Types of sessions

 

Competitive Paper Sessions

Competitive paper sessions are regular sessions where three or four papers are presented. Sessions will last 1.5 hours (90 minutes).

Authors will have about 10 to 15 minutes to present their work. A discussant – if the SIG / Track has allocated discussants to a session - will then have about 5 to10 minutes to provide comments and feedback. The remainder of the time is left for discussion, questions and comments. All attendees are invited to participate in the debate.

The room will be equipped with a projector and a laptop/PC. Facilities will be available for presenters to connect their laptop to the projector. Nevertheless, you are advised bring their presentation on a USB memory stick just in case.

 

Roles and responsibilities in Competitive Paper Sessions

Chairpersons of competitive paper sessions (mandatory):

  • Reading papers to be presented in the session in advance
  • Contacting the discussant in advance of the conference to make sure she/he knows her/his role
  • Ensuring that the session starts and ends on time
  • Introducing the discussant, each author and their papers
  • Enforcing time limits on the presenters and the discussant
  • Ensuring that Q&A part runs smoothly
  • Coordinating with the Track Chair

Discussants in competitive paper sessions (optional):

  • Reading papers to be presented in the session in advance to prepare comments and feedback
  • Providing constructive feedback to each paper by – for instance - pointing out similarities and differences between the papers or helping to the further development of the paper by asking critical but constructive questions

Authors:

  • If the paper is accepted, registering for and attending the conference to present it
  • Acting as session chair or discussant if requested
  • Respecting deadlines
  • Presenting his/her paper within the time limits established by the organisation and the chairperson of the session

If for any reason the author cannot present the paper she/he should inform the EURAM local organising committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before the paper is included in the final programme. Failure to do so will trigger the EURAM “No‐Show Policy” for that particular author.

 

Paper Development Sessions

(these sessions have to be carefully managed by chairs before the conference):

Paper development sessions are interactive sessions chaired and moderated by an experienced scholar. Three papers will be discussed to explore areas for further development and research. The aim of the session is to provide constructive and developmental feedback to authors. Inputs are mainly provided by the other attending authors who are participating in the session, and by the session chairperson.

Each paper will be presented by a different discussant (one of the two other authors). Each discussant will be given 10 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for plenary discussion. The chairperson is expected to identify strengths and weaknesses in each paper and to moderate the discussion by ensuring effective time management. Delegates attending the session will also be invited to participate actively and contribute to the session with constructive input.

Session and Track Chairs will make sure that each author receives the paper that she/he must discuss in advance. Delegates planning to attend a particular paper development session are encouraged to download and read all the papers in advance.

The room will be equipped with a projector and a laptop/PC. Facilities will be available for presenters to connect their laptop to the projector. Nevertheless, you are advised bring their presentation on a USB memory stick just in case.

 

Roles and responsibilities in paper development sessions

Chairpersons of paper development sessions:

  • Reading papers to be presented in the session in advance
  • Making sure that each author / discussant understand the format of the session
  • Ensuring that authors know that they will be presenting and discussing the paper of another author in the session (and not their personal work)
  • Ensuring that the session starts and ends on time
  • Introducing each author and their papers
  • Enforcing time limits on the presenters
  • Ensuring that Q&A part runs smoothly
  • Providing constructive feedback to each paper by – for instance - pointing out similarities and differences between the papers or helping to the further development of the paper by asking critical but constructive questions
  • Coordinating with the Track Chair

Authors:

  • If the paper is accepted, registering for and attending the conference
  • Presenting the paper of a different author in the session and providing constructive feedback to the author(s)
  • Participating in the debate and discussion to help other authors develop their work further
  • Acting as session chair or discussant if requested
  • Respecting deadlines
  • Presenting his/her paper within the time limits established by the organisation and the chairperson of the session


If for any reason the author cannot present the paper she/he should inform the EURAM local organising committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before the paper is included in the final programme. Failure to do so will trigger the EURAM “No‐Show Policy” for that particular author.

 

 

Contacts

 EURAM 2018 Local Organising Team:

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