Mumbai, 3 to 7 December 2007
VENUE: TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, MUMBAI, INDIA
Deadline for submitting abstracts, session descriptions is June 30, 2007
Abstracts for paper/poster, performance, artwork
If you wish to present a paper (e.g., research results), a performance (e.g., poetry), or artwork (e.g., photography), please submit a one-page abstract or description of what you wish to present or issues you wish to raise. Make sure to include your name, affiliation and/or complete address, including e-mail, if applicable, the title of your presentation, and any special needs (e.g., translation service, specific technological media, wall space, chalkboard). Please note that we may not be able to meet all your requests and that, for the sake of fostering dialogue, we will not be able to accommodate more than five presenters per session. If your institution or organisation requires that you submit a full-length paper, please let us know so that we may be able to accommodate your request.
Session descriptions (posters, workshops, roundtable discussions, etc. http://www.re....ax.com)
If you wish to organise a session, please submit the following information: (1) a session title; (2) your name, affiliation, and complete address, including e-mail, as applicable; (3) (4) a one-page abstract or description of what you wish to organise; (5) the names, affiliations, and contact information of all invited presenters along with titles and half-page abstracts or descriptions of all the presentations that will be featured in the session; (6) any special needs (e.g., translation service, specific technological media, wall space, chalkboard). Please note that we may not be able to meet all your requests and that, for the sake of fostering dialogue, we will not be able to accommodate more than five presenters per session.
Conference participation format
To foster informal dialogue, the conference sessions will be organised as open forums with a facilitator and translator, as needed.
Ten minute presentations
All presentations must be no longer than ten minutes, so as to give plenty of time for people to engage in the issues raised in the session. Make sure to focus only on the main point, questions, and/or findings you wish to convey to the other participants. Avoid any academic jargon or idiomatic expressions or slang; if this is unavoidable, ensure that all terms are fully defined and explained in the abstract itself as well as during the presentation. Using sketches and/or quoted text on a projected transparency or chalkboard will be helpful. All session participants will have the chance to read paper presentation abstracts or performance and artwork descriptions prior to or during the conference through the conference web site or the conference registration desk, when the conference commences.
Sessions must be carried out in an informal way and any academic jargon or idiomatic expressions or slang, if introduced at all, must be fully clarified and explained to the other participants. As session organiser, you can elect to serve as facilitator or to seek someone else's help in facilitating the session. This can be done either prior to or at the time of the session, whatever is most workable.
Please submit session and/or presentation abstracts/descriptions to the conference coordinator at the following address:
If you have problems posting materials through e-mail, please use the following contact address:
Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
tel: 1/845/2572991, fax: 1/845/2572992