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Call for Presentations

2008 GIS-T Call of Presentations
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Submission DEADLINE for Presentations: CLOSED

Any person who may have information to share about current proposals and projects concerning GIS in Transportation may propose to present their information at the symposium. Please contribute to GIS-T 2008 by submitting your proposal as soon as possible. Submissions may be mailed or faxed to Jay Adams, Program Chairperson, using the form on the Call for Presentations or by e-mail to jadams@odot.org.

Deadline: November 9, 2007

GIS-T Student Paper Contest

The contest is designed to encourage university students to develop solutions to current GIS-T issues. Contestants will be judged on their ability to develop and document useful, original research based on GIS-T issues and to relay their research results in a complete, clear, and well-referenced paper. The winners will present their papers at the 2008 GIS-T symposium.

Eligibility Requirements:
· The applicant must be a currently enrolled student.
· Only one paper contest entry per student is acceptable.
· Willingness to attend and present at the GIS-T Conference in Houston, TX on March 17, 2008.
· The final paper or poster must be available electronically to be posted on the GIS-T website.

NEW EXTENDED Deadline: December 21, 2007

We will be giving two graduate awards of $500 plus a round trip ticket (US Continental) to Houston, Texas with two nights stay and one undergraduate award of $250 plus a round trip ticket (US Continental) to Houston, Texas with two nights stay. The winners will also present their paper at the Student Paper session on Monday, March 17, 2008 and their presentations posted to the GIS-T website.

For Submission Guidelines, Questions or paper submission contact: Cindy Owings at cindy.owings@maine.gov

Papers will be judged by members of the GIS-T Planning Committee and will be rated in the following categories:
· Significance of topic
· Literature review
· Data analyses (if applicable)
· Interpretation
· Clarity of presentation
· Validity of conclusions
· Reader interest

Students will be notified of the contest results via email no later than January 11, 2008.

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