SC2002 News

July Edition, July 25, 2002

Introduction

Welcome to the July issue of the SC2002 newsletter, which you are receiving based on your attendance at previous SC conferences. We hope you find it useful, but if not, please send an email to majordomo@ncsa.uiuc.edu with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the email. The newsletter provides short articles about the conference, upcoming dates and deadlines, and program developments. You can also find the latest information at .

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

SC2002 REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JULY 29
The Web page for registering for SC2002 will go live on Monday, July 29. You can find registration information at . To qualify for the advance registration discounts, your registration and payment must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, October 11, 2002.

The Website for booking hotel rooms at SC2002 is now open for business. Go to and click on "housing." The site also provides a map of the conference hotels around the Baltimore Convention Center, a list of hotel amenities, and more lodging information.


SUBMISSIONS PROMISE A WIDE-RANGING TECHNICAL PROGRAM
The SC2002 Technical Program will feature 67 exceptional papers and 31 full and half-day tutorials chosen from a record 87 submissions. New this year will be the IntelliBadge™ demonstration, which will give technical program registrants the opportunity to track events that fit their needs and interests, locate people of similar interests, view statistics on the conference, and win valuable prizes. More information on IntelliBadge is available in the registration section of the SC2002 website .

Speakers who have been invited to participate in the program include Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation, and Tetsuya Sato, director-general of the Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan, home of the world‚s fastest supercomputer. Check next month‚s SC2002 News for more Technical Program details.

SCinet 2002 CONNECTION REQUESTS AVAILABLE BEGINNING JULY 29
SCinet, the network services provider for SC2002, will begin accepting connection requests for all Industry and Research exhibitors on July 29. Exhibitors will receive their SCinet account information via email on July 29, and will be able to make network connection requests via the SCinet Web page at http://scinet.supercomp.org. Exhibitors with questions about their accounts may contact SCinet at registration@scinet.supercomp.org.


JULY 29 SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR RESEARCH POSTERS
The SC2002 conference on high-performance networking and computing is seeking poster presentations reporting late-breaking experimental or theoretical results, innovative designs, and case studies related to high performance networking and computing. The deadline to submit posters is Monday, July 29. To learn more or to submit a poster, go to and click on "posters."

"Posters are an excellent way to convey ideas and results not yet developed into a full paper, so works in progress and results from the latter stages of Ph.D. research are especially encouraged," said Valerie Taylor of Northwestern University, who's chairing the poster program. "A poster presentation may be a good first step if you've never made a formal presentation at a conference."

Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, August 19. For more information, write to taylor@ece.northwestern.edu.

SC2002 SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR BIRDS-OF-A-FEATHER EVENTS, INCLUDING LUNCH AND EVENING SESSIONS
SC2002 is again seeking interesting topics for Birds of a Feather (BOF) events, including lunchtime and evening sessions. BOFs provide a venue for conference attendees to gather informally to discuss topics of mutual interest. Previous years have featured subjects such as Linux cluster management, the state of climate modeling, component-based software development, and universal grid access.

The conference will provide meeting room facilities and will post daily schedules for the BOFs, which are open to all conference attendees, including exhibitors and exhibits-only badge holders. BOFs will be scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Nov. 12 -21, from noon to 1 p.m. (Brown Bag BOFs) and 5:30-7 p.m. (Evening BOFs).

Have an idea for a BOF? An application form is in the program section of the SC2002 website (). Proposals for BOFs will be accepted until Monday, July 29, 2002.

HPC CHALLENGE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 1
The deadline for submitting applications for the HPC Challenge Awards has been extended to Sept. 1. The HPC Challenge awards give SC participants the chance to showcase important applications and platforms. The awards, presented at the conference, honor participants in three categories for innovative uses of high performance computing resources in three categories:

  • Most Innovative Data-Intensive Application
  • Most Geographically Distributed Application
  • Most Heterogeneous Set of Platforms

An application form is available at: . Additional information on the awards on the awards page of the SC2002 website in the program section: .

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
JULY 29, 2002
Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm acceptance
Submission deadline for Birds of a Feather (BOFs)
Submission deadline for Posters
JULY 31, 2002
Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
AUGUST 2, 2002
High-performance Bandwidth Challenge full proposals due
SEPTEMBER 1, 2002
Submission deadline for Exhibitor Forum
Submission deadline for HPC Challenge

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