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April Edition, April 18, 2002

Welcome to the second issue of the SC2002 newsletter. This monthly newsletter is being sent to attendees of previous SC conferences and we hope you find it useful. If not, please send an email to with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the email. New subscribers should send email to with the words "subscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the email. 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 (click on "news releases").

SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights," will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, MD.

One Week Left to Submit Technical Papers, Tutorials, Gordon Bell Prize Entries, Panels and Workshops -- Due Date is Friday, April 26
Submissions are now being accepted for Gordon Bell Prize nominations, Panels, Technical Papers (extended abstracts), Tutorials and Workshops. More information about all submission categories can be found by going to and clicking on the areas of interest. The submission deadline is Friday, April 26, unless otherwise stated.

Last Call: Requests for Research Exhibit Space, Networking Connections Due Friday, April 26
The website for requesting research exhibit booth space at SC2002 is now open at (click on "research"). The Research Exhibits website also provides information on submitting requests for networking, space, and special requirements, such as co-location near other research or industry exhibits. A Research Exhibits Calendar shows important deadlines and a section called "Important Research Exhibit Communications" archives all communications sent out to prospective research exhibitors.

This year, the research exhibits area will include a new feature, called Academic Village. This area will be geared to small, first-time research exhibitors. A special emphasis will be made to attract Minority Serving Institutions to Academic Village. Selection of space for the large research exhibits is expected to begin in May. For more information about research exhibits, contact the committee at:

Nominations Sought for IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award and the Sidney Fernbach Award
The Seymour Cray Award is presented annually to acknowledge an individual's work that has had a profound impact on high performance computing. To be considered for this award, the individual's contribution must have had a major impact on the supercomputing industry. A crystal memento, certificate, and $10,000 honorarium are awarded to the person or persons whose innovative contributions to high performance computing best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. Previous recipients of the Cray Award, established in 1998 by the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, include Glen Culler and John L. Hennessy. Nomination forms are available at: .

The Sidney Fernbach Award is presented annually to an individual for "an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches." The award was established in 1992 by the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors in memory of the late Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and application of high performance computers for the solution of large computational problems. The award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium. Previous recipients include David H. Bailey and Paul Woodward. Nomination forms are available at: The submission deadline for both awards is Wednesday, July 31, 2002. For questions or assistance with submissions, please contact Lynne Harris at

Education Program Applications Deadline Extended to May 30
Teachers and undergraduate faculty interested in learning about computational science and how to integrate it into the classroom are invited to participate in the SC2002 Education Program. The program seeks multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate faculty or K-12 teachers and undergraduate faculty. The deadline to apply for the Education Program has been extended to Thursday, May 30, 2002, to give people more time to form teams and apply for the program. For information on how to apply, go to.

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 urrent with new developments in the use of computing techniques in the classroom. 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.

Conference Looking For Student Volunteers
Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed for SC2002. Student volunteers help with the administration of the conference in exchange for free conference registration, housing, most meals, conference goodies, and more. The volunteers interact with conference organizers and presenters and meet other students from all over the world. It is an opportunity to learn about the latest high-performance networking and computing technology and meet leading researchers from around the world. And, it looks good on a resume.

This year's student volunteers will be encouraged to participate in Student Days, a new program to help students succeed in graduate school and provide them with information about career opportunities in education, research, and industry. Information on student volunteer opportunities, including a registration form, is available in the Student Volunteers section of the SC2002 website (go to and look under "Attendees"). Information on Student Days is available in the Education section of the website . The deadline for applications is July 29.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
May 27: Applications for HPC Challenge due
May 30: Education Program applications due
June 26: Notification for 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
July 31: Nominations due for Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach Awards

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