From the Program Chair

The 47th annual meeting of NEDSI will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, RI, on April 12 - 14, 2018. On-site check-in will start on Wednesday afternoon, April 11th. The sessions will start on Thursday morning, April 12th and will continue through Saturday evening, April 14th The gala dinner and award ceremony will be held on Friday night, April 13th. See you all in Providence
Dr. Doug Hales
University of Rhode Island


FULL PAPERS: The deadline for Full Paper Submissions is December 01, 2017! You can submit full papers without prior approval. In other words, you don't need an abstract approval first. Simply submit your full paper directly to the proper track. All full paper submissions will be blind reviewed and considered for publication in one of the journals listed in the Call for Papers. If you submit a Full Paper, you don't need to submit a separate abstract for the same research. 

ABSTRACTS: For researchers submitting Only Abstracts, the Final Deadline is December 31, 2017. All accepted Abstracts and Full Papers will be scheduled for presentation as long as one author has registered by February 01, 2018. 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTERS: If you are sponsoring Undergraduate Research, please submit an abstract under the "Undergraduate Research Submissions" track by December 31, 2017. Once accepted, your student will prepare a poster (appx. dimensions of 24" x 36") of the research for display at the conference. Undergraduate students will have a chance to present their poster at the poster session, with three prizes for the Best Poster/Research. If your abstract is accepted, you should register for the conference by February 01, 2018. We will have easels to display your poster in the poster presentation area. Make sure it is on a hard-board that can stay up-right on an easel. We won’t have the capability to print the poster at the conference. Your abstract will appear in the proceedings as long as you register by the due date of February 01, 2018. 

SPONSORSHIPS: Conference Sponsorships are available. See the attached sponsorship form to reserve your position. PROCEED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION: Please submit all papers and abstracts through the CMS system at https://NEDSI2018.exordo.com/ where you will need to create an account once on the Exordo system.