GUIDANCE NOTES FOR YOUR PROPOSAL


1. Individual Paperswhich must be of 45 minutes duration. Each paper will be followed by approximately 45 minutes of discussion. (Important: the Paper must be timed as taking no more than 45 minutes to read aloud. As a guide this means your paper must have no more than 7,500 words). Your paper must not have been previously published, accepted for publication or read at an international conference.


Note: Papers submitted should be anonymous. If your name is evident on the paper  received obviously anonymity will be breached.


When you submit your proposal online, you will be asked for:

a) The title in the language in which you intend to give it, either English or German or Spanish or French.

b) The author’s name and the names of any co-authors, together with their countries and e-mail addresses.

c) The FULL and FINAL PAPER in the language in which you intend to give it. It is not possible to submit a paper in one language but then present it in another.

d) An Abstract (no more than 500 words) in the same language as the paper

e) A Summary (no more than 50 words) in the same language as the paper


Your proposal will not be considered without all these items.  You may not amend the paper after you have submitted it.


2. Panels  Presentations of a topic by 2 to 4 members and a Chair. (This must be structured as 90 minutes for the panellists’ presentation including the discussion between panellists and 30 minutes for audience discussion). Proposals are strongly preferred (i) which relate to the theme of the Congress and (ii) where all presenters have read the presentations of their fellow-panellists in advance and have prepared a commentary on them as part of the panel . Proposals must include recommended panellists and Chair.

Proposals for panels which include short extracts from films or TV programmes should also be included here.

Notes: Research panels may be allocated a slot - if accepted - during the Wednesday morning (31 July) pre-Congress sessions.


When you submit your proposal online, you will be asked for:

a) The title (in the language in which you wish the Panel to take place). Please note that panels must take place in one language only. In making a panel proposal you need to ensure that all panellists proposed have sufficient fluency in this language.

b) The names, countries and e-mail addresses of the panellists. Up to 4 panellists may be listed.

c) One Abstract (no more than 500 words) giving an overview of the whole panel

d) One Summary (no more than 50 words) giving an overview of the whole panel

e) The single language in which this activity will operate - English or German or Spanish or French.

f) The name of the panel’s co-ordinator - who will be responsible for liaising with the IPA London Office over the administration of this activity.

Example of summary: This panel will deal with topic X. It includes contributions from Dr A (on aspect W), Dr B (on aspect Y) and Dr C (on aspect Z).

If your panel proposal is accepted, you must send the full text of each panel-presentation to the IPA by 29 March 2013. Submission of a panel proposal implies consent to this condition.


3. Small Discussion Groups (SDGs)- lasting for up to one and a half hours in which the audience explores a topic of interest. These may be associated with a panel or lecture. Proposals should include a Chair, and no more than 6 invited guests. Considering the participative nature of this activity, aggregate presentation time (the total length of all presentations combined) must be a maximum of 20 minutes. There is no automatic acceptance for SDGs that have featured at previous Congresses.


When you submit your proposal online, you will be asked for:

a) The Title (in the language in which you wish the SDG to take place). Please note that each SDGs must take place in one language only. In making a proposal you need to ensure that all colleagues named have sufficient fluency in this language.

b) The single language in which this activity will operate - English or German or Spanish or French.

c) The names, countries and e-mail addresses of the contributors. Up to 6 contributors and 2 chairs may be listed.

d) One Abstract of the proposed SDG (no more than 500 words) giving an overview of the whole activity.

e) A Summary (no more than 50 words). Your proposal will not be considered without these items giving an overview of the whole activity.

f) The name of the SDG’s co-ordinator - who will be responsible for liaising with the IPA London Office over the administration of this activity.


4. PostersPoster displays of research and conceptual work

When you submit your proposal online, you will be asked for:

a) The title in the language in which the poster will be displayed.

b) The author’s name and the names of any co-authors, together with their countries and e-mail addresses.

c) A Summary of the content of the poster (no more than 50 words).


Your proposal will not be considered without all these items.  The poster itself is not required at this point. The maximum size of the poster is 1 metre (3 ft.) x 0.75 metres (2 ft. 5 ins)