Symposium Proposals

First Round Calls for Symposium Proposals

The First Round Call for symposium proposals for Pacifichem 2020 will be January – April, 2018.  All submitted proposals will be reviewed and graded by the Topic Area Reviewers and Chairs.  Accepted First Round proposals will be published in the Preliminary Program during August – September, 2018.

Second Round Call for Symposium Proposals

The call for the Second Round of symposium proposals will be January – April, 2019.  Accepted Second Round Proposals will be published in the Preliminary Program during August – September, 2019.

All proposals are managed through the Pacifichem 2020 On-Line Symposium System.

Symposium Guidelines

  1. The Pacifichem 2020 scientific program will be scheduled during the period Tuesday, December 15 through Sunday, December 20, 2020.
  2. Each symposium must have three (3) co-organizers who are from different Pacific Rim countries, members of the Pacifichem 2020 Cosponsoring Societies or Official Participating Organizations [OPOs]. One shall be designated as the “Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO),” and all correspondence (e-mail, FAX, letters) relating to the symposium will be directed to this contact person. It is the responsibility of the CSO to keep all other co-organizers informed.
  3. All symposia are managed through the Pacifichem 2020 On-Line Symposium System.
  4. Symposium consist of the name of the Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO), and at least 2 additional co-organizers.  All three co-organizers must be from different Pacific Rim countries.  In addition the symposium contains the symposium title, and a brief 150-300 word description of the symposium topics that will be covered in the technical sessions.
  5. Each symposium must include contributed papers, either oral or poster or both. Because there will be no oral General Sessions, organizers are requested to accommodate as many contributed oral papers as possible.
  6. Except for special circumstances, a symposium will have no more than five (5) half-day daytime oral sessions. Additional oral and/or poster sessions may be accommodated in the evenings.
  7. Each half-day oral session will have a maximum duration of 4 hours and should contain at least five (5) presentations. Sessions may have a short break (10 min) for networking or coffee; Sessions may also incorporate a short (5 min) introduction or conclusion. Evening sessions will be 2 hours in duration.
  8. Each half-day oral session should have speakers from more than one country.
  9. Limits on oral and poster presentations: Maximum of 2 invited presentations per individual speaker. Maximum of 3 presentations (2 invited plus 1 contributed) per individual speaker. (There is no limit on co-authorship).
  10. All contributed oral papers are of 20 min duration. The duration of invited oral papers (e.g., 20 min, 30 min, 40 min) is at the discretion of the symposium organizers. However, organizers should note that shorter invited talks (e.g. 30 min) allow for greater flexibility with scheduling more speakers per session.
  11. Pacifichem 2020 will provide complimentary registrations in the form of registration voucher codes for invited speakers using the following procedure:  Two (2) complimentary registrations will be allocated per half-day session if sessions contains 6 or more oral presentations; and one (1) complimentary registration voucher code for less than 6 presentations per half-day session.  No complimentary registrations will be allocated for evening sessions.