Careers"; Computer; January 2010; pp. 6-8 
  • "The Role of Individuals and Social Capital in POSIX Standardization"; International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (JITSR) vol. 4, no 1; Jan-June 2006
  • "POSIX - Inside: A case study"; Proceedings: HICSS-38; Jan. 2005
  • "IT Standardization: The Billion Dollar Strategy"; w/John Hurd; International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (JITSR) vol. 3, no 1; Jan - June 2004
  • "Standards and Web Credibility"; Proceedings, SIIT Conference, Oct. 2003
  • "Toward Equal Web Access for All", IT Pro, Nov/Dec. 2000
  • "New Laws and Technologies Morph Web Page Best Practices", Computer, Oct. 2000
  • "IEEE Standard 2001: Web Page Engineering for Intranets and Extranets", Internet Computing, March/April 1999
  • "Weighing In on Standards", IEEE Software, Nov/Dec 1998
  • "The role of Government in I.T. Standards", IEEE Computer Magazine, Dec. 1998
  • "Internet Research on Internet Time"; IEEE Computer Magazine, Nov. 1998 (w/Fred Douglis, Steve Chapin)
  • "POSIX/UNIX Standards: foundation for 21st Century Growth"; IEEE Micro Magazine, July/Aug 1998 (w/Lowell Johnson)
  • "A Call for Standards for Web Portable Applications"; IEEE Computer Magazine; June 1996
  • "Standards for the Information Infrastructure"; IEEE Computer Magazine; Jan. 1996
  • "IEEE forms panel for Information Infrastructure Coordination"; IEEE Computer Magazine; Oct 1994
  • "Standards for the Information Infrastructure"; IEEE Standards Bearer; July 1994
  • "POSIX, Not Just a Numbers Game"; DEC Systems Journal; May/June 1993
  • "POSIX" and "Profiles" entries in the "Encyclopedia of Software Engineering"; John Wiley & Son; 1992
  • "POSIX an Introduction to the world of VMS"; VAX Professional; June 1991
  • "POSIX Explained" (Interview); CommUNIXations; Sept. 1990
  • "The History of POSIX"; IEEE Computer Magazine; July 1990
  • "Open Systems Mark a Renaissance in Computing"; Product Insight; Apr 1990
  • "POSIX Status & Direction"; UNIX Technology Advisor; Jan 1990
  • "A Framework for Open Systems", w/Al Hankinson; UNIX Technology Advisor; Jan 1990
  • "Profiles: A tool for Standards Coordination"; IEEE Computer Magazine; Jan. 1990
  • "ISV's can benefit from Interim POSIX FIPS"; Computer Systems News; Sept.19,1988
  • "POSIX is only the first step"; UNIX World; June 1988
  • "Delivering the Standards for UNIX"; UNIX World; Fall 1986
  • "UNIX Standards and the World of MIS"; ComputerWorld; Aug. 1986
  • "P1003: A UNIX Standard for the rest of us"; IEEE Computer Magazine; May 1986
  • "Plugging OEM's into Standards"; Computer Systems News; Aug 19, 1985
  • "Supermicro Braves Harsh Environments"; Mini-Micro (Cover Story); April 85
  • "UNIX Standards Update" (Quarterly); Systems & Software; 1985
  • "Designing systems for Real-Time Applications"; Byte; April 1984
  • "Timing is Right for UNIX Standard"; Computer Systems News; Jan 16, 1984
  • "The UNOS Operating System: A Focus on Real-Time & Production"; CommUNIXations; Aug/Sept. 1983
  • "MP/OS Drives Real-time DG Systems"; Software News; Jan. 1983
  • "What Determines a System's Multi-terminal Capacity?"; Systems & Software; Dec. 1982
  • "Squeezing the Most Out of the 68000"; Mini-micro (Cover story); Oct. 1982
  • "UNIX-like Systems Standards" w/Jeff Goldberg; IEEE Computer Magazine; July 1982
  • "UNIX - Facts and Fallacies"; Computer System News; Jan 18, 1982
  • "Looking at the 'Universe'"; Mini-micro; Oct. 1981
  • "Computers and Processors"; Dataguide; Spring 1981
  • "The MP/OS Operating System"; Microprocessor Operating Systems; Pub. 1981
  • "Pascal Pitfalls"; Mini-Micro; Dec. 1980;   "Pascal Pitfalls"; EDN; Sept. 1980
  • "Personal Computing - a Misnomer"; SIG/PC Newsletter; Fall/Winter 1980
  • "Microcomputer Software Satisfies Conflicting Programming Needs"; Electronics; Dec. 20, 1979
  • "UNIX - from one marketer's View"; IEEE Computer Magazine; Nov. 1979
  • "Integrating 16-bit Microcomputers"; Computer System News; Nov.19,1979
  • "Standards for the Personal Computing Network"; IEEE Computer Magazine; Oct. 1978
  • "Standards for Intelligent TV"; SIG/PC Newsletter (ACM); Fall 1977

Jim Isaak's Presentations & Seminars


  • CyberAttack; OLLI Fall 2013
  • Computers and Magic; Bedford Middle School Career Day, Oct. 2013
  • The Implications of Evolution (W/ Leonora Isaak); OLLI Spring 2013, RISE Fall 2013
  • Spies, Lies and Sunken Subs; IEEE NH Oct 1012; OLLI Spring 2013
  • Technology Indistinguishable from Magic; RISE and OLLI Seminars 
  • "Carpe Cras: Seize the Future"; NH ICT Seminar, Mar. 8, 2011

  • "Thoughts on the State of the Computing Profession"; keynote used as Computer Society President in 2010, multiple venues
  •  "Drawing Students into IT with Virtual Worlds";10th Annual Curriculum Workshop; National Center for Telecommunications Technologies; July 10-12, 2007
  • Invited Panelist: "Ethical Challenges of Global Engagement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"; SNHU Transparency Event, Apr. 5, 2006
  • "Open Access, Google and the Future of Scholarly Publication", IT Seminar, NH CS Chapter, Dec. 13, 2005
  • "The Standards Game for: Fun and Profit"; InfoXchange, SwANH, Oct. 6, 2005
  • "Credibility Through Best Practice Standards"; Consumer Web Watch: Summit on Web Credibility;  April 24, 2003
  • "Web Site Engineering IEEE Std. 2001-2002", 4th Annual Workshop on Web Site Evolution; Oct. 2, 2002, Montreal
  • "Business Impact of Standards",  (W/John Hurd), SSIT conference, Oct. 2001
  • "Keys to Achieving Accessibility", National Summit on Accessibility for Government I.T. ,July 23, 2001
  • "Internet Standards", SAINT-2001 conference , Jan. 2001
  • "Towns and Information Infrastructure", New Hampshire ISP Association Annual Conference; Sept. 28, 2000
  • "Web Page Engineering", as part of the IEEE Computer Society Distinquished Visitor Program;
    and Chapter Tutorial Program
    Canaveral FL. Section, June, 2002
    R.I. Section; Nov. 15, 2001
    N.NJ Chapter; Sept. 19, 2001
    SWQA group, Burlington, MA; Sept. 12, 2001
    Symposium Applications and the Internet;
          San Diego; Jan. 8th, 2001
    IEEE Boston Section Tutorial; Nov. 18, 2000
    Quebec City Chapter Tutorial; Oct. 6, 2000
    Software Engineers of New Hampshire; Sept. 26, 2000

    NH CS Chapter, Jan. 19, 2000
    Dept. of Commerce CIO council, Dec. 9, 1999
    N. Virgina CS Chapter, Dec. 9, 1999
    Dept. of Commerce Web Affinity Group, Oct. 27, 1999
    Houston CS Chapter, Oct. 21, 1999
    Boston CS Chapter, Sept. 23, 1999
  • "Great Web Pages", INET 99, June 23, 1999
  • "IEEE Standards & Your Business", GNSEG, May 6, 1999
  • "Web Page Engineering", N. New Jersey CS Chapter; March 10, 1999
  • "Internet Best Practices", IEEE CS Standards Impact-1999, Oct. 28, 1998
  • "Going Global with Software"; John von Neumann Computer Society; Mar. 1998
  • "Standards for Internet: Commercial & Policy Issues"; US-Hungarian Symposium on IT; Mar. 1998
  • "The Standards Mandate"; TriAda Conference; Dec. 1996
  • "Applying Information Technology Standards"; IEEE Engineering Solutions Conference; Sept. 1996
  • "Information Highway Standards"; DoE Technical Standards Program Workshop; 1996
  • "Internet and the Information Highway"; TCI Internet Cable TV Show; April 1995
  • "Information Infrastructure Meta Architecture and Cross Industry Standardization";
                 
    NIST/Harvard Technology Policy Workshop; March 1994
  • "Delivering Open Systems Portability - POSIX"; IEEE videoconference; April 1993
  • "Open Systems & Profiles"; Colorado Open Systems Conference"; March 1993
  • "POSIX Standards & Open Systems"; DoE Conference, Idaho Falls; Sept. 1992
  • "Open System Standards"; EEI Conference, Denver; May 1992
  • "Profiles & Standards"; POSIX Seminar, Auckland, NZ; May 1992
  • "Digital's Open System Strategy"; IBM internal training; Feb. 1992
  • "Open Systems and Standards"; COS/UAOS Conference; Nov. 1991
  • "Open Systems and Standards"; COS Strategy Forum; June 1991
  • "Open Systems & POSIX"; POSC meeting, Houston; Jan. 1991
  • "Making Standards Useful"; UNIFORUM, Dallas; Jan. 1991
  • "Open Systems - and procurement"; FCC West; May 1990
  • "User Oriented Standards for the 90's"; UNIFORUM, Wash DC.; Jan 1990
  • "Open System Concepts"; AUTOFACT, Detroit; Oct. 1989
  • "Open System Profiles"; POSIX Seminar, Utrecht, Netherlands; May, 1989
  • "Open Systems Concepts"; Japan UNIX Society; Oct. 1988
  • "POSIX Status Report" and "POSIX & Open Systems"   Presentations
    UNIX Expo; Nov. 1988
    Long Island Chapter of ACM;
    June 1988
    DECUS, Cincinnati; May 1988
    Toronto; May 1988
    UNIX in Government, Ottawa Canada; Jan 1988
    DECUS, Anaheim, CA; Dec. 1987
    NE UNIX User Group, Dartmouth, NH;
    May 1987
    ISO TC97 SSI Special WG meeting;
    May 1987
    DECUS, Nashville, TN; Apr. 1987
    IEEE CS Wash. DC Chapter; Feb. 1987
  • "POSIX and the IEEE Standards Process"; IEEE Standards Conference; March 1988
  • "POSIX and X/Open"; Stockholm, Sweden; Nov. 1987
  • "POSIX & Real Time Standards Status"; BUSCON, Boston, MA; Oct. 1987
  • "POSIX Systems Specification"; FCC Show, Wash. DC; Sept. 1987
  • "Standards & Innovation"; Dataquest Seminar, Westford, MA; Sept. 1987
  • "POSIX and the Standards process"; U.of Lowell CS Seminar; May, 1987
  • "Open System Standards and Government Specifications"; UNIFORUM; Jan 1987
  • "UNIX Real-Time Extensions in Industry Standards"; WESCON; Nov. 1986
  • "The Impact of Real Time Computer System Standards"; SATECH'86; Oct. 1986
  • "POSIX Standards and related microprocessor based systems"; Seminar tour of China; June 1986
  • "Standards & Microcomputer Systems"; China Micro Computer Show, Canton,PRC; 1985
  • "Multi-user Operating Systems Options"; NE Computer Faire; Sept. 1985
  • "Multi-user systems vrs Networking"; NE Computer Faire; Sept. 1985
  • "Unix Real Time & Fault Tolerant Systems"; UNIX Expo; Sept 1984
  • "Real Time Unix"; Uniforum; June 1982
  • "Advanced Tools for Microcomputer Implementations"; WESCON, SF; 1979
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