General Information


SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP20)

General Information


Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should review SIAM's AV Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.


Internet Access

Complimentary internet access will be available. In addition, a limited number of email stations will also be available.


Local Area

See Visit Seattle for more information on Seattle and the surrounding area.

The average Seattle temperature in February varies between 30° F (1.11°C) and 50° F (10°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


Membership

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SIAM members save up to $130 on full registration for the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped, and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the non-member rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($130 for a non-member) towards a SIAM membership. After you register for the conference, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership or join at the registration desk at the conference.

If you are a SIAM member, it only costs $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group Supercomputing. As a SIAM Activity Group Supercomputing member, you are eligible for an additional $15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

Any student who registers as a non-member will automatically be given a free membership in SIAM, so please ensure that your contact information and online profile are complete when you register.

Join today or contact SIAM Customer Service.
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Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Wednesday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. For information about preparing a poster, please visit the Guidelines for Meeting Participants.


SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference.


Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The website, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit the Visa Waiver Program for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the U.S. Department of State.


Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out Letter of Invitation Request Form AND email the following information to SIAM Conferences:

  • Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
  • Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet or other suitable professional database. If you are using MathSciNet, please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to [email protected]. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to [email protected].