CALL FOR PAPERS


Workshop & Symposium

August 27 - 30, 2018
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon.


Measurements of Tomorrow
The long-anticipated redefinition of the SI base units in 2018 will constitute a revolutionary and historic transformation in the world of metrology. But how will it affect the day-to-day work of standards labs and their personnel?

Defining each base unit in terms of the fixed value of a physical constant not only removes the last artifact standard and provides a uniform conceptual basis for the entire system; it also makes scalable measurements readily achievable across orders of magnitude. But what changes will it require in the instruments and methodology we use, and the tests and evaluations we perform?

It is likely that, as a practical matter, the new definitions will result in no, or extremely minimal, discernible impact on the results we deliver to customers, with expected differences in a few calibrations limited to the range of parts per million – well below the level of significance to most of industry and commerce. But how will the redefinition alter the ways in which we establish traceability, ensure quality control, and train the next generation of lab professionals?

The 2018 NCSLI Annual Conference is the ideal forum to address these and related questions, learn how your peers are planning to deal with the impending changes, and suggest new procedures and techniques for success in the post-redefinition era.

This year’s Workshop & Symposium, with the theme “Measurements of Tomorrow,” promises to be one of the most exciting and valuable – because tomorrow is here.


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 System by Omnipress submission site at www.ncsli.org 
  • All submitters who upload their abstract by the December 1, 2017 (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, Measurements of Tomorrow. 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, etc.

·        All Submitters will be notified by January 15, 2018 if their abstract was accepted, and to what “Session Type” their abstract was selected.

·        Once your abstract is accepted, you have until April 16, 2018 to upload your manuscript for an additional $400 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 $400 discount.


DISCOUNTS OFFERED TO ACCEPTED PRESENTERS:
All speakers who upload their abstract by Friday, December 1, 2017 deadline (and are accepted) will receive a $150 discount off of registration.
All speakers who upload their manuscript by Monday, April 16, 2018 deadline will receive a $400 discount off of registration. Total possible discount offered is $550.


BEST PAPER AWARDS
The "Best Paper" awards will be presented to the top 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 the Best Paper Award.
Call for Papers Information
Abstract Deadline December 1, 2017

Upload Abstracts Here


Catalyst Abstract System Guide

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


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

Tutorial Instructor Registration Form
Required for Instructor 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

Speaker Continental Breakfast and Speaker Ready Room
Room:

IMPORTANT DATES

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 
Abstract deadline: December 1, 2017
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscript Deadline: April 16, 2018

Tutorial Program (Additional Paid Workshops not included in conference registration)
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Monday, August 27, 2018

Exhibition Hall (Exhibition Hall is now closing on Wednesday)

Monday, August 27, 2018 - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Technical Program
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Thursday, August 30, 2018

NCSLI Technical Program Chair, 2018
Jorge Martins
jorge.martins@ni.com

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