In San Juan, we will follow the customary schedule for the week, that is, workshops & tutorials on Monday and Friday and all other events on the 3 days between. To take full advantage of the Caribbean resort/casino setting, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the day will start at a leisurely 9am, and there will be a longer lunch break (12:30-2:00pm) as well as an hour-long refreshment break between sessions in the late afternoon. All events will end by 7pm leaving the evening free to enjoy the on-site amusements and fresh sea breeze.

The IPPS/SPDP'99 Program Committee has selected 113 papers representing broad international participation to be presented in 21 technical sessions.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the daily starting event will be a keynote presentation by the following invited speakers:

• K. Mani Chandy, California Institute of Technology
The Changing Nature of Concurrent Computing Research

• Burton Smith, Tera Computer Company
The Evolution of Multithreaded Architecture

• Barbara Liskov, MIT
Safe Yet Efficient Data Sharing in Wide-Area Distributed Systems

Two panels have been assembled, and they will be held immediately after lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Topics and moderators are:

• Prospects for High Performance Computing with Java and Middleware
Moderator: Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

• Information Power Grid: The New Frontier in Parallel Computing?
Moderator: Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota

There will be 15 workshops; the first 7 will be held on Monday and the other 8 on Friday. Open to all registrants, workshops are an opportunity to explore special topics. Schedules and formats may vary. For details, see descriptions for each workshop in pages that follow. Note that contact information is given for each workshop.

1. Heterogeneous Computing Workshop
2. Workshop on High-Level Parallel Programming Models and Supportive Environments
3. Workshop on Biologically Inspired Solutions to Parallel Processing Problems
4. Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems
5. Workshop on Run-Time Systems for Parallel Programming
6. Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop
7. Workshop on Java for Parallel and Distributed Computing
8. Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing
9. Workshop on Optics & Computer Science
10. Workshop on Solving Irregularly Structured Problems in Parallel
11. Workshop on Personal Computer based Networks of Workstations
12. Workshop on Formal Methods for Parallel Programming: Theory & Applications
13. Workshop on Embedded HPC Systems and Applications
14. Workshop on Fault-Tolerant Parallel and Distributed Systems
15. Workshop on High Performance Data Mining

There will be three tutorials, as described in the pages that follow. Each tutorial is a half-day in length and will be held consecutively on Monday morning, Monday afternoon, and Friday morning.

1. Mobile Agents in Distributed Computing
2. A Tutorial on High Performance Data Mining
3. Engineering Web Enabled Systems

Held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the Industrial Track & Commercial Exhibits are an integral part of IPPS/SPDP. They are designed to give manufacturers of commercial products the opportunity to both explain and demonstrate their wares. The Industrial Track consists of original technical papers authored and presented by representatives from the participating organizations, and the papers are included in the symposium proceedings. The Commercial Exhibits complement presentations by providing an informal "walk-up and talk" setting where symposium participants may also take refreshment breaks between keynote presentations, technical sessions, and panel discussions.

The proceedings will be published by the IEEE computer Society Press in both book and CD-ROM form and will be available to all registrants at the symposium. Students receive CD-ROM only - no hard copy. Extra copies and proceedings from previous symposia (including CD-ROMs) may be obtained by contacting the IEEE Computer Society. Note that IPPS/SPDP has selected to maintain a low fee structure for students, dictating the decision to provide hard copies at an extra cost. Students will have the opportunity to purchase hard copies on site.

Proceedings for workshops will be published as one volume by Springer-Verlag in hard copy and on the CD-ROM containing the symposium proceedings. The hard copy will be available to all non-student registrants at the symposium. Students will receive workshop proceedings in CD-ROM form - no hard copy. Any other workshop publications will be distributed by the workshops - not as part of the symposium registration.

To learn more about the location, see the back of the Advance Program. For both symposium and hotel registration information, see the tear out forms in the middle. You may register for the symposium on-line by going to our Web site (using URL and linking to the IEEE Computer Society. Note that unless a credit card is used, the hotel requires an advance payment for one day. On-line registration is not available, so fax or phone contact is recommended.