Presentation formats

Contributions to ALAPP 2014 will be possible through four different presentation formats:

  1. Keynote addresses are invited by the organising committee and delivered by experienced scholars investigating various aspects of the conference topic.  Keynote addresses are scheduled for 60 minutes and include 15 minutes for an open discussion with the audience.
  2. Individual paper sessions are oral presentations of four papers, followed by a discussion with the audience. Paper sessions are scheduled for two hours, including four presenters, each with approximately 20 minutes for presentation an 10 minutes for discussion.
  3. Poster sessions offer researchers the chance to present their work in a visual format and offer more opportunities for interaction and discussion. Poster sessions last 30 minutes and are repeated twice. Poster authors are invited to be present near their poster during these two slots, so that conference delegates can meet and discuss with authors.
  4. Thematic symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions are directed by a chairperson, and involve three presenters and one discussant. A symposium is scheduled for two hours, comprising 20 minutes presentation per speaker, 15 minutes for the discussant, and 45 minutes for open discussion.

Languages of the conference

English will be the main and official language of ALAPP 2014. Considering the Francophone context of Geneva, contributions in French will also be possible. Contributors using the French language are invited to provide summaries or resources translated in English to facilitate mutual understanding. It will be assumed by the organising committee that the language of submission will be consistent with the language of presentation.