Special Session Proposals
How to Organise A Special Session at #SOAC2019
- Write-up a call for participants/abstracts for a special session, outlining the title of your special session, brief context as to the rationale and focus of the special session, plus a list of the broad topics/issues that you (and your co-convenors) are interested in receiving abstracts on – 1 page maximum!
- Provide name(s) and contact details of convenor(s) of special session so anyone interested in taking part can contact you with any questions etc;
- Indicate what stream within the SOAC conference your special session is to be a part of so that contributors can select this in the submission portal when they upload their abstract;
- Indicate what type of session you are proposing to hold – e.g. academic session (full peer-reviewed papers – max 4 papers per session), policymaker session (presentations only – max 4 participants), panel discussion session (academic and/or policymakers – max 4-6 participants), author meets critics session (author, plus up to 4 critics) – so that you get the ‘right’ abstracts/presenters in your session.
- Send your proposed special session call for abstracts out to:
- targeted individuals; or, if you have an open call for abstracts, send it out to your networks (e.g. replan, IAG-list, policy colleagues etc) to inform people about your special session; and
- the Co-chairs of SOAC2019 (Diana MacCallum, Maccallum@curtin.edu.au and Paul Maginn, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Conference Organisers (Emily Chee, email@example.com) so that the special session call for abstracts can be posted on the SOAC website;
- Ask prospective contributors to send you their abstracts for initial review to ensure that they fit with the focus/aims of the special session and they conform to the formatting requirements of the conference;
- Decide on abstract submissions to your sessions
- If accept, advise contributors to submit abstract via the SOAC abstract portal;
- If modify, suggest revisions you would like to see, review resubmission and if all good advise contributor to submit via SOAC portal; and
- If unsuitable, advise contributor(s) they submit as a standalone abstract or try another special session that you are aware of.
- Advise the relevant track Co-chairs of SOAC 2019 of the details of your special session(s) – format, contributors, abstracts etc.
Key Dates and Deadlines
8 March Peer Reviewed Call for Abstracts Close
31 March Extended Paper Abstracts Close
Short Term Rentals in Australia
Convenors: Dr Thomas Sigler and Prof Jonathan Corcoran
Smart Urbanism in Australian Cities
Convenors: Dr Ashraful Alam, Dr Mohammad Swapan
Cities, Climate Change and Social Justice
Convenors: Wendy Steele and Tricia Austin