Frequently Asked Questions


Each individual may only participate in the Congress Program once in each of the following roles: chair, co-chair, discussant, author, co-author.

  • An individual may therefore appear in the program up to 5 times in a different role.
  • A participant may present up to two papers, but in two different roles, one as main author and the other one as co-author.
    (Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep or appoint your co-author as the main author.)

Yes of course! You may submit a panel proposal as the convenor or a paper proposal.

You may also act as chair or discussant on your panel. Panel convenors should ensure balanced representation in terms of region, gender and stage of career.

As of 22 January 2020 email notifications with the review status are sent to individuals who submitted a proposal for a paper or panel . Accepted panels will be posted online after this date.

You may also refer to the Review Timeline for paper and panel proposals or the Important dates page to view key deadlines.

The Abstracts and the Full papers presented at the Congress will be available (in PDF format) to IPSA members in the Conference Proceedings Library  on the website

IPSA does not publish a printed Book of Proceedings or a Book of Abstracts for the Congress.

Each presentation room will be equipped with a computer, a screen and a projector. Wi-Fi Internet connection will also be available.

Note that remote presentations (via Skype) are not acceptable.

The panel is 1h45min in length, and must include time for questions. For more information about your individual panel presentation, please contact your panel convenor or panel chair directly (view the contact list in the panel).

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 10 April 2020 if they wish to appear in the Printed Program. 13 May 2020 is the final registration deadline for all panelists.

Each panel should include a chair and at least one discussant.

Each panel should include a minimum of 4 paper presentations and a maximum of 6.

A panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on the number of panelists, each paper presentation should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

While you complete your online Congress registration you will have the option to indicate your interest to serve as chair and/or discussant and select the session(s) of interest.