Symposium Proposal Submissions
The Call for Symposium Proposals closed on April 2, 2013 @ 7:00 AM Eastern Time. No new proposals are being accepted at this time.
The first-round Call for Symposium Submissions for Pacifichem 2015 occurred from January 1 – April 1, 2013. The goal of the first round was to complete the Pacifichem 2015 technical program with qualified symposia.
310 symposia were successfully submitted during the first round. Submitted proposals will undergo extensive review and grading by the Topic Area Reviewers and Chairs during April, 2013 and a final review for acceptance by the Pacifichem Organizing Committee in June, 2013. The results of the first round proposal reviews will be announced in July, 2013, on this Pacifichem web site.
The Call for Symposium Proposals were managed through the Pacifichem 2015 On-Line Symposium System. If the submitting Corresponding Symposium Organizers (CSOs) have questions about their submitted proposals, please email email@example.com.
Pacifichem 2015 Symposia
- Engaging in Cutting-Edge Science: The science presented at Pacifichem 2015 will cover the latest research in 11 Topic Areas in chemistry, chemical engineering and multidisciplinary chemistry including materials science, nanotechnology, medicine, and sustainability. Pacifichem 2015 will showcase where research in chemistry is now and where it is going.
- Making New Connections: Pacifichem 2015 will attract a vibrant mix of invited and contributed papers as well as international attendees from the Pacific Rim, Asia, and Europe. Poster sessions, session breaks, and symposium lunches & dinners, offer many opportunities to develop new research collaborations with old and new international colleagues.
- Impacting the Future: Pacifichem 2015 attendees can share their passion for chemistry and ignite enthusiasm in the next generation of scientists. Mentoring students to engage them in chemistry and research is a core objective of the Pacifichem meetings. As with previous meetings, Pacifichem 2015 will sponsor a Student Poster Competition, drawn from the symposium poster presentations.
Symposium Proposal Guidelines
- The scientific program will be scheduled during the period Wednesday, December 15 through Monday, December 20, 2015.
- Symposium proposals may only be submitted by members of the Pacifichem 2015 Cosponsoring Societies or Official Participating Organizations [OPOs]. [See How to become an Official Participating Organization (OPO) if your OPO is not listed.]
- Each proposed symposium must have three (3) co-organizers who are from different Pacific Rim countries, members of the Pacifichem 2015 Cosponsoring Societies or Official Participating Organizations [OPOs]. One shall be designated as the “Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO),” and all correspondence (e-mail, FAX, letters) relating to the symposium will be directed to this contact person. It is the responsibility of the CSO to keep all other co-organizers informed.
- All symposium proposals must be submitted through the Pacifichem 2015 On-Line Symposium System which will be open from January 1 – April 1, 2013.
- Symposium proposals will consist of the name of the Corresponding Symposium Organizer (CSO), and at least 2 additional co-organizers. All three co-organizers must be from different Pacific Rim countries. In addition the proposal should contain the symposium title, and an estimated number of speakers and sessions. The proposal will also contain a brief 150-300 word description of the symposium subject and a list of proposed invited speakers and their affiliations.
- In the event that there is a change in the corresponding co-organizer, the remaining organizers should contact the Congress Secretariat as soon as possible.
- Each symposium is expected to include contributed papers, either oral or poster or both. Because there will be no oral General Sessions, organizers are requested to accommodate as many contributed oral papers as possible.
- Except for special circumstances, a symposium will have no more than five (5) half-day daytime oral sessions. Additional oral and/or poster sessions may be accommodated in the evenings.
- Each half-day oral session will have a maximum duration of 4 hours and should contain at least five (5) presentations. Sessions may have a short break (10 min) for networking or coffee; Sessions may also incorporate a short (5 min) introduction or conclusion. Evening sessions will be 2 hours in duration.
- Each half-day oral session should have speakers from more than one country.
- Limits on oral presentations: Maximum of 2 invited presentations per delegate. Maximum of 3 presentations (invited plus contributed) per delegate. (There is no limit on co-authorship).
- All contributed oral papers are of 20 min duration. The duration of invited oral papers (e.g., 20 min, 30 min, 40 min) is at the discretion of the symposium organizers. However, organizers should note that shorter invited talks (e.g. 30 min) allow for greater flexibility with scheduling more speakers per session.
Second-Round Symposium Submissions
After the first-round review and acceptance of proposals and assignment of allowed sessions, Pacifichem 2015 may seek additional symposia to fill in any missing technical areas and to assign sessions to fill all available space available for conference rooms. The second round proposal review will occur in August 2013, if needed.
For reference, Pacifichem 2010 was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15 – 20, 2010 with a record number of 12,520 attendees, 163 Exhibitors, 235 symposia, and 13,268 abstracts. The list of the Pacifichem 2010 Technical Symposia provides a description of the symposia offered. All sessions scheduled and papers presented may be browsed through the Pacifichem 2010 online technical program.