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 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.

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 from July 16, 2019 to August 15, 2019
  • Await approval from a member of the ICES VI Program Committee

Not all proposed sessions will be accepted. Organizers will be notified of the status of their proposed session by September 10, 2019.


Submit a Proposal


Propose a Topic-Contributed Session

Once you decide on a session theme, shop your theme around with the people you know are active in the area. Once you have the required five committed speakers, you can submit your proposal online. The submission site will be open from July 16 to August 15, 2019.

For submission, have the following information ready:

  • Session title
  • Session description (i.e., topic relevance, innovativeness/contribution, diversity of presenters, and presentation information) of maximum 2000 characters with spaces
  • Session format (five presenters; four presenters + discussant)
  • For each presentation:
    • presenter, including affiliation and email address
    • tentative title
    • description (maximum 2,000 characters with spaces)
    • interest in submitting the contribution for consideration for publication in the ICES VI edited volume
  • Discussant, including affiliation and email address
  • Session organizer, including affiliation and email address
  • Session chair, including affiliation and email address (can be same as organizer)

Key Dates

  • January 2, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • June 13, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • July 16, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • August 15, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • August 20, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Opens
  • October 16, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 3, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Closes
  • December 12, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Closes
  • February 11, 2020
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • April 15, 2020
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • May 7, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 8, 2020
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 22, 2020
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • June 15, 2020 – June 18, 2020
    ICES VI in New Orleans, LA