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Conference 2023

14-16 September 2023


The Sections group panels by thematic affinity. Each section is organized by two coordinators who receive proposals for panels and papers. The list of sections is identified by the SISP Steering Committee.

In each section, there can be only one round table. This format includes a chair and 3 or 4 attendees. It is the chairman’s obligation to agree on the topic of the speech with each participant and distribute the time by reserving 30 minutes for discussion open to the audience.

  • Each panel must contain at least 3 speakers and in any case no more than four;

  • Each panel can be duplicated, at most, and in an extraordinary way, only in two sections (of four papers each). Each panel chair can therefore accept a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 papers.

    If a panel has received more than 8 proposals or if it has received fewer than 3, it can:

    a) decline exceeding papers
    b) evaluate the opportunity of relocating the excess (or deficient) papers to other panels that have not reached the maximum number, subject to the availability of the chairs and compatibility of the topics.

A speaker can present a maximum of 2 papers, but not in the same panel;

A conference participant can at most be:

  • the chair or the discussant in 3 panels
  • the chair or the discussant in a panel and present 2 papers
  • the chair or the discussant in two panels and present 1 paper

Each panel can have only one discussant;

Papers must “exist” and be available in written and / or electronic form at least 10 days before the Conference;

Each presentation must last no more than 15 minutes;

Each discussant should be allowed 20 minutes and the replies of the speakers should be contained in 5 minutes;

All panels must start on time;

The coordinator concludes the panel’s work and closes the panel 5 minutes before the start of the next session;

Panel Chairs must ensure that all participants receive the papers at least ten days before the meeting. Furthermore, they must immediately inform the Section Coordinator and the SISP Secretariat of any changes that occur in the structure of the panel or round table.