Topic-Contributed Sessions

A topic-contributed session is planned in advance by one or more organizers and includes speakers presenting on a shared topic.

Topic-contributed sessions include papers, panels, and posters:

  • Topic-contributed paper sessions consist of five speakers, made up of at least three presenters and, at most, two discussants; each speaker has 20 minutes to present.
  • Topic-contributed panels consist of three to six members providing commentary or a point of view on the panel topic.
  • Topic-contributed poster sessions have 10–15 participants with posters addressing a common topic.

A topic-contributed session proposal includes a session title, general description of the session, list of participants, and tentative talk titles.

To propose a topic-contributed session:

  • Develop your idea and a list of speakers who agree to present on a common topic.
  • Submit your idea online between November 30, 2017, and January 11, 2018.
  • Await approval from a member of the JSM Program Committee.
  • Ensure all speakers submit individual abstracts by February 1, 2018, using the six-digit session ID. Note: All speakers will be required to register for JSM prior to abstract submission.
  • Talk to potential authors early, as no participant can serve as a presenting author in more than one session.

Note: Not all proposed sessions will be accepted. Organizers will be notified of the status of their proposed session by January 18, 2018.

Cambridge University Press
Stevens Capital Management
DiDi Research

Key Dates

    Attend
  • May 1, 2018 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • May 31, 2018
    Early registration deadline
  • June 1, 2018 12:01 AM - June 29, 2018 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 21, 2018
    Housing deadline
  • June 30, 2018 12:01 AM - August 2, 2018 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 28, 2018 - August 2, 2018
    2018 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 18, 2017 - September 7, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2017
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 10, 2017 - October 30, 2017 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 30, 2017 12:01 AM - February 1, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 11, 2018
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals deadline
  • January 15, 2018
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 23, 2018 - April 3, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 25, 2018
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • March 29, 2018 - April 18, 2018 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 17, 2018
    Draft manuscript deadline