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KDD-CUP is a knowledge-discovery and data-mining tools competition at the annual Int. Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. See for this year's information, including a list of 39 competing systems. (Another 18 have chosen to remain anonymous.) Winners are to be announced 29Aug98. [Ismail Parsa , dbworld, 13Aug98.]

Michael Arbib is looking for "big success stories" for neural networks in brain modeling or commercial applications, to be included in his 2nd edition of the Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks (due out in 2 years or so). [, connectionists, 14Aug98.]

After I mentioned the ICSA consortium, Gary McGraw wrote to say that much better Java security information is available from his Hotlist at . [, 18Aug98.]

The Digital Commerce Society of Boston meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Downtown Harvard Club, open to all. For more information send a "subscribe" message to . The DCS is expanding to Manhattan, with a charter meeting for lunch at the Harvard Club of New York on 08Sep98. Contact for details. [Richard Lethin , 19Aug98.]

If you are looking for AI software, good sources include the CMU AI repository, ; the CMU Learning Lab, ; AI at JPL, ; Yahoo, ; norn-based agents, ; or the SNNS neural network simulator at . [Trevor Clarke , comp.ai.alife, 13Aug98.] (Or the CRS archive at .)