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 from November 12 to December 10, 2019.
  • Await approval from a member of the JSM Program Committee.
  • Ensure all speakers submit individual abstracts by February 4, 2020, 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 6, 2020.

Key Dates

    Attend
  • April 30, 2020 11:00 AM
    Registration and housing open
  • June 2, 2020
    Early registration deadline
  • June 3, 2020 12:01 AM - June 30, 2020 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 30, 2020
    Housing deadline
  • July 1, 2020 12:01 AM - August 6, 2020 11:59 PM
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • August 1, 2020 - August 6, 2020
    2020 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 18, 2019 - September 5, 2019 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2019
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 9, 2019 - October 29, 2019 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 12, 2019 12:01 AM - December 10, 2019 11:59 PM
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals
  • December 3, 2019 12:01 AM - February 4, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
  • January 15, 2020
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • January 22, 2020 - April 2, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • January 28, 2020
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • April 7, 2020 12:01 AM - April 21, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online abstract editing open
  • May 15, 2020
    Draft manuscript deadline