Statistical Discovery from SAS

Call for Papers

Call for papers is now closed

Check back soon to see what great papers will be presented at this year's Discovery Summit.

Each year our paper and poster presenters are a source of inspiration for the Discovery Summit – posing and challenging analytic theories, benchmarking best practices and conceiving innovative concepts.

Presenters will
Share the Discovery Summit agenda with progressive analytic minds, including our keynote speakers, who are thought leaders in statistics, technology and innovation.
Shape the conference conversation about how to apply analytics in forward-looking companies around the globe.
Gather feedback from other attendees so you can refine your own analyses.
Demonstrate to your colleagues and managers how analytics benefits your organization.
Paper Presenters Only: Receive 50 percent off the conference admission fee.
Student Poster Presenters Only: Receive complimentary conference admission.

Who should submit?

Researchers and practitioners from all fields – students, too! Whether your concept is for analytics beginners or more advanced practitioners, we welcome your entry.

Who chooses the papers and posters?

The Discovery Summit Steering Committee 

What is the steering committee looking for?

Paper presentations that:
Show how to use JMP interactively.
Instigate conversations and open dialogue about how analytics can be spread across organizations, not stuck in isolated pockets.
Describe real-world problems solved by the strategic implementation of analytic methods and statistical techniques.
Showcase an interesting application you’ve built with JMP Scripting Language.
Describe an “aha!” moment of discovery and how you got there.
Advance and shape the application of statistical methods in a multidisciplinary setting.

You may opt to present for 30 or 45 minutes. If you don't know what to present, check out some suggested topics, courtesy of the JMP community.

Not a paper person? Consider presenting a poster.

If your application or research is better suited for a smaller, niche audience, we encourage you to submit a poster. Posters can depict a class assignment, a research project or a business application. Academic, corporate and individual users of JMP may submit entries. Posters will be judged based on their originality, innovative application and/or the use of visualization to express the data.

We are seeking posters that:
Exhibit substantial evidence of the nature of a designated problem.
Present the method(s) used to reach a viable solution.
Provide a solid explanation of that solution.

Discovery Summit 2014

Sept. 15 – 19
SAS World Headquarters
Cary, North Carolina


  • Friday, March 21 at 5 p.m. ET: Call for papers and posters ends.
  • Early May: Selections of papers and posters announced.
  • Aug. 8: Final version of papers, presentation materials and posters due.
  • Sept. 16 – 18 : Paper presentations and poster displays occur.

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