Shape the future of platial research with your contribution

We are seeking high-quality contributions on the topics proposed. For this, we offer two different formats: compact mini workshops accompanied by citable, joint recap papers; and short papers that will be orally presented in the regular track of the symposium.

Deadline3 July 2020
Submission formatShort papers: 7–9 pages, blind
Workshop proposals: 1–page proposals
Preparation guidelinesShort papers: Overleaf template
Workshop proposals: informal
Submission viaShort papers: Easychair conference management portal
Workshop proposals: platial20@platialscience.net

Mini workshops

PLATIAL’20 offers the innovative format of mini workshops. Being concise and to the point, these will allow peers to discuss specialised cutting-edge topics in a laid-back, intimate atmosphere. The idea is to have 2-hours sessions dedicated to specific platial topics. These sessions will be prepared, organised, and conducted by the workshop convenors who proposed the respective sessions. All attendees will be offered space, equipment, and relevant supplies to foster fruitful, creative, and goal-oriented discussions. For each mini workshop, the results achieved will ideally then lead to a joint paper of all attendees that will be given a suitable deadline for submission after the event. These contributions will undergo the same rigorous peer review by members of the programme committee as regular short papers. If you are interested in proposing a mini workshop on your topic of choice, please submit an informal one-page proposal in PDF format to platial20@platialscience.net by 3 July. You may want to get in touch with the organisers prior to submission in case of any questions about topics you want to propose. We especially encourage early-career researchers to take this opportunity to discuss their ongoing research.

Short papers

Regular short papers submitted to PLATIAL’20 should not exceed 7–9 pages, including abstract, figures, and references. Your papers should be prepared in adherence to the guidelines found in the Overleaf template. Submission of your paper (i.e., the PDF) should be done via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=platial20. We will only approach you upon paper acceptance to ask for submission of all finalized files (including the compiled PDF, LaTeX source files, figures). All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by at least two members of the programme committee. Therefore, please prepare your documents in anonymized form (see instructions given in the template). Please get in touch with us should you, for any reason, not be able to use LaTeX for preparing your manuscript.

Long-term citability

We value your contributions! Therefore, your work should be visible and sustainably citable longterm after the symposium. All short paper contributions will be published online with individual DOIs as ZENODO Symposium Proceedings, an outlet funded by the European Commission to support publication of high-quality proceedings.