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Submissions Wanted for JSM 2015 Late-Breaking Sessions

1 February 2015 221 views No Comment
Annie (Peiyong) Qu, JSM 2015 Program Committee Chair

Annie (Peiyong) Qu, JSM 2015 Program Committee Chair

Most of the technical sessions for JSM 2015 have been organized; however, there is still the opportunity to organize late-breaking sessions, which are emerging developments of our discipline and likely to attract a great number of listeners.

The JSM Program Committee manual states, “A late-breaking session must cover one or more technical, scientific, or policy-related topics that have arisen in the one-year period prior to the JSM.” There are two invited session slots reserved for late-breaking issues, and any member of the sponsoring organizations or partner societies can propose such a session.

A proposal for a late-breaking session should contain the following information:

  • The session title.
  • The session description, including a summary of its statistical and scientific content, an explanation of its timeliness, and comments about the specific audiences for which it will be of principal interest.
  • The format of the session (e.g., a chair and four panelists; a chair, three speakers, and a discussant; or a chair, two speakers, and two discussants).
  • Names of the session organizer, chair, speakers, panelists, and discussants.
  • Complete affiliation and contact information (mailing address, phone, fax, email) for organizer, chair, and all participants.
  • A title for each presentation.
  • Web links to relevant technical reports, if applicable.

Since the goal of these sessions is to ensure that new and emerging topics are presented at JSM, item (B) is extremely crucial. Because these sessions are scheduled just a few months before JSM, we are requesting that all session participants—including the chair, speakers/panelists, and discussants—agree to participate in the session before the session proposal is submitted. Note that participation in a late-breaking session will not count toward the limits on participation established for JSM.

Proposals should be sent to Annie (Peiyong) Qu, JSM 2015 Program Committee chair, at  anniequ@illinois.edu and ASA meeting staff at meetings@amstat.org by April 14.

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