The Call for Panels is expected to open in March/April 2023
The panels are reviewed by a Scientific Committee consisting of IHSA board members, experts from our partner NSU and invited external experts on the specific conference themes.
Below you can find steps and information on uploading a panel, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. We are looking forward to you submissions!
Expected timeline (exact dates TBA)
|Call for panels opens
Call for panels closes
Review deadline panels
Call for papers opens
Call for papers closes
Review deadline papers
5 – 7 Nov 2023
Steps to Upload a Panel
Useful Information for Panel Organizers
As panel organizer we hope you will actively engage in soliciting papers for your panel.
IHSA aims for conferences that bring together academics as well as reflective practitioners. Your panel can be leaning to one of these audiences, or aim for a mixed participation. Once a paper abstract is submitted to your panel, the submitter will get an automated reply to acknowledge the receipt and you will be notified automatically.
It is up to you to accept or reject paper proposals.
Criteria you may apply are:
– Is the proposal relevant to the theme of the panel?
– Has it potential to become an interesting paper?
– Does it have academic quality? Or in case of a more practical paper: Does it have strong argument and is it based on material evidence or case studies?
– Does it make a reference to methodology?
You can also make suggestions to paper providers on improving their proposal to meet these criteria. Slots for panels during the conference are 90 minutes. This serves for 3-5 papers. In case there are more papers in your panel, you can have more slots. It may be advisable to appoint a chair to the panel and you may choose to have a discussant to the panel.
IHSA aims for a broad geographical participation and especially encourages the participation from countries where humanitarian crises occur frequently. We unfortunately do not have an elaborate budget for sponsored participation. We will highly appreciate any efforts you can make to find sponsorship for participants to your panel if so required.