The COMAD 2009 conference
organization invites submissions of panel proposals for COMAD 2009,
which is to be held in Mysore, India, from December 09-12, 2009.
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 2009 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.
Submission of proposals
A panel proposal should consist of
Title of the proposed panel
Name, affiliation and Email
address of all the panelists. The panel moderator (contact
author of the proposal) should be clearly indicated
An overall abstract of the
proposed panel discussion and an abstract of each panelist's
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 2009 and the extent
of coverage of the proposed issue should be clearly mentioned in the
Each individual panelist's abstract
should clearly indicate his/her view of the issue, and should not
exceed 500 words in length.