PCIC Conference App
Once again this year, the official PCIC Conference App will be available for download to mobile devices in the Google App Store and through the Apple App Store. The App title is "PCIC 2018".
The app is your interactive guide to the PCIC Conference, including:
The PCIC 2018 App can also be access through any laptop, PC, tablet or mobile device through any web browser at the website: www.eventmobi.com/pcic2018
Each attendee MUST register for the Conference with a unique email address. It is highly recommended that an attendee's guest also register with a unique email address. If a unique email address is not provided for an attendee's guest, the guest will not have access to the PCIC app, will not be able to view Guest Events on the app, and will not receive alerts or notices.
When accessing the app for the first time, you will be instructed to enter the email address that you used to register for the Conference. You will also be instructed to create and enter your own one time unique password. You may choose any password that you like. If you should later forget your password, there will be a link for you to update it. It may take a few days to activate your app access once you have registered for the Conference.
For questions or concerns about the PCIC 2018 App, contact John Propst via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs about the App
How do I access the App from my mobile phone?
Method 1 - Go to the App Store, search for and download the free App PCIC2018. Open the downloaded App to access the PCIC 2018 App
Method 2 - Go to the PCIC Web page at: www.ieeepcic.com Scroll down the page a couple paragraphs and there are two links, one to the Apple App store and a second to the Google App store. Click on either the Apple or Google link to download the PCIC 2018 App to your phone or tablet.
Method 3 - Click one of the two links above, for the Google Play store, or the Apple iTunes store.
How do I access the App from my Laptop, PC, or Tablet?
Open the web browser on you device (Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc). Go to the web site www.eventmobi.com/pcic2018. This is the same App that you access via mobile devices. You have the option to save the App link to your home page.
Why would I want to access the App from my PC if I have it on my phone?
First, there is not an App that can be downloaded to Laptops or PCs. Second, during the conference you will be able to download the entire conference record with all the technical papers as one large file. We recommend that you do this when you are connected to a high speed internet connection rather than using a WiFi connection on your mobile device.
How do I log into the mobile App for the first time?
The first time you access the PCIC 2018 App via your mobile phone, you will be asked to enter an email address and a password. You must use the email address that you used to register for the conference. Each attendee and guest that wants to access the mobile App mush have a unique email address. Once you have entered your own unique email address you will be asked to enter a password. You may choose any combination of letters, numbers, or characters for your password.
When I go to the "Directory" on the menu and then to the "Guests", my guest has a comment indicating that they are "Not Linked to the App". What does this mean? How can my guest gain access to the App?
While the PCIC registration process permits both attendees and their guests to register using the same email address, the PCIC App uses a different database and does not allow duplicate email addresses. If your guest wants access to the App there are two options. the first is to use the attendee's email address and password. Note that when this is done the attendee and guest will be sharing the same schedule and profile. The second and recommended option is to contact the Conference App Chairs - John Propst or Jim Hill, and have them update the guest's account with a different (but valid) email address.
What if I forget my log-in password?
If you should forget your App log in password, a link will be provided to allow you to renew you password by sending a message to your registered email address.
When I log into the App, I have the option to update my personal profile. What is this?
Every individual that is registered at the conference and that chooses to access the PCIC 2018 App has the option to update their personal profile. Their personal profile allows the individual to share personal information with others on the App. Each individual has the option to: Upload a photo of themselves, add a bio to tell others about themselves, and add links to the social media sites. Entering a personal profile is strictly an option that each individual has a choice to participate in or ignore. An individual’s personal profile information is deleted following the conference.
How do I get started using the App?
The Home Screen on the app has been designed to provide the user with what we think are the nine most often used links in the Apps. From the home screen the user can Click on any of the 9 options to get additional information. The link I use the most is the top link titled “CONFERENCE AGENDA”
How do I navigate the App?
There are two main areas for navigating the App. The first is the Home Screen. The second is the Menu. If you click the Menu button at the top of many pages you will see a Menu on the left side of your screen. This menu shows several options for navigating the App. The top item on the menu is always Home. Clicking Home will take you back to the Home page. As you navigate through the App you may find yourself at a point where it is not clear exactly how to get out. In these instances try clicking on either the menu or home buttons to get out.
Where is the emergency information?
Emergency information may be found on the Menu under the “Emergency Information link.
I am new to the conference and have questions. What do I do?
On the lower left corner of the "Home Page" is a module titled “Registration and Help Locations. If you click on this link it will provide guidance on how to navigate to the Registration Area of the conference. Near the registration area you will also find the Emeritus Welcome Desk where some of the old timers are eager to answer questions, there is the Young Engineers Subcommittee desk where people new to the conference can get additional information, there is a welcome desk with the Vancouver delegation with information about the 2019 conference, and there will be an App help desk where you can learn more about the PCIC App.
Where can I find more information about tutorials?
There is a direct link on the App Home page to the Tutorial related events. In addition, if you can visit the Emeritus Welcome desk if more detailed information is needed.
I want to know more about a specific technical presentation. How do I do this?
If you click on the Paper Presentations link on the Home page, you will navigate to a second page that provides you options for finding more presentation information You have options to sort paper presentations by day and session, by day and time, and by Technical Subcommittees (including All papers). Clicking on any of these links will take you to either other more detailed options or to a listing of specific papers. If you click on any of the 54 technical papers you will see the paper Number, the Title of the paper, the individuals who are assigned to preside over and monitor the presentation, a list of all the paper’s authors, a description or Abstract for the paper, a link for downloading the individual paper. There is also a link titled “Presentation Evaluation”. This is a short form for presentation attendees to evaluate the quality and content of the presentation. The data from this evaluation is a critical part of the new PCIC process for selecting Best Paper awards. We urge all attendees to take the time to evaluate the presentation that they have attended.
I am looking for a paper presentation by a particular author. How do I find the presentation in the App?
Type the Author's name in the search box at the top of the menu and hit enter. This should display the author's paper(s).
I’m looking for information on Guest tour # 10. How do I find it?
On the Home page, click on the “Guest Activities” link. On the next page click on the “Tours” option. On the following page scroll down to Tour #10 and click. This page will provide a detailed description of the event, At the end of the page is a form that you can click on to provide feedback on the Tour.
How do I vote on a Paper Presentation that I have attended?
Navigate to the specific paper presentation in the App. At the bottom of the event is a link to a “Presentation Evaluation". Click on this link and submit your evaluation. You may change you response after it has been submitted. Each registered attendee may only submit one feedback. If you attempt to submit a second feedback form it will just modify the results of your first submission.
The menu lists "Paper Abstracts 2019". What is this?
This is a listing of all the Abstracts that people have submitted to PCIC for consideration at the 2019 Vancouver Conference. These Abstracts were submitted using an online process on the PCIC Web. Each of these abstracts will be reviewed at the General Program meeting on Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 pm. The PCIC Technical Program Subcommittee will then review the general interest of people attending the Sunday meeting to select abstracts for consideration at the 2019 Conference.
I see what appears to be some interesting standards and working group meetings displayed on the Meetings page. How can I participate in these meetings?
All of the standards and working group meetings are open to both visitors who just want to learn more and to people who are interested in joining the groups. If you are new and want to visit or join the group just attend the meeting and introduce yourself to the person leading the meeting.
I want to get more involved with PCIC but don't know where to start. What can I do?
PCIC is always looking for people interested in getting involved. On the App Menu, click on the "Directory" and then click on "PCIC Exec Sub". This page lists the various individuals who currently lead various groups within the PCIC. Introduce yourself to any of these individuals and let them know that you'd like to get more involved. There are many opportunities both with the PCCI organization as well as within the Local Committee organizations that are responsible for the current and all upcoming conferences.
I see an Alerts tab on the menu. What is this?
Alerts is a feature within the App software that allow us to send you notices that relate to the conference. An alert might be issued to announce a room or time change in the schedule, to revise the meeting location for a tour, or to share a severe weather warning.
What is the "Refresh App" button for?
As conference events are updated, the App is revised to cover the changes. If you have your mobile device turned off or disconnected from WiFi, it may not receive all the updates. It is good practice to Refresh you app when you turn on your device so that you have the latest information.
How do I vote on the Abstracts presented at the 1:00 Sunday Technical Program Abstract Review Meeting?
Prior to the 1:00 Sunday General Program meeting a link will be added near the top of the Menu on the left side of the App. Click on the link to record your preferences. You are expected to express you interest for all of the proposals. Make sure that your phone or tablet's battery is fully charged so that you don't run out of juice before the session is over.
I do not want my name listed in the App. How do I remove it?
If you do not want your name listed in the App as an Attendee or Guest, we can remove it. Contact John Propst or Jim Hill and we will remove your name. This will also remove your access to the App.
How do I access the WiFi in my hotel?
During the conference the Hyatt, Hilton, and Westin all provide WiFi to their guests in the guest rooms. Free Hotel WiFi may not be available in conference meeting rooms. The Hotel will provide instructions for connecting to their WiFi systems. They may also offer upgraded WiFi service for a fee. You should be able to access your personal mobile phone internet connection within any of the hotels or convention center.
How do I access the WiFi in the Convention Center?
During the Technical Presentations and the Sunday Abstract review meeting, free WiFi will be available for accessing the abstract balloting and technical paper evaluation. Instructions will be provided at the conference for accessing these wifi providers.
How do I download the complete conference record?
From Monday Sept 17 through Friday October 5, a link will be provided on the App Menu to download the entire conference record as one ZIP file. The file is approximately 350MB. Follow the instructions on the download link for opening the file. A high speed internet connection is recommended for downloading this large file. You may also want to consider downloading this file to your laptop or PC because of the file size.
How do I download an Attendee or Guest List?
The Attendee and Guest Lists are not downloadable. You can pick up a printed Attendee/Guest list at the Registration Desk. Attendees and Guests can choose to opt out of having their contact information included in the printed list.
What should I do if I find an error in the PCIC App?
Report it to the App help desk next to registration, or send a message to John Propst.
What do I need to do to use the PCIC App at the conference?
First, load the app on your phone. Hopefully you will do this before arriving at the conference. Second connect to the WiFi or to your phone carrier WiFi. Third make sure you phone is fully charged each morning. Forth make sure you silence the ringer so you don't bother other attendees.
How do I download the conference record if I don't use the PCIC App?
You can't. Your only other option is to buy a hard copy of the conference record or buy a copy on a memory stick.
Is there an easy way to find the location for a presentation, meeting, or other event?
Using the Conference Agenda page or the menu page to go to the event. Each event has a room listed. Click on the room name and a Convention Center or Hotel map will appear with a pin showing the location of the event.
My name is spelled wrong in the App. How can I get it corrected?
Stop by the PCIC App help desk on the Third Floor Registration are in the Hyatt and talk to John Propst or Jim Hill. We can correct it on the spot. If they are not there, leave a message with the Emeritus Welcome desk or send a message to John or Jim.