Important Dates
 
Jan
2018
  Call for session/mini workshop proposals
 
Apr
2018
  Session/Mini Workshop Proposal Submission Closes
 
May
2018
  Session/Mini Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification
 
June
2018
  Abstract Submission Opens
 
Aug
2018
  Abstract Submission Closes
 
Sep
2018
  Abstract Acceptance Notification
 
Oct
2018
  Registration
 
Nov
2018
  Scientific Program Announced
 
Jan
2019
  Conference
 
 
Jan 29, 2018  
 

Call for Session/Mini Workshop Proposals

 

The Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-IV, http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/conference/4xmas) will be held in Xiamen from Jan 6th to 9th, 2019. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is pleased to announce the call for session/mini workshop proposals.

Theme of XMAS-IV
The Changing Ocean Environment: From a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Proposal Submission Timeline
> May 15, 2018 Session/Mini Workshop Proposal Submission Closes
> May 31, 2018 Session/Mini Workshop Proposal Acceptance Notification
> June 15, 2018 Abstract Submission Opens

Financial Support
> Limited financial support will be available for each session to subsidize travel and accommodation expenses of the conveners and/or invited speakers.
> Application for financial support should be submitted along with session proposals.

Important Guidelines
>
Session proposals with broader themes and larger scales are preferred, and session proposals with strong overlaps will likely be merged. This is so as to minimize repetition and to build a program with sessions that are fewer but larger and stronger.
> If a session has less than 10 accepted abstracts, the SAC/LOC reserves the right to merge it with another session.
> Mini workshop should focus on hot topics or emerging research areas. At least 3 speakers must be included in a proposal.
> Co-conveners are preferably from different institutions.
> Co-conveners are encouraged to submit abstracts to their own sessions as well as other sessions.
> The SAC/LOC may request revisions to some proposals.
> Session/mini-workshop conveners' scheduling requests will be considered by SAC/LOC but cannot be guaranteed. The actual time allocation will vary according to the number of accepted abstracts. Sessions/mini-workshops can be scheduled from Sunday (Jan 6) evening to Wednesday (Jan 9) afternoon.

Information Required in the Proposals
>
Relevance to the theme of XMAS-IV
> Session/Mini-workshop Title
> Session/Mini-workshop Description – maximum 400 words, including focus, scope, and objectives
> Name, affiliation and email of each co-convener
> Name, affiliation and email of invited and proposed speakers (if any)
> Budget for financial support application

How to Submit Session Proposals
Please submit your proposal to the LOC via email (xmas@xmu.edu.cn) by May 15, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact the LOC via email.