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Title: Progress Update


1
Progress Update
2
Dates and Location
  • Austin, Texas USA
  • Hilton Austin (downtown)
  • Conference hotel
  • Technical program
  • June 12-18 (Saturday through Friday) 2010

3
Executive Team
  • General co-chairs
  • Behnaam Aazhang, Rice
  • Costas Georghiades, Texas AM
  • Technical program co-chairs
  • Michael Gastpar, UC Berkeley
  • Robert Heath, University of Texas in Austin
  • Krishna Narayanan, Texas AM

4
Executive Team
  • Treasurer
  • Aria Nosratinia, Univ. Texas in Dallas
  • Publicity
  • Jean-Francois Chamberland, Texas AM
  • Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice Univ.
  • Local Arrangements
  • Jeffrey Andrews, Univ. Texas at Austin
  • Sriram Viswananth, Univ. Texas at Austin

5
Executive Team
  • Tutorials
  • Zixiang Xiong, Texas AM Univ.
  • Publications
  • Dinesh Rajan, SMU
  • Student travel grants
  • Joseph Cavallaro, Rice
  • Recent results
  • Serap Savari, Texas AM Univ.
  • Sanjay Shakkottai, Univ. Texas at Austin

6
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.

7
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

8
Budget Cornerstones
  • Expected external support 40K
  • Federal agencies
  • Local industry
  • Budgeted surplus 79K

9
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)

10
About Austin
  • International airport
  • Non stop flights from most major US cities
  • Toronto, Mexico city, Monterrey
  • Population of over 600,000

11
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/down
town_hotels.pdf
12
Nightlife
500ft 160m
Conference Hotel
http//www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/downloads/e6th
_2page.pdf
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