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
> 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.
> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact the LOC via email.