ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The extended deadline for submission of STUDENT abstracts (in application
for student fellowships) to GIS/EM4 is March 24, 2000. Students, if you
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Extended Call for Papers* - US Graduate Student Competition - Due date
March 24, 2000.
Graduate Student Fellowships - GIS/EM4, Banff, 2000
Pan-disciplinary competition for NSF stipend awards to GIS/EM Student Fellows
4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4), September 2-8, 2000
The Banff Centre for Conferences, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Graduate Student Fellowships - GIS/EM4, Banff, 2000:
A grant by the National Science Foundation will provide Fellowship awards
to US graduate student authors of winning paper submissions to the 4th
International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling
(GIS/EM4). The conference is the leading forum for, and sets the research
agenda in spatially informed anticipatory systems for science-based
environmental problem solving. More information about the conference and
student participation is available at URL:
Up to six Fellowships are expected to be awarded, each in the amount of
approximately $1000.00 to US graduate students doing relevant work in any
discipline of the natural, physical, or social sciences. Stipends are to be
used to defray costs of travel and per diem to allow winning students to
participate in the conference and to present their papers. Fellows will be
selected by judges on the basis of extended abstracts proposing papers to
be written and presented at GIS/EM4 by candidate students as lead authors.
Students not awarded a Fellowship, may also be eligible to present and be
recognized at the meeting. Judges will be selected by conference leaders.
Call for Graduate Student Papers
*Abstracts are invited for book chapters, journal articles, tutorials or
workshops, method/technique/tool demonstrations, and electronic or static
"poster" presentations contributing to the 4th International Conference on
Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling. Self-explanatory abstracts in
English should be 1200 to 1500 words in length and must include title,
author(s), institutional affiliation(s), explanation of completed work to
be described, and 5-10 author-assigned key words.
Clear relevance must be shown to predictive, numerical modeling approaches
to environmental problem solving. A special conference theme will be
human-environment interactions, and the role that GIS and modeling have in
their improved understanding and prediction. The forum will retain its
cross-disciplinary, pan-scientific, and problem solving emphases consistent
with a concern for better integrated understanding of complex whole
systems, their integrity and sustained functioning, and particularly (but
not exclusively) their interactions with human activity. Spatial,
statistical, temporal, and other methodological considerations are expected
to be given balanced treatment with issues of science theory, new data
sources and sensors, computing technologies, and application techniques.
Revised schedule and submissions:
Competition for these awards was announced February 9, 2000 and we are now
allowing two additional weeks for preparation and delivery of extended
abstracts. Abstracts of 1200 to 1500 words (exclusive of graphic or other
non-text elements) will be accepted from eligible students no later than
5:00 PM, Hawaii time on March 24, 2000 (formerly March 11). No exceptions
will be allowed and early submission and verification of posting to the
GIS/EM4 on-line data base is strongly encouraged (please go to URL:
submissions are to be made through the GIS/EM4 on-line submissions form
(URL: http://www.colorado.edu/Research/cires/banff/desk/student.html). If
access to the web is not available, please make other arrangements (see
below). Judging is expected to take two weeks with prompt notice of
individual winners by email, and publicly via the conference web site.
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