John Odland Award (SAM student paper competition) - II

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Roosevelt 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Eric Delmelle
Chairs: Eric Delmelle

Call for Submissions

John Odland Award (SAM student paper competition). The Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is sponsoring the John Odland Award (SAM student paper competition) at the 2019 AAG Meeting in Washington DC. The prizes will total a minimum of $1,500.

The competition is open to active undergraduate and graduate students who have previously not won the award. Papers may be of a theoretical or applied nature. They will be judged on the following criteria:

Potential contribution to the use of mathematical models, statistical techniques and other technological and computational approaches for analyzing spatial phenomena in any subfield of geography;
Appropriate and sound use of methodology;
Originality;
Organization and written composition of the paper;
Quality of oral presentation.


Students wishing to enter the competition should submit the title and 1000-word extended abstract (using the required format [see attached]) of their paper to SAM Board Member Eric Delmelle (eric.delmelle@uncc.edu) after registering to attend the 2019 AAG. Students should also include the PIN from their registration so that SAM can coordinate with the AAG to place competition papers into special sessions. The deadline to enter the competition is October 25, 2018. The committee will review the abstracts and let each applicant know if s/he is selected for participating in the paper competition session by November 2, 2018. All invited students entering the competition must submit their completed papers in .doc or .pdf format to the same e-mail address (eric.delmelle@uncc.edu) by February 15, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.



The paper must be based on research primarily conducted while the student was at an accredited university. Coauthored papers are accepted as long as the student is the primary author of the manuscript. Each entrant must submit a statement with their completed paper from a university faculty member, preferably their undergraduate or graduate advisor, describing the role of the student in completing the paper by February 15, 2019. If the committee does not receive a letter from a faculty supervisor, the candidate is automatically disqualified from the competition. The same paper cannot be submitted for multiple competitions and may not be submitted multiple years.



The title page of the submitted paper should include the name, current affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the entrant and coauthors if any. The following page should include only the title of the paper and an abstract. No identifying information should appear anywhere else than on the title page of the paper. Papers should be no longer than 35 double-spaced pages, including tables, figures and references.



A panel of judges will review the papers before the AAG meeting. The judges will also evaluate student presentations. The winner(s), if any, will be announced at the SAM specialty group business meeting and at the AAG Awards Luncheon. The judges' decision, including the possibility of not awarding a prize, is final.



Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018

Notification for Participation: November 2, 2018

Full Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019


Description

The Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is sponsoring the John Odland Award (SAM student paper competition) at the 2019 AAG Meeting in Washington DC. The prizes will total a minimum of $1,500.

The competition is open to active undergraduate and graduate students who have previously not won the award. Papers may be of a theoretical or applied nature. They will be judged on the following criteria:

Potential contribution to the use of mathematical models, statistical techniques and other technological and computational approaches for analyzing spatial phenomena in any subfield of geography;
Appropriate and sound use of methodology;
Originality;
Organization and written composition of the paper;
Quality of oral presentation.



Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Eric Delmelle University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2 9:55 AM
Presenter Nastaran Pourebrahim*, UNC Greensboro, Modeling Trip Distribution using Twitter Data and Machine Learning 20 9:57 AM
Presenter Meifang Li*, Sun Yat-sen University; Dartmouth College, Yu Liu, Peking University, Xia Li, East China Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University, Xun Shi, Dartmouth College, Agent-based modeling of communicable disease transmissions with real human mobility and disease data 20 10:17 AM
Presenter Janardan Mainali*, Portland State University, Heejun Chang, Portland State University, Putting space into modeling landscape and water quality relationships in the Han River basin, South Korea 20 10:37 AM

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