SC2002 Conference Registration Information

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Advance Registration
Advance Registration is now closed.

To qualify for advance registration discounts your registration form and payment must be received by 5:00pm EDT, Friday, 11 October 2002. Registrations received between 12 October and 25 October will be charged at the late/on-site registration rate; those received after 5:00pm EDT, Friday, 25 October 2002 may not be acknowledged and must be resubmitted for processing at SC2002.

Registration Fees

Late Registration fees will be as follows:

Technical Program, Member
Technical Program, Non-Member
Technical Program, Student/Retired Member
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Member
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Non-Member
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Student/Retired Member
Tutorials, Two-Day Passport, Member
Tutorials, Two-Day Passport, Non-Member
Tutorials, Two-Day Passport, Student/Retired Member

Member, Retired Member and Student Discounts
To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current ACM, ACM SIGARCH, IEEE, or IEEE Computer Society membership number(s) or a copy of a valid full-time student identification card with the registration form.

International Attendees
International attendees can register in advance and pay by wire transfer for an additional processing fee of $25 per wire transfer. Wire transfers must be received by 18 October 2002, and will not be accepted at on-site registration. For wire transfer information or if you require a letter of invitation from the conference, please contact

Registration Confirmation
Written confirmation of conference registration will be mailed by the IEEE Computer Society within 48 hours of receiving your registration. If you do not receive confirmation, please call +1 202 371 0101.

Payment must accompany all registration forms and can be made by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Diners Club), company or personal check, and wire transfers (a fee of $25 per wire transfer should be added to the total amount). Checks or money orders must be in U.S. funds, drawn on U.S. banks, and payable to the IEEE Computer Society. You can mail, fax, or submit your registration form on the SC2002 Website. No registrations will be accepted over the phone. Forms received without payment will not be processed.

On-site Registration
On-site registrants will pay late registration fees. Forms of payment accepted on-site: credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Diners Club), traveler's checks, company and personal checks, and cash. Wire transfers will not be accepted at on-site registration.

Full-day tutorials are being offered on Sunday and Monday, 17 and 18 November. These are not included in the technical program registration and require separate registration.

A special Tutorials Passport for one or two days is available. A one-day passport (either Sunday or Monday) entitles you to attend any tutorials offered on that day, a tutorial luncheon, and your selection of notes for one full-day tutorial. A two-day passport gives you approximately a 20% discount on the price of two one-day passports. Your selection of tutorial notes must be specified on the registration form. An additional benefit of the Tutorials Passport is that you can purchase additional tutorial notes at a significantly reduced rate.

Seating at the tutorials is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to sit in on as many other tutorials as you like for the day(s) you are registered, but you will receive only the notes that you reserve in advance.

Tutorial Notes
Tutorial notes can be picked up at the SC2002 Conference Store upon presentation of the notes ticket(s) provided in your registration packet. You will only receive notes for the tutorial(s) you selected when you registered.

Attendees registered for the technical program will receive one copy of the SC2002 proceedings on CD-ROM. Any extra copies of the proceedings will be on sale at the Conference Store.

Exhibits Only Badges
The exhibit hall is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday. Exhibits Only Badges ($80) allow entrance to the exhibit floor for one of the three days of the exhibition: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Exhibits Only Badges will go on sale beginning Tuesday morning at 7:30am. SC2002 is offering Exhibits Only registration to children 12-16 who must purchase Exhibits Only Badges and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under age 12 are not permitted on the exhibit floor at any time.

Media Registration and Information
Members of the media should review the Media Guidelines and contact the SC2002 Media Coordinator, Nick Veronico at for registration information.

Cancellations and Substitutions
Cancellations and substitutions are allowed. However, full registration fees will be charged unless a cancellation notice is sent in writing, and postmarked, or faxed on or before 25 October 2002 to:

IEEE Computer Society
Attn: SC2002
Dept. 6006
Washington, DC 20042-6006 USA
Fax: +1 202 728 0884

A $50 handling fee will be applied to all canceled registrations. Please allow 10 weeks for processing. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations canceled after the meeting begins. No-shows will be billed. Contact the IEEE Computer Society for substitutions (allowed at any time). A letter on your company's letterhead is required from the original registrant stating the conditions of the substitution and the name of the replacement.

Special Registration Needs
If you require specific aids or services during your visit, please notify us prior to the registration deadline. We will attempt to accommodate participants' special needs. Please contact:

Tony Baylis
SC2002 Registration Chair
Phone: +1 217 244 5354
Fax: +1 217 244 2909

Airline Discount for Conference Attendees
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure a special discount agreement with United Airlines, unavailable to the general public. A 5% discount off the lowest applicable fare will be offered ONLY when you or your travel agent call United's toll-free number, 1-800-521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 556AQ. A 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fares is available when purchased 7 days in advance. Discounts apply on United, Shuttle by United and United Express. Dedicated reservationists are on duty 7 days a week, 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight EDT. Book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount. Mileage Plus members receive full credit for all miles flown to this meeting.

PDF Registration Form (mail-in form)

Registration and Store Hours

Saturday 11/16 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday 11/17 7:30am - 6:00pm
Monday 11/18 7:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 11/19 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 11/20 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 11/21 7:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 11/22 8:00am - 11:00am

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