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Individual Submissions

Individual Submissions
The Program Committee welcomes abstract submissions from individual members for presentation as part of a paper or poster session, or as part of the new lightning talks session(s).  Types of individual submissions include:

Lightning Talks

The new lightning talks session allows presenters to speak for six minutes on a topic and benefit from fourteen minutes of discussion after the presentation. Depending on the number of submissions and the number of abstracts accepted, there may be more than one session of lightning talks. The lightning talks will offer presenters the opportunity to explore broader new ideas in research and pedagogy, or to report on a very specific  finding. Abstracts should present the key idea or contribution of the proposed talk, and should be no more than 60 words in length. Bibliographies are not required. These abstracts will be printed in the Abstract Book. Presenters can request AV equipment. Individuals may not submit an abstract for both a lightning talk and oral presentation of a paper or a poster.

Oral presentations
The Program Committee welcomes paper submissions from individual members for oral presentation. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allotted for the delivery of accepted papers, and the Program Committee reserves the right to limit the audio/visual equipment requested.

Poster session
The Program Committee hopes once again to schedule a poster session during the annual meeting.  It feels that these presentations give authors the flexibility to display all of their data simultaneously in a variety of formats (graphically and electronically as well as orally) and give annual meeting registrants an opportunity to identify those aspects of the presentation that are of greatest interest to them and then interact with presenters one-on-one or in small groups.  Authors may request that their papers be scheduled during the poster session, but the Program Committee reserves the right to make the final decision as to the assignment of each paper it accepts.

Submission Requirements

  • Your  SCS member number, name, academic institution, and contact information
  • A subject category for your abstract.  (The Program Committee reserves the right to assign papers it accepts to a session on a different topic.  Please review this list of abstract categories before you submit.)
  • Your abstract. Be certain that your abstract conforms to  the Program Committee’s  guidelines for authors of abstracts.
  • Audio-visual needs (if any). The Program Committee reserves the right to limit the audio/visual equipment requested.


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