Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Participants of symposia sessions are either three or four presenters, one discussant, and a chairperson. The presenters need to come from at least three different countries. The task of the chairperson is to direct the session and manage the time. While the presenters will orally present their research, the discussant’s task is to summarise and interactively discuss the presented research. A key goal of symposia is to generate interactive discussions among presenters and the audience, so please consider how this can be achieved. If you opt for three presenters, we expect the fourth 15-minute slot to be used for active discussion with the audience. One review criterion will evaluate to which extent the symposium aims to be interactive. This may be achieved by outlining contradictory perspectives or ambivalent results.
A symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes, allowing four presentations with 15 minutes of time per speaker, ten minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes for open discussion. Symposia will take place in the two auditoriums.
Organisers of symposia have to name a chairperson (organisers may also be the chairperson) and nominate the discussant. They are also responsible for submitting the entire symposium including the individual presentations in the online system. A symposium proposal comprises a 500 word long extended summary for each presentation as well as a 500 word long summary that describes the goals of the symposium, how the single presentations fit together, and how the symposium aims to generate an interactive discussion. The extended summaries for each presentation should describe the presentation’s motivation, theoretical framework, method (if applicable), findings (if applicable), and a discussion of the findings (if applicable). A joint list of references can be put in additionally and does not count as part of the word limit. Figures, tables, and other additional material can be uploaded either as a single PDF or a ZIP file for the whole symposium.
In each room, in which symposia will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided. Own computers can be connected to the projectors via a provided HDMI cable.