EIT 2004
Engineering 21st Century Electro/Information Technology Systems: Solutions and Challenges

Welcome Letter
General Information
Author Guidelines
Keynote Speakers
Special Speakers
Registration Infomation
Hotel Information
Area Information
Contributor Information
Conference Program
Technical Program
Professional Development
IEEE Region 4

FROM:Dr. Russ Meier, EIT2004 Local Chair
SUBJECT:Pre-travel information letter
DATE:August 24, 2004
TO:EIT Registrants, EIT Authors

Welcome to Milwaukee!

  1. I am looking forward to meeting you this week at the IEEE Region 4 Electro/Information Technology Conference (EIT2004). We have two days of paper presentations and professional seminars in intellectual property, project management, and leadership skills to offer you. We also have plenty of good food and the opportunity to network with your colleagues.
  2. The Wednesday reception will be held in the Electrical Engineering Department Laboratories and Conference Room: Allen Bradley Science Building Room S-307. Registration materials will be available there for participants. The Allen Bradley Science Building is located at 432 East Kilbourn Avenue. Signs will direct you to the reception.
  3. All Thursday and Friday conference events will take place on the third floor of the MSOE Campus Center located at 1025 North Broadway. Enter the building and take the elevator to the third floor.
  4. Parking is available in the MSOE Broadway lot. This parking lot is at the intersection of Broadway and Highland Avenue. Permits are required and will be distributed at the lot or at the registration desk if the lot is unattended when you arrive.
  5. Van shuttle service is available from downtown hotels to the conference site beginning at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and ending at 6:00 p.m. Friday. Please call (414) 940-0076 after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to schedule or request pickup.
  6. All downtown hotels are within easy walking distance of MSOE. Milwaukee is a safe city and one that is fun to explore for those looking to ramble to and from the conference on foot.
  7. Milwaukee’s autumn weather can be tricky - expect sun and showers, high temperatures in the mid-70s and night temperatures in the 50s or 60s.
  8. Email access will be available at the information desk.
  9. Electronic copies of the preliminary conference papers will be available for review at the information desk.
  10. Participants will receive a CD-ROM proceedings of all papers presentations, slides from the guest speakers, and materials from the professional seminar in the third week of September after the final submission to the IEEE for electronic archiving.
  11. Please remember that all papers must be presented at the conference by a registered author in order to be published.
  12. The conference is not providing transportation from the Milwaukee International Airport. Taxi and hotel shuttles are available. Taxi fair to downtown hotels will be around $25.00 US.
  13. Paper presenters should prepare for a 1024 x 768 resolution projector. Computers will be provided for users of Powerpoint presentation software. Please bring your presentation on a CD-ROM and not on floppy-disk (our computers do not have floppy disk drives). Backup transparencies are always appropriate as you prepare for a conference. Transparency projectors will be available.
  14. The conference site is fully wired for internet connectivity for guests with laptops. Simply plug in to one of the many connections and use the DHCP protocol to receive a TCP/IP address. Wireless networking (802.11A) may be available in the conference site to users with compatible software drivers.
  15. Please note that the conference provides breakfast, refreshments, and lunch on Thursday and Friday. The awards banquet is provided on Thursday evening.
  16. Authors of papers: please submit the latest copy of your paper in PDF or Microsoft Word format to Dr. Meier (meier@msoe.edu) now - before you leave - by email. Use the email subject: EIT PRE-TRAVEL

Please note that the subject line is important because an automated rule will move your paper to an electronic location. Also note that you will have the opportunity to continue making changes to your paper through the next week. We would like to have reviewers scan the IEEE two-column format version and send suggestions to you within the next two weeks. Thus, if you have the two-column format, send that one in your email!

If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Dr. Russ Meier
Milwaukee School of Engineering