Single paper: Paper sessions are oral presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience and other presenters in the session. Single papers can focus on theoretical, empirical or methodological issues or provide a review of existing research on a particular topic.
Symposium: A symposium contains multiple research papers on one particular topic or theme. They are organized by the participants before submission to provide a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposium sessions are directed by a chair, involving three to four presenters and one discussant. The discussant will both facilitate the discussion and provide an overview of the potential contribution and significance of the papers. The symposium will be reviewed as a whole. Each contributing paper will be also reviewed independently.
Poster: A poster offers researchers a chance to present their work in a visual format, accompanied by a short oral presentation. Poster presenters should be ready to make a brief presentation of their research and have discussions with the audience and answer questions. Early stage research is preferably more suitable for the poster sessions.
Roundtable: Roundtable sessions provide an opportunity for a more interactive and exploratory presentation of research issues and their discussion. This makes a roundtable session well suited for work in progress or early stage research. In the session, each presenting author will have an opportunity to share their research and emerging issues, and invite the participants to, for example, discuss their data or help with possible problems. The session will be hosted by a chair.
Debate session: a debate session brings together researchers for critical discussion of a specific issue, hot topic or a controversial claim from multiple perspectives. Like symposiums, debate sessions are organized by the participants. In contrast to symposiums, in a debate session grounding arguments are presented by each contributor shortly (max. three minutes) at the beginning of the session. After this, the participants will engage with the arguments and debate on the topic. The session will be hosted by a chair.
Workshop, Demonstration or Data session: Workshops familiarize participants with a new aspect of research or teaching practice and facilitate discussion of the topic. The main idea of a workshop is to provide the participants with a personal experience of a particular research / teaching aspect. Any presentations will be brief. Demonstrations allow presenters to display useful research, data collection, analysis of the teaching tool or method. In a data session, presenters share their data with the participants with the idea of joint, in vivo analysis and brainstorming around it and possible interpretations of the data.
Innovative session: We also want to encourage our participants to consider submitting their ideas and suggestions for innovative, creative, radically new and experimental session formats. These could include quickfire sessions in which participants brainstorm ideas for research projects, a collaborative work session between invited practitioners, activists, artists and politicians or coffee and idea pitching. Sessions involving artistic methods and contributions are also welcome.