The Call for Proposals closed on August 8, 2017. We are no longer accepting proposal submissions.
Organizers will receive committee decisions the week of September 25, 2017
I. Message from Program Chair
II. IMPORTANT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: READ FIRST
III. Proposal Selection Criteria
IV. Creative Session Formats
V. Workshop Sessions
VI. Inter-area/Border-Crossing Sessions
VII. Directions in Social Sciences
VIII. Conroy Prize
X. Session Sponsorship
XI. Organizers seeking Participants/Paper Authors seeking Panels
XII. Pre-registration Requirements for Participants
XIII. Travel Assistance
XIV. Audio Visual Equipment (for presentations)
XV. Proposals/Panels Types - Submit Proposals
XVI. Program Committee
XVII. Important Deadlines
I. Message from Program Chair
behalf of the Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies, I
am pleased to issue the Call for Proposals for the AAS Annual
Conference to be held March 22-25, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park
Hotel in Washington, D.C.
are pleased to invite colleagues in Asian studies to submit proposals
for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to
Individual Papers. The committee seeks sessions that will engage
panelists and audiences in the consideration of ideas, information, and
interpretations that will advance knowledge about Asian regions and, by
extension, will enrich teaching about Asia at all levels. AAS Membership
is not a requirement for the submission of a proposal.
The deadline for submission of all proposals and LDC travel grant requests is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5pm Eastern Time. All
proposals must be submitted electronically via the AAS electronic
We will not accept proposal submitted via email. This proposal submission application will be
available for submissions from
Monday, June 26 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
After the submission deadline your proposal will be forwarded to the
appropriate program committee members for review. You will find
detailed instructions for submissions below.
If you have any questions regarding panel participation that are not answered in this Call for Proposals or the FAQ's, please contact the AAS secretariat at AASconference@asian-studies.org.
look forward to an exciting and intellectually stimulating conference
in Washington, D.C. that reflects the dynamism of Asian studies and the
AAS Program Committee Chair
II. IMPORTANT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
AAS has established submission guidelines that apply to all
participants and proposal submission types. We urge you to pay close
attention to some long-established principles upon submitting your
ONE APPEARANCE RULE
No Individual is to be on the formal program in more than one session. This rule applies to ALL
SESSION PARTICIPANTS including Chairs, Paper Presenters and Discussants
and all session types (Organized Panels, Roundtables and Workshops. The
One Appearance Rule also applies to Individual Paper Abstract Proposal
. If an individual has accepted an invitation to
participate as a chair, paper presenter or discussant on one session,
he/she should not also accept additional invitations to appear on
However, please note that an
individual may serve multiple roles WITHIN ONE SESSION. For example, an
individual may serve as both chair and discussant or as paper presenter
and chair on the SAME SESSION. Organizers must confirm that the
proposed panelists are listed on their proposal only. The name of a
single individual on more than one proposal could threaten the chance of
acceptance of every proposal involved. Note: Individuals may ORGANIZE
more than one session.
PROPOSALS SHOULD BE IN FINAL FORMATION BEFORE SUBMISSION
proposal should be a commitment in the sense that its original
configuration (the original proposal submission) should match its final
appearance in the printed program, and its presentation at the
conference. Replacement participants are allowed
but additional participants and co-authors are not allowed after the proposal has been accepted.
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The Program Committee will expect strict compliance with the December 1 deadline for participant registration,
which assures inclusion in the printed program, and will expect the
in-person participation of all those named in successful proposals.
PRESENTERS COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE
Habits of collegiality and professional courtesy are both the pattern and the continued expectation at the AAS conference.
Most fundamental are the honoring of commitments to present papers and
the provision of papers to discussants in a timely fashion. The Program
Committee assumes and celebrates an interactive style and effective
communication in the evolution and delivery of a well-coordinated
session. Individual paper sessions also benefit from the best
observation of professional practices.
program committee has noted a growing number of "no-shows" among session
participants. It is disrespectful toward fellow panelists and
audiences, and unfair to those applicants who were not selected for
inclusion on the program. Therefore, sessions will be closely monitored
at the conference to note all no-shows. Participants who fail to notify
the AAS secretariat in advance that they will not be able to attend the
conference and participate in their session will not be allowed to
submit a proposal for the following year's conference.
III. Proposal Selection Criteria
Program Committee considers the annual conference program to be
primarily a collection of Organized Sessions (i.e. paper sessions,
roundtables or workshops). For this reason, we accept a far higher
percentage of session proposals (approximately 68%) than individual
paper submissions (approximately 10%). The Committee will look favorably
on imaginative sessions that address issues of interest to a wide
constituency, incorporate comparative perspectives, or cross
The Program Committee focuses on the following criteria when reviewing and scoring proposals:
1. Intellectual quality of the research (originality of material
or interpretations, soundness of methodology, knowledge of the field,
2. Quality of the written abstracts, the overall panel abstract
being of greatest importance (clear, jargon-free prose is especially
3. Coherence of the papers to the overall panel topic and quality of paper abstracts.
4. Diversity in Gender, ethnicity, and institutional balance with a combination of junior and senior scholars.
5. Indication of a commitment to stimulating active discussion at panel sessions.
Attention to AAS guidelines (deadline, prohibition on more than one
appearance, limits on number of presenters, etc.).
The committee will attempt to include sessions on a wide variety of
subjects and approaches, including scholarly, pedagogical, and
professional subjects; consciously support the inclusion of panels
focused on topics of concern in all geographic areas of Asia; encourage
the presentation of new scholarship in social science disciplines
under-represented at AAS conferences; strive to balance its selections
between topics of continuing interest and new topics to which little or
no attention has been paid; and try to span different time periods and
subject matters in sessions constructed from individual papers.
The committee makes every effort to assure diverse representation
through the inclusion of minorities, women, graduate students, and
international colleagues, and will seek to reflect the regional and
disciplinary diversity of the association's membership and Asian studies
IV. Innovative Session Formats
The Program Committee
supports innovative formats that will encourage bold thinking, lively
dialogue, and audience involvement. We urge session organizers to
explore ways in which ideas can be communicated most effectively and
ways in which the audience can contribute to the liveliness of the
dialogue. We encourage a variety of presentation formats. The
following list of potential formats for the panel illustrates a range of
styles, but is not meant to confine your options:
- Formats that highlight through their structure a clash of perspectives, interpretations, or methodologies.
- Formats that involve a number of
mini-presentations (5-10 minutes) around a single theme (organizers of
such panels should choose the roundtable format; the application allows a
maximum five presenters to be listed in the program though more
participants could be included).
- Formats involving the discussion of primary sources.
- Formats in which commentators begin by summarizing and commenting on the papers and the paper-givers then respond.
- Panels in which participants present one another’s work rather than their own.
- Workshop-style sessions on works-in-progress.
- Formats that allow sharply focused commentary from the audience at an early point in the panel.
- Formats in which a single, major
paper, film, or book is the subject of attention. The commentary and
other papers would focus on the work in question.
- Roundtables that examine teaching in the field or that explore innovative approaches to teaching a particular subject.
- Formats involving a performance, presentation, or reading of a creative work followed by a discussion.
- Formats that involve pre-circulating papers available to all attendees.*
In these panels members of the audience would be expected to have read
the papers in advance and presenters would give only brief introductory
remarks (for example, five minutes) before comments and discussion.
organizers suggesting innovative formats should check the appropriate
box on the application form and make a case for the innovative character
of the panel’s format in their proposals.
you are submitting an Innovative Format that includes paper
presentations, select Organized Panel Proposal Type. If your Innovative
Format does not include papers, select either the Roundtable or
Workshop Proposal Type
; be sure to indicate what makes your
roundtable or workshop innovative in your proposal (that is, indicate
why these panels go beyond the usual expectations of a roundtable or a
workshop). Organized Panels proposing the use of pre-circulating papers
should clearly indicate this format in the proposal (please use the
words “pre-circulating papers” at some point).
of sessions with innovative formats need to keep in regular
communication with participants about the special expectations of their
panels (in terms of time limits, papers circulated among participants
well in advance, presentation form, etc.).
involving pre-circulated papers are based on the expectation that
papers will be completed well in advance and will be made available on
the AAS website. Papers should be sent to the Association of Asian
firstname.lastname@example.org between Feb. 1st
and Feb. 20th, 2018. They will then be posted on the AAS website and
will be available to AAS members, who will need to log in with their AAS
passwords in order to gain access to them. The papers will be taken
down from the website shortly after the conference. Authors will thus
have some protection against their papers being read by outsiders to the
conference. Panel organizers will be responsible for informing
panelists that they need to submit their papers to the AAS by Feb. 20
at the latest and they need to limit any remarks on their papers in the
panel session to a few minutes so that discussion time is maximized.
The conference program will identify the panel as one in which the
papers are available to attendees in advance.
V. Workshop Sessions
continuing Workshop sessions dedicated to teaching and professional
development. This session category should be particularly appropriate
for workshops dealing with language pedagogy, the use of instructional
technology in the classroom, new tools for research, tips on publishing a
first book, etc. We encourage affiliated groups and committees that
have previously conducted workshops or seminar-type presentations as
"Meetings-in-Conjunction" to instead submit formal proposals within the
VI. "Inter-Area/Border-Crossing" Sessions
encourage wide and innovative intellectual exchange, the Program
Committee invites applications for sessions that include papers that
engage with two or more areas within Asia (as defined by the four
Councils) or across geographic borders. Inter-area/Border-Crossing
panels should be coherent in theme and expansive in their mix of
geographical areas and fields of study. Session organizers should use
the Organized Panel or Roundtable application forms and must in the
panel abstract include a paragraph describing how the topics and papers
satisfy the goals of the Inter-area/Border-Crossing category. Proposals
must also include individual abstracts from all paper-givers.
VII. "Directions in the Social Sciences"
To encourage the presentation of new scholarship in social science
disciplines under-represented at AAS conferences (e.g., Political
Science, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Law, Public Health, and
Social Work), the Board of Directors has created an initiative
"Directions in the Social Sciences." Under this initiative, a select
number of panels in the social sciences will be highlighted in the
conference program. The Board welcomes innovative submissions that
include younger scholars and interdisciplinary approaches. This
initiative is meant to expand social science representation at AAS
If your proposal
falls within one or more of these categories, please CHECK THE RELEVANT
BOX on the online Organized Panel, Roundtable or Workshop application
form (individual papers are not eligible). Checking the box
affect the regular competitive review of your proposal—it will simply
assists the Committee in selecting the highlighted sessions and in
keeping track of the number of proposals in the social sciences.
VIII. Conroy Prize
honors Prof. F. Hilary Conroy, outstanding scholar of Japan, Northeast
Asia and Asian American history at the University of Pennsylvania from
1951 to 1990. From his original study of Japanese immigrants in
nineteenth century Hawaii, Prof. Conroy has written, taught, and
lectured widely on political and cultural relations in East Asia and
across the Pacific. Prof. Conroy has also been active in the practical
work of building mutual understanding and reconciliation in Northeast
Asia through his long time involvement with the American Friends Service
Committee and other organizations.
is intended to encourage proposals to the Association for Asian Studies
that advance Prof. Conroy’s transnational pursuits i.e., topics that
are grounded in Northeast Asia but that are genuinely transnational,
that is, that extend beyond one nation and, perhaps, beyond the region.
Hilary Conroy Prize will be awarded to an outstanding session on a
transnational topic that highlights developments across national
boundaries and offers coverage of at least one East Asian nation (China,
Japan, Taiwan and/or Korea). The proposed panel should include at least
one non-US, non-Canadian citizen working outside of North America.
Prize, in honor of the distinguished scholar of East Asian history, F.
Hilary Conroy, carries a $1,000 award, which will be given directly to
the panel organizer to help defray the cost of the foreign scholar.
Members of each year’s annual AAS conference program committee will decide upon the award recipient.
The selected panel of
the Conroy Prize will be highlighted in the final conference program
and recognized at the 2018 Awards Ceremony held in Washington, D.C..
There is no separate application needed to be considered for this
prize. All “border crossing” sessions that meet these criteria will be
considered by the Program Committee for the Conroy Prize. The program
committee will review all incoming proposals submissions to determine
the session selected to receive the Conroy Prize.
sessions for the 2018 conference are tentatively scheduled to begin on
Thursday evening, (March 22) and end on Sunday afternoon (March 25). We
reserve the right to alter the schedule as needed to accommodate more
approximately 30-40 sessions generally scheduled in a given time slot,
it is impossible not to have
some overlap in sessions on similar
topics. In response to participants feedback, the AAS program committee
has complied a category and keywords lists. You can help the program committee
try its best to avoid such scheduling issues by doing the following in
- Time Periods and Keywords: The categories are used for scheduling purposes only. Your selection of a time period and keyword(s) have no bearing on whether or not a proposal is accepted. Select a category that best fits your proposal.
Additionally, Organizers/Proposers should indicate any potential scheduling conflicts—along with a specific reason—on the proposal. You may indicate work, travel, personal religious conflicts, etc. on the proposal application.
If you agree to participate in the AAS Annual Conference, you are agreeing to be scheduled during any of the time slots. The committee will attempt to accommodate conflicts, but cannot guarantee a particular time slot. The AAS DOES NOT allow any scheduling changes once the schedule has been determined.
X. Session Sponsorship
organizers may request to have an academic institution, research
center/archive, learned society, or official AAS affiliate or committee
listed in the printed program book as the sponsor of the accepted panel
session. Sponsorships are defined into two categories:
- Session proposals may be sponsored by various organized groups such
as committees and affiliates. Sponsorship may or may not entail
financial support, but primarily indicates a level of pre-vetting and
assurance of the session’s quality and importance by the sponsoring
group or institution, which is taken into consideration by the AAS
Program Committee during the review process. Please note, sponsored
sessions are not guaranteed acceptance and must undergo normal
Financial support can take different forms (for example: the institution
has provided funding for the research being presented, is subsidizing
the participation of presenters, has requested and peer reviewed the
submitted proposals, etc.). The listing of a sponsor for the submitted
proposal is taken into consideration by the Program Committee during the
review process, but is not a guarantee of acceptance.
Designated Sessions -
Designated session proposals have guaranteed acceptance onto the formal
program. Only a limited number of board-authorized specific groups
such as the AAS councils (CIAC, NEAC, SAC, SEAC, COC) and a few AAS
committees (primarily language and teaching groups) are accorded the
privilege of organizing designated sessions.
Note: Designated sessions must have a confirmation letter from the
current council chair indicating the panel title and organizer name of
the designated session. Please email your confirming letter to the AAS
Secretariat to AASconference@asian-studies.org
If submitting a
proposal that is sponsored, organizer's will be required to include the
name of the sponsoring group, the group's contact and the contact's
email address. The AAS reserved the right to independently verify any
sponsorships listed on submitted proposals.
XI. Organizers Seeking Participants/Paper Authors seeking Sessions.
organizers seeking participants to join their proposed panel,
roundtable, or workshop may list their proposed session topics on the
AAS website, along with their contact information. Those interested in
joining one of the sessions may contact the organizer directly to
further inquire about joining their panel proposal. Additionally,
Individual Paper authors seeking to join a panel proposal may list their
proposed topic and contact information. Those interested in organizing a
session around one of the individual paper topics may contact the
author. For more information, go to
Organizers Seeking Participants/Paper Authors seeking Panels. The page includes instructions on how to submit a proposed topic and contact a session organizer/paper author.
XII. Preregistration Requirements
PRE-REGISTRATION is required of ALL PARTICIPANTS on accepted sessions, including those composed of individual papers.
The names of participants accepted to appear on the formal program WILL NOT appear in the Printed Program unless participants are pre-registered by the December 1, 2017 participant registration deadline.
The AAS does not require participants to join the AAS to participate
on a formal panel session and offers non-member rates. However
pre-registration is required by the December 1
st deadline to secure your name is printed in the printed program.
refunds will be given for participants withdrawing after December 1,
2017. We suggest all participants in need of financial assistance from
their institutions or other sources and/or those participants needing to
complete a visa application begin the process immediately after notice
of acceptance. The AAS cannot make exceptions for refund requests;
including those submitted on the basis of denied funding and/or visa
applications. Pre-registration information will be sent to all
participants at the time they are notified of their acceptance to the
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS IN REGARD TO THE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS.
XIII. Travel Assistance
(1) Late Developing Countries (LDC) Travel Grant Program
We are pleased to continue the availability of travel grants for scholars who are citizens of and work in the less economically advanced nations of Asia.
This support is limited to those scholars who are active participants
(discussant, chair or paper presenter) on regular panels, roundtables,
or workshops that have been accepted to the formal program.
Individual paper proposal submitters are not eligible for support through this program.
for scholars from the following countries will NOT be accepted:
Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of China (Taiwan),
Republic of Korea (South Korea), and Singapore.
normally work in an eligible country but will be residing in an
ineligible country at the time of the conference may be considered on a
but requests from scholars traveling from LDC countries in Asia will be given priority. All applicants must indicate the city/country they will be traveling FROM to attend the conference.
we do not have sufficient funds to cover all the related costs of
attending the conference. Individuals awarded the LDC Travel Grant will
be limited to applying the grant to international round-trip discounted
airfare, up to three night's hotel accommodations at the conference
rate, and/or conference registration.
The LDC Travel Grant may not be applied to AAS membership fees.
The maximum amount available is $2,000 but due to the anticipated large
number of applications, individual grants will likely be lower.
Therefore panel organizers or applicants should seek outside funding to
supplement LDC grants. Grant funds may be wired in advance either
directly to the scholar or to his/her travel agency, but proof of actual
airline ticket purchase price will be required. Otherwise, awarded
grants should be picked up on-site at the AAS Conference registration
area once original travel receipts are provided. Individual scholars or
their respective panel organizers are responsible for arranging
purchase of tickets, hotel accommodations, registration, etc.
Sessions organizers should submit their request as part of the online panel proposal by the August 8rd deadline. Only one (1) participant per panel will be considered for funding.
Awards will be made by a special selection committee after the formal
program has been decided by the Program Committee. Attempts will be made
to maintain fairness across countries, specializations, disciplines,
(2) Graduate Student Travel Stipends
AAS routinely provides partial travel stipends to all graduate student members
participating on the formal program, and this will continue for the
2018 conference. There are no separate application procedures; graduate
student travel stipends will be distributed to graduate student members on the
formal program if the student meets the criteria as noted below.
Grant amounts vary each year and are dependent on the number of eligible
students, but in recent years have averaged around $200.
no formal stipend request application is required, all graduate
students must still meet the criteria as listed below in order to
receive the travel stipend. To be eligible to receive a graduate
student stipends, students must:
1. Be accepted to present on a formal panel session;
2. Register in the student member category by the participant conference pre-registration deadline (December 1, 2017)*
3. Not live within 100 miles of the conference site.**
4. Not have received funding from other AAS sources.
award checks are prepared in advance and will be available for pick-up
at the conference registration desk on-site in Washington, D.C.
AAS does not offer non-member student conference registration rates.
Individuals with student status must have already joined the AAS in the
student member category
prior to the December 1st deadline, in order to meet the participant
conference pre-registration deadline and qualify for the student member
conference registration rate. Valid student ID, an enrollment form or
other proof of current student status is required with student
** Students living within a 100 mile radius of the conference site are considered "local" and are NOT eligible for the stipend.
XIV. Audio Visual (A/V) Equipment for Panel Presentations
AAS will supply all session rooms with a Basic A/V package which
includes LCD projector, Screen, Microphone and speakers. (Additional
microphones will be added for roundtable discussions).
It is the responsibility of panel participants to bring their own LAPTOP COMPUTERS (and
in the case of Macintosh laptops, a dongle to connect with the
projector cord) and/or arrange and pay for additional equipment and
services needed from the hotel. The AAS cannot assist in these
To maximize efficiency and minimize set-up costs, A/V equipment provided
by the AAS is limited to LCD Projectors, screens and necessary cabling
for laptop and sounds. T
he AAS DOES NOT PROVIDE laptop
computers, TV/DVD equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, or
any other equipment or supplies required for presentations.
XV. TYPES OF PROPOSALS
are detailed descriptions and requirements for each proposal type.
Please make sure to review the information and links below prior to
officially submitting your proposal.
A. Organized Panels
Panels are proposed around a common subject or theme. Organized Panel
proposals are submitted as fully formed sessions where formal papers are
presented, often followed by discussion. Organized Panels last two
must include ample time for audience participation.
Organizers should consider and be prepared to submit the following
information with the Organized Panel proposal:
1. Panel title and 250 word (maximum) panel abstract*;
2. Paper titles and abstracts* (250-word maximum) for each paper on the panel.
3. Minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) paper presentations per panel proposal.
4. An individual assigned to Chair the panel (required)
5. An individual assigned as Discussant (preferred but not required if submitting an innovative panel format that includes discussion).
6. Contact information for ALL participants including full name, affiliation, email and mailing address.
abstracts provided for each prospective paper presentation are very
important, but the overall panel abstract is of greatest importance.
Organized Panel Session Requirements
*Depending if the panel format is designed in a manner that encourages discussion.
The exact configuration of paper presenters and discussants is left to your discretion. See the Innovative Format section
for more information. It is the
preference of the Program Committee to receive proposals that comply
with posted participation limits and still allow a reasonable amount of
time for discussion.
may submit “two-part” or "back-to-back" panel proposals on related
themes or topics but each proposal will be reviewed on its own merits.
The Program Committee cannot guarantee acceptance of a series of panels,
nor can it guarantee specific scheduling requests for accepted
“two-part” or “back-to-back” panels.
B. Roundtables Sessions
Roundtable is a session format at which no formal papers are presented.
This format provides opportunities for participants with specific
expertise to discuss with each other, and with members of the audience,
issues or themes concerning a discipline or an Asian regional area. A
roundtable lasts for two hours. Organizers should consider and be
prepared to enter the following information with the Roundtable panel
1. A 350-word (maximum) abstract is required for the panel itself and should fully explain its purpose, its issue(s)/theme(s), and scope; including the role of each discussant during the roundtable discussion;
2. An individual assigned to Chair the panel;
3. A minimum of THREE (3) discussants and a maximum of FIVE (5) discussants.
Individuals may serve dual roles (Chair & Discussant) within the roundtable.
The Organizer is not considered an active participant. An active
participant is an individual actively participating (chairing,
presenting, discussing) during the panel session.
Roundtable Session Requirements
C. Workshops Sessions
are sessions relating to teaching and professional development, with a
special emphasis on the learning or development of new skills. Workshops
might concern language pedagogy, the use of instructional technology in
the classroom, new tools for research, tips on publishing a first book,
the exchange of syllabi, and the like. They may contain paper
presentations or follow a more informal roundtable format, but in all
cases should allow considerable time for discussion and exchange of
ideas. Organizers should consider and be prepared to enter the following
information with the Workshop proposal:
1. A 250-word (maximum) abstract is required for the panel itself.
2. Workshops should not exceed SIX (6) active participants, including the Chair.
particularly encourage affiliated groups and committees that have
previously conducted workshops or seminar-type presentations as
Meetings-in-Conjunction to instead submit formal proposals within the
The Organizer is not considered an active participant. An active
participant is an individual actively participating (chairing,
presenting, discussing) during the session.
Workshop Session Requirements
D. Individual Papers
committee considers the AAS annual conference to be primarily a
session-based conference. Therefore, the acceptance rate for individual
paper abstract proposals is much lower (approximately 10% acceptance
rate) than that for Organized Sessions (approx. 68%). The committee
would like to remind junior scholars that AAS Regional Conferences are
the ideal place to submit individual paper proposals and to meet
like-minded scholars who might be interested in collaborating on
organized panel proposals for the following year's national AAS meeting.
For a list of AAS Regional Conferences, visit
The AAS DOES NOT post session topics in advance; Individual Papers authors may submit a paper topic on any subject matter.
The AAS follows the following format in regards to Individual Paper
(1) Each individual paper proposal is reviewed and scored.
Individual paper proposals receiving a high score are then further
reviewed as a group to determine if there are enough papers centered
around a specific topic (these may be cross-disciplinary or
cross-cultural) to form a cohesive session.
(3) If the committee is
successful, these selected papers will be accepted to appear on the
(4) The panel chair, typically a Program Committee
member, will request copies of the papers to be presented in advance of
the conference and will contact each Individual Paper presenter with the
information regarding the panel format (i.e., presentation order,
presentation time length, etc.). Panel members will also be required to
exchange papers ahead of time, so that they can read and develop
linking comments or questions about each other's work.
only 10-13 Individual Paper sessions slots available and created for
annual conference; each session will have 4-6 papers each. The above
process can result in a highly scored paper ultimately being rejected
due to there not being additional highly scored papers with a similar
subject to form a dynamic panel session.
We do not add Individual Papers to accepted Organized panels.
Individual Paper Proposal participants are not eligible to apply to the LDC Grant program.
Individuals should be prepared to enter the following information with the Individual Paper proposal:
250-word (maximum) abstract of the paper is required when submitting an
Individual Paper Proposal. Please note: Completed full papers
(uploads) are not accepted nor required at any time.
While any person may submit a proposal for an individual paper presentation, strong preference is given to those submitted by advanced graduate students or by people who have completed their PhDs in the last two or three years.
The intellectual quality of the abstract is the prime selection
criterion for proposals. Those who present an individual paper one year
are not eligible in the subsequent year. Once assigned to a session,
individual paper presenters may not change to another panel.
XVI. 2018 Program Committee
organizers may contact members of the 2017 Program Committee for
questions concerning, e.g., format, possible participants, or to which
category a submission should be made.
- Anne Hansen, PC Vice Chair, University of Wisconsin, Madison, email@example.com
China and Inner Asia
XVII. Important Dates and Deadlines
June 26, 2017: Proposal submission site opens
August 8, 2017: Deadline for submission of conference proposals
September 27, 2017: E-mail notification of conference proposal acceptance/rejection
December 1, 2017: Deadline for pre-conference participation registration
Deadline for submitting paper/panel title updates or revisions