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Guidelines for navigating the submission process:

  1. All submitted sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Please see the Submissions Format page for further information about the types of organized sessions, rules governing number of participations in the program, and the rolling acceptance policy for organized sessions.

  2. Abstracts must be submitted using exclusively the online system. Abstracts submitted via email or any other means will not be accepted.

  3. Submissions must be written in English. All sessions will be held in English.

  4. If you are submitting more than one abstract, please use the same email address and password for each abstract. The email you provide us will be used to notify you of the acceptance and to send you updated information.

  5. An organized session is created by the lead organizer for, and the chair of, that session.  The lead organizer is responsible for completing all session details, and submitting that session once it is completed. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

  6. A lead organizer / chair can add co-organizers to the session, and 3 (standard) or 2 - 8 (diverse formats) participants in the session.  The lead organizer / chair can be, but need not be, a participant in the organized session. When adding participants in the session, the lead organizer / chair must make sure to use a valid email address for each participant. Once saved, this email address cannot be changed by the lead organizer, nor can the personal information of each participant. This personal information can only be changed by the participants themselves, who must also log in with the same email address (and retrieve a password, if they have not chosen any so far, by using the "retrieve password" function).

  7. Lead organizers should regularly save the details they are adding to the session.  Changes can be made to the session until the lead organizer clicks "submit abstract" for the session from the menu, and "confirms" the details that are returned to her.  After that time, no further changes can be made to the session, except by the program chairs.

  8. Acknowledgment of your submission will be sent to the email address provided by the first author (individual presentation) or lead organizer (special session). Please make sure that you receive an email confirmation after making your submission. If you do not receive this email confirmation, it means we have not received your abstract. If you are sure you have submitted it, check to make sure you have provided your correct email address.

  9. Upon receiving a submitted, confirmed organized session, the program co-chairs will review the session and if it is accepted, schedule the session in the program and inform the lead organizer for the session.

  10. A participating paper or presentation in an organized session can have a single or multiple authors.

  11. Lead organizers / chairs can be participants in the session, but need not be, and will be given a choice here in entering their information.

  12. To create an organized session, you first need to register in the system and create your "profile".  That profile information will be automatically entered into your fields as the lead organizer, as well as into those fields that need completion in your role as a participant in the session, if you are a participant.

  13. If an organizer is the lead organizer / chair on multiple sessions, she can be a participant in at most two of these.  She can, however, be a co-organizer on further sessions: just not a participant.

  14. Please use the ISHPSSB 2015 General Bulletin Board to post ideas for organized sessions and to coordinate with others looking to do so. In particular, if you are planning on submitting an individual paper you are encouraged to post ideas, as this provides a good way to find others who are interested in presenting on similar topics.

  15. To submit individual papers follow the prompts on the submission page and if accepted your paper will be grouped and scheduled by the program committee.

  16. If you must withdraw an abstract, please contact the Conference Programme Committee in writing via email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..">Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Please note that withdrawals need to be communicated in writing by the first author (individual presentation) or the lead organizer (special session) who originally submitted the abstract, and in doing so, the Conference Programme Committee assumes that all other authors have been informed of the withdrawal.

  17. If the presenting author (individual presentation) or lead organizer (special session) of an accepted abstract does not register by May 1st, 2015 (11:59pm EST), the abstract will be automatically withdrawn from the final programme. 


Further Tips:

  • Don't open a session in two browsers at the same time.

  • If you have problems during a session, try saving and logging back in.  It may be that switching browsers will make for easier session entry.