Call for Presentations
The TUgis Conference Committee for TUgis 2013 is pleased to accept presentation proposals on all topics related to GIS. Presentations can be made in any of the following formats:
Paper and Panel Sessions
Paper and panel sessions consist of four, individual presentations on a related topic. Each presenter is allotted 20 minutes for his/her presentation with 15 minutes to speak, plus 5 minutes for discussion. A panel session focuses on a specific topic. The panel chairperson is responsible for organizing and arranging the presentations. Paper and panel sessions will take place in smart rooms equipped with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, Internet access, LCD Projector with a minimum of 1024x768 resolution, and screens. Presenters should not use their own laptops; instead, we recommend that you save your presentation to optical media such as CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R. We can also accept USB drives that have native Windows XP drivers. If the USB drive does not contain a native driver, we cannot guarantee its functionality.
Workshops should provide 90 minutes of hands-on training for a specific application or topic. Workshops will be held in state-of-the art computer labs. Presenters are responsible for providing the software and other specifications to us by February 1st.
Poster/lightning sessions present visual material in a casual setting that offers presenters an opportunity to answer questions about their posters. Lightning sessions (five-minute computer demonstrations) will be mixed in with the posters. Presenters are required to bring their own equipment. Internet access will be available.
Exhibitor Lightning Sessions
Exhibitor lightning sessions allow companies and agencies to show off their wares in brief sessions. These sessions will be held during the lunch period and will only be open to people who are exhibiting at the conference.
- Author/Presenter Name(s)
- Presentation Title (15 words or less)
- Presentation Format (Paper/Panel Session, Workshop, Poster or Lightning session)
- Company/organization name(s)
- Complete contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses)
- Brief presenter biography of presenters (100 words total for all presenters) that establishes credentials and can be used by Session Moderators to introduce the presenter(s)
- Abstract (200 word maximum)
- A written paper is not required for a presentation
- Abstracts will be published in the final conference program, and presenters are expected to develop a high-quality PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on SlideShare
- The primary presenter and co-presenters must register for the conference! Presenters who have not registered by Friday, February 22, 2013 will have their name removed from the conference program
- Clearly defined problem and methodology
- Clearly defined findings/results
- Potential for broader applicability of the project
- Impact of Clean Water Act on GIS in Maryland
- Using GIS to Build Your Business
- Using GIS in Debris Management
- Using GIS in Emergency Management
- Crime Analysis
- Technology Innovation
Abstract Submission Guidelines
To submit an abstract, download the abstract submission form, enter the information indicated above, and email the completed .doc or .docx file to Virginia Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about submitting a proposal for presentation, please contact Virginia Thompson.
Information on the form include
The TUgis Conference Committee members will choose the presentations for TUgis 2013. Proposals will be judged on value and relevance. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by Friday, February 15, 2013.
Submissions will be evaluated according to their quality, which will be judged by the following:
Additionally, proposals will be favored that align with hot topics in GIS, such as: