Guidelines for Invited Presentations in the Western Focus Track
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2012 June 10 - 13
Conference organizers are planning a special “Western-Focus” Track comprising a number of parallel technical-information sessions (different, as explained later, from regular technical sessions) each consisting of several invited presentations. The goal is to establish, in conjunction with the plenary sessions, a full conference program of interest not only to nuclear industry people, but also to the electric power industry, oil industry, manufacturers, municipalities, educators and individuals who might be involved in developing and applying nuclear technology for the benefit of western provinces.
Presentations on the application of nuclear science and technology, and the development of nuclear energy, are welcomed. Presentations relevant to the western and northern regions of Canada are especially encouraged. General information about the conference is on the Canadian Nuclear Society’s Web page -- http://www.cns-snc.ca. Information on registration as well as booths and sponsorship is also posted there.
If you have an idea for a speaker the organizing committee might invite for the Western Focus Sessions at the conference, please prepare a proposal consisting of a short bio and an abstract of the envisaged presentation (less than one page total). Please send the proposal to both Dr. Len Simpson at e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Duane Pendergast at e-mail address email@example.com. We would appreciate receiving these proposals by 2012 February 15.
Proposals for invited technical-information presentations will be reviewed for expected participant interest and presentation quality in the context of western Canadian priorities (based on the abstract submitted) but will not be subject to the full peer-review process in place for technical papers. Selected presenters will be formally invited to present at one of the western-focus parallel technical-information sessions. Invited presenters will be required to submit a PowerPoint file by April 1st. The slides will be included in the conference proceedings in a special, non-peer reviewed, section. If any of the invited speakers would like to also submit a technical-information paper, that will also have to be submitted by April 1st and will also be included in the non-peer reviewed section of the proceedings.
Should an invited speaker prefer to submit a full-fledged technical paper (subject to peer review) he/she should follow the guidelines in the call for papers and expect to present in one of the full-fledged technical sessions.
Additional details re invited technical-information presentations and complementary papers will be provided to presenters to ensure compatibility with publishing on the conference CD.