The INSAR Scientific Program Committee invites proposals for Panels, Posters, Oral Presentations, and Technology Demonstrations at the INSAR 2020 Annual Meeting to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on May 6-9, 2020.
All abstracts are submitted online. Abstracts may be submitted as (a) part of a Panel, (b) an Oral Presentation, (c) a Poster, or (d) a Technology Demonstration.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, November 4th, 2019 (11:59 PM pacific time).
Abstract notifications (panel, oral, and poster) are scheduled to be sent out by March 5th, 2020.
Panel Submissions. The aim of panels is to present lectures around a common scientific theme of high relevance to autism research. Submissions should consist of 4 linked presentations submitted as a group by a Panel Chair. A Discussant can be included, but is optional. The role of the discussant will be to provide context for the panel, including for non-experts, and/or a discussion integrating concepts raised in the presentations rather than to serve as a 5th presentation.
The Panel Chair should submit a paragraph describing the general theme of the session and the cutting edge science that will be discussed. It is understood that all named speakers will have committed in advance to participate in the panel if selected. The Panel Chair will also provide information about the diversity represented by the group of presenters (see Review Process and Criteria section).
Panel session length is 2 hours. Each talk can be 20 minutes long, with an additional 5 minutes for questions after each presentation, and 10 minutes allotted for the discussant. If there is no discussant, the Panel Chair would determine the best distribution of that time for either presentations or question and answers.
Papers submitted as part of a panel that is not accepted will automatically be considered as an individual submission. If the abstract is reviewed favorably and is determined to stand alone as an individual submission outside a panel, the Program Committee will select oral or poster format. Do not submit material more than once (e.g., as part of a panel and as an individual oral presentation). The submitter can indicate if they do not want the abstract considered for oral or poster presentation. If this option is selected, and the panel isn't accepted, the abstract will be withdrawn from consideration.
Oral Presentations should be data-driven, empirical reports of new findings that have not been previously published or presented elsewhere at the time of submission. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes long with 2 additional minutes for questions. Please avoid using the Oral Presentation format to review the literature or describe published techniques. The Program Committee will evaluate abstracts requested for oral presentations based on their new research content.
Abstracts that are accepted in this format will be grouped into Oral sessions according to common themes by the Program Committee. There are fewer slots for oral presentations than posters. If the submitter selects the "Oral only" format, and the Program Committee does not select the abstract for an Oral Presentation, the abstract will be withdrawn from consideration. Please indicate "Oral or Poster" format if there is no objection to the poster format as a default.
Poster Submissions should be data-driven, empirical reports of new findings that have not been previously published or presented elsewhere at the time of submission.
Poster presentations will be approximately 1.5 hours long.
Technology Demonstration / Poster Submissions should highlight an area of technology and its application to autism spectrum disorder. Preference will be given to those that include empirical data, represent a broad selection of the international community, and include an interactive demonstration of technology.
Panel, poster, tech demos and oral submissions will be reviewed for scientific merit by independent reviewers. Reviewers are unaware of author identities. Submissions are rated using the following criteria:
Submissions that do not conform to submission instructions will receive lower ratings. In particular,
The text of abstract submissions must:
Enter both a summary of the overall panel theme, information about diversity represented, and an abstract for each proposed talk in the panel.
Panels will be evaluated as a whole. If any abstract within the panel is incomplete, the panel will be considered incomplete.
The text of Panel submissions must:
Note: ALL ABSTRACTS WILL BE PRINTED EXACTLY AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED. Therefore we recommend that you compose the text of the abstract in a separate document before beginning the online submission process. Check the spelling and grammar of the text before submitting it. The conference organizers will not edit any portion of abstracts (e.g., title, authors, affiliations, spelling errors).
As soon as you have submitted the title of your presentation you will automatically receive an email (from firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes a password-protected hyperlink. If you must interrupt the submission process before finishing it, you can resume at any time by clicking on the hyperlink in that email.
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