It is a hallmark that presentations made at SMS Conferences are on the cutting edge of research. Therefore, we again are inviting proposals rather than finished, complete papers for this conference.
We seek original, unpublished work to move the scholarly conversation forward. Contributions may be rooted in or derived from prior work, but the submitted proposal must reflect significant development. Any proposal submitted that is judged to be identical or substantially similar to work already published, presented, or under review for another conference or publication might not be considered or could be subject to exclusion at any time before the conference.
Submission File Format
Files are easiest to handle if submitted in PDF format. MS Word (or equivalent) will also be accepted. The title should be listed in the header of each page. Please use single spacing and 10 point font or larger.
All proposals received by the deadline date are deemed as original and final. Therefore, the following will not be accepted after the deadline has expired:
Before the deadline is expired, you can delete a submission you have made and resubmit it in a changed form if you so choose. It will be treated as a new submission, which means—if applicable—the co-authors have to confirm their involvement again.
Track and Session Format
When submitting a proposal, please indicate a conference track that you think is the best fit for your work. You are invited to indicate your preference for presenting in a traditional Paper Session or a Common Ground Session, but please note that the review committee may change the original presentation category at its discretion.
Blind Review Process
Proposal for Panel Sessions
We also welcome proposals for panel sessions during the conference. These proposals will not go through the blind review process. They will count toward the limit of two proposals per author.
Notification of Review Status
Authors will be notified of the Program Review Committee’s decision in late November 2019.
Availability to Present
Authors who submit a proposal(s) and whose proposal is accepted by the Review Committee, will be expected to present at any time March 25 – 27, 2020.