FAQs when planning your presentation at the Convention


  1. How much time will I get to present my paper?
  2. Each panel for the Convention will be allotted a time of 90 minutes. Presentations shall be made for the first 60 minutes, followed by comments from the Chair and a Q&A round for 30 minutes. 
    The presentation time for each speaker will vary with the number of presenters in a panel. If there are 5 speakers, then each presenter will get 12 minutes; if 4, then each will get 15 minutes; if 3, then each may speak for 20 minutes. Most panels have 4 speakers; no panel has more than 5 presenters. The time limit is sacrosanct and we expect you to adhere to it strictly. 
    In the case of co-authors, you may decide on the amount of time each of you will speak, as long as you do not exceed the time limit allotted to the paper.

  3. Can I make a PowerPoint presentation?
  4. Yes, all the panel venues for the Convention have the necessary equipment for making a PowerPoint presentation. Please arrive at the venue a ten minutes before the start of your panel proceedings with your presentation slides on a pen drive. Please do not make requests to download your slides from the Internet or transfer them via Bluetooth at the last moment. You are not required to carry your own laptop. Please note that the time for making a PowerPoint presentation is included in the total time allotted to you for presenting your paper. Therefore, please ensure that your slides are not too long, nor too many in number.

  5. Why is my paper not showing under the panel title to which I had submitted my abstract?
  6. Some papers that were submitted under certain panel themes may have been re-located by the Academic Committee to another panel in order to maintain thematic coherence.

  7. Why does the panel title under which I had submitted my abstract not exist in the Convention Programme?
  8. The titles of some panel themes have been modified in order to accommodate a wider range of papers. Therefore, they may not bear the exact names as at the time of submission of your paper abstracts under that particular panel theme.

  9. I submitted my abstract under “None of the Above” category, so under which panel is my paper listed?
  10. Those of you who submitted your abstracts under “None of the Above” category have either been put into one of the panel themes already listed at the time of submission or under new panels created subsequently by the Academic Committee.
    The easiest way to find out where you are listed on the Convention Programme is to open the downloaded PDF, press Ctrl+F, type your name in the box, and press Enter.

  11. Will I be issued a Certificate of Participation after the Convention?
  12. Yes, all presenters who have registered for the Convention and made their respective presentations shall be issued a Certificate of Participation.



FAQs at the time of proposing panels/submitting abstracts


  1. Can I submit more than one paper – one as part of a panel and one as an individual submission?
  2. No. There are many more applicants than there are panel slots in the Annual Convention. Hence, only one abstract will be accepted from an applicant, either as part of a panel or as an individual submission.

  3. What is the difference between an open and a closed panel?
  4. An open panel is proposed on a relevant theme and includes a 200-word panel description; however, the names of panellists are left open. In contrast, a closed panel also includes the names of four panellists (preferably two of whom are research students) and is submitted along with four 300-word abstracts.

  5. Can I submit my paper for a closed panel?
  6. Yes, you can. However, please submit your abstract under the category “none of the above”. If the Referee recommends that your paper should be included in the Convention, with or without modifications, the Academic Committee will arrange for it to be included in a suitable panel.

  7. Can I submit a paper if it does not fall into any of the panel themes mentioned in the call for papers?
  8. Certainly – please submit your abstract under the category “none of the above”. If the Referee recommends that your paper should be included in the Convention, with or without modifications, the Academic Committee will arrange for it to be included in a suitable panel.

  9. Do I have to submit the full paper before the Convention?
  10. If your abstract is accepted, you will be strongly encouraged to submit a full paper latest by 16 March 2015. This will facilitate the task of the Discussant and lead to meaningful and valuable feedback on your research. Your paper will also be included in the Papers Archive on this website. You would obviously be free to revise your paper in the light of discussions in your panel.

  11. Can a panel proposed by me get partially accepted, i.e., some papers within that panel get rejected and some accepted?
  12. In any double blind academic peer review process, that is certainly a possibility. It is therefore important to propose a panel in which all panellists are able to make a significant intellectual contribution.

  13. Can I co-author a paper?
  14. Of course you can. Just remember that whether co-authored or not, you can contribute only one paper to the proceedings of the Convention.

  15. Can I change the panel title under which I want my paper to be considered before the CFP closes?
  16. Yes, you can, although for logistical reasons the Academic Committee would urge you not to do so unless absolutely necessary. If you still choose to do so, please indicate clearly that you are modifying your original proposal and not submitting a second proposal.

  17. Do I also have to suggest the names of the Chair and Discussants for a panel proposed by me?
  18. It is not necessary for you to do so. Your suggestions are welcome, but the final decision regarding panel chairs and discussants lies with the Academic Committee.

AIIASC 2019 host:

School of International Studies, JNU



Convention supported by: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
Centre for WTO Studies (IIFT, New Delhi)
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
JNU Jean Monnet Module