Panel discussions are essentially discussions on current topics of interest among experts. Individuals wanting to chair a panel on a topic that intrigues them may propose a panel session. Topics that raise forward-looking and/or contentious issues and that will promote debate among panel members as well as audience involvement are strongly encouraged.

All suggestions will be assessed for topicality and ability to generate stimulating debate. Panels that include representative of industry and academia are highly encouraged.

Quick Info

Reviewing process: curated

Co-Chairs: Jahna Otterbacher, Darelle van Greunen

E-mail: panels[at]

Submission: 8 April 2019

Notification: 20 May 2019

Camera-Ready: 3 June 2019

No. of pages: 4 + 1 (references)

Proceedings: Springer LNCS Series

Anonymous: NO


Panels should be planned for a slot of 1hr 30mins.

There is no fixed number for the number of participants in the panel, but we suggest that 4-6 is a good number.

The description of the panels will be included into the proceedings of INTERACT 2019. For proposals to be included in the main proceedings, it MUST be 4-5 pages. The proposal must follow the Springer LNCS Format. for Microsoft Word and shall include:

  • A short description of the topics to be discussed.
  • Motivating case studies that describe why these topics are worthy to be discussed during the conference are much appreciated.
  • Examples of instigating questions that might prompt the audience to interact with the panelists.
  • Short biography of the panelists, for that it should not be anonymous.

Submission to the panel track are curated so don’t hesitate to contact track chairs to discuss your proposal.

All submissions should be submitted using the conference submission system.


Submissions are accepted via PCS. To start the process or create an account click here.