Student Paper Competition

Deadlines: Abstract submitted by April 25, 2014 and paper submitted by May 30, 2014.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the best papers in written and oral competitions. All entrants receive free registration and a free ticket to the banquet on Tuesday evening!

Eligibility: Papers may be submitted to the student paper competition by current students and recent graduates (graduation date not earlier than May 1, 2014) of programs in the WNAR Region (the western-most 13 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces) in biostatistics, statistics, or other applied mathematical fields having a biometric focus. All submitted papers must have been initiated in graduate school, where the bulk of the effort leading to the paper was put forth. Before submitting a paper, a student must register for the 2014 WNAR Conference. Attendance at the conference is also required. Students must enter both the oral and written competitions. Students having previously won a WNAR student paper competition award are excluded from subsequent competitions. Students who wish to present a paper but do not wish to enter the competition may submit a contributed paper to the conference.

Submission of Abstracts (due April 25, 2014, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time): In order to enter the student paper competition, both an abstract and a paper must be submitted. The abstract must be submitted via the conference website by April 25, 2014 (11:59 pm, PST). Please submit the abstract under the student paper category.

Submission of Manuscripts (due May 30, 2014, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time): Manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced using the LaTex document class for Biometrics.  All submissions should use the “referee” option, which will produce the manuscript in a one-column format. They are limited to 10 pages including tables, figures and appendices.  THE 10-PAGE LIMIT IS A STRICT LIMIT; NO APPENDICES OR SUPPLEMENTS ARE ALLOWED.  The title page (authors, affiliations, contact information, abstract) and references do not count towards the 10-page limit.  One-inch margins and at least 10-point font must be used. Reported research should be relevant to biometrics applications. The reported work must be that of the student, although collaborators may be co-authors, provided that the student is the first author. An electronic version of the paper should be sent to the Committee Chair with subject heading “WNAR Student Paper Competition". Papers must be received by May 30, 2014 (11:59 pm, PST).

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