Authors are to submit their proposals using our online submission system.
The deadline to submit a proposal is November 6, 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 Developmental Sessions consists of 4-5 proposals that are in early stages and have a common theme. They are led by a Session Mentor who is to provide guidance on how authors can further develop their research.
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.
A Common Ground Session is an interactive discussion between the author(s), audience members and a facilitator, centered around one common theme.
It is the primary objective of the SMS conference to provide opportunities for discussion and development of the latest research ideas in strategy. This is consistent with the practice of evaluating proposals rather than finished papers. In this spirit of discussion and development, the "common ground" sessions provide an improved opportunity for authors and audience members to interact more directly around a number of papers in a related theme.
Please do not hesitate to contact the SMS office if you have any questions.
Conference registration will open in mid-December 2017.
Yes, current SMS members receive a reduction on their registration fee.
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.