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March Edition, March 25, 2002

Greetings, and welcome to the first issue of the SC2002 newsletter. We have sent you this message based on your attendance at a previous SC conference. We hope you find the information useful, but if you don't want to be on the distribution list, send email to with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the email. If this message was sent to an email address different than the one you are replying from, please include that email address.

The newsletter will be sent out each month, providing short articles about the conference, upcoming dates and program developments. You can also find the latest information at.

SC2002 Scheduled for Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore
SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, Md. For the past 14 years, SC has brought together scientists, engineers, systems administrators, programmers, managers and vendors to share ideas, swap stories and glimpse the next horizons in high-performance computing and networking, data analysis and management, visualization and computational modeling. Plan now to participate in SC2002.

Submissions Website to Open April 8, Due Date is Friday, April 26
The SC2002 website for submissions opens Monday, April 8. Submissions will be accepted for Gordon Bell Prize nominations, Panels, Technical Papers (extended abstracts), Tutorials and Workshops. The submissions website can be accessed from the SC2002 Technical Program Web page:. The submission deadline is Friday, April 26.

April 26 is also the deadline for submitting research exhibit requests, as well as booth requirements for space and networking connections.

Research Exhibitors Website Now Open for Submitting Space Requests
The website for requesting research exhibit booth space at SC2002 is now open and accessible from the Exhibits section of the SC2002 website at. Details about SC2002 research exhibits, including a link to the application, can be found using the *Research* link. Although the deadline for submitting exhibit applications is Friday, April 26, all exhibitors are encouraged to submit their applications by Wednesday, April 17, so the Research Exhibits Committee can consider the request during their April 18 meeting to allocate floor space.

The Exhibits website also provides information on submitting requests for networking, space, and special requirements, such as co-location near other research or industry exhibits. For more information about Research Exhibits, contact committee chair Ernie Marshburn at

Scientific Modeling Images Needed for SC2002 Opening Video
Organizers of the SC2002 conference are seeking videos showing the full variety of technologies and applications in high-performance computing and networking. Examples include computing and networking hardware, scientific visualizations (we need more in biology, chemistry, and engineering), and scientists interacting with data at various interfaces (basically doing cool things). Planners especially want to illustrate the conference's "Terabytes to Insights" theme. Footage that lends itself to excerpts of a few seconds is the most useful.

The material will be used in the opening day video, which is shown just before the keynote address. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center is taking the lead in creating the SC2002 opening video. Please send your video in the Betacam SP or Mini DV formats by April 19 to:

Jarrett Cohen
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 28, Room S239
Greenbelt, MD 20771

SC2002 Education Program Offers Teacher Training in Latest Computing Technologies
Teachers interested in learning about computational science and how to integrate it into the classroom are invited to participate in the SC2002 Education Program. Undergraduate and K-12 educators participate in the conference through the Education Program, and by attending the exhibits, plenary sessions, and special programs offered to all conference attendees. Furthermore, the SC conference Education Program continues throughout the year through regional workshops and additional activities to keep educators current with new developments in the use of computing techniques in the classroom.

The SC2002 Education Program offers the opportunity for educators to work on the integration of modeling and visualization tools, resources, and techniques into their classroom activities. The program encourages the participation of underrepresented faculty and teachers, including faculty from two and four-year colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, and minority-serving institutions. The Education Program portion of the SC2002 conference runs from Saturday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 19, although participants are encouraged to stay for the remainder of the week to participate in the full range of conference offerings. Support for travel and housing expenses will be provided to accepted applicants, pending funding.

The deadline to apply for the Education Program is Friday, April 26. For information on how to apply and other Education Program information, go to.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
April 26: Submissions for Technical Papers, Gordon Bell Prize nominations, Panels, Tutorial and Workshops due. Research Exhibits and Education Program applications due.
May 27: Applications for HPC Challenge due.
June 26: Notification of conditional acceptance of Technical Papers.
July 29: Final version of Technical Papers due. Submission deadline for Birds of a Feather sessions, Exhibitor Forum, Posters and Research Exhibits abstracts. Student Volunteer applications due.


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