[visionlist] Call for Symposia Proposals VSS Annual Meeting 2010

Vision Sciences Society VSS at visionsciences.org
Wed Sep 16 14:09:37 PDT 2009

VSS seeks proposals for symposia to be held on Friday afternoon, May 7, at
the start of the 2010 VSS Annual Meeting. 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 between 4 and 6 speakers in a symposium, 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 VSS member, but invited speakers
need not be members. Complete submission instructions can be found at
www.visionsciences.org/symposia_guidelines.html. Submissions should be made

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 the regular program. 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 must
therefore provide evidence (e.g. a copy of email) 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

Deadline: November 6th, 2009

Decisions will be made by November 23, 2009. Please direct any questions to
Shauney Wilson (shauneywilson at visionsciences.org).




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