• Although preference will be given to research and conceptual papers, panel discussions that make a solid contribution to the conference theme will be considered. A panel should have at least three and not more than five participants. Note that panels are expected to be based on (panel) discussion and active exchange of ideas instead of being sessions consisting of a series of paper presentations.
  • Preparing a panel proposal
  • The format for a panel proposal should follow the general guidelines for full and short papers regarding layout, font, references, abstract, etc. The panel should be prepared as a .doc or .docx file, but submitted as a .pdf.
  • Proposals should include the following; please use these as subtitles in your submission:
  • • Title of panel.
  • • Organisers: Names, affiliations and email addresses of the moderator and other
  • organisers.
  • • Length of proposal: 2 pages; please consider the general guidelines for Calls for Papers , the template , as well as general guidelines for full and short papers .
  • • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • • Participants: Expected/preferred number of participants.
  • • Proposed format: Including draft schedule, explanation of how it will engage with the audience.
  • • Purpose, goals, expected outcomes and contribution to the conference theme.
  • • Summary of content.
  • • References (references are excluded from the two pages).
  • • Special requests/equipment needs.
  • • Before submission please save your paper with the name of the title / part of the title; NOT the author name(s) and NOT ISIC2020 only.
  • • Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts read by a native English-speaking colleague, or professionally edited, before submission.
  • • All proposals should be submitted to the EasyChair ISIC2020 submission system. You will be required to submit as a .pdf.
  • All panel members must register for and attend the conference.
  • If you have any questions or comments concerning the panel submission please feel free to contact us at isic2020@up.ac.za
  • Revision of a panel proposal
  • You will receive feedback from at least two reviewers. If reviewers request revision it is important to adhere to requests, or where appropriate, explain why it is not possible or preferable. Please use this table when submitting a revised version of your paper so that it is clear to reviewers and the ISIC2020 organisers how you adhered to feedback.
  • Final decisions on acceptance in the conference programme will be made by the ISIC2020 Chair of the Local Organising Committee and the ISIC Standing Committee Chair Officers:
  • Ina Fourie (Chair, ISIC2020 Committee; Secretary, ISIC Steering Committee): ina.fourie@up.ac.za
  • Heidi Julien (Chair, ISIC Steering Committee): heidijul@buffalo.edu
  • Ian Ruthven (Vice-Chair, ISIC Steering Committee): ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk
  • (With input from Sandy Zinn [Chair short papers and panels])