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|2017 Call for Abstracts & Sessions|
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Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, April 17th, 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
The Conference Committee of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning cordially invites faculty, researchers and students in planning to submit proposals for:
All Abstract Submissions
If you think that any of the following requirements are inappropriate for your work, please provide other relevant information. You will not have the option to attach full bibliographies, reports, or full papers during the abstract submission process.
Your abstract should contain the following information in about 600 words and be suitable for publication online without any further editing:
PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD your abstract submission while online! Abstracts cannot be after the submission deadline.
Abstract submissions for papers, posters and lightening presentations should have clear research questions, be of import and pertinence to planning, use acceptable methodology, present results, and discuss implications for scholarship, practice, or education.
Only abstracts that meet these criteria will be accepted for the conference.
AICP Credit Eligibility for Your Submission
Submission Fee & Payment Policy
All posters should be about 30 x 40 inches, in either portrait or landscape orientation.
Authors may present both a paper and a poster at the conference, but not from the same abstract submission. Authors must be in attendance during the Friday afternoon reception in the exhibit hall to discuss their poster or they will not be considered for Best Poster.
The presentation of a poster does not require a submitted final paper.
Lightening Presentations for Transportation and Housing & Community Development Tracks
Five minutes will be allowed for each presentation; a live countdown clock will be visible. Presenters will be warned when one minute remains, and when time is up, the presentation ends, even if in mid-sentence!
Five (5) minutes of discussion and Q&A from the audience will follow each presentation. If questions from the audience do not fill up the 5 minutes, the moderator will move on to the next presentation.
Please read the instructions for submitting a pre-organized session before attempting to do so in the abstract submission process.
A pre-organized session requires one lead person to work in the abstract submission system before the other authors. This leader creates a session title and completes additional general information fields including the name and email address of the primary author for each of the included papers. Once the session is created, the system will then email the participating authors with a link they can use to submit their own papers. Although we cannot guarantee the discussant will not have a schedule conflict, we recommend this session organizer invite a discussant for the session. Please email a note to the conference coordinator, Donna Dodd, so she can track the session’s successful submission: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you submit a pre-organized session with only 3 papers, the session will be scheduled in a 60 minute time slot; a 4 paper session in a 75 minute time slot; and a 5 paper session will be scheduled in a 90 minute time slot. The fact that your session is pre-organized does not preclude track chairs from asking the pre-organized session organizer if additional papers may be added to your session.
The 2017 conference will be organized around fifteen tracks. You must indicate one track to which you are submitting the abstract. Many – perhaps most – topics cut across two or more tracks. If you are uncertain about the appropriate placement for your work, we encourage you to correspond with relevant track chairs before submitting the abstract. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to indicate a second track to which the abstract relates closely.
Do not mail or email your final abstract submission directly to a track chair. It must be submitted through the abstract submission website.
The Fate of Your Submission
ACSP uses a blind review process. Due to the volume of submissions, proposals will either be rejected or accepted. Many excellent proposals are rejected due to lack of space on the final conference agenda.
All authors related to an abstract submission will receive an email indicating acceptance or not for the 2017 conference. If you did not receive yours, and your co-authors did, please check your spam or junk mail folders before contacting email@example.com.
Authors should get in touch with track chairs if they wish to receive feedback on their abstract.
Multiple Program Placements
Participants on the final program are limited to:
A reminder that lightening presentation sessions are restricted to the Housing track and the Transportation track.
Substitutions of types of placements are not permitted. If you have more than one appearance in one of the categories in this paragraph, in fairness to everyone, we will ask you to withdraw the additional appearance(s) and to inform the appropriate track chair(s) prior to the scheduling of sessions.
Important Information for Students
If you are a masters or doctoral student, you may submit an abstract for a paper, poster or lightening presentation based on research undertaken in collaboration with a faculty member. Students may also submit abstracts for papers, posters or lightening presentations based on the results of research from their dissertation or thesis. The abstract submission system will require you to certify that either or both of these conditions are met, and you will be asked to include the name and e-mail address of your advisor or dissertation supervisor with your submission so that track chairs can confirm this information. In submitting a paper to the conference, your advisor or dissertation supervisor certifies that your research is ready for presentation at a national, flagship conference.
Students may submit an abstract for a paper, poster or lightening presentation based on research undertaken independent of collaboration or supervision with a faculty member. The abstract submission system will ask you to confirm your research was undertaken independent of collaboration or supervision with a faculty member.
Student submissions are evaluated using the same criteria as all other submissions.
Abstract submissions for general purpose papers or for work done in preparation for qualifying exams will be rejected and as a reminder, there are no abstract submission fee refunds.
Final Papers Are Required
You are required to submit a final paper to both your session discussant and conference organizers by Monday, October 2, 2017. Final papers are required for those presenting in a paper session or pre-organized session, but not required for posters, roundtables, or lightening presentations.
The names of authors that submit by the October 2nd deadline and the title of their presentation will be highlighted in the program and in the conference app as having a paper available on request for attendees. Conference attendees often use this information to judge the quality of a session they are considering attending.
Discussants are not required to provide comments on presentations for which final papers were not submitted.
Track Chairs will invite and do their best to confirm discussants for all paper sessions. We welcome volunteers and suggestions for discussants proffered by authors and pre-organized session leaders. If you are willing to act as discussant or have a suggestion or nomination, there is a simple form to complete through this link. Discussants may serve two sessions if invited to do so.
ACSP recognizes ONLY religious holidays as valid reasons for scheduling requests. Once the schedule is created, authors who cannot present during their scheduled time must withdraw their paper from the program. We strongly recommend you do not make travel reservations until you know your schedule, which should be available in late July.
Book of Accepted Abstracts
PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD your abstract submission while online! The Book of Accepted Abstracts will be posted at the ACSP website, so it is important that references are complete, all names are spelled correctly, and the text is proofread thoroughly. We cannot edit your submission after publication and there will not be an opportunity for you to edit your work after the abstract submission deadline.
Student Paper Awards
Please see detailed information about awards for students and faculty.
Notifications by Award Committee Chairs directly to winners will be sent in early August in order for the student to make advance plans to attend the conference in October.
All faculty and student winners will be significantly recognized in all available media (web site, news articles, web profiles, social media announcements, and in the final print program. There will not be a student award ceremony at this year’s conference. Authors of award winning student papers, as always, will be invited to present their work in a highlighted session on Saturday of the conference.
Program questions should be addressed to: Rayman Mohamed, ACSP National Conference Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract submission procedure and payment questions should be addressed to: Donna Dodd, Abstract Submission Manager and Conference Director, email@example.com.