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 demonstration.
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:
- After 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 interface.
- Once 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'
Two levels of
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.
- Named 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.
Behind the Scene
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.
Why do it?
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.
In addition, named
participants with profiles will be eligible for a number of prizes.
Possible prizes could include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), gift
certificates and t-shirts.