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Call for Jolly Sections

The Call is open for the organization of the ‘Jolly Sections’ at the next SISP 2022 Conference. These sections will be added to the 11 ordinary sections coordinated by some SISP Standing Groups.

‘Jolly Section’ proposals can be submitted both by the local organizing committee of the SISP Conference and by all the coordinators of the SISP Standing Groups (SG), even jointly between a maximum of two SGs. Each SG may not submit more than one proposal (even if jointly with another SG).

The SISP Steering Committee will evaluate the proposals received and will identify the 3 ‘Jolly Sections’ of the SISP 2022 Conference, trying to give priority to those proposed by the local organizing committee and by the SG who do not have their own reference Section.

The Sections of the next SISP 2022 Conference will remain almost unchanged compared to the past years. This Call for Sections, therefore, aims to involve as much as possible even those SGs who have not traditionally had their own Section.

By monitoring the progress of the various Annual Conferences, and in particular of the ‘Jolly Sections’, the Steering Committee has committed to evaluate, on a biennial basis, the presence of any research topics worthy of having its own Section inside the Conference. This novelty goes in the direction of an ever-greater involvement of the SGs in the life of the Association, thus continuing the path of reform of the SG started in recent months.

The deadline for submitting the ‘Jolly Section’ proposals is February 15, 2022. The proposals must be sent to the attention of the SISP Secretariat ( including the title of the ‘Jolly Section’, names and contacts of the Section chairs proposers, a short description text (maximum 1000 words) that clarifies the objectives of the Section and suggests possible ideas for Panels and Papers.