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Student Paper Competition
Address:Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, China
We invite you and/or your students to participate in the annual CPGIS Best Student Paper Competition, which will be part of the GeoInformatics 2013. The Competition is a long-standing tradition of CPGIS for promoting academic development of young scholars in geographic information science.

The awards will include one First-Place Award ($600), one Second-Place Award ($300), and two Third-Place Awards ($150 each). Besides the monetary awards, awardees will receive certificate plaques. The awards will be presented in a general public event of GeoInformatics 2013. The awardees and their advisors will be featured in the CPGIS News Letter and website.

As successfully done in the past years, the flagship journal of CPGIS, Annals of GIS (published by Taylor & Francis, a world-leading academic publisher) will continue to hold the privilege to be the first to consider publishing the awarded papers. Your participation in the Competition indicates that you would agree to give Annals of GIS this privilege. All the awarded papers will go through the normal peer-review process of the journal. In case the journal would decide not to publish your awarded paper, the paper will be published in the Conference proceedings. Note: Annals of GIS is NOT an SCI journal yet and we are currently in the process of applying for an SCI-index status for the journal. The Conference Proceedings is EI-indexed.

Different from other full papers submitted to the Conference, papers submitted for the Competition must strictly follow the format required by Annals of GIS. Please find the format requirements at 
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tagi. To be eligible for participating in the Competition, the first author of the paper must meet ALL of the following conditions:

(1)  The author is currently an enrolled graduate or undergraduate student, or graduated within a year (by submission time);

(2)  The author is a member of CPGIS (please go to 
www.cpgis.org to find out your membership status or follow the procedure to join CPGIS);

(3)  The author completes the main parts of the research and writing for the paper;  

(4)  The paper has not been published or is under consideration of publication in any journals or conference proceedings; and

(5)  The author has not used the paper to apply for other awards.

The Award Committee will invite renowned scholars to review the participating papers. Selected papers will be organized into special sessions of GeoInformatics 2013 for oral presentation. Judges appointed by the Award Committee will determine the final awardees based on qualities of both papers and their associated presentations. Participating papers not selected for the Competition sessions are still eligible to be included in other sessions of GeoInformatics 2013. 

Please submit your FULL papers by sending corresponding files to 
studentpaper@cpgis.org (NOT to the Conference). 

The DEADLINE for submitting full papers for the Competition is February 28, 2013 and the Notification of acceptance will be sent out on April 30, 2013.

Thanks for your interest. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

With best regards,

Jie Tian
Student Paper Competition Committee

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