CaGIS/ASPRS 2013 Specialty Conference

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How to Submit an Abstract

The Online Call for Abstracts Form is Closed

The Technical Program Co-Chairs may still accept abstracts as space becomes available. For consideration and to be placed on a waiting list, please see the details below.

Call for Abstracts Hard Copy

Download the Call for Abstracts PDF here

Manual Submission of Abstracts

The online abstract form is currently closed; however, if you would like to submit an abstract for possible consideration, please email the Technical Program Co-Chairs directly, using the following directions.

Authors are asked to select a category for their paper according to the categories listed below and to state a preference for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts may not exceed 300 words in length. Abstracts also should include 3-5 keywords and contact information for the senior author and the presenter. 

For manual submissions, abstracts and required information may be emailed to the Technical Program Co-Chairs, Michael Hodgson or Kari Craun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following information in your email:
•    Topic or category from the list above
•    Preference for paper or poster presentation
•    Paper Title
•    Abstract not to exceed 300 words in length
•    3 to 5 key words
•    Author(s) name(s) and Affiliation(s)
•    Proposed presenter(s)
•    Contact information, including mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail for senior author.

Categories and Topic Areas for Abstracts

The following topics are suggested. Please determine which topic area is most appropriate for your presentation. These include, but are not limited to:

Geospatial Information Collection, Distribution, & Management
  • The role of commercial/licensed imagery and data in emergency response
  • Rapid collection and dissemination of imagery/geospatial information
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in emergency response
  • Sensor Networks
  • LiDAR and IFSAR pre- and post-event
  • Imagery from the Civil Air Patrol
  • International Charter
  • Distribution portals for pre-and post-event data
  • Fast distribution and access tools and techniques
  • Mobile geospatial collection
  • Crowd sourced analysis and social media
Geospatial Information Analysis & Modeling
  • Emergency Response applications/examples
  • Visual analytic solutions for preparing and responding to emergencies
  • Image exploitation for disaster response/recovery
  • GIScience approaches for vulnerability and resilience
  • 3-D modeling for disaster management
  • Pre-event modeling and simulation
Visualization & Communication
  • The role for a hardcopy map
  • Projections and coordinate systems in global, regional, and local emergency response
  • Mobile image and GIS approaches to situational awareness
  • Cartographic products for emergency response
  • Maps in the media
  • Data fusion for improved visualization and decision-making
  • Situational Awareness for Decision-makers
Management of Disasters
  • Geospatial preparedness from a community, national, and international perspective
  • Education for large magnitude but infrequent events
  • Federal Response Committees and Formal Efforts
  • Non-Governmental Agency Role
  • Education of Emergency Responders and Geospatial Analysts for Emergency Response
  • National Exercises
  • Federal GeoCONOPS and best practices
Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery(Special Session)


Selection Criteria

All abstracts will be evaluated and selections will be based on overall quality of the abstract and its responsiveness to the conference theme. Abstracts are due May 31, 2013, and strict adherence to submission deadlines is requested. Notices of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by August 28, 2013 by the Technical Program Chairs of this conference. Upon notification of acceptance, authors will be expected to acknowledge receipt of the acceptance letter by email, verifying their intent to attend and make a presentation at the conference.

Papers accepted for oral presentation will be assigned to a concurrent session based on topic. Authors sharing common interests are encouraged to coordinate submission of papers that could form a session on a specific topic. Concurrent sessions will be 90 minutes in duration, consisting of three or four oral presentations, each of which will be 15-20 minutes in length.



The Technical Program Chairs and ASPRS staff will be communicating with you by email on a frequent basisPlease make certain that these emails are not stopped by your spam blocker or other email screening mechanism.  Also, if your email address changes at any time, please make sure to let us know; otherwise you will miss important information regarding the conference.

Conference Registration Requirements

All technical paper and poster presenters and session moderators are required to complete the online registration form and include the appropriate registration fee no later than August 23, 2013.

Presenters who do not register within the above noted time limit will be dropped from the program and all listings will be removed from the Preliminary Program and Conference Proceedings.


Inclusion of Presentation In Online Proceedings

If a presenter wishes to have their work included in the proceedings, a full presentation must be submitted electronically no later than September 16, 2013. Complete details will be provided by email to each primary contact person. Proceedings submissions are not required in order to make an oral or poster presentation at the conference.


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