What constitutes a late-breaking symposium topic?
Late-breaking topics are those which cover important current, ground-breaking research which have not been submitted previously. The late-breaking symposium deadline is not intended to be an extension of general symposia submissions, but will focus on symposia proposals with novel, ground-breaking topics that would not otherwise be discussed at the Congress.
Is there a limit on number of presentations speakers may make at the ICE 2016?
Yes, presenters can only present once during ICE. This include oral, poster and invited presentations part of symposia.
Is it necessary to contact and confirm participation of each speaker before submitting the proposal?
Yes, a confirmed list of speakers is required for submission.
Is there a format for symposia?
The suggested format for all symposia should feature:
- 15 or 30 minute keynote presentation
- 15 minute presentations
- 15 minute break (in the middle of the symposium) - This will be added by ESA staff after the submission deadline.
This will allow all symposia to have the same schedule and make it easier for attendees to schedule presentations they want to attend.
How long can symposia presentations be and how many presentations can be in a symposia?
Symposia presentations should be in 15 minutes in length. For a two-hour symposium, no more than eight (8) 15-minute presentations should be included in the submission. For a four-hour symposium, no more than fifteen (15) 15-minute presentation should be included, allowing for a 15 minute coffee/refreshment break. Symposia organizers can include up to two (2) 30 minute keynote presentations during the symposium. Organizers are not responsible for adding breaks into their session. All breaks will be scheduled by the ICE planning committee to take place at the same time.