Author Information

Updated Oct 22, 2018

General Information

Proposals are sought for papers, posters, symposia, panels, and workshops to be presented on any topics related to aviation psychology. Purpose of, and appropriate topics for, the Symposium can be viewed at All proposals are to be submitted electronically via the Proposal Submission link (below).

The final decision of acceptance and format of presentation will be made by the program committee. At least one author of an accepted paper must agree to attend and present at the Symposium. All accepted proposals, regardless of format, will have the opportunity to submit a paper to be included in the Symposium Proceedings. Proceedings papers will be of 6 pages in length. The deadline for paper submission is March 1, 2019.

Spoken Presentation or Poster Presentation of Individual Papers

Individual papers can be presented in either of two formats: Spoken presentation or Poster presentation. The two formats are considered as having equal status in the Symposium and presenters of either format can submit full papers to be published in the Symposium Proceedings. Spoken presentations of related topics will be organized into sessions presented in parallel sessions. A typical spoken presentation is 15 minutes in duration followed by a 5-minute discussion period. Posters have their own dedicated sessions that offer a more interactive forum for information exchange than do spoken presentation sessions. The area available for each poster presentation is 8 ft wide x 4 ft high (2.44 m x 1.22 m). There are no poster presentations in absentia.

A proposal for a spoken presentation or a poster consists of an abstract of no more than 250 words. The web-based submission process will collect the contact information for all authors and descriptive keywords to aid the scheduling process. Authors should indicate their preference for the format of presentation at the time of proposal submission. Authors also should indicate whether they would present in an alternate format if space is unavailable in the preferred format. For a Best Student Paper Competition submission, additional information for the student’s research supervisor will be collected.

Symposium or Panel Sessions

Symposium or panel sessions are organized around a specific topic. A typical symposium session would consist of four spoken presentations and comments from a discussant. A typical panel session would consist of four or five experts who might have varied perspectives on a topic. A moderator would conduct a debate among the panelists and/or a Question and Answer between the panelists and audience.

One individual must be identified as the organizer of the symposium or panel. This organizer also serves as the corresponding author for the session. The organizer is responsible for structuring the session and confirming participation from the other participants prior to proposal submission. The organizer is responsible for submitting one proposal for the entire symposium or panel but full contact information must be provided for all participants.

A symposium or panel session proposal has two submission parts.

A. Provide the following information on the submission site.

1. A title for the symposium or panel session.

        2. An overall abstract of no more than 500 words to describe the theme and thrust of the session. It should be made clear why a dedicated session is appropriate. Describe also the relevance and coherence of the inidividual presentations to the theme. For a panel session, the name, role (e.g., presenter, panelist, moderator), and perspective represented by each presenter should be provided.

         3. Author information for all participants

B. Provide the following information when contacted by the ISAP Team via email

         1. A title and abstract of no more that 250 words for each participating presentation.

         2. Names of authors and order of authorship for each participating presentation

In sum, the organier of a symposium or panel session will submit one overall abstract for the session on the submission site and additional individual abstracts for each individual presentation when contacted by the ISAP Team. If accepted, participants in a symposium or panel session have the option of submitting one collective paper for the session or separate papers for each presentations.


Workshops are offered on Tuesday prior to the opening of the meeting. Workshop presenters can teach or provide hands-on experience on any subject in the field of aviation psychology. Registration fees are waived for workshop presenters. Fewer than five registrants for the workshop may result in a need to cancel the workshop.

A proposal for a workshop consists of an abstract of no more than 500 words in a text format. In the proposal, presenters should include a description of the content and structure of the workshop, equipment needs, and an indication of whether the workshop is a half-day (3-4 hours) or full-day (6-8 hours) workshop.

Audiovisual Equipment

 For spoken presentations, a labtop computer, a screen, and a projector will be provided in each room for PowerPoint presentations. Presenters may also bring their own computers. Apple computer users should bring an adapter to connect with the projector. For poster presentations, each poster will have available a poster board with an area of 8 ft wide x 4 ft high (2.44 m x 1.22 m). Poster mounting tape will be provided. Projection equipment and electrical outlets will not be available in the poster session area. Contact [email protected] if other equipment is needed.

Proposal Submission

The web-based submission process will collect contact information for all the authors and co-authors and descriptive keywords to aid the scheduling process. All submission titles are limited to a maximum of 100 characters including spaces (about 12 words).

Note that the corresponding author of each paper is the author that ISAP organizers communicate with and it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to notify other authors (if any) regarding the communications. The corresponding author must create an Author Profile on the submission site to login to the submission system.

Proposal Submission is closed.


For more information, contact:

Pamela Tsang                                               Michael Vidulich

(Symposium Co-Chair)                                 (Symposium Co-Chair)