General Information

Audio-Visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, and ONE DATA PROJECTOR.  All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and one data projector.  Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio/visual equipment by contacting meetings@siam.org.

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

All speakers, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline..

E-Mail

Information will be posted here as it becomes available.


Local Area

Visit http://www.atlanta.net/ACVB/index.html for more information on Atlanta and the surrounding area.

The average temperature in Atlanta during March varies between 46° F (7°C) and 79° F (26°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 $110 on full registration for the 2008 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing! Join your peers in the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

Free Student Memberships are available to all students who attend an institution that is an Academic Member of SIAM, are members of Student Chapters of SIAM, or are nominated by a Regular Member of SIAM.

If you are a current SIAM member, it only costs $10 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC). As a SIAG/SC member, you are eligible for an additional $10 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.

Join SIAM online, download an application, or contact SIAM Customer Service.

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (toll free US and Canada only)
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
E-mail: membership@siam.org
Postal mail: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 3600 Market Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688  USA


Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2007 at 12:00 noon.  Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, the official start time of the session.  Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 7:30 AM. For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show.  No-shows will be billed $55 per accepted poster.


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. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.

 

Transportation

By Air

SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements.  To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Conference Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.  Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service.  There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online.  Expedia , Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown web site, www.renaissanceatlantadowntown.com and click on “Maps and Transportation” to find local directions.  SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Atlanta.  To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel.  Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars
Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.

Driving Directions
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Mapquest, or another similar web site.  SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-480-833-5555 or visit their web site for driving directions.


Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the US 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 National Academies site provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.

Also visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html for information regarding the visa waiver program, as maintained by the US Department of State.

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