Call for scientific session subjects and panel discussion topics

The organizing committee encourages all scientists and practitioners interested in ISBC2 to organize and chair scientific sessions or panel discussions. Session subjects and panel discussion topics should be conceptual and the speakers/panellists should stimulate ideas by presenting new information. Therefore, all presentations should present original project data rather than overviews, summaries, or well-known material. The scientific outputs from postgraduate students and postdocs are particularly welcome. We will favour session subject and panel discussion topic submissions that are designed to enhance inter-disciplinary collaboration! No more than two speakers of the same nationality, please consider a truly international and gender representation of the speakers/ panellists.

Each scientific session or panel is 105 min long. We are planning to allow 5 speakers in each scientific session, each with 15 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for discussion. Panels should be comprised of 3-5 panellists plus a chair and/or moderator and one key note speaker who sets the scene for the topic to be discussed (the chair/moderator cannot be the key note speaker!). At least 25 minutes of audience Q&A must be allowed for panels.

Proposals for sessions and panels will be accepted until 15 May 2020.

How to submit a scientific session subject and panel discussion topic proposal:

Proposals should include the following information:

  1. A session/panel title
  2. A short title (max 5 words or 50 characters)
  3. The goal of the session/panel (half A4 page)
  4. List of potential speakers/panellists
    (Please note: all potential speakers/panellists as well as chairs and/or moderators for panels will have to register and pay registration fee)
  5. Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of organizers (up to three organizers for each session/panel)

Please use the online form to submit your proposal.

Session / panel

Session / panel title *
Short title *
The goal of the session / panel *
List of potential speakers/ panellists *

This proposal should be considered as a panel and not as a scientific session (please tick only if you like to propose a panel!):
Panel, not a scientific session

Please provide a short description how you like to organize the panel, maximum number of panellists, panel discussion seating arrangement, etc. so we can check if we can comply to your request:
Panel description

Session Organizer (up to three organizers for each session / panel)

1st organizer (corresponding chair)

Name *
Address *
Phone number *
E-mail address *

2nd organizer

Phone number
E-mail address

3rd organizer

Phone number
E-mail address