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CFPresentations- GRAND 2014 conference due February 7

Posted by Adam


If you have funding from GRAND, are or ever have been a GRAND HQP, you can submit. Accepted Research Notes will earn travel funding and the possibility of additional awards.

See the Call, below:

1. GRAND 2014 Research Notes submissions due February 7

All GRAND graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to submit a Research Note (RNote) for the GRAND 2014 conference. RNotes are the mechanism for sharing research results arising from GRAND projects within the GRAND community.

Research Notes submissions are not formally reviewed, but they do undergo a collegial, double-blind screening process by a committee of student reviewers; this does not preclude subsequent publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Rnotes are an excellent opportunity to obtain feedback on your work from your peers in GRAND.

Travel & Accommodation Subsidy: Each presenter will receive travel and accommodation funding to attend GRAND 2014 in Ottawa (May 14-16).

Best RNote Awards: We are pleased to announce that there will be awards for Best Research Note, Best Reviewer and Best Presentation. The Best RNote Award is $500, with one Honourable Mention at $250. These are personal cash awards to be split among the HQP authors.

Best Presentation Awards: GRAND 2014 will also offer awards for Best Presentation. The Best Presentation Award is $250, with one Honourable Mention at $100.

Best Reviewer Awards: Furthermore, we would like to invite all HQP’s to participate in reviewing RNotes.  Reviewing is a critical component of research, so we are also offering Best Reviewer Awards.  The Best Reviewer Award is $250 with one Honourable Mention at $100. These are also personal cash awards.  You do not have to submit an RNote to be a reviewer. You just have to sign up! Here are the specifics:

All HQPs who submit an RNote will automatically be signed up to review.

HQPs who are not submitting an RNote can to volunteer to review on the PCS system (

Read guidelines for writing and reviewing Rnotes.

Read the Rnotes Call for Participation for details.

2.  GRAND 2014 Experience (NEW) submissions due February 7

This year’s GRAND conference will feature a new submission category, GRAND Experiences, as part of the Poster and Demo session. GRAND Experiences move beyond traditional demonstrations to provide attendees with truly interactive and engaging experiences with emerging technologies, inspirational design artifacts, and thought-provoking art installations.

Presenters will receive an approximately 10’ x 10’ space and access to extra power outlets, along with a standard poster board and table. The submission process for GRAND Experiences will be competitive, with an expected 8-10 slots available.

Read the Poster and Demo Call for Participation for details.

3. Identifying Gaps in GRAND’s Phase 2 Research Program – Input Requested

Now that GRAND’s full set of Phase 2 projects have been identified, we are seeking input from the GRAND community about important research areas in digital media that are not adequately covered by the current roster of Phase 2 projects.

There is a survey on the GRAND Forum entitled “Mind the Gap”, where you can provide your input.  The survey can be found here:

Three general areas have already been identified, indicated by separate tabs in the survey.  There is also an “Other” tab for information or suggestions regarding any additional research areas that are not covered by the initial three tabs.

Information regarding gaps in the research program will be useful in planning for the future of GRAND research, and some of this planning will feature in GRAND’s upcoming NCE renewal application.

Additional information is available on the Mind the Gap page.  Your input through this survey is appreciated.