All technical program speakers are required to submit a hard copy and an electronic copy of your presentation prior to or at Conference time. This page provides information on the electronic submission options for both papers and slides. Facilities for 35 mm slide and computer projection of slides will be available for all presentations during the technical session portion of the program, including the welcome statements and keynote address prior to Session I.. Projection at the Welcome Reception on Sunday will not be available for the endorsing organization presentations by AACC, ICC and ASAE.
Computer projection of slides can be made via a location computer (laptop) or from your laptop. In either case, this will need to be organized and checked prior to presentation time. We anticipate having a projection test room available where identical equipment can be used for pre-evaluation, both 35 mm and computer projection. If your laptop is to be used, you will especially want to check its operation with the computer-projection equipment in the test room. 35 mm slides can be viewed, ordered or re-ordered in the test room with a kodak table top carousel projector. Extra carousels will be available in the test room if needed. Set up of slides and computer projection in the Conference room during breaks or prior to the Sessions should be minimized and held to a minimum with pre-evaluation in the test room. All you should have to do just prior to your session or presentation is give the projectionist your slides in a carousel, your laptop or a compact disk (CD) of your slides for Conference projection.
CD's of computer projected slides can be made in the on-site Conference computer room. Otherwise, your laptop must be used for test projection and Conference projection. You may upload slides to the on-site server in several ways, on-line prior to arrival, on-line after arrival, or from floppies (3.5 in) to be read on site. With a CD, test projection can be made in the test projection room using an on-site laptop. Test projection can also be made using your laptop. All electronically submitted slides (for computer projection) will be copied (written) to CD for test projection and Conference projection using on-site laptops. It would be best to use the on-site laptop for all computer projected slides during the Conference. We project that this can be done if we have or prepare CD's of all computer projected slides. If you cannot bring computer projected slides on a CD, please consider uploading your slides to the Conference server and getting a CD made in advance for on-site testing and for Conference projection.
For on-line slide and paper submission prior to Conference time, please consider the following as your options and procedures to follow:
The IWQC-II server is email@example.com. This server will be physically moved to the Conference site for the duration of the Conference. All Conference web pages and updates are now on this server at: http://stars.kansas.net/iwqc-ii/ Note that you should not include 'www.' in the standard URL format.
Conference updates to the web page, such as this one, can be found on this server only. However, the previous site is still partially operable and will temporarily refer users to the new location, a link is on the previous site.
This server will also provide for E-mail (checking and local send/receive) by participants during the Conference. Please see ??page link-pending?? for futher details on E-mail options at the Conference.
The server, firstname.lastname@example.org, is available now for electronic uploading of slides and manuscripts. We no longer have the availability of an anonymous site, but we have set-up something that should work equally well from your perspective. Two accounts were setup on email@example.com for your use in uploading slides and manuscripts. The two accounts are: 'iwqcslid' for slides and 'iwqcpap' for manuscripts. Everyone that reads this message will have access to those accounts as owners of the accounts. To use, you will need to contact Richard E. Dempster, Duane E. Walker or James L. Steele for the passwords. This will be our only security for these accounts, so please control the distribution of these passwords after receipt. If you are a registered (valid) participant in IWQC-II, the passwords will be returned by E-mail as quickly as possible. Be sure to positively identify yourself in the E-mail request for passwords.
Uploads and downloads, must be made using File Transfer Protocol (ftp). For slides, ftp login to stars as 'iwqcslid'. For manuscripts, ftp login to stars as 'iwqcpap'. Get the appropriate passwords first however by E-mail.
There are several ways to ftp login to stars.kansas.net. Basically, one may use an ftp software package that you might already have and it should be more user friendly and convenient, or one may use a system window and the basic (universal) ftp commands. If you have an ftp software package and are familiar with it, I would suggest that it be used. A common one is WSFTP-LE. It may already be implemented on your system or can be, but don't fret if it is not present. If present, it should be very easy for you to configure for stars.kansas.net and ftp login to either account.
The instructions for ftp login from a system window will be described below. The general instructions below, re creating your own sub-directory, advising after transmitting, etc, are intended and applicable with either method of ftp login to stars.kansas.net.
After ftp login, you will be able to view the directories within the home directory of the account in use. Please create a new directory using the 'mkdir name' command and the letters from your last name, no spaces, no strange char's and use lower case (should login using lower case also). You might want to be sure you do not duplicate a sub-directory name, so do view a directory list first. After creating your directory, change directory (cd) remote to the new directory. Change directory (lcd) local to where the files are stored. Confirm that binary transmission will be used (one way is to type 'bin' ENTER). Use the 'put filename.ext' command to upload your file to the remote server, Use the 'mput *' (multiple file, wildcard) command to upload all files in your sub-directory with query before transfer (Note that you must enter an 'n' for 'no' to prevent the transfer or re-transfer in this command.). After transfer, view a file list to confirm that all transfers have been completed. Note that you can download these files with the 'get fname' and 'mget *' commands in a similar fashion. However, becareful not to overwrite your local files in any download, not sure ftp will query about replacement, may just overwite. It is best to change directories to a new location on your PC with the 'lcd' command options. 'lcd' ENTER will reveal your local sub-directory name. 'lcd ..' ENTER will move you to the local parent directory, same as normal use of 'cd ..'.
For other ftp commands, type '?' ENTER at the ftp prompt. This will return a list of what is available in these two accounts on stars.kansas.net. Note that you have the authority to remove any and all files in these directories, so please be cautious.
To leave the ftp login, just type 'bye' ENTER.
Please advise by E-mail to Dempster, Walker and Steele that your slides have been uploaded. Please advise your respective Session Co-chairs (see page, Session Co-chairs for E-mail addresses) that your manuscript has been uploaded and is available for download if desired. Final copy of all manuscripts should be uploaded to a respective Session sub-directory by the USA Co-chair of each Session. Multiple manuscript documents (such as separate documents for figures) from speakers are acceptable. Multiple documents from each speaker will need to be incorporated into a single document before uploading to the appropriate Session sub-directory by the USA Session Co-chairs. This compilation of documents by Session and speaker will be used as final copy in printing of the Proceedings. Minimal editing will be expected for these documents to be acceptable for printing. The final documents should be all inclusive by speaker in either Wordperfect (9 or less) or Word (2000 or less).
Technical session speakers and facilitators should check with their respective USA Session Co-chair on any other method of electronic delivery of your manuscript.
All other speakers are asked to submit an electronic copy of your presentation for the Proceedings by electronic upload to the iwqcpap account or send as an E-mail attachment to the account address, firstname.lastname@example.org. On receipt, the attachments will be uploaded to the proceedings consolidation location within the account, iwqcpap on stars.kansas.net. As indicated in the above mailto link, please notify O. K. Chung and J. L. Steele that attachment was sent.
For system window ftp login the following procedures are offered to help accomplish what is expected and indicated above for an upload procedure. These commands will work from within a MicroSoft dos window. The same commands can be used within a unix or linux console, terminal or shell window.
First, establish the connection to your provider or internet if not already connected.
Open a system window, MSdos or other.
From the system window, change directories to where the files are located on the system in use. Shared disk space may be a problem, so you may need to copy the files to a location on your system disk..
Confirm with a directory list command that you are where you want to be at the system window prompt.
To ftp login, type 'ftp stars.kansas.net' ENTER - apostrophes are used only to enclose what needs to be typed, blanks shown within the apostrophes are required.
With execution, you should connect and get the following response displayed
on your monitor:
Connected to stars.kansas.net.
stars.kansas.net FTP server (Version wu-2.6.0(1) Friday Jun 23 09:17:44 EDT 2000) ready.
The last line is asking for the user id, either 'iwqcslid' or 'iwqcpap'.
For slide uploads,
Type 'iwqcslid' ENTER
You should get this response:
Password required for iwqcslid.
Type the appropriate 'password' ENTER
User iwqcslid logged in.
The last line would be the ftp prompt and you are ftp logged in at stars.kansas.net unless otherwise indicated. You can now issue any valid ftp command.
Type '?' ENTER - to see the list of commands.
Type 'dir' ENTER - to see a long list of directory and file names in the remote directory (stars: home/iwqcslid/).
Type 'ls' ENTER - to see a short list of file names only in the remote directory.
Type 'ls -l' ENTER - to see a long list of directory and file names in the remote directory (same as 'dir')
Type 'cd dirname' ENTER - to move forward, downward, or away from home in the remote directory.
Type 'cd ..' ENTER - to move back, upward or toward home in the remote directory.
You should already be where you need to be in the local directory (your
system), but the following local directory commands should work if needed:
Type 'lcd' ENTER - to see the name of your local directory.
Type 'lcd dirname' ENTER - to move forward, downward, or away from home in the local directory.
Type 'lcd ..' ENTER - to move back, upward or toward home in the local directory.
In each case, you should return to the ftp> prompt and see something that indicates the port command was successful.
To be sure of binary transfer mode, after login, always do the following,
Type 'bin' ENTER - which should return with "Type set to I."
Type 'ls -l' again and see if there is a sub-directory present of your
last name. If not,
Type 'mkdir lastname' ENTER - using the first char's of your last name, lower case, no spaces, no special char's.
Type 'cd lastname' ENTER - to change to the directory just created.
If all commands were successful, you are now ready to upload a slide
or manuscript file or files.
Use the put or mput commands as needed and as follows,
Type 'put filename' ENTER - for transfer of one file named 'filename'.
Type 'mput *' ENTER - for multiple files, wildcard and a prompt query before transfer.
Use 'ls' or 'ls -l' or 'dir' to verify that your files were transferred and of the proper length and number.
Type 'bye' ENTER - to exit the ftp login.
Advise others, as indicated above, that you have uploaded your files, slides or manuscripts.
If you have difficulty uploading or downloading, check to see if any of us are on line by E-mail, Dempster, Walker and Steele. If no one can responds right away (in about five minutes or less), then send a second E-mail describing the problem and one of us will respond asap to your second E-mail. In the next two weeks, J. Steele will monitor E-mail from 10am to midnight each day except for out of town travel days, those exceptions will be posted on this page. Most probable on-line contact hours for R. Dempster and D. Walker would be office hours, 8am -5pm week days.
Please plan on uploading an electronic copy of your manuscript at your earliest convenience, but no later than Conference time. Hard copies of manuscripts and electronic copy must be available to the USA Session Co-chair prior to presentation. Electronic manuscript copy should be uploaded by the speaker or the USA Session Co-chair prior to presentation. Slides to be projected from an on-site computer should be uploaded at your earliest convenience, preferably at least 24 hr in advance of projection time. Please advise if these deadlines cannot be met.
Thank you for complying with our Conference requirements. We will do all we can to accommodate any special slide or manuscript needs. If you have special needs or questions re electronic uploading, please advise asap. Upload a test document if you like, you can always remove or delete these because you are the owner. Be cautious about deleting and/or over writing yours and others' documents.
06, 2001 10:00pm JSteele
Revised: May 07, 2001 01:00pm JSteele
Updated: June 29, 2001 01:00pm JSteele