Gets Smart: IntelliBadge at SC2002
the first time in conference history, SC2002 will
give technical program participants the opportunity
to participate in a demonstration of "smart"
technology called the IntelliBadge. Participation
is optional. However, if you choose to be a full participant,
you will be able to track in real time events that
fit your needs and interests and to find out where
people of similar interests are gathering. Using a
kiosk at the conference center or a Web portal, you
will be able to view statistics on the conference
and specific events, locate individuals--even get
restaurant recommendations, determine how many miles
you've walked at the convention center, and judge
your chances of a winning a prize at the end of the
IntelliBadge registration will take place onsite
at the Baltimore Convention Center only. There will
be no advance registration for the program, either
through e-mail, the SC2002 Web site, or mail.
To register at SC2002, you will need to follow the
simple process below:
picking up your regular SC registration materials
and conference ID, proceed to an IntelliBadge registration
kiosk in the registration area.
At the IntelliBadge kiosk, the registration process
will be explained and you will be given a login
and password for the IntelliBadge system and an
electronic IntelliBadge. Once you are registered
for the IntelliBadge demonstration, simply scan
your IntelliBadge and enter your login and password
to use any IntelliBadge kiosk. You can also log
in to the system on your laptop using a simple Web
you are registered for the IntelliBadge program,
you will need to decide your level of participation.
All participation in the program is voluntary
and no personal information will be distributed
without the participants' permission.
levels of participation
Participation. If you want your participation
to be anonymous, simply do nothing other than pick
up your IntelliBadge, and choose a login and password.
At this level of participation, no association is
made between the user's identity and the badge.
Users at this level are not eligible for prizes.
Participation. If you choose to be a named
participant, you will be directed to use the IntelliBadge
kiosk to complete a short form. You will be presented
with a number of privacy options and asked to complete
a brief multiple choice questionnaire about your
interests. The entire form should take no more than
1 minute to complete. Only named participants
with profiles will be eligible for prizes.
IntelliBadges will be tracked through the entire conference
space and their locations will be stored in a database.
This data will be analyzed and visualized on display
devices located throughout the conference space. IntelliBadge
participants will be able to access this data and
interact with it through the Web portal. No IntelliBadge
information will be sold to vendors or used for telemarketing
purposes and no personal information will be distributed
without the participants permission.
One of the most difficult tasks at a large conference
is finding the people with whom you want to talk and
share ideas. The IntelliBadge system provides a simple
way to show you the locations of the movers and shakers
in your field. In addition, the people you need to
reach will be able to find you. Sensors near the entrance
to technical program sessions, BOFs, and in the exhibit
hall will provide useful information about the "hot"
topics and displays at the conference and let you
plan your time more productively.
addition, named participants with profiles will be
eligible for a number of prizes. Possible prizes could
include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), gift certificates