"On that day Doug Engelbart and a small team of researchers from the Stanford Research Institute stunned the computing world with an extraordinary demonstration at a San Francisco computer conference (FJCC 68).
In 1968, he saw Doug Engelbart's demo at the FJCC and was inspired to develop FRESS (File Retrieval and Editing SyStem), which combined the best of HES with many ideas from the NLS/Augment system that Engelbart had demonstrated at FJCC.
Following the 1987 Fall Joint Computer Conference, ACM and IEEE-CS agreed to suspend plans for subsequent FJCC conferences in the near future, and to re-evaluate the need within both societies for jointly sponsored conferences over and above their co-sponsored conferences held in specialized technical areas.
At FJCC 87 in Dallas, a plenary ACM Awards Session featured presentations of the awards to the recipients by the ACM President and the traditional Turing Lecture.
The 1987 ACM/IEEE-CS Fall joint Computer Conference (FJCC 87), chaired by Stephen Szygenda, was held in Dallas, Texas, October 25-29, 1987.
Council, by acclamation, expressed its appreciation to the FJCC 87 Conference Committee for their efforts on behalf of the 1987 Fall joint Computer Conference.
Only two Council meetins were held during the year, in November at FJCC 86 and in February 1987 at the Computer Science Conference.
The Seventeenth ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, held at FJCC 86, was won once again by Belle, developed by Ken Thompson and Joseph Condon of AT&T Bell Laboratories.
A major event during FJCC
will be a session recollecting highlights of the first 40 years of ACM.
The eighteenth NACCC will be held next year at the FJCC
. Plans are for a four round event, with the first two rounds on Sunday, October 25, one on Monday, October 26, with the final round on Tuesday, October 27.