Please note – for your paper to be nominated for the PDS sessions you must have an accepted abstract and full paper submitted by the due date of 20 November 2020. You will then be invited to nominate your paper for the PDS sessions.
What are PDS sessions?
PDS sessions are expert-led roundtable discussions of selected papers that were submitted on time. The goal of PDS sessions is to facilitate in-depth quality feedback on your work in a small group setting. One experienced scholar with experience publishing in top-tier outlets, as well as two of your fellow PDS session participants will be allotted to your paper. These individuals will read and review your paper prior to the conference and provide written and face-to-face feedback on your work.
Due to the 2020 Conference being delivered online your PDS session will be organised as an online meeting by the chair of the session. PDS sessions have a duration of 40 minutes. Each PDS participant, chair, discussant must view the 20-minute video presentation uploaded prior to the conference (by the author by 31 December 2020). In 2020 the PDS session will be closed to with the meeting link only being provided to the presenting author, chair and discussants. In 2020 the PDS sessions will not be recorded and will not be made public.
Why would I want to nominate my paper for a PDS session?
Having your paper included in a PDS session, rather than a normal paper session, offers several benefits:
– Receiving individual feedback by people that have read your paper
– The opportunity to ask questions to leading academics
– The time to enter an in-depth discussion of issues
What is expected of me?
If you decide to nominate your paper for a PDS session, rather than a normal paper presentation, please note that:
– You need to prepare a your 20-minute presentation of your paper and upload by the due date (31 December 2020)
– You will be required to provide written reviews on 2-3 other PDS papers, prior to the conference. Reviewer Instructions and Reference Material
– You are expected to actively participate in the sessions in which you are assigned a role as author or reviewer (at a minimum)
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