CALL FOR PAPERS


Workshop & Symposium
August 13 - 17, 2017
Gaylord National Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

WELCOME MEASUREMENT SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS!
The NCSL International Technical Program Committee welcomes papers from practitioners and researchers in the field of measurement science including: Engineers, metrologists, scientists, techniciansyoung professionals, old professionals, laboratory managers, quality managers, statisticians, lab assessors, technical writers and all measurement science professionals! 

HOW THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCESS WORKS

  • All Session Types are required to submit a Session Title and an Abstract of 350 words or less. The abstract must be in English.
  • All abstracts will be accepted and processed electronically through the CATALYST submission site at www.ncsli.org
  • All submitters who upload their abstract by the January 6, 2017 deadline (and are accepted) will receive a $150 off the conference (member/non-member, regular/late) registration rate.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SESSION TITLE 

The session title is the first, and perhaps only, impression you make on a prospective attendee. On average, eight out of ten will read the session title, but only a few will read the abstract description and leaner objectives. 


WHAT ARE SESSION TYPES

Session types are conference submission formats. Session types give people more ways to participate, more springboards for ideas and dialogues. The final program is assembled from a blend of the best available material.

MEASUREMENT SCIENCE SESSION TOPICS

Session topics are specific areas of interest or disciplines. We invite presentations on the following topics and encourage submissions that relate them to the overall conference theme, Precision and Performance with Measurement Science. All abstracts related to the theme will be considered. 

AFTER YOUR ABSTRACT IS RECEIVED

·        The Technical Program Committee will review and score all abstracts.

·        The top scored abstracts are selected for the NCSLI Technical Program and are arranged into “Session Types” i.e., oral, poster, panel, learning lab, debate etc.

·        A selected number of abstracts may be placed in the reserve paper category in the event a speaker must drop out before or during the conference.

·        All Submitters will be notified by January 31, 2017 if their abstract was accepted, and to what “Session Type” their abstract was selected.

·        Once your abstract is accepted, you have until April 3, 2017 to upload your manuscript for an additional $350 off the conference (member/non-member, regular/late) registration rate.

·        The final Technical Program is then organized and posted on the NCSL International Conference website page and made available to the public.
·      Manuscripts are not mandatory, but required for the conference proceedings, to qualify for the Best Paper Award, and to receive the additional $350 discount.

DISCOUNTS OFFERED TO ACCEPTED PRESENTERS:
All speakers who upload their abstract by Friday, January 6, 2017 deadline (and are accepted) will receive a $150 discount off of registration.
All speakers who upload their manuscript by Monday, April 3, 2017 deadline will receive a $350 discount off of registration. Total possible discount offered is $500.


BEST PAPER AWARDS
A "Best Paper" award will be presented to the top five highest scored papers. The overall Best Paper will be awarded to the paper with the highest point total. All deadlines must be met to qualify for a Best Paper Award.

Upload Abstracts Here

Catalyst Abstract System Guide
Have questions on how to use the Abstract System?
Download the CATALYST Abstract System Guide.

IMPORTANT DATES

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS 
Manuscript Deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 21

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 
Abstract deadline: January 6, 2017

Conference Tutorial Program (Runs 2-Days)
Sunday, August 13, 2017 and  Monday, August 14, 2017
Exhibition Hall
Monday, August 14 , 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017
Technical Program
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Documents Available For Download

Speaker Registration Form
(Adobe PDF File)
Required for Presenter Discounts on Registration
Please complete the form and return to info@ncsli.org

VISA Travel Information
Please contact the NCSL International Business office for VISA letters and invitations to attend the conference at 303-440-3339 or info@ncsli.org

Call for Papers Conference Flyer
(Adobe PDF File)

Abstract Instructions
(Adobe PDF File)

Manuscript Instructions
(Adobe PDF File)

Poster Instructions
(Adobe PDF File)

Writing Learning Objectives
(Adobe PDF File)

Duplicate Publication Policy
(Microsoft Word Document)

Style Guide
(Adobe PDF File)

NCSLI Technical Program Chair, 2016
Carol Hockert
chockert@nist.gov

NCSL International Technical Program Committee
303-440-3339
CallforPapers@ncsli.org


Online Registration

Tutorial Registration Form
Tutorial Instructor Registration Form
Guest Registration Form