October Edition, October 24, 2002
Here is the latest news about the SC2002 conference.
If you would prefer not to receive this information,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter"
in the body of the email. You can also find the latest
under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights,"
will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, MD.
OCT. 25, IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO ENSURE YOUR BADGE
IS READY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT SC2002
If you haven't registered for the conference yet, here's
a reminder that Friday, Oct. 25, is the last day to
register online. If your registration is received after
5 p.m. EDT Friday, there is no guarantee that it will
be processed and ready before the conference. As you
know, the registration area can be pretty busy the first
couple of days of the SC conference, so we strongly
recommend registering now to make things easier when
you arrive. After Friday, the link to the online registration
form will be taken off the SC2002 website. Please go
to to register. As a fallback, on-site registration
begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
- CHECK OUT THE NEW ONLINE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR FOR
PLANNING YOUR ACTIVITIES AT SC2002
If you haven't given the new online interactive calendar
a test run yet, you're missing out on an easy way to
navigate your way through the 67 technical papers, 31
tutorials, five plenary sessions, six panels, 32 poster
presentations, 16 Masterworks sessions and 24 Birds-of-a-Feather
programs currently scheduled. You can find a link to
the calendar on the bottom of the navigation bar on
the left-hand side of every SC2002 Web page. Simply
click on "Interactive Calendar."
calendar allows users to custom tailor their personal
schedule for SC2002. After picking the sessions you
want to attend, the information is sent to you via email
for storing on your laptop or PDA. The online calendar
will also note any room changes, and remind attendees
to update their agendas just before heading off to Baltimore.
GETS SMART: INTELLIBADGE(tm) AT SC2002
For the first time in conference history, SC2002 will
give technical program attendees the option of participating
in a demonstration of "smart" technology called
the IntelliBadge. Participants will be able to track
events that fit their individual interests and find
where people of similar interests are gathering. Using
conference IntelliBadge kiosks or any Web browser, IntelliBadgers
will be able to view statistics on the conference and
specific events, locate other IntelliBadgers, determine
how many miles they've walked at the convention center,
and judge their chances of winning a prize at the end
of the demonstration. No personal information will be
distributed without the explicit permission of the IntelliBadger.
program registrants and members of the media can sign
up for IntelliBadge at a special booth in the SC2002
Registration area at the Baltimore Convention Center.
To learn more, go to and click on "IntelliBadge
17 EXHIBITOR PARTY TO BE HELD IN ESPN ZONE AMUSEMENT
Holders of SC2002 Exhibitor badges are invited to attend
the annual exhibitor party on Sunday, Nov. 17. The party
goes from 7-10 p.m. and will be held at the ESPN Zone,
just a few blocks down the street from the convention
center and in the heart of the Inner Harbor area. ESPN
Zones offers tons of games of skill and simulations.
HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATIONS CAN BE EXPENSIVE - SAVE CHARGES
BY CHANGING RESERVATIONS BEFORE NOV. 4
If you've already reserved a hotel room for SC2002 but
a change in plans requires you to cancel your room,
here's a reminder. Hotel room reservations that are
cancelled before Monday, Nov. 4, will be charged a $25
cancellation processing fee. Reservations cancelled
after Nov. 4 will be charged a $150 fee, however. More
information about cancellation policies can be found
at under "Housing."
make changes or to cancel your reservation, go to or
call 877-665-9522 toll-free or 506-433-7966 internationally.
Beginning with this issue of SC News, we will be including
one-paragraph items from SC2002 Exhibitors. Each exhibitor
may submit one item, which is subject to editing. Items
should be sent to SC News Editor Jon Bashor at JBashor@lbl.gov.
SCIENCE. SMALLER WORLD. NETWORK BY QWEST(r).
Be sure to stop by the Qwest Communications booth #1005
to learn more about state-of-the-art networking technology
integral to today's supercomputing and high-performance
networking programs, such as the Abilene/Internet2 network,
the TeraGrid network, the Department of Energy's Energy
Sciences Network (ESnet), and the NASA Research and
Education Network (NREN). While you're there, take a
moment to register to win a Microsoft XBOX(r). Once
again, Qwest is the proud sponsor of the SC2002 High-Performance
Bandwidth Challenge, and will announce finalists at
the SC2002 Awards Session. For more information about