Key Dates


  • September 29, 2016
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • January 10, 2017
    Early Registration Deadline
  • January 11, 2017
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • January 17, 2017
    Housing Deadline
  • February 9, 2017
    Online Registration Deadline
  • February 23, 2017 – February 25, 2017
    CSP in Jacksonville, FL
  • Participate in Program

  • April 7, 2016 – May 12, 2016
    Short Course and Tutorial Abstract Submission
  • May 13, 2016 – June 23, 2016
    Concurrent Session Abstract Submission
  • July 1, 2016 – August 18, 2016
    Practical Computing Demonstration Submission
  • July 14, 2016 – September 1, 2016
    Poster Abstract Submission
  • November 17, 2016
    Speaker Registration Deadline

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Poster Abstract Submission
July 14 – September 1, 2016 - CLOSED

Would you like to share your experience as a statistical practitioner solving real-world problems? If so, an electronic poster presentation is a great way to do so while having an extended face-to-face discussion with others interested in your topic. A poster presentation also serves as an excellent teaching tool, allowing for direct and immediate feedback; broad exposure; and the ability to display extensive graphics, tables, and animations.

We are calling for electronic posters that provide opportunities for attendees to learn about practical applications of statistical methodologies and best practices in one of the four themes of the conference: software, programming, and graphics; Big Data and data science; data modeling and analysis; and communication, collaboration, and career development.

The posters also should be consistent with the following conference objectives:

  • Learning statistical techniques that apply to your job as an applied statistician
  • Learning how to better communicate with customers and clients
  • Learning how to have a positive impact on your organization

Poster abstract submissions will be reviewed and competitively evaluated on the above objectives and their ability to communicate established methods and techniques applicable to solving real-world problems in statistical practice. The topic should be relevant and practical for a variety of statistical practitioners. Final acceptance of poster submissions will be communicated by September 29.

All submissions should include a title, author information, and abstract text (between 800 and 1,200 characters). Presenters are required to host their electronic posters during their assigned 75- to 90-minute session. Single-slide posters with hyperlinks to graphics or background information are preferred; if a multiple-slide poster is used, we recommended no more than four slides be included. Presenters should also have a one-minute “elevator pitch” prepared to orally present and summarize their material. For more information about the poster format, see Poster Presentation Tips.

This year, as in previous years, there will be an award for the best student poster. All student posters presented at CSP2017 will be evaluated by a panel of at least four judges at the conference. The judges will evaluate each student poster on the topic, methods used, and presentation of the material visually and orally.

The award for the best student poster will be announced at the Closing General Session of the conference (4:15 p.m. Saturday) and reported by the ASA on Facebook and Twitter and in Amstat News. The winner will be given a certificate from the ASA and a one-year student membership.

Submit Abstract