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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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dates and location
Dates and Location
  • Austin, Texas USA
  • Hilton Austin (downtown)
    • Conference hotel
    • Technical program
  • June 12-18 (Saturday through Friday) 2010
executive team
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
executive team4
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
executive team5
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
organizational cornerstones
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.
budget cornerstones
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
budget cornerstones8
Budget Cornerstones
  • Expected external support $40K
    • Federal agencies
    • Local industry
  • Budgeted surplus $79K
technical program committee
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)
about austin
About Austin
  • International airport
    • Non stop flights from most major US cities
    • Toronto, Mexico city, Monterrey
  • Population of over 600,000
downtown austin
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

nightlife
Nightlife

500ft ~ 160m

Conference Hotel

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

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