[Taxacom] SPNHC DemoCamp 2011: Abstracts due Mar 18

Amanda Neill aneill at brit.org
Tue Mar 1 13:07:56 CST 2011

SPNHC 2011 DemoCamp: Call for Demonstrations 

Please note DemoCamp abstracts are due Friday March 18!  This is TWO
WEEKS before the regular SPNHC abstract deadline.

Submissions of proposals are solicited for DemoCamp session
presentations at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History
Collections (SPNHC) conference in San Francisco, May 23-28, 2011.
DemoCamp provides a venue for creators to promote their technological
solutions to advance the field of museum curation with broad
applications for biology and biodiversity informatics.

Computer demonstrations are welcomed in any technologies relevant to
natural history scientists, collections managers, or biodiversity
information managers. Technologies demonstrated may include, among other
things, collections/ transaction management software, georeferencing
web-based applications, and programs for analysis of data/ images.
DemoCamp presentations should feature some of the latest developments in
currently available products/ software/ applications as well as ongoing
research projects and prototypes.

Live demonstrations of these technologies will raise awareness of new
(and improved) tools available for data acquisition, documentation, and
synthesis. Demonstrations will also provide a venue for idea exchange
and feedback from potential users. Demonstration abstracts will appear
in the conference proceedings.

The typical, strictly-timed format of a DemoCamp gives each presenter 15
minutes for a presentation plus 5 minutes for questions. No PowerPoints
or other "canned" presentations are allowed. Only live demonstrations of
functional software or applications may be presented. Demonstrators must
provide their own laptops with all necessary software installed. A
projector and internet connection will be provided.

Demonstration proposals (abstracts) must be submitted by Friday, March
18, 2011. Abstracts should be prepared according to the guidelines
defined on the conference website (http://research.calacademy.org/spnhc)
and must be submitted electronically to Jean DeMouthe at
jdemouthe at calacademy.org and to the session organizer, Amanda Neill, at
aneill at brit.org.

To learn more, please visit the SPNHC/NSCA 2011 Meeting website at
http://research.calacademy.org/spnhc and the DemoCamp page at
http://research.calacademy.org/spnhc/program#tabs-profile-2. Contact me
with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you all at DemoCamp 2011!

Amanda K. Neill |  Director of the Herbarium (BRIT-SMU-VDB) |  BRIT
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