In symposium sessions, several speakers discuss a common topic or theme in a manner that brings new insights to the subject. Symposia can be submitted to up to three Divisions and Interest Groups (DIGs). There are two types of symposia: Panel Symposia and Presenter Symposia. Symposia can be singly sponsored by a DIG, or jointly sponsored by up to three DIGs. All symposium sessions are scheduled in 90-minute time blocks as part of the Monday and Tuesday program.
A paper can be submitted to only one Division or Interest Group (DIG). Paper sessions consist of accepted papers grouped together by the DIG Program Chair based upon a common theme reflecting the interests and domains of the DIG. Each paper session consists of three to five papers with a session moderator who handles introductions, time keeping, and guides the content of the session. Each author has a set amount of time to present their work. All paper sessions are scheduled in 90-minute time blocks as part of the Monday and Tuesday program.
Refereed Scholarly Submissions
Papers and symposia are blind reviewed to help protect the integrity of the submission and review process.
Papers are double-blind reviewed and are evaluated on clarity, analysis, methodological rigor, and overall quality. Double-blind review means that author and submitter information is not known to the reviewers, and reviewer information is not known to the authors or submitter.
Symposia are single-blind reviewed and are judged on overall quality, interest, relevance to the Division or Interest Group (DIG) to which they are submitted, and innovation and contribution. Single-blind review means that author and submitter information is known to the reviewers, but reviewer information is not known to the authors or submitter.