Robert Raskin Student Competition
The competition aims to:
- Promote research in topics related to geospatial cyberinfrastructure (CI)/CyberGIS, such as high performance/distributed computing, spatial analysis, geospatial data management, processing, mapping, visualization, analysis and mining, spatial web and mobile services etc.
- Encourage spatial thinking and the development of geospatial CI/CyberGIS in colleges and universities.
- Inspire curiosity about geographic patterns, spatial computing, and CI for students, researchers, and the broader public.
- Each participant needs to submit an abstract through the AAG conference submission system. Finalists should submit an extended abstract (2,500 words limit). Other supplementary materials, such as a URL to a live website, can also be included in the submission.
- Competition participants must be enrolled full-time at a community college or a university. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant.
- Recommended application areas include, but are not limited to disaster management, public health issues, transportation, crime, climate, and urban planning.
- Each entry can be submitted by one student or one student group (no more than FIVE people in each group). Maximum of one entry per student. Entries must be designed and implemented by the student(s).
- Students who participated in previous years’ competition can attend again, but entries must be different from earlier submissions.
- As the judge panels, the CISG board members will select up to SIX entries. Judges will consider a variety of criteria, including but not limited to topics, techniques, design and writing. Students may be asked to supply documentation proving their full-time student status.
- The finalists will be invited to give an oral presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting. The finalists must register for the meeting at their own expense. They are encouraged to attend the conference and must give a presentation in the CISG Student Competition Session during the AAG meeting.
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