30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Call for Papers

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30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 28–29 July 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

     The 30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committees on Probability & Statistics (P&S), Climate Variability & Change (CVC), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) will be held 28–29 July 2017 (preceding the 2017 ASA Joint Statistical Meetings, JSM) at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.  A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) in late April 2017.

            Papers for this conference are solicited on statistical applications relevant to any area of atmospheric science, but particularly to climate variability and change, as well as methods for handling and mining large data.  New statistical applications or methodologies are of particular interest including statistical applications related to the following topics:  subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction and predictability; ensemble and multi-model ensemble forecasting methods; artificial intelligence, machine-learning and decision making; process-oriented model evaluation and prediction; extreme value analysis and prediction; climate change and non-stationarity in analysis and prediction; derived forecasts, decision support and climate services; as well as forecast verification.

           Multiple submissions are allowed by individual authors. However, AMS policy limits participation to one oral presentation each (please note that additional submissions will be assigned as posters). The availability of oral presentations, however, will depend on the number of submissions. When submitting more than one abstract, authors are also asked to specify which abstract they would prefer to be considered for oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted online at http://ams.confex.com/ams by the deadline of 31 March 2017. An abstract fee of $95.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of abstract submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). This fee includes the posting of your abstract, extended abstract, as well as the posting of your presentation and its recording (if consented to) which will be archived on the AMS Web site.

          The Probability and Statistics Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to offer three student travel awards to help supplement travel expenses. To be eligible for a travel award, the student must be a current AMS student member and must have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply please send your CV and a brief (1/2 page) justification to the program chairpersons (contact information located at the end) by the deadline of 15 May 2017

          Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in late April 2017. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  Authors have the option to submit extended abstracts (up to 10 MB) and other supplementary information electronically by 29 August 2017.  

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Dan Collins <dan.collins@noaa.gov>, Ed Boone <elboone@vcu.edu>, Eric Gilleland <ericg@ucar.edu>, Nathaniel C. Johnson <ncj2@princeton.edu>, Amy McGovern <amcgovern@ou.edu>, and Brian Reich <bjreich@ncsu.edu>.