SIEF2019 14th Congress: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
14-17 April 2019
Call for panels, roundtables, workshops and combined formats
The call for panels, roundtables, workshops and
combined formats is now open and will close on June 18, 2018.
The call for posters and papers will open on August 14, 2018.
All panels have to be proposed online (see the
proposal button under the rules below). We do not accept proposals
made via email.
Proposals must consist of:
- a panel title (NB please note that if you are proposing an alternative format panel, and/or your panel has a SIEF working group affiliation, you MUST state these in the panel title - see further explanations below)
- names and email addresses of the (two) panel convenors
- a short abstract of <300 characters
- long abstract of less than 250 words
The proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added subsequently using the login environment - please use the convention of Firstname Lastname (Institution). If these roles are to be taken by convenors, then please do not enter your own names there - as it is implicit that this will be the case where other names are not listed.
Formats: panels, roundtables, workshops, combined formats
This call invites various formats:
- Traditional panels with up to 5 paper presentations per one 105-minute session. Panels can have up to 2 sessions (max 10 papers).
- Roundtables: at a roundtable a group of scholars (no more than 5) would discuss themes/issues of general scholarly interest in front of (and subsequently with) an audience for the duration of a single 105-minute session. While a roundtable can include short (5-10 min) provocations/presentations, the main idea is to create a lively debate, not to focus on any one presenter. In your roundtable proposal, you can list/name the participants in your long abstract, or you can leave the list open and take in 'provocation/presentation' proposals during the call for papers and choose five of those to be on the roundtable. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Talk About the Passion [Roundtable].
- Workshops: workshops are conceptualized as practical events containing collective research activities, guided interactions and free-format exchanges leading to specific public outputs. A workshop can have up to two 105-minute sessions. They may include elements of performance, various collective activities, exhibitions, or interactive media displays. All workshop proposals must list the practical requirements of the workshop at the end of the long abstract: specifications for required space, materials, max number of participants etc. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Nightswimming [Workshop].
- Panel+roundtable: a two or three session event that combines paper presentations in the first session(s) with a roundtable in the final session. Rather than concentrating on the content of each paper, the roundtable conversation should be a general discussion on the theme of the P+R. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. Losing my religion [P+R].
- Panel+workshop: a two or three session event that combines presentations with collective activities/practical tasks/performances. All P+W proposals must list the practical requirements of the workshop aspect at the end of the long abstract: specifications for required space, materials, max number of participants etc. NB! Please append the format to the title of your proposal e.g. It's the end of the world as we know it [P+W].
- All panels should have (at least) two convenors. At least two of the convenors should be from two different institutions and/or countries so as to encourage exchange and cross-fertilization.
- SIEF requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as 'closed' sessions.
- Session length will be 105 minutes for panels, workshops, roundtables and combined formats. Each traditional panel may accept a maximum of ten papers over two sessions. No panel or workshop may run for more than two sessions of 105 minutes, and roundtables may run for a single 105-minute session. Combined formats can have up to three 105-minute sessions.
- SIEF working groups
are encouraged to propose working group-related
roundtables/panels/workshops/combined formats. In such cases the
working group name needs appending to the title of the proposed panel
i.e. Everybody Hurts [SIEF Working Group on Body, Affects,
Senses, and Emotions (BASE)] [Workshop]
Working groups should invite members to submit proposals and all working groups are guaranteed to have at least one panel accepted (it can be a roundtable, a traditional panel, a workshop or a combined format panel).
- An individual may have each conference role only once during the conference - i.e. convene a panel OR a workshop OR a roundtable OR a combined format once; present a paper or a poster once; be a discussant once (either as a roundtable participant or a discussant in a workshop or a traditional panel or a combined format); be a chair once (in any of the formats).
- Convenors of accepted panels are obliged to be members of SIEF for 2019. Paper-givers and other delegates are not obliged to become members of SIEF, however all are encouraged to support the Society in this way. There will be a financial incentive to do so, in that non-members will pay a higher registration fee.
- While adherence to the conference theme is not the main criteria for
panel selection, SIEF encourages conveners (those proposing/organising
a panel) to make an effort to address the questions and ideas outlined
in the theme description.
Congress format and timetable
Following the opening event (including a keynote), the
programme will run over three full days. Each day of the Congress
includes an invited keynote speaker and a series of parallel panel
sessions that will discuss selected themes. There will be a closing
plenary roundtable and the Young Scholars Prize lecture.
The poster sessions are meant to provide everyone with the opportunity of presenting their work, without overburdening the program, and accommodate those who do not wish to present orally. Posters must confirm to the same basic requirements as outlined for the panel sessions. Sessions will run throughout the Congress, with dedicated slots when poster presenters will be available at their respective display to discuss their topic with the colleagues. Junior scholars are especially encouraged to participate with a poster presentation. The call for posters will open with the call for papers (August 14, 2018).
Useful information for later in this process
Editing your panel
Panel convenors can use the login link in the toolbar above to edit their proposals. Co-convenors cannot be added/removed through this environment - please email congress (at)siefhome.org to do this.
Pre-circulation of papers
SIEF has no rule about this; however many convenors are keen to pre-circulate completed papers. To facilitate this and save on email traffic, if requested by convenors, authors can upload PDFs of their papers within the online system, which will then show as a downloadable file beneath their abstract on the public panel page on this site.
Timing of presentations
Each session slot will be 105 minutes long,
accommodating a maximum of five presenters.
Convenors should allot each presenter a maximum of 20 minutes (~15 for presentation and ~5 for questions/discussion).
We will show the allocation of papers across the sessions within a panel in the printed programme (but not online), so delegates reading the conference book will be able to panel hop to attend specific papers.
Communication between authors/convenors
Convenor/author email addresses are not shown on the panel pages for anti-spam reasons. However there is an in-built secure email messaging system. If you cannot work that, please email congress(at)siefhome.org to obtain relevant email addresses.
Any queries with the above please email congress(at)siefhome.org.