Parallel CFD'99 Conference and Proceedings Updates

For the chair's ``final'' letter to attendees and authors, click here.

For travel information click here.

Click here for a map of the William & Mary campus. The lower map shows McGlothin-Street Hall, where the PETSc short course will be held on Sunday 23 May, in relation to the Williamsburg Hospitality House, across the street from the campus. The short course will be held in the McGlothin-Street Hall amphitheatre -- Room 020. To see if you are confirmed for the short course, click here.

The Parallel CFD'99 registration desk at the hotel will be open from 1:00 to 2:00pm on Sunday, to assist attendees who arrive early for the short course. It will reopen at 7:00pm in the vicinity of the reception in the garden of the hotel. N.B.: The main page for the Parallel CFD conference series is

Conference Schedule (updated 21 May 99)

Special Notice Regarding Conference Tour (posted 27 April 99)

Special Notice Regarding Accompanying Persons (posted 27 April 99)

Parallel CFD'99 is put on with the generous financial assistance of:

and with generous support-in-kind from:

Key dates for Parallel CFD'99

19 February 1999: Extended abstract submission date.

12 March 1999: Abstract acceptance notification date. Notification was by e-mail.

15 April 1999: Preregistration deadline. After this date, an extra $75 charge is levied. A registration form is available on-line. (Lodging arrangements should be made with the conference hotel or other local establishments separately.)

15 April 1999: Hotel conference discount registration deadline. After this date the negotiated block of 125 rooms is released. However, the conference discount rate of $99/night remains available as long as rooms last.

10 May 1999: Last date for non-US citizens to register for the tour of the NASA Langley Research Center. (All conference registrants will be presumed registered for the tour, however, citizenship information is needed. Tour admission cannot be guaranteed for non-US citizens who register after this federally-imposed notification date.)

23 May 1999: PETSc Short Course begins at 1:30pm at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

23 May 1999: Registration and Opening Reception at the Williamsburg Hospitality House, Williamsburg

24 May 1999: Conference begins at 8:15am EST at the Williamsburg Hospitality House

24 May 1999: Conference tour of NASA Langley and the Virginia Air and Space Center, including reception at the VASC, Hampton (by bus)

25 May 1999: Conference banquet at the Williamsburg Hospitality House

26 May 1999: Conference adjourns at 3:30pm EST

July 1999: Proceedings paper submissions due, based on instructions from publisher distributed at the meeting

A description of a PETSc tutorial, similar (though longer in duration) to the one that will be offered at no charge to registrants of Parallel CFD'99 is posted at the SIAM Parallel Processing conference PETSc short course site.

Travel Information

See the homepage of the Williamsburg Hospitality House. To be assured of obtaining the conference discount rate, please use the direct telephone number for the Williamsburg Hospitality House, USA+757-229-4020, rather than the hotel's on-line reservation service or the international 800 number. Ask for the "In-house Reservations/Group Sales" desk, and identify the conference by its name "Parallel CFD", its dates, or "NASA-Langley". A FAX number is also available. Conference attendees are encouraged to stay at the Hospitality House for their convenience, for value per price, and because inexpensive conference facilities at the hotel, holding down the registration fee, are predicated upon a minimum number of person-nights. However, Williamsburg is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA, and extensive alternative lodging possibilities are available to the conference visitor. Look under,, and, for some alternatives. The Williamsburg Hospitality House has free outside parking for guests arriving for conference activities only. Local area maps and information on travel, weather, and tourism are available under the conference hotel and Williamsburg-oriented websites above.

Click here for some airport and ground transportation information.

Check back here periodically for more updates on conference logistics and progress in producing the proceedings.

David E. Keyes
CS Department, Old Dominion University & ICASE
Norfolk, VA 23529-0162