[URBANTH-L]AAA meetings in San Jose: Call for papers and panels
David W. Haines
dhaines1 at gmu.edu
Mon Jan 16 17:36:02 EST 2006
To: SUNTA members
Re: Call for papers and panels, AAA meeting in San Jose, November 15-19, 2006
From: David Haines, SUNTA president-elect and program chair
The following is the basic information for panel and paper
submissions for the San Jose AAA meeting. Full details are in the AN
and on-line. Do note that there is a separate deadline of March 1 to
SUNTA for any panels seeking "invited" status.
Theme: The program theme is "Critical Intersections/Dangerous
Issues." It is described in the January AN and is also on line. The
theme will probably be congenial--or at least usable--for most SUNTA
members. Remember that there are two stages of review: by SUNTA and
by the AAA. Some clear relevance to the theme is thus advisable.
Deadline: The deadline for submission to the AAA of panels, papers,
and posters will be March 31. It would also be extremely helpful
(although not required) if you can let me know by email what you have
submitted (at least title and participants) so that I can track it
through the AAA if necessary.
Requirements: Panel requirements remain the same with provision both
for single sessions (up to seven fifteen-minute slots for papers or
discussants) and double sessions (up to fourteen slots). Panel
abstracts can be up to 500 words; paper abstracts up to 250 words. It
is strongly recommended that panels be coherently presented (e.g.,
that the papers are invoked in the panel abstract and that the panel
is invoked in the paper abstracts).
Individual papers: You can, of course, also individually submit
papers. This past year, individually volunteered papers fared rather
well. They are combined into sessions by SUNTA, and I certainly try
to make those sessions as coherent as possible.
Invited sessions: If you wish to have a panel considered for
"invited" status, it must be submitted to SUNTA by March 1.
Alternative formats: Please consider alternative presentation
formats. For example, instead of a normal double panel, you might
want to consider a regular panel followed by a "poster" session
(e.g., overview in one, research or application in the other). If you
wish to do a smaller, more relaxed panel (e.g., three or four papers
in dialogue with each other), we may be able to schedule simultaneous
round tables. Finally, if your work might fit into a workshop format,
please consider that as well. Use of such alternative approaches will
generally increase the odds of acceptance.
Networking: If you have ideas for panels--or are looking for papers
for your panel or a panel for your paper--send a short note either to
me or to Angela Jancius (acjancius at ysu.edu) for relay out to the
Questions are welcome.
SUNTA president-elect and program chair
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