Welcome to SC2000!

What’s in store for this year’s conference.

About the SCXY Conference Series

New to the SC conference series? Background information and links to information from previous SC conferences are available here.

Dallas Area Travel and Tourism

General information and links to Dallas, Texas destinations and attractions can be found here. Following these links will lead you to maps, area restaurants, recreation, convention center information, sports…and more.

Vote Note

SC2000 takes place during the first Tuesday of November 2000, which is national election day in the U.S.

Housing Information

Housing information and forms can be found at

On-Site Registration

On-site registrants will pay late registration fees. Forms of payment accepted on-site: credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Diners Club), traveler’s checks, company and personal checks drawn on U.S. banks and payable to the “IEEE Computer Society,” and cash. U.S. Federal Government Purchase Orders and wire transfers will not be accepted at on-site registration.

Registration and Store Hours

Saturday 11/4 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday 11/5 7:30am-6:00pm
Monday 11/6 7:30am-9:00pm
Tuesday 11/7 7:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 11/8 7:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 11/9 7:30am-5:00pm
Friday 11/10 8:00am-11:00am

Member, Retired Member and Student Discounts

To qualify for discounted registration rates, include your current ACM, ACM SIGARCH, IEEE, or IEEE Computer Society membership number(s). Students are required to show a copy of a valid full-time student identification card or a letter from the university confirming full-time student status at the time of registration.


A letter on your company’s letterhead is required from the original registrant stating the conditions of the substitution and the name of the replacement. This letter should be delivered to the Special Assistance desk in the registration area.

Lost Badge Fee

SC2000 will charge a $40 processing fee to replace badges for those attendees who lose their badge during the conference.

Registration Needs

We will attempt to accommodate participants’ special registration needs. Please visit the Special Assistance desk in the registration area for assistance.


Full-day tutorials are being offered on Sunday and Monday, November 5th and 6th. These are not included in the technical program registration fees and require separate registration.

A special Tutorials Passport for one or two days is available. A one-day passport (either Sunday or Monday) entitles you to attend any tutorials offered on that day, a tutorial luncheon, and your selection of notes for one full-day tutorial or two half-day tutorials taking place that day. A two-day passport gives you approximately a 20% discount on the price of two one-day passports. You will be able to attend any of the tutorials offered on both days, a luncheon both days, and your selection of notes as you specified on the registration form. An additional benefit of the Tutorials Passport is that you can purchase additional tutorial notes at a significantly reduced rate.

Seating at the tutorials is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to sit in on as many tutorials as you like for the day(s) you are registered, but you will receive only the notes that you reserve in advance as specified on the registration form.

Tutorial Notes

Tutorial notes can be picked up at the SC2000 Conference Store upon presentation of the notes ticket(s) provided in your registration packet. You will only receive notes for the tutorial(s) you selected on your registration form. Extra copies of tutorial course notes will be on sale at the Conference Store starting Wednesday, November 8. Orders for additional tutorial notes can be placed at any time in the Conference Store for delivery after the conference.

Exhibits Only Badges

Exhibits Only Badges ($80 a day) allow entrance to the exhibit floor for one of the three days of the exhibition: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. You may purchase an Exhibit Only Badge for each day at $80 a day ($160 for two or $240 for three days). Exhibits Only Badges will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30am. SC2000 is offering Exhibits Only registration to children 12 to 16 who must purchase an Exhibits Only Badge ($80 a day) and be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the exhibit floor. Children under age 12 are not permitted on the exhibit floor at any time except during the Family Members time (see next paragraph).

Family Members Day: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 4PM-6PM

The SC2000 Planning Committee is pleased to welcome family members of SC2000 attendees to the exhibit floor on Wednesday, November 8th from 4 PM to 6 PM. Spouses, children, partners and other interested immediate family members of badged attendees will be admitted free of charge during this period.

No badge is required for these guests. The following guidelines have been established for this policy, which is exclusive to the SC2000 Conference and will not be repeated in future SC conferences.

  • Guests must be accompanied at all times by a badged participant
  • Every two children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • SC2000 (and/or its agents) will not be responsible or liable for any damages resulting from the misconduct of guests
  • Guest sponsors (badged exhibit participant) will be responsible for the conduct of their guests.

Proceedings CD-ROM

Attendees registered for the technical program will receive a ticket that they may use to redeem a copy of the SC2000 Proceedings CD-ROM at the Conference Store. Additional copies of the Proceedings will be available for sale at the Conference Store for $50.00 each.

E-mail / Message Center Room

Sun workstations with Internet access for e-mail have been provided courtesy of Sun Microsystems, Inc for conference attendees at the convention center in room D-321. In addition, there will be 100BaseT connections available for attendees who would like to use their own laptop computers for accessing e-mail.

E-mail Room Hours

Sunday 11/5 1:00pm-6:00pm
Monday-Thursday 11/6-11/9 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday 11/10 8:00am-noon

Media Room

The SC2000 Media Room will be located in Room D-326 near the main lobby of the Dallas Convention Center.All media representatives are asked to check in at the Media Room upon arrival. If you have preregistered by Friday, Oct. 20, you can pick up your registration in the Media Room. If you are planning to register at the conference, you’ll need to have your credentials verified at the Media Room before your registration can be completed. See the Press Registration Guidelines on the SC2000 Web site for credentialing information.

The SC2000 Media Room will provide:

  • Telephones – the main Media Room phone number is 214-743-2696
  • Computers (both Mac and PC) with Internet connections for email and Web access;
  • A printer
  • Exhibitor media kits
  • On-line exhibitor information
  • Message board
  • Calendar of events showing daily highlights
  • Refreshments

The Media Room is available (see hours below) to help you with facilities, schedule interviews, or any other activities to assist your coverage of SC2000.

Media room hours are:

Saturday 11/4 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday 11/5 1:00pm-4:00pm
Monday 11/6 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 11/7 9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 11/8 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 11/9 9:00am-5:00pm

Coat and Bag Check

A coat and bag check area will be provided for conference attendees beginning on Sunday morning and operating every day through 2:00pm on Friday.

Sunday 11/5 7:45am-6:00pm
Monday 11/6 7:45am-9:15pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11/7-11/9 7:45am-6:00pm
Friday 11/10 7:45am-2:00pm

Business Center Services

The Dallas Convention Center Business Center/Gift Shop is located in Lobby C, lower level. Hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday 11/5 10:00am-2:00pm
Monday-Thursday 11/6-11/9 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 11/10 9:00am-2:00pm


Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) provides a light rail system which connects the downtown area and conference hotels with the Dallas Convention Center. Operating hours:

  • Seven days a week from 5:30am to 12:30am
  • Trip Frequency: Every 5-10 minutes during peak drive times (6-9am, 3-6pm)
  • Every 10-20 minutes during off-peak drive times (5:30-6am, 9am-3pm, 6pm-12:30am)

Shuttle Bus Service

Busing will be provided for SC2000 attendees between the Dallas Convention Center and conference hotels not considered within walking distance. Busing schedules will be available in the registration area at the conference and in the lobbies of the serviced hotels.