SC2002 News

September Edition- September 19, 2002
This newsletter provides short articles about the conference, upcoming dates and deadlines, and program developments. We hope you find this information useful, but if not, please send an e-mail to majordomo@ncsa.uiuc.edu with the words "unsubscribe SC2002newsletter" in the body of the e-mail. 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.

RECORD NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS SET FOR SC2002
This year's conference will have the largest number of Industry and Research exhibitors in the 15 years since the conference was established. The exhibits, which open the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, with a special two-hour gala event, include 104 Industry exhibitors and another 105 Research exhibits. According to Don Collier, head of exhibit management, there are more on the waiting list and his firm is looking to squeeze out more floor space to accommodate them.

A list of Industry exhibitors can be found on the Industry exhibits page in the exhibits section of the web site and the lineup of Research exhibits is on the Research exhibits page. The lists are being updated everyday, so please be patient if your company or organization is not on the list.

REMINDER: ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCT. 11
The deadline for registering at reduced rates is fast approaching and attendees who wish to sign up for the lower conference fee need to submit their registration form and payment by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 11. Depending on the type of registration desired, signing up by Oct. 11 can save you $150 or more. For more information about registration, go to .

The on-line registration form is at.

GRID COMPUTING WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SC2002
Registration is now open for the Third International Workshop on Grid Computing, which will be held Monday, Nov. 18, in conjunction with SC2002. GRID 2002 is an international meeting that brings together the grid community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The objective of GRID 2002 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. GRID 2002 will have a special focus on Grid Applications.

SC2002 attendees who register for the technical program will also be able to attend this workshop as part of their registration. More information about the workshop can be found in the Attendees section of the SC2002 web site at .

SC2002 EXHIBITOR VIDEO SHOWCASES CARRY MESSAGES BEYOND THE SHOW FLOOR
The SC2002 Netcasting team we will be gathering content from the SC2002 Exhibition and broadcasting it to remote viewers via the Internet. These Netcasts, called Exhibitor Showcases, will be 5-10 minute edited and produced video presentations that will be made available via the SC2002 web site. The Netcasts mobile camera crew is seeking high performance computing and networking technology and application demonstrations on the SC2002 exhibition floor throughout the week of the conference.

The number of netcasts will be limited this year, so if your organization would like to participate, fill out and return the Exhibitor Netcast Release Form as soon as possible. For an online form or a printable PDF, go to and click on "netcasts." Fifteen-minute time slots for filming will be arranged during the normal operating hours of the exhibition.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15, 2002. Selected exhibitors will be notified by Oct. 31. For examples from the SC2001 Exhibitor Showcases, see.

NEED EXHIBITOR BADGES? NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER THEM
If you are part of an organization that will be exhibiting at SC2002, now is the time for your company or institution to order Exhibitor badges, which give the bearer access to the exhibits area, but not the technical program sessions. Information and forms for ordering Exhibitor badges are on the web.

Industry exhibitors can order them at https://newton.computer.org/scexhibitor.nsf/scindustry.

Research exhibitors can find the relevant info and form at https://newton.computer.org/scexhibitor.nsf/scresearch.

Questions regarding exhibitor registrations should be sent to register@computer.org.

FAMILY DAY TO BE HELD THE AFTERNOON OF WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
If you have friends or family who will be in the Baltimore area during the SC2002 conference, you will be able to bring them into the exhibits area between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. All guests must be escorted by a registered conference attendee at all times.

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