2015 North Dakota Geographic Information Systems Users Conference

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts deadline has now passed.

Call for Abstracts (PDF, 537K)

We are now accepting proposals for presentations at the ND GIS Users Conference that will be held September 28-29, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND. Presentations can include Demo Theater or Workshop venues as well as traditional oral and poster presentations. Presentations addressing any aspect of geospatial technologies are welcome:

We will accommodate as many presenters, posters and workshops as we can, but because of space and time limitations we reserve the right to select participants based on topic.

All presentations and workshop proposals must include an abstract, which will be printed in the conference program. Only participants registered for the meeting whose abstract has been accepted can make an oral presentation, poster presentation, demo theater presentation or offer a workshop. The abstract deadline is July 31, 2015.

Demo Theater is a venue to demonstrate GIS software for solving problems, demonstrating a customization, a specific product, device or workflow – all LIVE. Demonstration should not be presented on software such as PowerPoint or any other presentation software. Time slots are limited to 20 minutes (including time for discussion and/or questions). Internet connection will be available. Demo theater spots are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are two companies with similar products they wish to demonstrate, an effort will be made to contact the second company that sent in registration to offer them a chance to demonstrate a different product. Screens and projectors will be available for participants. Participants should supply their own laptop or mobile device for their demonstration. Anyone who wishes to present in the demo theater must submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, using the format outlined below. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. Products can be promoted during demo theater presentations.

Oral presentations will be up to 20 minutes in length (including time for questions and/or discussion). LCD projectors will be provided. Please contact us if you require other presentation equipment. Anyone who wishes to present orally must submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, using the format outlined below. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. For oral presentations, please no promotion of products.

Posters are exhibited for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with poster authors. Participants who submit a poster will be required to be present at their poster during the one hour scheduled session. Poster presentations should make a unified, coherent statement. Materials should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a distance of four feet. Please limit posters to a maximum size of 3' x 4' and attach posters on foam core or other sturdy material. Posters will be displayed on free-standing easels during the poster session and throughout the conference. Text should be limited to brief statements. Anyone who wishes to present a poster must submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, using the format outlined below. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. For poster presentations, please no promotion of products.

Workshop time slots are currently in a 1 hour block or a 2 hour block. The workshops will be lecture-based using PowerPoint, demonstrations or handouts and are typically more focused and have a practical application. LCD projectors will be provided. Please contact us if you require other types of presentation equipment. Anyone who wishes to offer a workshop must submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, using the format outlined below. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. Please no promotion of products during workshops.

Abstract Formatting:

Samples (for single author or multiple authors with same or different affiliations):

Please save your abstract as a Microsoft Word file, using the following format:
Lastname_Firstname.docx (e.g., Jones_Jane.docx). Submit your abstract by email as an email attachment to: eunsu.lee@ndsu.edu. Please use "NDGIS ABSTRACT" as the email subject heading.
The presenters of oral papers, demo theater presentations and workshops should indicate in the email if any projection equipment other than an LCD projector is required. Please indicate in the email if you are requesting a workshop, demo theater, oral presentation, or poster presentation. If a workshop, please indicate a 1 hour or 2 hour time block. Please use all of the allotted time for workshops.

Student Oral Presentation and Poster Competitions

The Conference Planning Team is pleased to announce two student competitions: GIS for Everybody and GIS in Transportation. The awards encourage students to develop their skills in GIS for use in their future careers.

GIS for Everybody Competition

GIS in Transportation Competition

We will accommodate as many presenters, posters and workshops as we can, but because of space and time limitations we reserve the right to select participants based on topic.

 
North Dakota Geographic Information Systems
Website updated: May 11, 2016