April 2003


SC2003 News
April Edition, April 17, 2003

Greetings and welcome to the 2003 edition of the SC conference series official newsletter. If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you attended a previous SC conference. The newsletter is intended to give you useful, up-to-date information about SC2003 through short articles and a lot of urls and email addresses. It will be distributed at least once each month up to the time of the conference. To unsubsribe from our distribution list, please click on the link at the bottom of this email. Newsletters also will be posted on the SC2003 website.

Technical Programs Submissions Deadline Extended to Friday, May 2
If you've been thinking of submitting content to the SC2003 technical program, the Technical Program Committee has decided to give you a little more time to get your submission in! Submissions are now being accepted for technical papers, Gordon Bell Prize nominations, all SC Global categories, tutorials, posters, panels, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions that will require use of the Access Grid. All submissions, with the exception of panels, must be in by Friday, May 2. All the information you need is available at the submissions website.

Research Exhibits Space and Networking Request Deadline Pushed Back
There has been a change in the schedule for requesting research exhibit space and network connections. The original deadline was to be Friday, April 25, but applications will now start being accepted on that date. Exhibitors should have received a Research Exhibits Booth Application form from the Research Exhibits committee earlier this month. If not, the form can be downloaded from the website. Booth costs have changed this year and networking requests will cost a flat $1,500 each.

Panels Submissions Due June 1
SC panels offer the chance to present and discuss diverse points of view on timely topics. The Technical Program committee will choose a set of panels to complement the overall technical program. The deadline for submitting panel ideas is June 1. To submit a panel idea, go to the SC2003 submissions site.

HPC Challenge Deadline Changed to
July 31

The deadline for submissions for the HPC Challenge Award has been moved from May 30 to July 31. This year, the HPC Challenge Awards will honor innovative uses of high-performance computing resources in two categories: Innovative Data-Intensive Application and Geographically Distributed Application. The intent of the awards competition is to give contestants the opportunity to showcase important high performance computing applications and platforms. Submissions for the challenge can be made on the SC2003 submissions website.

Spread the Word about the SC2003 Education Program
If you know undergraduate faculty or middle or high school teachers who would benefit from participating in the SC2003 Education Program, the Education Committee urges you to spread the word. Teams of faculty members and teachers must apply for the program by May 30. Application forms and instructions are available on the website.
The Education Program gives undergraduate faculty and middle and high school science teachers the chance to learn about computational tools, such as modeling and visualization software, and to incorporate those tools into their classroom curricula.

Conference Seeks Student Volunteers
Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are needed for SC2003. 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 the 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. Best of all, it looks good on a resume.
A student volunteer registration form is available on the website. The application deadline is September 30.

Upcoming Dates to Remember
MAY 2, 2003
Submission deadline for Gordon Bell Prize nominations
Submission deadline for Panels
Submission deadline for all SC Global categories (Showcase, BOFs, Panels, Papers)
Submission deadline for Technical Papers
Submission deadline for Tutorials
Submission deadline for Research Exhibits Space and Networking Requirements

MAY 30, 2003
Applications for Education Program due

JUNE 1, 2003
Submission deadline for Panels

JUNE 27, 2003
Notification of conditional acceptance for all SC Global categories
Notification of conditional acceptance for Technical Papers

JULY 18, 2003
Submission deadline for High-Performance Bandwidth Challenge statements of intent

JULY 31, 2003
Application deadline for HPC Challenge
Final version of Technical Papers due to confirm acceptance
Submission deadline for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) sessions
NOTE: BOFs that wish to include participation from remote Access Grid sites must submit by the SC Global deadline of April 25, 2003
Submission deadline for Exhibitor Forum
Submission deadline for Posters
Submission deadline for Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award
Submission deadline for Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
Submission deadline for Research Exhibits abstracts
On-line registration for SCinet network connections opens