Registration for the SC2003 conference is now open. The conference will be held Nov. 15-21 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. Read the most up-to-date information for the Technical Program (www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/inter_cal/).

Exhibits Only registration ($80 per day) https://reg.jspargo.com/sc2003/reg

Register for the SC2003 Technical Program: https://reg.jspargo.com/sc2003/reg/

SC2003 Exhibitor registration (https://reg.jspargo.com/sc2003/exhibitor) now open.

Those who register in advance qualify for lower fees and may pick up their conference materials at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center beginning Saturday, November 15 (see registration schedule below).

Registration Fees
Advance Registration fees are as follows:
Technical Program, Member $390
Technical Program, Non-Member $495
Technical Program, Student/Retired Member $100
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Member $375
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Nonmember $485
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Student/Retired Member $100
Tutorials, Two-Day Passport, Member $595
Tutorials, Two-day Passport, Nonmember $755
Tutorials, Two-day Passport, Student/Retired Member $160
Grid Only Workshop, Member $150
Grid Only Workshop, Nonmember $200
Grid Workshop with Technical Program registration $50

To qualify for advance registration discounts your registration form and payment must be received by midnight EDT, Friday, October 10, 2003. Registrations received after October 10 will be charged at the late/on-site registration rate.

Late Registration (after October 10) fees are as follows:

Technical Program, Member $560
Technical Program, Nonmember $700
Technical Program, Student/Retired Member $150
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Member $525
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Nonmember $660
Tutorials, One-Day Passport, Student/Retired Member $150
Tutorials, Two-day Passport, Member $825
Tutorials, Two-day Passport, Nonmember $1,035
Tutorials, Two-day Passport, Student/Retired Member $240
Grid Workshop ONLY, Member $200
Grid Workshop ONLY, Nonmember $250
Grid Workshop with Technical Program registration $50

Member, Retired Member and Student Discounts
To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current ACM, ACM SIGARCH, IEEE, or IEEE Computer Society membership number(s) or a copy of a valid full-time student identification card with the registration form.

Registration Confirmation
For Internet registrations, immediate e-mail confirmation will be sent. Registrations processed in the office will receive e-mail or faxed confirmation of conference registration within three days of receiving your registration. If you do not receive confirmation, please call 1-703-449-6418.

Payment
Payment must accompany all registration forms and can be made by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express), company or personal check, and wire transfers (a fee of $25 per wire transfer should be added to the total amount). Checks or money orders must be in U.S. funds, drawn on US banks, and payable to SC2003. You can register online or, mail or fax your registration form. No registrations will be accepted over the phone. Forms received without payment will not be processed.

On-site Registration
On-site registrants will pay late registration fees. Forms of payment accepted on site: credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express), traveler’s checks, company and personal checks and cash. Wire transfers will not be accepted at on-site registration.

International Attendees
International attendees can register in advance and pay by wire transfer if needed for an additional processing fee of $25 per wire transfer. Wire transfers must be received by Friday, October 24, 2003, and will not be accepted at on-site registration.

Tutorials
Important Notice!
Tutorial S16 (How to Build a Grid Service Using the Globus Toolkit(R) 3), Tutorial M01 (How to Build a Grid Service Using the Globus Toolkit(R) 3), and Tutorial M09 (Cluster Construction Utilizing Selected Packages) have exceeded their maximum enrollments, and we have cut off registration to those tutorials. (Their tutorial notes are still available, however.)

Full-day tutorials are being offered on Sunday and Monday, November 16-17. These are not included in the Technical Program registration and require separate registration and fee.

A special Tutorials Passport for one or two days is available. A one-day passport (either Sunday or Monday) entitles you to attend any tutorials offered on that day, a tutorial luncheon, and your selection of notes for one full-day tutorial. A two-day passport gives you approximately a 20 percent discount on the price of two one-day passports. Your selection of tutorial notes must be specified on the registration form. An additional benefit of the Tutorials Passport is that you can purchase additional tutorial notes at a significantly reduced rate.

Seating at the tutorials is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to sit in on as many other tutorials as you like for the day(s) you are registered, but you will receive only the notes that you reserve in advance.

Tutorial Notes
Tutorial notes can be picked up at the SC2003 Conference Store upon presentation of the notes ticket(s) provided in your registration packet. You will only receive notes for the tutorial(s) you selected on your registration form. Notes for other tutorials may be purchased at additional cost.

Proceedings
Attendees registered for the Technical Program will receive one copy of the SC2003 proceedings on CD-ROM. Additional copies of the proceedings, subject to availability, will be on sale at the Conference Store.

Exhibits Only Badges
The exhibit hall is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. Exhibits Only Badges ($80) allow entrance to the exhibit floor for one of the three days of the exhibition: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Exhibits Only Badges will be on sale prior to the conference, but can only be picked up for the day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) of the exhibition. Exhibits Only registration is available to children aged 12-16, however, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under age 12 are not permitted on the exhibit floor at any time.

Exhibits Only Badges also allow entrance into SC Global, the premier showcase for innovative uses of collaboration technologies in the context of high performance computing and networking. SC Global sessions are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and feature presentations by and interaction with people at Access Grid locations around the world, as well as local speakers at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. For more information on SC Global, including the schedule of events, please visit http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/global.html.

Cancellations and Substitutions
All changes and cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellation requests must be received by Friday, October 24, 2003, to qualify for a refund, less a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after December 31, 2003. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment within 60 days after the close of the meeting. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee. Written notices of cancellation must be sent to:

SC2003 Registration Center
11212 Waples Mill Road, Suite 104
Fairfax, VA 22030
1-703-631*-6288 – fax

Substitutions are allowed. A letter on your company’s letterhead is required from the original registrant stating the conditions of the substitution and the name of the replacement.

Special Registration Needs
If, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you require specific aids or services during your visit, please notify us prior to the registration deadline. We will attempt to accommodate participants’ special registration needs. If assistance is needed during the conference, please contact the Infrastructure Office in the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center.

Airline Discount for Conference Attendees
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure a special discount agreement with Southwest and America West Airlines unavailable to the general public.

Southwest Airlines offers up to 10 percent off most fares for air travel to and from SC2003, with the convenience of Ticketless Travel. To qualify, call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at (800) 433-5368 and reference the assigned ID Code number A0221. Reservations sales agents are available 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Central Standard Time.

America West Airlines is offering a discount of up to 10 percent on airfare, plus other travel discount options to and from the SC2003 conference. Use the Convention and Meeting Services (CAMS) Code AP4074 to receive your discounts. There are three options for making your discounted reservations:

  • Use your CAMS Code at americawest.com in the eCertificate area of the home or Air Schedules and Reservations pages for your airline reservations. Your discount will be outlined in detail on the Purchase page. Enter AP4074T if purchasing your tickets 60 days or more prior to travel and AP4074 for ticket purchases less than 60 days prior to travel.
  • Call the America West Group & Specialty Travel Department directly at 800-548-7575 Monday through Friday from 8am - 5 p.m. (any time zone in continental US).
  • Contact your preferred travel agent and reference your CAMS Code. America West Airlines can serve virtually all of your meeting travel needs with over 900 daily departures from more than 90 cities all across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

SC2003 Conference Registration and Store Hours
Saturday, Nov. 15: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.