If you are serving as a chair or commentator, please ensure that all participants are present before the session begins and that the room is set up properly. If there is a problem, contact the conference coordinator via the registration table. If one of your session participants cancels prior to the conference, please notify us immediately. Chairs should introduce each presenter briefly and may make some prefatory remarks about the session theme. Chairs are also responsible for keeping the session on time. There is more on this below. Presenters must send copies of their papers to the chair and commentator of the session, whose e-mail addresses are available on the website, no later than May 1. Please include a brief c.v. in order to facilitate introductions. If you need assistance in finding the appropriate contact information, contact us via email and we will assist you. Each session is allotted 1 ½ hours and the suggested allocation of time within each session is as follows:
2 papers – 25 minutes for each paper, 30 minutes for commentators, 10 minutes for audience
3 papers – 15-20 minutes for each paper, 30 minutes for commentators, 10 minutes for audience
4 papers – 12-15 minutes for each paper, 30 minutes for commentators, 10 minutes for audience
5 papers – 9-10 minutes for each paper, 30 minutes for commentators, 10 minutes for audience
The session chair is responsible for monitoring presentation time, comment time, and audience response time.Please feel free to contact the conference staff during the conference if you have any questions or concerns.