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. Your work will be visible and sustainably citable longterm after the symposium. All short paper and mini workshop 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.

Short papers

Regular short papers submitted to PLATIAL’21 should not exceed 3–5 pages, including 150-words abstract, figures, and references. Your papers should be prepared in adherence to the guidelines found in the Overleaf LaTeX template*. Submission of your paper (i.e., the PDF) should be done via EasyChair: http://platialscience.net/easychair21. 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).

Deadline14 October 2021
Submission format3–5 pages, blind
Preparation guidelinesFormatting instructions for short papers
TemplateOverleaf LaTeX template*
Submission viaEasychair conference management portal

*Submissions prepared using a Microsoft Word-based template are also possible. Please note, however, that this format entails a higher downstream (unpaid) editorial effort for both authors and organisers, as ultimately all contributions are to appear in a single collected volume. Submissions using our LaTeX template are therefore strongly encouraged.

Mini workshops

PLATIAL’21 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 1–2-hours sessions dedicated to specific platial topics. These sessions will be prepared, organised, and conducted by the workshop convenors who proposed the respective sessions. The format can be chosen freely and purposefully to allow for fruitful and creative interaction. 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 platial21@platialscience.net by 26 August. 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.

Deadline14 October 2021
Submission format1–page proposals, informal without fixed format
Submission viaplatial21@platialscience.net