We ask that authors submit their proposal using our online submission system.
We ask that all authors follow the submission guidelines for their proposal. If these guidelines are not followed, the submission runs the risk of being desk-rejected.
The deadline to submit a proposal is May 1, 2017.
Yes; you can be named as an author or co-author on no more than 2 proposals.
A Paper Session is composed of 3 - 4 proposals that are presented sequentially by their author(s), with a short amount of time allotted for audience members to ask questions.
A common ground session is an interactive discussion between the author(s), audience members and a facilitator, centered around one common theme.
Due to the complexity of constructing the conference schedule, it is very difficult for us to accommodate special requests. We do recognize that once in a while there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a presenter from being available on a specific day. In cases like these, please email the SMS Executive Office and let us know of your constraints and we will make an effort to take them into consideration when building the schedule.
Conference registration will open in early July, 2017.
Yes, current SMS members receive a reduction on their registration fee.
Yes; there is a student registration option.
You can request an invitation letter by contacting the SMS Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that visa issuance is outside of our control and often requires considerable time and effort from you.
Visa requirements are set by the country you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to check entry requirements with the consular officials of the countries to be visited well in advance of your trip. Please note, the SMS cannot guarantee the issuance of a visa.