Call for Panels

Submission of Panel Proposals

A two-stage process is used.

  1. The call for panels: The Conference’s Scientific Committee will evaluate these.
  2. Call for papers: This follows in mid-November 2018 for those panels that are approved.

Prospective panel chairs should articulate a question, problem or theme on regulatory governance, and may have particular relevance to the overall theme of the conference. The focus may be substantive or methodological.

Please note that following evaluation, the Scientific Committee may encourage chairs and convenors to collaborate with and consolidate their panels.

Once selected, panel chairs should use their networks to solicit abstracts for papers, lead the review process to accept/reject abstracts and communicate with their panel participants to ensure coherent organisation of the panel.

Panel formats

The Scientific Committee particularly encourages panel proposals that will actively generate high-quality, lively and critical dialogue between participants. Thus, chairs and convenors should carefully consider the proposed format of their panel. Suggestions for possible panel formats are as follows:

Traditional Approach: 3 to 4 papers with a discussant.

Plenary Session: The panel convenor invites 3 to 4 participants to reflect on and respond to a given question or topic informed by their own research, with an opportunity for questions and answers from wider conference participants.

Methodology Workshop: The panel convenor invites 3 to 4 papers employing particular research methods or approaches; or holds an open session in which all participants in the panel contribute to analysis and discussion of 3 or 4 methodological issues.

‘Meet the Author’: The panel convenor invites authors of 2 or 3 well-cited books/articles that are analysed by panel members, and the authors respond and stimulate a debate.

Submission of Proposals

All panel proposals should be written in English and provide a panel title, name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) of the panel chair(s), 200-300-word description of the panel themes with a brief account of the proposed panel format.

Please submit a panel proposal HERE

Concurrently CALL for PANEL PROPOSALS will keep open for submissions. At this stage, the Organising Committee will ONLY consider full panel proposals with four individual paper abstracts. Panel proposals are due on 18 February 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2019.


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