Proposal Guidelines for Congress

The programme committee especially encourages graduate students and early career researchers to participate in the symposium, to coordinate sessions with colleagues in different countries if possible, and to submit their proposals (a limited number of travel grants will be available; for further information see the conference page). Since we aim at quick and equal processing of submissions, all proposals must be submitted in English. Nevertheless, besides English also French, German, Russian and Spanish are acceptable for paper presentations at the symposium. The organizers will not provide simultaneous translation during the symposium.

SESSION proposals must include two organizers from different countries and include (1) an abstract of the session (350 words maximum), listing the proposed papers and a session chairperson; (2) abstracts for each paper (250 words maximum); (3) a one-page CV (maximum) for each contributor and chairperson. Sessions should consist of at least one set of presentations (90 minutes time slot) and they may include three or four papers in each, which might extend to a series of successive sections over more than one day. Proposing a commentator – instead of the fourth presenter – is also possible. The programme committee reserves the right to relocate papers to different themes and add papers to sessions. We also encourage proposing roundtables and other “new” as well as innovative, experimental session formats. Whatever the session format will be, organizers and chairs are expected to reserve enough time for general discussion between the presenters and audience.

Important Information
Individual paper abstracts should include the author’s name and email address, a short descriptive title of the paper, a concise statement of the thesis, a brief discussion of the sources, and a summary of expected conclusions. If you are submitting a paper proposal dealing with a particular subtheme, please indicate this in your proposal.

To help the writing your abstract, you are invited to review sample abstracts here.

In preparing your paper, remember that presentations are not full-length articles. You will have no more than 15-20 minutes speaking time, which is roughly equivalent to 6-8 double-spaced typed pages. Contributors are encouraged to submit full-length versions of their papers after the congress for consideration by ICOHTEC’s journal ICON.  If you are submitting an independent paper proposal dealing with a particular sub-theme, please indicate this in your proposal.

Please pay close attention to the instructions, particularly those that relate to the word length of submitted documents. Proposals that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.