A message from the President.
One of the major initiatives I have undertaken as iEMSs President has been to consolidate all of our past iEMSs conference papers and abstracts into single highly indexed paper management system. The provider of the system is a company called BePress, in Berkeley, California. My institution, Brigham Young University (BYU), has graciously given us free use of their expensive license to the BePress system. I’ve been assured that both BYU and BePress are committed to supporting our society in this way for as long as we find it useful.
Posting the past conference papers to this system is not a trivial task because each one needed to be entered manually. Two very patient students here at BYU spent a few months painstakingly entering all of the 2016 and 2014 papers. So what a relief it was when we discovered that Ioannis Athanasiadis had already done this same task for the papers from 2012 and prior – manually entering them into another database from which we were able to export them and then re-import them into BePress. This cut our work from several more months to just a few days of scripting!
The result is that all the papers are now in this system and Google has got them fully indexed, and now people around the globe are finding YOUR abstracts and papers and are downloading them and reading them (and hopefully citing them!). In January 2017 there were 1879 downloads from this database!
If you want to see what this looks like, follow this link to see an interactive map showing and other metrics for the downloads: http://bit.ly/2lZwzyn
You can also browse the entire collection here: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/iemssconference/