AWRA Annual Conference - Call for Lightning Talks
Part of a four session Special Track on Thursday November
6 - "Open Water Data Initiative"
Submit proposals here: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AWRA2014/
Submit the following information by midnight EST Monday, October
20th, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be no later than
October 27th, 2014.
Lightning talks are very short-no more than 5 minute-presentations.
These research talks must be succinct in nature; they must quickly
define motivation, implications and impacts of the proposed presentation.
Slides (a maximum of 3: a title and two content slides) must be
submitted in advance and speakers line up, in order, so that the
transition between speakers is minimized. While there is no time
allotted for discussion or questions during the session, a lunch
and coffee break follow these sessions so that participants can
connect and converse.
Each of these sessions will start with a 15 minute "vision
statement" speaker followed by a series of lightning talks
on the two following topic areas:
National Water Data Infrastructure Issues: Data Access and
Analytics (session #67 10:00-11:30am)
Vision Statement Speaker: David Blodgett, United States Geological
Development of analyses that summarize hydrologic conditions over
long time periods into the past and/or future have significant
data requirements. Recent advances in data availability, cloud
based data services, computational capacity, and open source analytical
tools have created an environment where massive advances in 'Big
Data' interpretation and understanding of natural phenomenon can
happen even on individual desktop computers. Lightning talks for
this session should focus on recent critical advances in data
provision, access, processing, and analysis.
National Water Data Infrastructure Issues: Modeling and Integration
(session #73 1:00-2:30pm)
Vision Statement Speaker: Dan Ames, Brigham Young University
Environmental simulation models that operate at global to local
scales for the purpose of both enhancing understanding and supporting
management of natural systems continue to improve in terms of
utility and accuracy. Such models and modeling tasks are facilitated
through the ever growing data stores and data streams, allowing
for much improved abilities to answer tough questions. These applications
must solve problems to structurally combine data and semantically
mediate data in order to make use of them for a common task. Lightning
talk proposals for this session should highlight innovative and
proven models and data integrating analysis applications.
The AWRA Technology Committee is seeking a total of 10 lightning
talk presenters for each of these sessions. Lightning talks will
be strictly limited to a maximum of 5 minutes speaking time and
3 slides (one title and two content slides). Graduate students
are encouraged to submit talks. We also encourage 'late breaking'
research or work in progress submissions. Some of the speakers
may be selected to participate in an upcoming special issue of
the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
The lightning talk sessions will be preceded by an opening panel
discussion led by Dr. David Maidment (session 60: Open Water Data
- Assessment of National Priorities 8:00-9:30 am). This special
track will conclude with a second panel discussion led by Jack
Hampson (session 79: Open Water Data Futures 3:00-4:30pm).
Space for each session is limited. Selection is time dependent.
Speakers must register for the conference in order to present
a lightning talk.
Submit the following information to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AWRA2014/
by midnight EST Monday, October 20th, 2014. Notifications
of acceptance will be no later than October 27th, 2014.