Registration Opens August 8 for SC2003
Conference promises to "ignite innovation" though hottest-ever program, extensive exhibits
PHOENIX, August 8, 2003--Registration opens Friday, August 8, for SC2003, the annual conference of high-performance computing and networking. This year's meeting, with the theme "Igniting Innovation," will convene Nov. 15-21 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center.
Online registration information can be found at http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/registration.html. To qualify for the advance registration discounts, registration and payment must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday, Oct. 10.
Opening the technical portion of the 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 who has held a joint appointment with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications since 1985. 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 here work has appeared on international television, including NOVA, CNN, and NBC Nightly News.
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. SCinet, the
conference's high-performance, production-quality network backbone, will use
the most advanced technology to make the SC2003 one of the best-connected sites
on the planet. Several awards will be presented, including the prestigious Gordon
Bell Prizes, the High Performance Challenge Awards, and the Bandwidth Challenge
awards sponsored by SCinet and Qwest Communications.
The entire exhibition area of the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center has
been sold out, with almost 200 industrial and research exhibitors showcasing
their latest systems, services and scientific achievements.
SC2003 also marks the return of SC Global, which will link the Phoenix convention center with numerous Access Grid nodes in 16 remote locations, seven countries, and five sovereign tribal nations, distributed across four continents. A multi-national and multi-cultural meeting place, SC Global will feature art, music, dance, and other innovative uses of advanced collaboration technologies, in several Showcase events.
SC2003 is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH). For more information, see http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/.