Regarding papers, the following has been established as a timeline:
Dec. 12: Abstract submission deadline.
Jan. 15: Abstract acceptance notification and instructions to authors for manuscript preparation.
March 30: Manuscript submission deadline, at which time the presenting author must be registered for the conference.
April 27: Notification to presenting authors of acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. (If paper is rejected, registration fee is reimbursed in full.)
May 25: Pre-registration for conference ends. Final versions of papers must be uploaded or final paper will not be published in the proceedings.
There will also be a Student Paper Competition with monetary prizes given for the top three papers. Information on the conference can be obtained at engineering.purdue.edu/herrick/events which provides a link to the abstract and paper submission site.
Publication date: 10/10/2011