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The Latest Program is now Available
The latest version of the detailed Conference Program has now been released and can be downloaded as a PDF on the CUPUM website under the menu tab on the left side of the web page labeled “PROGRAM”.   Paper and author presenters are advised to check the details and advise us at of any problems.  Please note that at this stage, that there is very limited scope for changes to presentation times of papers.  Conference delegates will be provided with a compact and easily referred to handy Conference Program Pamphlet at registration. 


Poster Author Session Now Scheduled Before Field Trips/Technical Tours
The CUPUM 2017 Local Organizing have rescheduled the Conference Poster Author session on Friday to take place from 11.00am to 12.00pm on level 5 of the Kaurna Building.  This avoids a previous clash with the Field Trips/Technical Tours.  This allows delegates to enjoy the poster session and field trips. 


The Springer CUPUM 2017 Conference Book
The CUPUM Book Editors (Stan Geertman, Andrew Allan, John Stillwell and Chris Pettit) are pleased to announce that the CUPUM Springer Book of selected double blind peer reviewed conference papers has been printed, and is part of the registration package for all conference delegates (including students).  The book titled “Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures” (ISBN 978-3-319-57819-4) has also been published as an EBook and is available for purchase for general sale from Springer online publication sales. 


The Conference Proceedings
The Published Conference Proceedings of double blind peer reviewed papers and blind peer reviewed Conference Poster will be available on USB flash-drive and provided to all registered delegates as part of their conference package.  The Conference Papers will also be accessible via the web via a hyperlink to be provided on the CUPUM website.


Conference Paper and Book Chapter Presenters-Special Requirements
It is recommend that presenting authors meet with the Session Moderator 10 minutes before in the scheduled presentation room before the commencement of the session to upload their presentation.  A speaker preparation room will be made available.


Conference Poster Authors-Special Requirements
Posters will be displayed on pin-board walls level 5 of the Kaurna Building off Fenn Place, from Wednesday morning after the first Plenary Session from 11.00am onwards until the close of lunch on Friday at 1.30pm. 

Authors are invited to be available to discuss their posters to conference delegates during the coffee and lunch breaks, and during the special poster session on Friday from 11.00am-12.00pm.

Poster authors must provide their poster to the registration desk either at registration on the Tuesday (from 5pm-7pm Hawke Building, North Terrace) or at registration on the Wednesday (8.30am-9-00am, Room K2-09 Kaurna Building, Fenn Place). 

The presentation format for the posters is a display poster size up to a maximum poster size of A0 (i.e. 841mm x 1189mm or 33.1 inches x 46.8 inches).  Very small poster sizes (i.e. A2 or A3) are not recommended as an effective size for visual display.

Posters will be pinned with pins to pin-boards, hence the mounting of posters on the pinboard will result in small pin holes in the poster corners.

Each poster must have the same title and authors’ names on it as appears in the Conference Program, and include the Poster ID and Poster number. 

Posters will have to be collected by poster authors after the final conference lunch on the Friday. 


UniSA Guest WiFi
All CUPUM2017 registered delegates will have complementary free access to WiFi internet.  Information on how to access this service will be available in the Conference delegate satchel and at the Conference Registration Desk. 


Adelaide’s Weather
Cold nights are predicted from Monday to Wednesday (4-7C minimums) with daily maximums of around 17C, some cloud and occasionally sunny periods.  Thursday and Friday will be milder (ranging from 10C-20C) but with the possibility of rain showers.  It is recommended that delegates have warm clothing for the evenings and take into account the possibility of intermittent rain showers. 


Our keynotes for CUPUM 2017 include: Professor Michael Batty of University College London; Associate Professor Hussein Dia of Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia); Professor Ning Gu (University of South Australia); Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide; Professor Chris Pettit (University of New South Wales, Australia); and Professor Elizabeth Wentz (Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, United States).


Confirmed for CUPUM 2017: As part of the CUPUM Conference activities, two workshops limited to 20 participants will be run on Thursday (July 13).  Please see for information about Aurin.  Participation in this workshop is available only as part of a paid CUPUM conference registration. 


An exclusive offer to only CUPUM Conference delegates is an Urban Big Data Masterclass being hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Monday July 10 from 12.30pm to 5pm in Sydney (in the Boral Lecture Theatre, AGSM, Kensington Campus of UNSW in Sydney).  Professor Mike Batty will provide a keynote presentation entitled Big Data and the City: Real Time Streaming and the 24 Hour City, Professor Chris Pettit’s presentation is Visualising mobility data in Sydney and there will be a hands on tutorial using an online mapping tool (Carto) of big bike data (presented by Dr Simone Leao, Dr Ori Gudes and Dr Scott Lieske).  Registration for the Masterclass is a conference add on of $50 (which includes lunch and afternoon coffee break), which is available to CUPUM 2017 conference registrants via the registration portal on the CUPUM 2017 website.  For interstate and international CUPUM delegates transiting through Sydney on their way to Adelaide for CUPUM, this Masterclass presents a great hands-on opportunity to learn about the latest ideas in urban big data and analytics.

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