Types of sessions
- Competitive paper sessions
- Paper Development 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.
A presenting author at the EURAM 2021 Online conference has the opportunity to submit a short teaser video of his/her presentation (two minutes maximum). The teaser video should attract the other delegates to the paper session. Authors may wish to have some keywords or a diagram on a slide while they talk them through their abstract.
These links will provide further instructions on how to self-record the short 2 minute teaser and how to upload pre-recorded presentations on the paper platform, X-CD:
- Video with Instructions for speakers to self-record:
- Instructions for speakers to upload pre-recorded presentation video:
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.
- 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 (email@example.com) before the paper is included in the final programme. Failure to do so will trigger the EURAM “No‐Show Policy” for that particular author.
PDS are designed and organised by the SIG leadership team before the conference in cooperation with their track chairs. For any question, feel free to contact your SIG chair (see https://conferences.euram.academy/2021conference/strategic-interest-groups/).
* If for any reason the author cannot present the paper she/he should inform the EURAM local organising committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the paper is included in the final programme. Failure to do so will trigger the withdrawal of the paper” for that particular author.