Each student will define and complete a project, which will count for 20% 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:
Submit electronically to the TA and to the instructor the final report (12 page max) and the final presentation (3 slides / 3 min) by noon of 12/2. 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.