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Deadline Approaches for JSM ’09 Abstracts
Wendy Martinez, JSM 2009 Program Chair
Members of the JSM program commit-
tee endeavor to organize these into coher-
ent sessions and each speaker is allotted 15
minutes to present his or her paper. Authors
also might consider submitting an abstract
for a poster. Poster sessions allow presenters
to have face-to-face discussions with inter-
ested individuals, an opportunity for dem-
onstrations, extensive graphic results, and
feedback from listeners.
Roundtables are the responsibility of
Roundtable luncheon during JSM 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Abstracts for 2009 roundtables are
the JSM 2010 program committee. These
due February 2, 2009.
are fee events with a designated topic and
discussion leader. The topic can be on
O
nline submission of abstracts for topic-contributed session is the longer time
any subject of interest to statisticians. The
roundtables and topic-contributed allotted to each speaker.
leader of the roundtable should be knowl-
and contributed presentations and One also can organize a topic-contrib-
edgeable about the topic and someone who
posters will be open from December 1, uted panel, where three to five panelists
can lead a lively discussion. Abstracts for
2008, through February 2, 2009. Sessions provide commentary on a single topic.
roundtables also must be submitted online
and papers may address the theme of JSM The organizer of a topic-contributed panel
by February 2, 2009.
2009—Statistics: From Evidence to must submit the abstract for the session by
It is important to note that the system
Policy—but they do not have to. Sessions February 2, 2009.
for online submission will close on February
also might focus on statistical applications Any ASA section, committee, or partner
2, 2009, at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) and noon
or the development of theory and meth- society can organize a topic-contributed
(Pacific time). The system can become
ods. Potential authors might consider pre- session. Outside organizations also can put
overloaded, especially if a large number of
senting papers or posters on statistical together a topic-contributed session, but they
people wait until the last minute to submit
issues that are especially appropriate for must have an ASA section or partner society
an abstract. So, please get your abstract in
the venue. serve as the primary sponsor. Organizers of
early. Late submissions will not be accept-
Topic-contributed paper sessions consist topic-contributed sessions (papers or pan-
ed, and the submission deadline will not
of a set of presentations and optional dis- els) should work with the appropriate JSM
be extended.
cussions that share a common topic. There program committee member to familiarize
Finally, there is still time to submit ideas
must be five presentations in a session, but the person with the details of their sessions.
for Introductory Overview Lectures to
these can consist of five papers, four papers The JSM program committee member is
JSM Program Chair Wendy Martinez at
and one discussant, or three papers and responsible for making sure the abstracts
martinezw@verizon.net and suggestions for
two discussants. Proposed invited sessions are identified and organized properly, so it
invited posters to Poster Chair Lara Schmidt
that did not make it onto the invited pro- is important for organizers to work closely
at Lara_Schmidt@rand.org. These are due
gram can be converted to a topic-contrib- with the JSM program committee.
by November 28, 2008. For more informa-
uted session by adjusting them to fit one JSM also has contributed sessions
tion about JSM 2009, see www.amstat.org/
of these formats. One of the benefits of a that consist of six or seven presentations.
meetings/jsm/2009. n
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