What are you looking for?
The Graphics and Reporting Section is looking for papers that represent the wide gamut of graphics and reporting applications that are now available in SAS. Want to share what you know about creating an ad hoc interactive graph in JMP? Have you performed exploratory data analysis with SAS® Visual Data Discovery or “auto-charted” with SAS® Visual Analytics where the package chooses the graph that best displays your data? Or how about a paper that shows what is needed to successfully create a graph in Graph Template Language? Alternatively, perhaps you have bypassed GTL to solve a nagging graphics problem by using the SAS ODS Graphics Designer. Share your solution! If you are still an aficionado of SAS/GRAPH software come to NESUG and strut your stuff!
If you prefer to work with tables rather than graphs, papers that enhance tabular output are also welcome. In addition, PROC DOCUMENT papers can find a home in the Graphics and Reporting section. Probably it is safe to say that acceptable areas of inquiry in the Graphics and Reporting section are as varied as the solutions in SAS software available for addressing them.
A rough draft of your paper must accompany your abstract. The deadline for submission is May 6, 2013.
Perry Watts, NESUG 2013 Graphics and Reporting Section Chair
Come join the Visual Displays Section at NESUG in September at Burlington, VT!! We have some changes to our section this year. Lots of new and fun things happening! This year, you have a choice of whether you want to submit an electronic poster or a conventional paper poster. And another change in our section is that it is now optional to contribute a paper that goes along with your poster. In the past, a paper was required. Keep in mind if you contribute a paper, it will be included in the proceedings for others to reference after the conference. Abstracts are already being accepted and you can submit until May 6 at www.nesug.org.
For electronic displays, here are some additional details you may need to know. A single page draft outline will be due at the same time draft papers are due. Presenters are expected to supply a final PowerPoint slide deck that consists of 2-11 slides that will be displayed on kiosks and/or a large screen display. The final PowerPoint slide deck is due when conventional paper/presentations are due. The title and name(s) of the authors, as well as contact information, should be presented on the first slide. Presenters should configure their slides to present well on kiosks.
For conventional posters, a single page draft outline will be due at the same time draft papers are due. The poster boards have three panels, a title panel that is 1 x 4 feet (a title banner will be provided for you), a main panel that is 4 x 4 feet and a side panel that is 2 x 4 feet. You will need to configure your poster to fit within this space. It is recommended that you use ¼ inch type (24 point) and that important statements and headings be larger.
A tip for all is to remember your visual display should be like an outline, not a novel. Keep the information on the poster or poster slides simple and easy to follow. Remember that you will be there to explain your display at the ‘Meet the Poster Presenters’ session. Details can be included in a paper that you prepare for the Proceedings or handouts that you make available online.
Wendi Wright and Louise Hadden, NESUG 2013 Visual Displays Co-Chairs
NESUG is seeking experienced trainers to deliver pre-conference training at our 2013 conference (Sept 8-11 in beautiful Burlington, Vermont). We will be expanding on our recent format for workshops and will consider full- or half-day workshops for Saturday, September 7 or Sunday, September 8 this year. We are interested in hearing from trainers who can offer a combination of pre-conference and in-conference presentations.
Workshop and in-conference topics are subject to the approval of the conference team, but we welcome your ideas that might be relevant to the NESUG community.
Each trainer whose package of workshop and in-conference presentations is accepted will receive a fixed payment of $800 to cover their expenses.
- In addition, NESUG will share workshop revenue with the trainer at the rate of $50 per attendee registered for the workshop (per half day workshop) or $100 (per full day workshop), with a guaranteed minimum of compensation of $200 for a half day workshop or $400 for a full-day workshop.
- The minimum package would be
- one full day of training plus at least one in-conference presentation, OR
- two half days of training plus at least one in-conference presentation, OR
- one half day of training plus at least one in-conference Hands-on Workshop or two in-conference presentations.
- Training may take place on Saturday, September 7 or Sunday, September 8, as determined by NESUG. Dates and times for workshops will be established by early June.
- Trainers are expected to stay and participate in the conference until at least the end of presentations on Tuesday (For Sunday only trainers) or the end of presentations on Monday (for Saturday trainers).
- Conference registration fee will be waived for trainers.
- The trainer will be expected to provide copies of course notes for the participants and will be responsible for the cost of copying.
- NESUG will cover catering for light refreshment breaks in half day workshops and also a light lunch for full day workshops.
- The trainer will be responsible for cost of any AV equipment or services required for their training room. NESUG can assist by co-ordinating with our AV supplier.
- The trainer will be required to supply documentation to NESUG for tax purposes prior to the conference.
- NESUG may require documentation of expenses for those who are SAS Press authors. If requested, such documentation must be supplied by October 1.
- Expressions of interest in providing pre-conference training should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30.
- Proposals for in-conference presentations must be submitted via the Call for Presentations system by May 6. Trainers may email potential topics and abstracts for preliminary discussion before this date to save entering all possible offerings into the CFP system.
- Confirmation of acceptance of trainers and workshop topics and in-conference presentations will be provided by May 31. Once the workshop and in-conference presentations from the trainer have been accepted and agreed to, NESUG will not cancel the agreement due to low registration numbers.
- Subject to documentation requirements, NESUG will issue payments to trainers within 30 days after the end of the conference.
Please contact us ( email@example.com ) by April 30 if you are interested.