Contributing an Abstract to ACAS


Abstracts may be submitted for consideration in a contributed/technical or clinical session. Descriptions of both session types are given below. Each submission should contain the following information.

1. Title of paper and short abstract written in standard ASCII text.

2. Name of author(s) and exact title of the organization(s).

3. Type of paper (technical or clinical).

4. Equipment needed (overhead, slide projector, etc.).

5. Telephone number of the author (DSN or commercial).

6. E-mail address of the author(s).

Submissions should arrive by 17 August to:

Barry Bodt, Note: MS Word attachments using standard ASCII characters are most convenient.

Submissions may also be mailed to:

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
APG, MD 21005-5067

Technical Papers

Contributed/technical papers can vary in content from new research to well-posed problems in which statistical methods are applied to solve specific Army problems. Speakers are strongly encouraged to present their papers in terms of the potential or real problems that motivated the work. Where the solution to a problem relies on relatively recent or specialized results in the theory of statistics and probability, these results should be explained or documented in sufficient detail to permit an audience of statistical practitioners with broadly varying backgrounds to utilize the results to enhance their problem solving capabilities.

Clinical Papers

A distinct feature of this conference is the Clinical Session. Presentations feature applied statistics problems which have not been completely or satisfactorily solved, and for which the presenter seeks assistance in developing a satisfactory approach. A panel of experts, composed of invited speakers and other distinguished attendees, convenes for each clinical session to provide guidance. Authors of a clinical paper must provide a brief description of the problem by 21 September so that the panelists have sufficient time to prepare their recommendations. We invite you to consider this opportunity to present an interesting statistical problem to some of the country's leading applied and mathematical statisticians.

Presentation Time

Technical papers are nominally allowed 30 minutes, to include 5 minutes at the end for audience discussion and questions. Of the 40 minutes available for clinical papers, approximately 15 minutes are recommended for the problem statement, allowing 25 minutes for panel discussion.

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