Edition, April 18, 2002
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SC2002, under the theme "From Terabytes to Insights,"
will be held Nov. 16-22 in Baltimore, MD.
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.
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.
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
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: http://hopper.computer.org/awards.nsf/cray
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: http://hopper.computer.org/awards.nsf/fernbach.
The submission deadline for both awards is Wednesday,
July 31, 2002. For questions or assistance with submissions,
please contact Lynne Harris at email@example.com.
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,
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
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