[AG-TECH] Planning for SC Global 2003

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman jtvh at bu.edu
Tue Nov 5 08:34:09 CST 2002

Dear Colleagues,

As many of us are in the last weeks of preparing for Supercomputing
2002 in Baltimore, I'd like to encourage you to participate in a related 
activity next year: SC Global 2003, a component of the Supercomputing 
2003 technical program.

SC Global is the multi-national and multi-cultural meeting place for
communication and discussion of ideas relating to high-end computing and
communications and their impact on science and society. SC Global 2003
will be the second time we've held such an event; we have the
opportunity to build on the successes of SC Global 2001, and to learn
from its challenges.

SC Global will include several Showcase events featuring art, music,
dance, and other innovative uses of advanced collaboration technologies.
In addition, SC Global will be an important extension of SC 2003's
high-quality technical program. For example, papers presented in SC
Global will meet the same high standards as those in the regular
Technical Papers sessions.

Sites which present content during SC Global 2003 will be known as
Constellation Sites. In addition, there will be participation from
Global Satellite Sites and Observer Sites. Global Satellite Sites will
provide audience interaction from around the world, while Observer Sites
will allow for passive viewing. With advances in Access Grid technology,
as well as continued exponential growth of the network, we expect to be
joined by at least 1,000 participants at more than 150 locations across
the United States, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and beyond.

If you will be attending Supercomputing 2002 in Baltimore this month,
please join us for an SC Global Birds of a Feather session at the
Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday, November 21, from noon to 1:00
PM in Room 307/308. We will also reprise the presentation from this
session on the Access Grid on two occasions in January:

	Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:00 UTC (7:00AM EST)
	Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 23:59 UTC (6:59PM EST)
	Virtual Venue: Full Sail

(Mike Daw of University of Manchester is organizing the technical
details of these January sessions, and can be reached with any questions
at mike.daw at man.ac.uk .)

These sessions will feature information about the process for becoming a
Constellation Site, including the factors which the SC Global Review
Team will consider in deciding which proposals to accept as part of the
SC Global program, and the technical and production requirements for
participating sites. I also hope you will use them as an opportunity to
network with others who are interested in developing proposals for SC
Global, and potentially develop new collaborations for this purpose.

I hope you will join us in participating in SC Global 2003. And of
course, feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman, Chair, SC Global 2003
On behalf of the SC Global 2003 Committee:
	* Jeff Carptenter, NCSA, General Producer
	* Mike Daw, University of Manchester, Technical Director
	* Jim Miller, inSORS Integrated Communications, Node Manager
	* Shawn Davis, NCSA, Floor Manager
	* Eric Gauthier, Boston University, Networking Liaison
	* Michael Robson, University of Manchester, Networking Liaison
	* Stephenie McLean, NCSA, Outreach Specialist
	* Barbara Kucera, NCSA, Volunteer Liaison
	* Michelle Linster-Glenn, Winston-Salem State University,
	Evaluationc Specialist
	* Julia Mullen, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Archivist
	* Terry Disz, Argonne National Laboratory, Committee Member at
	* Vikram Gazula, University of Kentucky, Committee Member at
	* Greg Goddard, University of Florida, Committee Member at Large
	* Bob Olson, Argonne National Laboratory, Committee Member at
	* Chris Osland, CLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Committee
	Member at Large
	* Linda Winkler, Argonne National Laboratory, Committee Member
	at Large

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