Wednesday, September 11, 2013

USAIN 2014: Call for Contributed Papers, Posters and Panels (United States Agricultural Information Network)

USAIN 2014: Call for Contributed Papers, Posters and Panels (United States Agricultural Information Network)

The United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Contributed Papers and Posters Committee is now soliciting proposals for contributed papers, posters, and panel discussions for the 14th Biennial USAIN Conference.  This year’s conference, “Sustainable Agriculture: Stewardship of our Information Ecosystem,” will be held May 4-7, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.  

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper, panel, or poster that will contribute to the discussion of agricultural information and education issues. Papers should be on a topic of interest to a large proportion of conference attendees or a USAIN interest group, are presented orally, and should be no more than 15 minutes long.  Panel sessions allow for a moderated panel of speakers to discuss a single topic that is of wide interest over a 30-minute period.  Posters are suitable for sharing preliminary research or short project reports, are also welcome.  Please specify the format (paper, panel, or poster) in which you plan to present your work. An individual may be lead author and presenter on a maximum of three submissions - one paper, one poster, and one panel submission.

Those wishing to present a paper or poster or propose a panel session should submit an abstract in English (maximum 300 words) online at (new users of the EasyChair software program will need to sign up for a free account). Because reviews will be blinded, please exclude any identifying information (names, addresses, institutions) from the body of your abstract.  

The proposal deadline is November 30, 2013.  Notification of proposal acceptance will occur in January 2014.

The following criteria will be used for reviewing proposals:
  • Reports on original research or project;
  • Demonstrates new application of existing technology, method, or thought;
  • Contributes to the knowledge of and in the field;
  • Is of broad interest to the USAIN audience;
  • Is of suitable length and content for a panel, poster, or presentation;
  • Adds to the diversity of the conference program.

For more information about proposal submissions, please contact committee chair Jessica Page (page.84@osu.edu614-688-8474).  More information about submissions can also be found at