This year, since we have only 18 30-mins or 9 60-mins sessions that need to be filled via the submission system, we've choosen not to use an open submission system with different stages and their individual review committees.
Instead we have a simple form, which the presenters can fill. Once they submit their proposal/s, our core program committee will review the proposal and pick the best sessions. Unlike last years, we'll not be able to use an iterative approach to refine your proposals. We'll simply pick the best, fully flushed, ready-to-go proposals. So the more info your provide us, like links to
- all the previous conference presentations you've done
- your slides (if not this presentation, some other presentation, so we can see the quality of your content)
- videos of your presentations (if not this presentation, some other presentation, so we can see your presentation skills)
- your blogs or articles
- and so on...
the better chance your proposal stands.
Tentatively we've 2 slots for submissions:
- Early Bird (EB) - from 8th Aug - 31st Aug
- Just-In-Time (JIT) - from 1st Sep - 21st Sep
There are 3 main reasons why you would want to submit your proposals via the EB submission:
- If we get 18 ready-to-go proposals via the EB submission, we might not open JIT submissions.
- The early-bird conference registration starts late in October and we hope to get back to all the people who have submitted their proposals via EB submission before that. In case your proposal is not selected, you can still avail the early-bird conference registration.
- If your proposal does get selected, and you have to travel to the conference, you can start making your travel arrangement to avail best fares.