[visionlist] Reminder: Call for Symposia Proposals VSS Annual Meeting 2009

Vision Sciences Society VSS at visionsciences.org
Sun Oct 26 13:09:31 PDT 2008

VSS seeks proposals for symposia to be held on Friday afternoon, May 8, at
the start of the 2009 VSS Annual Meeting. Four to six symposia will be
scheduled, with up to three parallel programs in each two-hour time slot.


Symposia should deal with contemporary research topics in vision research.
Symposia can be organized along the lines of content   (e.g., neural bases
of object recognition, attentional mechanisms, etc.) or methodology (e.g.,
classification images, TMS, etc.), but in every case talks within a
symposium should focus on broader conceptual themes than a typical VSS
presentation. Individual talks should be no less than twenty minutes and no
more than 30 minutes, including time for discussion. There should be at
least 4 and no more than 6 speakers within a symposium session. Discussion
time can be scheduled according to the organizers discretion (e.g., after
individual talks, concentrated at the end of a session or a mixture of the
two approaches). The symposium organizer must be a current VSS member, but
invited speakers are not required to be VSS members. Complete submission
instructions can be found at
www.visionsciences.org/symposia_guidelines.html , and submissions should be
made on-line.


Organizers must ensure that all speakers are committed to   participating in
the symposium before submitting a proposal, and organizers must also ensure
that speakers have not agreed to   participate in more than one symposium.
In the case of a symposium talk with more than one author, the first author
must present the work. Proposals will be evaluated by the VSS Board of
Directors  using a variety of criteria including scientific merit and
timeliness, theoretical innovation and/or breadth, methodological
innovation and/or diversity, and overlap (less being better) with  the
regular program. Proposals from young investigators are encouraged. 


Deadline: October 31, 2008


Decisions will be made by November 14, 2008. Please direct any questions to
Shauney Wilson (shauneywilson at visionsciences.org).

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