Abstracts Sought for the 13th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

May 30, 2008 (PARK RIDGE, IL) - URISA and the IAAO are accepting abstract submissions for the 13th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. The conference -- for Professionals in Property Assessment, Tax Administration, Mapping and Information Technology --will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, February 8-11, 2009. The theme for the event is “Technology to Revolutionize Your Valuations”.

The Committee has specified three general program tracks for the conference and has provided topic ideas for each (please note that all abstracts will be considered for the program - whether or not they fit directly into one of these tracks):

Systems & Data Integration

  • Database Design and Maintenance
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Departmental Collaboration
  • Integrating New Technology With Old Technology
  • Data Integrity and Liability—Best Practices
  • Subsidies for Small Jurisdictions—How to Bring Them Into the Fold
  • System & Data Consolidation Across
  • Multiple Jurisdictions—Pros & Cons
  • Other related topics
Valuation/CAMA Modeling

  • Advanced Modeling Techniques
  • 3-D Visualization
  • Challenges Reassessing Jurisdictions with Non-Market Legacy Values
  • Modeling in a Declining Market
  • CAMA Conversion Challenges and Strategies
  • Custom CAMA systems vs. Off the Shelf Products
  • Other related topics
Management Issues & Case Studies

  • Staffing Concerns
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Internet and Public Access and Privacy Issues
  • Data Ownership and Use—Coordinating Distribution and Access
  • The Assessors Role in Tax Policy—Educating the Legislative Process
  • Other related topics
A review committee of IAAO and URISA members will organize an educational program based on the abstracts submitted through the Call for Presentations. Abstract submissions will be accepted until September 19, 2008.

The link directly to the Call for Presentations is: http://www.urisa.org/conferences/cama/call

About IAAO — The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a non-profit research and educational association. Established in 1934, IAAO’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal as well as property tax policy and administration through professional development, education, research and technical assistance. For more information, visit www.iaao.org  

About URISA — The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. URISA is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. For more information, visit www.urisa.org  


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