The COMAD 2006 conference organization invites submissions of panel proposals for COMAD 2006, which is to be held in Delhi, India, from December 14-16, 2006.
A panel may consist of four to six people, who will present their views and opinions on an issue or question, which is relevant to the theme of COMAD 2006 and is of general interest. The panel is required to address an issue, which is narrow enough to be discussed in a period not exceeding 1 hour, with each panelist presenting distinct views/opinions. Also, it should motivate the audience to participate in the discussion. Panel moderators should plan on at least 20 minutes to be spent on interaction with the audience. The panelists must have a significant amount of experience with the issue being addressed.
The panels will be structured as follows. The panel moderator will begin the discussion by introducing the issue/question with appropriate background matter. Then, the panelists will provide brief presentations on the issue, followed by an interaction between the panelists and the audience. The panel discussion will end with the panel moderator summarizing the entire discussion.
A panel proposal should consist of the following.
The overall abstract should not exceed 500 words in length. It should point out how the panelists will present a variety of views and approaches to the issue. The relevance of the panel in the context of COMAD 2006 and the extent of coverage of the proposed issue should be clearly mentioned in the overall abstract.
Each individual panelist's abstract should clearly indicate his/her view of the issue, and should not exceed 500 words in length.
The proposals should be submitted electronically to Soumen Chakrabarti (soumen AT cse.iitb.ac.in)