16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
an international forum serving members of the computer science & engineering
Strategically located on the southeast Atlantic shore of Florida between the
international metropolis of Miami and the luxurious locale of Palm Beach, Fort
Lauderdale has shed its image as the student "spring break capital"
and along with its beaches and water sports offers entertaining and educational family attractions. By day, you can
wander through a lush butterfly rainforest, go canoeing in local parks, or swim with
the dolphins! And you can travel the city by water taxi, sightseeing, shopping
and taking in the rich nightlife.
A day trip away is the Everglades National Park, the only subtropical preserve in North America where alligators and crocodiles exist side-by-side and a wealth of bird species, in particular waders, live in their natural habitat. Noted for its distinctive plant and animal life, the area may be explored via guided tours and educational excursions that allow visitors to observe the park's wilderness treasures without intruding on its fragile ecosystem of plants and waterways as well as animal life. Advance planning will reward visitors with a rare treat of natural beauty and spectacle.