Organizers are seeking abstract proposals for the 18th annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference on Feb. 24-27 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), the event organizers, are asking for submission of individual papers, sessions, panels and lightning talks for the conference.

Suggested topics for the 18th annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference include:

  • Get It Done. Presentations in this category should focus on improving efficiency in a time when budgets and staff sizes are shrinking. Topics in this track include mobile technology in action; utilizing GIS for change detection; and using GIS to support personal property assessments.
  • Run the Numbers. Explore new ways to analyze and utilize statistical models. Topics in this track include modeling unstable markets using advanced techniques; statistical models for commercial property; and CAMA models using SPSS.
  • Serve It Up. Explore how jurisdictions have stepped up to the challenge of sharing and communicating property data and values with taxpayers, businesses and other entities. Among the ideas are raising public understanding; technology and customer service; and Web interfaces.
  • General/Other Topics. Other possible ideas for the conference include sharing data instantly using GIS during times of natural disaster; tales of recovery after economic and natural disasters; modern workflows; best ideas of the year; organizational models for IT and GIS services; and cadastral mapping.

Topics are not limited to the lists above, and organizers say all abstracts will be reviewed and considered regardless of the suggested ideas.

Abstract submissions are due Monday, Sept. 23. For more details and an online submission form, visit www.urisa.org/gis-cama-technologies-conference/.