Each student will define and complete a project, which will count for 50% of the class grade. The student-defined projects may involve a conceptual aspect of spatiotemporal analysis, or a case study involving a field-based TGIS application. These fields describe natural, epidemiological, economic, and social phenomena distributed across space and time. The student is responsible for defining the central research question and a proposal for finding the solution. The final report should be written as a paper submitted to a peer-reviewed conference proceeding (12 pages maximum including figures). The steps for completing the project include the following:
6. Final presentation of project results (2 min for 3 slides) at the official final exam time for this course, which is Dec 11 at 8am. Each student must email a powerpoint file with the 3 slides by noon of the day prior to the exam day, and bring the powerpoint files on a thumb drive. This final presentation is mandatory, so that each student meets in person with the instructor during the scheduled exam time.
Submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org the final report by noon of Dec 10 (12 page max). The report should describe the research question, the dataset (include its source), the (succinct) exploratory analysis and space/time variability analysis (with the equation for your s/t covariance model), the BME estimation analysis (with plots of the results), and a discussion/interpretation of your results and their relevance. The 12 page limit forces you to be selective in the figures you present, and focus on creating good/representative plots of the results.
If you have researched and found a conference where you plan to submit this paper for a talk or poster, include information about the status of submission in the email, including co-authors and title (it is ok to have co-authors from the class). The status of submission may be at the planning stage (specify who are co-authors you are planning of contacting or have contacted, and possible title), in preparation (co-authors and title are known), or submitted, or accepted. The goal of the final paper is to be submit-able to a conference proceeding, so documented efforts to submit it to a conference will positively affect your grade.