Call for Proposals for Plenary, Tutorials, and Workshop Sessions at BioEM2017

Authored by: Luc Martens, and Joachim Schuz

Published on: Jul 25, 2016

We like to request proposals for the next joint annual scientific meeting of EBEA and BEMS, to be held in Hangzhou, China, in June 2017.

Input from EBEA and BEMS members contributes greatly to the success of our meetings. With this in mind, we are asking you to submit proposals for plenary sessions, tutorials, and workshops before 10th September 2016.

Our societies are based in academia, industry, medicine, and government, and we want these special sessions to have broad appeal, allowing us to present a great diversity of information and to provide the time and structure to support meaningful group discussions.

Proposals should outline the topic and rationale, and preferably include a list of potential speakers or workshop conveners (with affiliations and qualifications). See below for requirements and definitions of the formats. Please note speakers in workshops do not receive travel support.

Do note that it is a convincing rationale, up-to-date topic, and highly reputed speakers that play the major role in the TPC’s decision of which proposals will be selected.

Please send your input to


Luc Martens and Joachim Schüz
BioEM2017 Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chairs


Requirement for proposals

  • Topic: Please
    • make clear whether your proposal is plenary, tutorial or workshop.
    • describe the topic precisely and words understandable by a broad audience.
  • Rationale: Please describe why the proposed topic
    • a) is topical and deserves its own session,
    • b) is of broad interest and appeal, and
    • c) what the added value is.
  • Speakers: Please
    • provide for each suggested speaker name, affiliation and e-mail contact.
    • describe in a few sentences your reasoning for proposing the speaker.
    • provide some recent key reference publications of the speaker.
    • If you suggest more speakers than time slots for a respective session, indicate the order in which they should be approached.


  • Plenary:
    • to be of interest to the majority of conference participants
    • 1 or 2 speakers on focus topic or interdisciplinary session
    • highly reputed speakers
  • Tutorials:
    • educational on e.g. dosimetry, experiments to statistical analyses.
    • present the principles (e.g. tools and methods) of the research area
    • normally 1 speaker
  • Workshops:
    • topic with broad appeal, allow enough time for discussion
    • 1-2 speakers (not supported)
    • abstracts for workshops undergo normal peer review