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2013 Call for Papers and Presenter Information

The Call for Papers is now closed.
If you submitted an abstract, you will be notified of its acceptance by June 28.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

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 2013.

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, Matt Karafa, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To revise your submission, 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.

Among the sections we expect to be part of the Conference Program are:

  • Advanced Analytics (Modeling, Data Mining, Text Analytics, Analytics, and Statistics)
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Beyond the Basics
  • BI Applications, Systems Architecture, and Administration
  • Blackbelt SAS
  • Customer Intelligence
  • Data Visualization and Graphics
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • In-Conference Training
  • JMP
  • Posters
  • Rapid Fire (formerly Coders Corner)
  • Pharmaceutical Apps
  • SAS 101

Presenter Guidelines

Every presentation and poster requires submission of a companion paper. MWSUG will not publish a printed version of the Conference Proceedings. The proceedings will be loaded onto the MWSUG site. To meet the expectations for publication in the Proceedings, please refer to the MWSUG Presenter Guidelines (available soon) document for detailed information.

Presenter Obligations and Timetable

If the proposed paper/poster is accepted for presentation at MWSUG 2013, the author(s) agree to:

  1. Submit the Copyright Grant Form (available soon) signed by all authors on or before August 16, 2013;
  2. Submit a final paper in PDF format consistent with the MWSUG Presenter Guidelines (available soon) on or before August 16, 2013; and
  3. Register for the conference on or before the early registration deadline of August 16, 2013. Registration opens on July 1, 2013.

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.

Important Dates
Item Date Details
Paper Proposals June 15 All paper proposals must be submitted through the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
Notification June 28 Section Chairs will notify paper proposers as to acceptance no later than June 28.
Copyright Grant Form August 16 The Copyright Grant Form (available soon) must be printed and signed by ALL authors of each paper and submitted. Authors should sign, scan, and upload their completed Copyright Grant Forms to the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
Authors who are unable to create a scanned image of their completed form should make other arrangements with Matt Karafa, Academic Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Hands-On Workshops Due TBA Hands-On Workshops ONLY: All presenter files, program code, software requests due.
Early Registration Ends August 16 Early discount ends. All presenters must be registered by this date.
Papers Due August 16 The final PDF version of each paper must be consistent with MWSUG Presenter Guidelines (available soon), named with your paper code, and uploaded at the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site. Earlier submissions are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated by the Section Chairs. The Section Chairs and Publications Coordinator will review the paper and provide any necessary feedback to each presenter. Any revisions will be required on a timely basis.

To submit your paper, please log in to the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
Presentation (PPT) files loaded September 6 Slide file format must be PPT, NOT PPTX (i.e., NOT PowerPoint 2007/2010).

To submit your presentation, please log in to the MWSUG Paper Submission Web Site.
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