August Edition, August 21, 2003
Greetings and welcome to the 2003 edition of the SC
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SC2003, under the theme Igniting Innovation,"
will be held Nov. 15-21 in Phoenix, AZ.
REGISTER NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT
registration for the SC2003 Technical Program
is now open. To get an idea of the tutorials, technical
papers and invited speakers at the conference, check
out the Advance Program. Additional program
content will be added regularly over the next two months.
If you need another reason to register and not
to put off registering until the last minute, here it
is. If your registration and payment is received by
5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 10, you will receive
the early registration discount.
NCSA'S DONNA COX NAMED SC2003 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Opening the technical portion of the SC program will
be keynote speaker Donna Cox, a full professor in the
School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Experimental
Technologies Division at the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications (NCSA). A renowned expert on computer visualization,
Cox has authored many papers and monologues on computer
graphics, information design, education and scientific
visualization. She has exhibited computer images and
animations in more than 100 invitational and juried
exhibits in the past nine years and her work has appeared
on international television, including NOVA, Discovery
Channel, CNN, and NBC Nightly News.
SC2003 SEEKING INNOVATIVE VISUALIZATIONS FOR OPENING
In what has become an SC conference tradition, an innovative
video serves as a prelude to the opening session of
the technical program. Creators of this years
opening video are now seeking innovative computer simulations
and models. The deadline for submissions is Friday,
PHOENIX CONFERENCE PROMISES HOTTEST-EVER TECHNICAL
This year's technical program includes 28 full and half-day
tutorials, 60 technical papers, eight panel discussions
and a series of Masterworks sessions. Visionaries and
well-known leaders will speak on the state of high-performance
computing and participate in lively panel discussions.
An education program will offer hands-on sessions for
teacher and faculty teams to help them incorporate computational
tools into the classroom. For more information on the
technical program, take a look at the SC2003
WORLDWIDE SATELLITE SITES SOUGHT FOR SC GLOBAL
As SC2003 draws closer, institutions around the globe
with Access Grid (AG) nodes are being encouraged to
register as SC Global Satellite Sites. A robust, global
infrastructure based on the Access Grid Toolkit 2.1
will be deployed in the coming weeks and will support
worldwide participation in SC Global.
Satellite Sites are AG locations which use multimedia
and interactivity to participate in SC Global events.
For example, participants at Satellite Sites can ask
questions through AG audio and video channels during
panel discussions and presentations and participate
in Birds of a Feather session discussions. Satellite
Sites must participate in AG test sessions before the
conference to ensure that their AG nodes are running
smoothly and to prepared for the conference events.
Satellite Sites are strongly encouraged to use version
2.1 of the AG Toolkit. Argonne National Laboratory will
conduct a hands-on tutorial Sept. 4 and 5 to help sites
prepare for SC Global. Details on the tutorial are available
More on SC Global: After a one-year hiatus, SC Global
will once again extend the reach of SC from Phoenix
to sites worldwide. The program will link the convention
center with numerous Access Grid nodes in 16 remote
locations, seven countries, and five sovereign tribal
nations, distributed across four continents. A multinational
and multicultural meeting place, SC Global will feature
art, music, dance and other innovative uses of advanced
collaboration technologies in several showcase events.
Visit the SC
Global Web page to learn more about the SC Global
program and Satellite Site registration information
EXHIBIT HALL SELLS OUT
The entire exhibition area of the Phoenix Civic Plaza
Convention Center has been sold out, according to conference
planners, and the waiting list is growing. Almost 200
industrial and research exhibitors will showcase their
latest systems, services and scientific achievements.
Read more about the exhibits.
View the exhibit
hall floor plan.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
September 15, 2003
Application deadline for SC Global Satellite Sites
September 30, 2003
Final version of handouts for Tutorials due
Application deadline for Student Volunteers
October 10, 2003
Advance registration ends
October 15, 2003
Deadline for certification of all SC Global Satellite
Notification of acceptance for Exhibitor Forum
CONFERENCE DATES NOVEMBER 15-21, 2003
SC2003 Education Program in session
SC2003 Tutorial Program in session
SC2003 Exhibits Gala Opening
SC2003 Exhibits open
SC Global events
SC2003 Technical Program presentations
SC2003 Student Days in session