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2014 Call for Papers and Presenter Information

The Call for Papers is now closed. Acceptance notifications should be sent by July 3.

We want you! SAS and JMP software are so rich in function and application that everyone is an expert on something. This year, share your expertise with fellow users at MWSUG 2014.

Below is some of the essential information to guide you as you create your paper and prepare your presentation or poster. Before submitting a paper proposal, please review the information below carefully. If you have any questions about your paper proposal or the submission process, please contact the Academic Chair, Cindy Lee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Authors: To upload your final paper, copyright grant, and/or slides,
please go to the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.

Submission Basics

Your proposal will need to include a paper title of no more than 250 characters and a summary (abstract) of no more than 250 words. You will also be asked to provide the name of each author along with each author's affiliation (company, etc.), email address, and a short biography of no more than 75 words. Biographies should be written in the third person.

To improve the chances of your paper being selected for the conference, it is strongly recommended that you include a working draft or outline. This will give the section chair a better idea of the content, style, and quality of your paper.

Presentation Options and Sections

There are several ways to present: 50-minute papers, 20-minute papers, 10-minute papers (a.k.a., the Coders Corner Section), and posters. There will be several concurrent sections or presentation tracks at the conference; the final list of sections is not yet determined and will depend on what proposals are submitted and accepted. For your proposed paper, the title, abstract, working draft (if provided), and categories that you select to characterize your paper will help our reviewers decide which section would be appropriate. If we are in doubt as to the best choice, we will talk to you.

Click here to review the list of sections and their descriptions.

Paper Guidelines

Every presentation and poster requires submission of a companion paper. These papers will be published as part of the official Conference Proceedings at the MWSUG website. (We no longer produce printed proceedings.) To meet the expectations for publication in the Proceedings, please refer to the MWSUG 2014 Paper Guidelines, Paper Template, and other tools found with our Presenter Resources.

Presenter Obligations

If the proposed paper/poster is accepted for presentation at MWSUG 2014, the author(s) agree to:

  1. Submit the Copyright Grant Form signed by all authors on or before September 5, 2014;
  2. Submit a final paper in PDF format consistent with the MWSUG Presenter Guidelines on or before September 5, 2014; and
  3. Register for the conference on or before the early registration deadline of August 29, 2014. Registration opens on June 30, 2014.
  4. Be available to present your paper at any point during the conference from 8:00am Monday (October 6, 2014) through 4:00pm Tuesday (October 7, 2014). Due to the complexity of the scheduling process, special scheduling requests cannot be honored. Make your travel plans accordingly.

If any of the above terms and conditions is not met, MWSUG reserves the right to remove the presentation from the Conference Schedule and exclude the paper from the Conference Proceedings.

Presenter Timetable

Item Date Details
Paper Proposals June 13
June 20
All paper proposals must be submitted through the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
Notification June 27
July 3
Section Chairs will notify paper proposers whether their paper has been accepted.
Hands-On Workshops Due TBA Hands-On Workshops ONLY: All presenter files, program code, software requests due.
Early Registration Ends August 29 Presenters must register by the early registration deadline to receive the presenter rate. We reserve the right to cancel presentations by unregistered presenters.
Papers Due Sept. 5 The final PDF version of each paper must follow the MWSUG Presenter Guidelines and be submitted to the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site. Early submissions are encouraged and appreciated by the section chairs. The conference committee will review the paper and provide any necessary feedback to each presenter. Any revisions will be required on a timely basis.
Copyright Grant Form Sept. 5 The Copyright Grant Form must be signed by ALL authors, scanned, and submitted electronically through the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
Presenter Biographies Sept. 5 A short biography for each presenter should be submitted electronically through the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site. These will be used to introduce speakers before each presentation.
Presentation files loaded Sept. 26 Please submit your presentation through the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.