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Frequently Asked Questions


The Abstracts and the Full papers presented at the Congress will be available (in PDF format) to IPSA members in the Conference Proceedings Library on the website

IPSA does not publish a printed Book of Proceedings or a Book of Abstracts for the Congress. Including your paper in the Conference Proceedings Library does not grant IPSA any copyrights.

The World Congress will take place from 12 to 16 July 2025. The preliminary schedule of panels and sessions will be available in May 2025 and will be subject to change. More information regarding the schedule will be provided by email.

A panel lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. Depending on the number of panelists, each paper presentation should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

  • Each panel should include a chair and at least one discussant.
  • Each panel should include a minimum of 4 paper presentations and a maximum of 6.

Please note that due to a high volume of communications, there may be a delay in responding to your e-mail. We will respond to it in the order it was received.
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Yes of course! You may submit a panel proposal as the convenor or a paper proposal.

You may also act as chair or discussant on your panel. Panel convenors should ensure balanced representation in terms of region, gender and stage of career.

Email notifications with the review status are sent to individuals who submitted a proposal for a paper or panel as of 22 January 2025. Accepted panels will be posted online after this date.

You may also refer to the Review Timeline for paper and panel proposals or the Important Dates page to view key deadlines.

Each individual may only participate in the Congress Program once in each of the following roles: chair, co-chair, discussant, author, co-author or participant.

  • An individual may therefore appear in the program up to 6 times in a different role.
  • A participant may present up to two papers, but in two different roles, one as main author and the other one as co-author.
    (Should more than one of your proposals be accepted, only 1 will be accepted in the final program and any others rejected.  You will have the choice to choose the proposal you wish to keep or appoint your co-author as the main author.)

While you complete your online Congress registration you will have the option to indicate your interest to serve as chair and/or discussant and select the session(s) of interest.

Participants who have a role in the program (paper author, chair, discussant) must complete the online registration and pay the fees by 8 May 2025. Participants who do not complete the Congress registration by this date are withdrawn from the Congress Program.

Certification will be issued to all participants who attended their panel and fulfilled their role (paper author, paper co-author, chair, co-chair, discussant or participant). A certificate of attendance and a letter of participation will be available in electronic format (PDF) in the participant's user account [My Congress] after 16 July 2025.