The proposal should:
Submission deadline: December 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2024
Deadline for presentation/poster content and the USAIN Conference Proceedings repository release forms: April 30, 2024
Papers should be on a topic of interest to a large proportion of conference attendees. Papers are presented as oral presentations (not read) and should be no more than 15 minutes in length, allowing for an additional 3-5 minute question period. If you submit an abstract to be considered as a paper, you may also elect to have it considered as a poster.
Posters are suitable for sharing preliminary research, works in progress, short project reports, or projects that are narrower in scope.
The submission form will give you the option to check if you wish to have the reviewers “Consider my proposal as a poster if it is not accepted as a paper.”
Abstracts should be written in English and be no more than 300 words in length. Abstracts should not include figures, tables, or bibliographic references. Abstracts should convey the objective of your project and its significance to the USAIN-CBHL audience. Depending on the scope and status of your project, it is appropriate to include your methods, results, and conclusions, if within the word limit. The title and abstract must be anonymous, with no identifying personal, institutional, or address information. Proposals must also include a minimum of three author-supplied keywords.
Abstracts are submitted online using EasyChair. New EasyChair users will need to register for a free account.
Do not include author names, institutional or company affiliations, or address information in the proposal title or abstract. Enter that information in the correct fields of the submission form only. The Contributed Papers and Posters Committee Chair reserves the right to edit abstracts for the purpose of eliminating any identifying information before sending them to reviewers. Authors are urged to anonymize their abstracts themselves, because the chair cannot guarantee the resulting quality of changes must be made after submission.
Your proposal will be evaluated based on whether it is an original project or research; or demonstrates a new application of an existing technology, method, or thought; contributes to the knowledge of the fields of agricultural, horticultural, or botanical information and education; is of broad interest to the USAIN and/or CBHL audience; is appropriate for the format; and adds to the quality and diversity of the conference program. Abstracts submitted to Interest Group sessions will be evaluated by the Interest Group’s conveners and/or their delegates.
You will be notified by email of the Contributed Papers and Posters Committee’s decision by January 31, 2024.
There are no discounts or scholarships for presenters of contributed papers or posters.
Yes, as long as the original research has been specifically adapted for the USAIN-CBHL audience. Original research or projects presented should include new data, perspective, or interpretation.
Yes, though in the interest of hearing from as many presenters as possible, an individual can only be lead author and presenter on a maximum of two submissions - one presentation (either a contributed paper or Interest Group session) and one poster. You may be a co-author on multiple proposals of any type, but you can only be a presenter for two of the sessions (should more than 2 be accepted).
Yes. Authors retain copyright to their work.
Yes. Electronic versions of contributed paper and poster presentation materials are expected to be deposited in the USAIN Conference Proceedings repository hosted by Cornell University.
Yes. Presenters will be invited to submit their papers for post-conference publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Information (JAFI). See the journal website for information about the journal and instructions for authors.