Ninth IEEE International Symposium on

Westin William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 1-4, 2000

Call for Demos

HPDC is providing conference participants with an opportunity to demonstrate their work to their colleagues. The demos will be shown in conjunction with the reception and poster session on Wednesday evening Aug 2, 2000 outside the main paper session hall. Each demo will have its own 6' foot table and network connection and can remain setup for the entire conference (as an exhibit) if you would like to show your work one-on-one or during breaks.

Important Dates

Who to contact

If you're interested in presenting a demo, please send a brief 1-paragraph proposal (ASCII text please) to Dave O'Hallaron ( by June 30, 2000. In the proposal, please indicate what kind of equipment you would like us to provide for you.

For technical information about the HPDC networking connection, please contact Ken Goodwin (


o We're planning on holding 10 high quality demos.

o If you're rather not ship in your own equipment, we'll try to provide you with the equipment you'll need (e.g. machines and/or display monitors).

o The demo room will have 20 10/100 Ethernet ports attached to a 44 Mb/s T3 connection (see the figure below). The other end of the T3 connection terminates at the Pittsburgh GigaPoP.

o We have received permission to route our traffic over the Abilene backbone. The Pittsburgh GigaPoP provides a 155 Mb/s OC-3 connection to the Abilene backbone.

o The demo room is adjacent to both the main gathering area during breaks and the ballroom where the papers are being presented. So the demos and exhibits will be highly visible throughout the conference.

Shipping instructions

If you want to ship in equipment for your demo, please send your packages to the following address:
Westin William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

phone: (412) 281-7100

In the lower right hand corner of the box, please include the following information:

IEEE Computer Society HPDC 2000.
Aug 2-4, 2000
Hold for [name or person will pick up the box]
x of y (e.g., 2/4 if this is the second of four boxes you sent).