An important objective of HICSS is to promote interaction and discussion among the participants. Therefore, the success of the conference depends most heavily on the paper sessions. It is important for each Author to summarize the paper in the time allotted and be prepared for discussion. It is YOUR responsibility to convey information to the Authors in order to manage the session within this framework. Provided below are some guidelines to assure a successful session:
DISCUSSION TIME Discussion usually starts spontaneously as participants are ready and willing to ask questions, but it helps for you to have one or two questions ready to get the discussion started. If discussion trails off before the end of the authors' allotted time, go on the next paper. There may be time at the end of the session for some discussion that compares and integrates the papers.
SESSION TIME AND LOCATION Please do not change the time or location of your session. Should you have a problem or conflict, please inform the HICSS registration desk of your concern. We will work with you to assure that everyone's needs are accommodated as much as possible.
TIME and FORMAT Most sessions contain three (3) papers in a 90-minute time period. Strongly encourage Authors to summarize their papers instead of reading them, because the ensuing discussion is usually extremely valuable for everyone. The format may vary somewhat, but please promote discussion as much as possible.
Allow 15 minutes for Authors to summarize the paper and 15 minutes for discussion.
Give a 5-minute warning before the end of each Author's allotted time and then cut them short, if necessary.
Encourage people to continue discussions after the session ends. HICSS designs its conference so that break times and locations are conducive to continuing paper discussions.
BEST PAPER NOMINEES - Awards are presented after lunch on Thursday.
Session Leaders should mention at the beginning of a session if there are Best Paper nominees presenting at this time. Please be sure to encourage all nominees (as well as everyone else) to attend the award ceremony. (Winners present will receive a koa-framed award. Upon request, those not in attendance will have their unframed award mailed to them after the conference.)
MINITRACK CHAIR MEETINGS -
Please plan to attend. Room locations will be posted.
with Track Chairs
At this meeting, Minitrack Chairs or a designee will:
§ Provide an overview of how the session will be conducted, including the order of the papers.
Confirm the time
allowed for each presenter. You may wish to have more presentation
papers are to be summarized -- not read -- and that the time schedule will
§ Verify the audio-visual needs for Authors.
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