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. To read the guidelines, click here.
The deadline to submit a proposal is October 18, 2016.
Yes; you can be named as an author or co-author on no more than 2 proposals.
The conference will officially begin on Friday, March 31st.
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. Please click here for more information regarding a paper session.
A Common Ground Session is an interactive discussion between the author(s), audience members and a facilitator, centered around one common theme. Please click here for more information regarding a Common Ground Session.
Due to the size of the conference and 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.
Registration for the 2017 Special Conference in Milan will open in early December 2016.
Yes, current SMS members recieve a reduction on their registration fees.
Yes, SMS conference registration fees always include a special rate for students. Registration fees for the Special Conference in Milan will be published in early December 2016.
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.