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The call for panels is over. We thank you for your interest.

Call for panels

Unlike papers, which can always be read after the conference, panels provide a unique forum by bringing together experienced and provocative thought leaders to discuss and debate timely and critical issues of interest to the field. Panels are not just four short linear presentations of small papers, but should lead in a dynamic way to new, emerging insights. Panels need to bring together a range of different perspectives on a focused topic in an arrangement that opens up the topic in a structured manner and allows a wide–ranging debate including active contributions from the audience.

Panel proposers are expected to submit a document in two parts. The first part (max. 3 pages) will be used for the evaluation of the proposal and should explain the rationale of the panel design as well as providing a detailed timeline for the various parts of the panel (assume a 90-minute duration for the whole).

The second part of the document (max 2 pages) is the version to appear in the proceedings. This should include a description of the panel theme including details on why the panel will be of interest to conference attendees, details of the panellists (including biographies) and a high-level version of the timeline.

The panel proposal must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages. The 5-page count must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. Abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.


Please remember to specify in your proposal:


·        Panel title

·        Main contact details

·        Panel organisers (including contact details)

·        Panel theme

·        Panel format (including duration)

·        Panel schedule

·        Special equipment needed (a projector and a screen + flipcharts will be available)


Please submit your panel proposals by April 30th, 2015 to