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Progress Update. Dates and Location. Austin, Texas USA Hilton Austin (downtown) Conference hotel Technical program June 12-18 (Saturday through Friday) 2010. Executive Team. General co-chairs Behnaam Aazhang, Rice Costas Georghiades, Texas A&M Technical program co-chairs

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Progress Update


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Dates and Location

  • Austin, Texas USA

  • Hilton Austin (downtown)

    • Conference hotel

    • Technical program

  • June 12-18 (Saturday through Friday) 2010


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Executive Team

  • General co-chairs

    • Behnaam Aazhang, Rice

    • Costas Georghiades, Texas A&M

  • Technical program co-chairs

    • Michael Gastpar, UC Berkeley

    • Robert Heath, University of Texas in Austin

    • Krishna Narayanan, Texas A&M


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Executive Team

  • Treasurer

    • Aria Nosratinia, Univ. Texas in Dallas

  • Publicity

    • Jean-Francois Chamberland, Texas A&M

    • Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice Univ.

  • Local Arrangements

    • Jeffrey Andrews, Univ. Texas at Austin

    • Sriram Viswananth, Univ. Texas at Austin


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Executive Team

  • Tutorials

    • Zixiang Xiong, Texas A&M Univ.

  • Publications

    • Dinesh Rajan, SMU

  • Student travel grants

    • Joseph Cavallaro, Rice

  • Recent results

    • Serap Savari, Texas A&M Univ.

    • Sanjay Shakkottai, Univ. Texas at Austin


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Organizational Cornerstones

  • Contract with “Conference Management Services” (CMS) is being finalized as we speak and will cover:

    • Handling of all money streams, from registration payments to IEEE audit.

    • Handling of all admin matters for papers (including IEEExplore compliance)

    • Call for papers

    • Webpage, including updating etc.


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Budget Cornerstones

  • Expected number of participants 820

  • Conference hotel room per night $189 (multiple occupancy allowed); and many cheaper hotels nearby.

  • Registration fee: currently planned at $600, with reduced rate $300.

    • Welcome reception

    • One luncheon

    • One dinner banquet

    • Coffee breaks

  • ISIT is guaranteeing 1720 room-nights


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Budget Cornerstones

  • Expected external support $40K

    • Federal agencies

    • Local industry

  • Budgeted surplus $79K


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Technical Program Committee

  • CfP is ready (see paper handout…)

    • Submission deadline: January 7, 2010

    • Reviews in: March 8, 2010

    • TPC meeting: with CISS (Princeton), likely Saturday, March 20, 2010

    • Notifications: April 1, 2010

    • Session arrangements: mid-April 2010

  • TPC composition confirmed (65 regular members, 5 appeals members)


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About Austin

  • International airport

    • Non stop flights from most major US cities

    • Toronto, Mexico city, Monterrey

  • Population of over 600,000


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Downtown Austin

Nightlife

Conference Hotel

500ft

Hike and bike trail (both sides)

View of downtown across river

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/downloads/downtown_hotels.pdf


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Nightlife

500ft ~ 160m

Conference Hotel

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/downloads/e6th_2page.pdf


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