AMS/SEM/SMT New Orleans 2012
Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals has passed.
Joint Sessions: Submit your Proposal
Deadline: joint session proposals must be fully uploaded by 5 p.m. EST, Tuesday 17 January 2012.
For this special meeting the Program Committees of the three societies enthusiastically invite proposals for joint sessions, bringing together participants from across the societies. These may take the form of a joint session paper panel or a joint session of alternative format. Guidelines for both are set out below. A joint session paper panel is a session that includes a balance of participants from two or three societies and in which multiple approaches, methodologies, or framing discourses are presented. Joint session proposals will be considered as a unit by the relevant program committees for AMS, SEM and SMT, and will be programmed only if accepted by those committees. Proposals must include (1) a session rationale, (2) abstracts for each paper on the session, and (3) a list of equipment needed for the papers. The session rationale must identify the home society of each participant. Paper abstracts included in a joint session proposal are components of the session proposal as a whole, and will not be considered for individual presentation. All proposals will be evaluated anonymously and should contain no direct or indirect signal of authorship.
Maximum length: 350 words for the rationale, and 350 words for each constituent paper.
Papers will be allocated thirty minutes each, twenty minutes for the paper and ten minutes for discussion. Proposals may be for sessions of ninety minutes or two hours. Proposals may also be for a session of three hours, which in addition to a maximum of four paper proposals may include one or two respondents.
Joint sessions of alternative format, that is, other than paper panels, are also encouraged. In AMS terms these are “alternative formats” including, but not limited to, sessions combining performance and scholarship, sessions discussing an important publication, sessions featuring debate on a controversial issue, and sessions devoted to discussion of papers posted online before the meeting; in SEM terms, these are roundtables, workshops, and film/videos; and in SMT terms, these are special sessions and events of unusual format. Proposals for alternative format joint sessions should outline the intellectual content of the session, the individuals who will take part and their home society, and the structure of the session. As with the joint session paper panels, joint sessions of alternative format should include a balance of participants from two or three societies. Proposals will be considered as a unit by the relevant program committees for AMS, SEM and SMT, and will be programmed only if accepted by those committees. Proposals may be for sessions of ninety minutes, two, or three hours.
Maximum length: 500 words.
The joint session organizer should act as point of contact for all communications regarding the joint session proposal submission.
The organizer should register and upload a document (MS Word or PDF) that contains the rationale and abstracts for each paper.
Document formatting guidelines:
- PDF or MS Word
- Use a Times font, regular or italic only, 10-12 point
- page size 8.5 x 11 or A4
- 1-inch margins
- Do not include page header or footer
- Left-justify all text
- Single-space all text
- Add an extra line (carriage return) between paragraphs
- Do not include "hard" page breaks; allow the text to flow from page to page freely