Panel sessions are small, specialised events to be held during the conference as a set of oral presentations. These are focused on a particular theme, or include the work of a number of researchers coherently fitting together.
The goal of panel sessions (minimum four papers; maximum dependent on duration of sessions and time devoted to each paper - please discuss with the conference organisers) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. Each prospective organiser is invited to submit a proposal explaining the theme and its novelty/importance, and listing the participating authors and their contributions.
Guidelines for submitting a Panel Session proposal
Submission should be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org using ‘EIBA 2012 Panel Session Proposal’ as the subject heading. Please include the following information in the proposal:
- The proposed title of the Panel Session.
- The organiser(s), contact information and affiliations.
- The relevance of the proposed Panel Session to the EIBA 2012 Conference, and the significance of the related contributions (max 1000 words).
- The participants' contact information, affiliations, presentation/paper titles and short abstracts (max 100 words per abstract). This list should contain at least four people who have confirmed their participation at the Conference.
All contributions should be in English. Panel sessions in which participants come from different universities and countries are strongly encouraged. The proposals will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers who will specifically take into consideration the following criteria:
- Relevance: Is the topic of the proposed session related to the main themes in International Business and the main theme of the EIBA 2012 Conference?
- Significance: Is the topic of the proposed session a major, minor, or a trivial scientific problem? Has the problem been solved before? Do the papers cover the problem domain well? Are there many research communities that will care about the solutions proposed in the Special Session papers?
- Coherence: Do the papers for the proposed session address similar questions or issues, adopt similar methodologies, or present complementary findings?