Panel discussions

Panels should offer lively and provocative discussions on topics of particular interest to the community. Rather than offering a series of paper presentations, panel sessions should be structured so as to engage the audience in thoughtful and constructive dialogue with the panelists. The primary criteria for selection are the anticipated level of interest, the potential impact, and the organizer’s and panelists’ expertise in the field.

Proposals should be no more than 4000 words and need not follow the Springer formatting procedures. A proposal for a panel discussion should provide the following details:

  • Clear description of the topic of the discussion
  •  Arguments why the topic is timely, significant and relevant to the conference
  •  References to relevant recent publications
  •  Short biographies for the proposed discussants.
  •  The deadline for proposals is also  JANUARY 15th, 2019.