Moderator: Jeffrey K. Hollingsworth (University of Maryland)
Panelists: Candace Culhane (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee), Karlyn Harrod (University of Notre Dame), Bernd Mohr (Forschungszentrum Juelich), Manish Parashar (Rutgers University)
Abstract: The SC Conference series is a diverse and complex event. The conference is sponsored by ACM and IEEE. A steering committee oversees a multi-year strategy and a large set of volunteers serve on the organizing committee. In this panel, representatives from the volunteer leadership of ACM, IEEE and the steering committee, as well as past and future general chairs will discuss the conference. The panel also features one of the few people who has attended all SC conferences, and a current PhD student who has recently started attending SC. The panel will discuss how the conference has evolved over the years as well as new directions for the future. It will also explain how decisions are made and how volunteer leaders are selected in this large, volunteer-driven activity. There will be ample time for questions, discussion and to hear ideas about the future of SC from the audience.