Its been almost
two years since the members of the SC2002 Technical Program Committee
first began planning for the conference to be held Nov. 16 22
in Baltimore. The work involved brainstorming, soliciting ideas for
content from the best and brightest in industry and academia, pouring
over hundreds of high-quality submissions, and juggling schedules to
accommodate the needs of speakers, panelists, and technical paper presenters.
Granted, it was hard work, but it was also the chance for creative and talented people from across the country to put their heads together and develop a program that would challenge conference participants, encourage debate, stimulate new ideas, even generate some controversy. As the Technical Program Chair who had the pleasure of working with this excellent and dedicated committee, I believe we have succeeded. A quick rundown of our program only touches the surface of what we have to offer, including:
New at SC2002 will
be the chance to participate in the IntelliBadge demonstration.
Open to all technical program registrants, IntelliBadge technology will
allow participants to track events that fit their needs and interests,
locate people of similar interests, view statistics on the conference,
and win valuable prizes.
In short, I believe
we have put together one of the best technical programs in the history
of the SC conference series and I thank the Technical Program Committee
for their dedication and commitment to excellence. Of course, the final
judges of our success will be youthe technical program participants.
I hope to see you in Baltimore, and I welcome your comments, criticisms,
and suggestions on how to create an even better technical program in
the years to come.