VSS seeks proposals for symposia to be held during the 2017 VSS Annual Meeting, which begins Friday, May 19. Four to six symposia will be scheduled, each lasting two hours.
VSS Symposia deal with contemporary research topics in vision research. Symposia can be organized by content area or by method, but talks within a symposium should focus on broader conceptual themes than a typical VSS presentation. There should be at least four and no more than five speakers within a symposium session, and each talk should be scheduled for between 20 and 30 minutes, including time for discussion. Discussion time can be scheduled after individual talks and/or at the end of the session.
The symposium organizer must be a current (2017) VSS member, but invited speakers need not be members. Complete submission instructions can be found at http://www.visionsciences.org/symposium-submissions/. Submissions should be made online. Symposia will be selected by the VSS Board of Directors on the basis of scientific merit, timeliness, theoretical innovation and/or breadth, methodological innovation and/or diversity, and overlap (less being better) with symposia of last year and with the regular program. Symposia often benefit from a diversity of perspective and institutional affiliations. Proposals from young investigators are particularly encouraged.
The quality of the speakers is important to a symposium, so scheduled speakers may not be substituted, even by coauthors. Organizers agree with their proposal submission, that all speakers are committed to participating in the symposium, and that speakers have not agreed to participate in more than one symposium.
Deadline: November 4, 2016