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2013 Text Analysis Conference (TAC)
Knowledge Base Population (KBP) Workshop

November 18-19, 2013

Portrait Room
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA


General Information

Location

The 2013 TAC KBP Workshop will be held in the Administration Building (Building 101), Portrait Room, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) main campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Signs will direct you to the registration area once you are in the Administration Building.

Registration

Register online using the TAC Workshop registration form.

The registration fee of $250 includes: coffee breaks, two lunches, dinner on Monday, November 18, transportation to and from The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and NIST each day, and transportation to and from the workshop dinner. When completing the registration form let us know which KBP team (if any) you participated with, and if you are a student (although there is no student discount on the registration fee).

All TAC workshop attendees must register by Monday, November 11, 5 p.m. EST.
Due to increased security, no on-site registrations will be accepted and all attendees must be pre-registered. A government-issued photo identification must be presented at the Visitor Center before entering the NIST campus; for non-U.S. citizens, this identification must be a passport. Attendees must wear their workshop badge at all times while on the NIST campus.

If you are planning to attend the 2013 TAC KBP Workshop and your passport is from: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, or Syria, you must contact Lori Buckland no later than October 15, as additional information is required from you.

Contacts

Registration questions: Teresa Vicente (teresa.vicente@nist.gov), phone: 301-975-3883.
TAC questions: Hoa Dang (hoa.dang@nist.gov) or Lori Buckland (lori.buckland@nist.gov).

Communications

The telephone number for contact with the meeting is 301-975-4498. Attendees will not be called out of the meeting to receive telephone calls, except in emergencies. Public phones are located outside the Green Auditorium.

Wireless Access to the NIST Visitor's network will be available to participants. Before a machine can connect to the NIST Visitor's network, the user must sign a form on site to certify that:

  1. The machine has antivirus software installed and the signatures were updated within the past week.
  2. All security-relevant patches have been installed within the past month.
  3. File sharing software has been turned off and will not be activated while the computer is attached to the NIST Visitor's network.
Users will also need to acknowledge that they understand that NIST networks are government-owned, and thus they have no right of privacy: authorized personnel may monitor all communications for the purposes of network maintenance and security.

Meals

Continental Breakfasts, Lunches, and Coffee Breaks: Continental breakfast will be served each day in the West Square Cafeteria at NIST. Refreshments will be available at coffee breaks. Lunch will be provided for attendees on Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19, in the NIST West Square Cafeteria. You will find two lunch tickets in your badge holder. Turn one ticket in to the cashier each day after making your lunch selection.

Dinner: A dinner will be held at Growlers Brew Pub, 227 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877, on Monday, November 18, beginning with a cash bar at 6 p.m. One dinner ticket is included in the cost of the workshop registration. Transportation will be provided from the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg to Growlers Brew Pub, and returning.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg at a group rate of $125 per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. This rate includes complimentary breakfast for 1 person, per night. You may call the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg directly at telephone: 301-948-8900, and mention the NIST-TAC workshop (code NTA) when making your hotel reservations. Hotel reservations must be made by Sunday, November 3, 2013.

Round-trip transportation will be provided between the hotel and NIST each day in the morning and evening. Attendees are encouraged to use this service, as parking at NIST may be limited.


For other information about NIST and the Gaithersburg area, please see: NIST Visitor Information.


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