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
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:
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
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.