Exelis to announce 2014 first-quarter financial results on May 2, 2014

MCLEAN, Va.–Apr. 18, 2014 Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will announce its 2014 first-quarter financial results at 6:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 2, 2014. Management will conduct an investor briefing and conference call at 10 a.m. EDT on the same day.

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SOCIAL MEDIA & SOCIETY CONFERENCE (#SMSociety14) – Sep 27-28, 2014, Toronto, Canada

Call for Submissions: Papers (extended abstracts), Panels and Posters

September 27-28, 2014, Toronto, Canada
Conference website: http://SocialMediaAndSociety. com/

KEYNOTE: Keith N. Hampton, Rutgers University
INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

Paper & Panel Abstracts Due: April 18, 2014
Paper & Panel Notification: May 19, 2014
Poster Abstracts Due: May 23, 2014
Poster Notification: June 13, 2014
Conference Dates: September 27-28, 2014

We live in an era of “Big Data”. Petabyte and exabyte-size datasets
are becoming increasingly common.  Much of the data is coming from
social media in the form of user-generated content. What do we do with
all of these “social” data and how do we make sense of it all? What
are the inherent challenges and issues surrounding working with social
media data? How are social media platforms and the data that they
generate changing us as individuals, changing our organizations and
changing our society? Additionally what are the political, ethical,
privacy, and security implications of the wide availability of these
data? These are just a few questions that we have for this year’s
participants of the 2014 Social Media & Society Conference

The Social Media & Society Conference is an annual gathering of
leading social media researchers from around the world.  Now, in its
5th year, the 2014 Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from
September 27 to 28. From its inception, the conference has focused on
the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social
media on society.  The conference offers an intensive two-day program
comprising of paper presentations, panel discussions, and posters
covering wide-ranging topics related to social media. Organized by the
Social Media Lab at Dalhousie University, the conference provides
attendees an opportunity to exchange ideas, present their original
research, learn about recently completed and work-in-progress studies,
and strengthen connections with their peers. Last year’s conference
hosted nearly 200 attendees, featured research from 90+ scholars and
practitioners across several fields from over 60 institutions in 15
different countries.

We invite you to submit papers (extended abstracts), panel proposals
and posters on a variety of topics including (but not limited to!):
Social Media & Big Data, Social Media Impact on Society, Theories &
Methods, and Online/Offline Communities. Full papers are not required
for this conference, only an extended abstract (~500 words, excluding
references) on a completed or well-developed project related to the
broad theme of “Social Media & Society.” All submissions will be
peer-reviewed. If selected, the author(s) will be invited to give a
15-minute oral presentation followed by a 5 min Q&A period at the

Author(s) of accepted paper abstracts will also be invited to submit
their full papers to the new Big Data & Society Journal published by

Instructions for authors and more information is available at
http://SocialMediaAndSociety. com

Social Media & Big Data
– Visualization of Social Media Data
– Social Media Data Mining
– Scalability Issues and Social Media Data
– Social Media Analytics

Social Media Impact on Society
– Private Self/Public Self
– The Sharing/Attention Economy
– Virality & Memes
– Political Mobilization & Engagement
– Social Media and Health
– Social Media and Business (Marketing, PR, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
– Social Media and Academia (Alternative Metrics. Learning Analytics, etc.)
– Social Media and Public Administration
– Social Media and the News

Applanix User Group Meeting, Toronto June 17 – 20, 2014

Richmond Hill, ON, April 1, 2014  –  Applanix is pleased to announce its upcoming 2014 User Group Meeting to be held on June 17 – 20, in Toronto, at the Toronto Rogers Centre / Renaissance Hotel.  This meeting will have 2 main themes: Advanced Product Training and New Product Announcements. Our program will include opportunities for:
  • Advanced Training on Applanix Products
  • Discovering New Products from Applanix: learn about the latest technologies and product roadmaps for future development
  • Addressing business or operational challenges
  • Re-acquainting with the people at Applanix
  • Networking with other users
  • Learning about industry trends and different customer experiences

Early Bird Pricing of $300 USD is available until May 2Click here to register. 
About Applanix
Applanix, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), develops, manufactures, sells and supports products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning. Applanix’ products and solutions are used in a variety of applications, including road profiling, GIS data acquisition, aerial surveying and mapping, railroad track maintenance and seafloor mapping. Established in 1991, Applanix supports its global customer base with exceptional service.


Web site: www.applanix.com


National Severe Weather Preparedness Week- March 2-8th, 2014

On May 22, 2011, a multiple-vortex tornado descended upon Joplin, Missouri. Winds exceeding 200 miles an hour tore through the town devastating schools, a hospital, businesses and homes. 158 people were killed.

Tornado warnings had been issued. Sirens had sounded. But not everyone responded to the warnings. Why? NOAA researchers discovered that many people did not act after they heard the tornado warning but waited for confirmation from another source, including friends. After such confirmation they were more likely to seek shelter.

This is where you fit in. You can be a role model when it comes to severe weather preparedness. People are more likely to take action if they see family members or friends preparing for a storm.

Take the Next Step

Social media saves lives. Research has shown that people are more likely to take a preparedness action when they see others doing so. Download a social media toolkit filled with tweets and Facebook posts that you can use to help promote the importance of severe weather preparedness. Be a role model in your online world for severe weather safety


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5 Things on Friday – Jan 31, 2014

Another 5 Things on Friday and time to share 5 cool things found this week by wandering aimlessly around the Internet. This weeks gems include some Mario mapping, super bowl fun, an awesome trip planning tool,  an effort to stop bullying, and some funny videos from a cool, rugged device

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2014 GISPRO Call for Presentation Proposals Submissions Due: January 27, 2014


Why should you present at GIS-Pro?

  • Get recognized for your achievements and enhance your professional profile.
  • Increase the visibility of your organization. 
  • Help somebody else who is facing similar challenges.  
  • Receive valuable points toward your GISP certification or renewal.
  • Practice your presentation skills … discuss your work in a meaningful way to a variety of individuals.
  • Receive valuable feedback from your peers. Are you on the right track?


Proposals for individual presentations, lightning talks, panel discussions and interactive session formats are welcome. But this year, we are encouraging submissions of complete sessions with specific learning objectives to make the attendee experience even more valuable.


The GIS-Pro 2014 Conference Committee has proposed a list of suggested topics organized according to the “3 Pillars of Sustainability”: Society, Environment, and Economy.  In addition, the Committee is inviting presentations on GIS Management to highlight best practices in support of GIS projects, and Solution Central, a track to showcase vendor-based solutions to technical challenges. 


Visit www.gis-pro.org or www.urisa.org for further details and an online submission form. Submissions must be received by January 27, 2014.


More Education in 2014:


2014 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference
18th Annual Conference for Professionals in Property Assessment, Tax Administration, Mapping and Information Technology

February 24-27, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida


20th Annual California GIS Conference

April 14-16, 2014       

Monterey, California


URISA Leadership Academy

May 5-9, 2014

Calgary, Alberta Canada


GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference

September 8-11, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana


URISA Leadership Academy

October 13-17, 2014

Louisville, Kentucky


Announcing the 44th Int’l Arctic Workshop, Boulder CO 15-16 March, 2014


15-16 March 2014 (SaturdaySunday)

Boulder, Colorado

Abstract Deadline  01 March 2014 

HOST: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado


Friday, 14 March.      Icebreaker Reception in early evening

Saturday, 15 March. Talk and Poster Sessions all day

Sunday, 16 March.    Talk and Poster Sessions most of the day

Meeting will end by 4 pm Sunday (exact time will be posted after abstract deadline)

ARCTIC’S NEW NORMAL – shifting environmental baselines over decades to millennia and comparisons with the Antarctic." Although not required, we encourage participants to tie their talk to changing environmental conditions in the Arctic. Contributions documenting changes in and around Antarctica and comparisons of responses between the two polar regions are also encouraged.

TOPICS: The Arctic Workshop is open to all interested in high latitude environments, including those of the past, present, and future. Previous Workshops have included presentations on Arctic and Antarctic climate, atmospheric chemistry, environmental geochemistry, paleoenvironment, archeology, geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography, Quaternary history and more.

STUDENT SUPPORT: Assistance is available for a limited number of students from any country giving a talk or presenting a poster.  Such support will help cover most of registration, meals, and more.

STRENGTHS:  We strive for a relaxed, friendly, and interactive experience, fostered in part by our relatively small size. And unlike most meetings, you can present your very latest research; the abstract deadline is only two weeks before the Workshop.

MORE INFO: Visit http://instaar.colorado. edu/AW or email ArcticWS@colorado.edu

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