Call for Splinter Sessions for Cool Stars 21

October 25, 2019, from Miho Janvier

Dear all,

The 21st edition of the “Cambridge Workshops of Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun” (Cool Stars 21) will be held 22-26 June 2020 in Toulouse, France.

Note to the community: Cool Stars Workshops covers, among many subjects, the science of the Sun (more information here: https://coolstars21.github.io/index.html).

The CS21 SOC invites the community to propose splinter sessions on current hot topics. Proposals for splinter sessions can be made by individuals or groups of individuals. At this time, we are planning on 9 splinter sessions of 180 minutes each to be accommodated in our schedule. The splinter organizers will have access to abstracts of potential contributions submitted on the abstract form.

Splinter organizers should be prepared to produce and maintain a website that includes the schedule and speakers, and describes opportunities for people to participate in the session. The splinter websites will be linked from the main CS21 website, so all meeting participants are aware of the splinter sessions and can make informed choices about which sessions they wish to attend. A complete program for each splinter should be online six weeks prior to the meeting, that is by May 8th, 2020 – and hopefully earlier.

Any splinter session proposal should include the following:

1 Title
2 Names of the session organizers with primary contact information; names of co-organizers if appropriate
3 Two page summary of the goal of the session, including discussion on why this is a timely and relevant topic for CS21
4 List of potential speakers, and a plan for how additional speakers will be solicited (Note that CS21 follows a “one person – one talk” rule. Plenary speakers cannot give a talk in a splinter session, nor can one person talk in more than one splinters session.)
5 Proposed Splinter format that includes a description on how the audience will be involved
6 Commitment to set up a website in support of the splinter, with a complete program online by May 8th, 2020
7 Commitment to contribute a summary of the session for the proceedings

Deadline for splinter session proposals is December 9, 2019. Please submit proposals by mailing a plain text file to cs21@irap.omp.eu with the subject line ‘Splinter Session Proposal’.
We plan to announce accepted splinter sessions by January, 10th 2020, and will provide links to your splinter session website for attendees to submit contributions to your splinter as soon as possible.
Please do not propose splinters that are too similar to the 5 main morning sessions (see the conference program) if you wish to maximise your chances of success.

https://coolstars21.github.io/index.html


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