Call for Panel Proposals
ICSOC 2011 plans to host a number of high-quality panel discussions. Panel proposals are expected to address new, exciting, and controversial issues related to conference topics. All panels should be lively, provocative, informative, and especially spark discussion on a specific topic of interest to the service research community. All submissions which are in the scope of the Call for Papers and satisfy the previously stated criteria are welcome.
Panel sessions are not conceived as mere presentations of papers but should instead seek to engage fellow panel participants and the audience in discussions. Each panel will last 1 hour and 20 minutes and will be composed of a moderator and three or four panelists. Ample time should be planned for panel/audience interactive discussion.
Proposals should be 3-4 pages in length and should contain:
1) An appropriate title for the panel, if possible formulated as a provocative question
2) A general abstract that clearly indicates:
- A description of topic(s) and themes likely to be included in the panel discussion
- How the panel topic relates and contributes to the conference themes
- The pro and con arguments of the proposed submission topic
- Why the panel topic is of interest to the audience
- How the panel will seek to include audience participation
- Full name, affiliation, and status of confirmation
- Short biography
- Brief abstract
Panel proposals in PDF or plain ASCII format must be submitted to the Panel Track of the conference submission system at https://www.conftool.com/icsoc2011/. All submissions will undergo peer review and will be selected by the Panel Program Committee. Please note that a proposal for a panel session is a commitment to organize it should it be accepted.
- Panel proposal submission: April 20, 2011
- Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2011
- Submission of final panel abstract: June 5, 2011
Youakim Badr, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Francisco Curbera, IBM TJ Watson, USA