Call for Symposiums

We are seeking proposals for Symposia to be held during the 14th annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV) and the 3rd China Vision Science Conference (CVSC), which begin at July 13 (Friday), 2018. Eight Symposia will be scheduled, and each lasts1 hour 45 minutes.

Symposia should deal with contemporary research topics on vision research. They can be organized along the lines of content (e.g., visual attention, visual working memory, etc.) or methodology (e.g., eye movements, modeling, etc.), but in every case talks within a symposium should focus on broader conceptual themes than a typical APCV presentation. The recommended format is for 4 individual talks (25minutes each).  Discussion time can be scheduled according to the organizers°Į discretion (e.g., after individual talks, concentrated at the end of a session, or a mixture of the two approaches), and both talk length and how discussion will be organized should be specified as part of the proposal. Other formats will be considered, but proposals for other formats should include a clear rationale. Symposia often benefit from a diversity of perspectives and institutional affiliations. Proposals from young investigators are highly encouraged.

All speakers are required to register for the conference. Submitting a symposium proposal and/or speaking in a symposium does not prevent you from submitting an abstract for a talk or poster presentation at the conference.

Organizers must ensure that all speakers are committed to participating in the symposium before submitting a proposal, and organizers must also ensure that speakers have not agreed to participate in more than one symposium. If a symposium talk has more than one author, it must be presented by the first author. For each speaker, please provide up to three references to published articles relevant to the proposed talk.

Proposals will be evaluated by the APCV& CVSC Committee using a variety of criteria including scientific merit, timeliness, theoretical innovation and breadth, methodological innovation, lack of overlap with the regular program, and diversity of the speakers.

Proposal Deadline: March 4th, 2018

Decisions will be made by April 4th, 2018. Please direct any questions to .