Submission Formats

This is a description of the submission formats. Select your submission type for more information:

PANELS

Panels discuss topics relevant to the audience and current in the industry. Panels can take various formats, including a short introduction of the panel, followed by questions and answers; or short presentations by three to four leaders in the field, followed by an interactive dialogue among the panelists and the audience members. Diverse, cross-organizational or interdisciplinary panels are highly encouraged.

Number of panelists: Panels can have up to five panelists, including the moderator. Diverse organizations and perspectives need to be represented on panels – no 2 people from the same organization on the panels and this includes the moderator. Indicate if the moderator has had experience moderating a panel before.

Presentation Time: 60 mins

Who should submit: Subject matter experts from industry, academia, government labs and entrepreneurs.

To get you started: Use the Panel Starter Template to help you get started. You may add sections provided the proposal is within the page limits specified below. If you choose to use your own template, all of the sections listed in the Panel Template must be incorporated within your proposal to ensure consistency. The Technical-Panel-Example and Career-Panel-Example are previously submitted, highly rated submissions – examples of a great GHC (US and India) submission. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you.

You need to submit:  150 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type.

Tag: If this is a technical panel, tag this to be at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level at the time of submission.

  • Beginner implies that the content will be at the introductory or 101 level.
  • Intermediate assumes that the attendee has some knowledge of the topic already.
  • Advanced assumes that the attendee has in-depth knowledge and intends on learning something novel in that area.

Any panel submission must have a specific core point of contention, and a clear indication of who will be taking which sides of that issue. If this is a career related panel, tag the submission based on your target audience. Understanding of the audience and tailoring the submission ensures a higher chance of success.

Online conference proceedings: Abstract is published.

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PRESENTATIONS

A Presentations Talk is one that is relevant to building skills or showcases an in depth knowledge about a particular technical topic. There will be multiple presentations in a time slot.

Presentation time: Individual presenters will get 20 minutes.

Who should submit: Subject matter experts from industry, academia, government labs, entrepreneurs and PhD students.

To get you started: Use the Presentation Starter Template to help you get started. You may add sections provided the proposal is within the page limits specified below. If you choose to use your own template, all of the sections listed in the Presentation Template must be incorporated within your proposal to ensure consistency. The Technical-Presentation-Example is a  previously submitted, highly rated submission – an example of a great GHC (US and India) submission. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you.

You need to submit: 150 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type.

Tag: If this is a technical presentation, tag this to be at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level at the time of submission.

  • Beginner implies that the content will be at the introductory or 101 level.
  • Intermediate assumes that the attendee has some knowledge of the topic already.
  • Advanced assumes that the attendee has in-depth knowledge and intends on learning something novel in that area.

If this is a career related presentation, tag the submission based on your target audience. Understanding of the audience and tailoring the submission ensures a higher chance of success.

Online conference proceedings: Abstract is published.

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LIGHTNING TALKS

Lightning Talks give people an opportunity to share their work and insights they have learned and also encourage collaboration. There will be multiple talks in a time slot.

Presentation time:  An individual will present a 5-7 min Lightning Talk with opportunity to demo your work.

Who should submit: Subject matter experts from industry, academia, government labs , entrepreneurs and PhD students.

To get you started: Use the  Lightning Talk Starter Template to help you get started. You may add sections provided the proposal is within the page limits specified below. If you choose to use your own template, all of the sections listed in the Lightning Talk Template must be incorporated within your proposal to ensure consistency. The Technical-Presentation-Example is a  previously submitted, highly rated submission – an example of an excellent GHC (US and India) submission. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you.

* Note that this is the same example as a Presentation since the requirements for submitting a Lightning Talk and the review process are the same.

You need to submit: 150 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type.

Tag: If this is a technical lightning talk, tag this to be at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level at the time of submission.

  • Beginner implies that the content will be at the introductory or 101 level.
  • Intermediate assumes that the attendee has some knowledge of the topic already.
  • Advanced assumes that the attendee has in-depth knowledge and intends on learning something novel in that area.

If this is a career related lightning talk, tag the submission based on your target audience. Understanding of the audience and tailoring the submission ensures a higher chance of success.

Online conference proceedings: Abstract is published.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops are designed to give attendees an experience with a particular topic and are interactive in nature. Workshops are run by one or two leaders who begin the session with structured training followed by in-depth discussions, exercises, or problem-solving. Do provide the reviewers with as much details as possible about your work, such as –

  • Have you delivered this Workshop before?
  • How many maximum number of attendees can you deliver this material to?
  • Supporting materials such as web page, testimonials, video snippet of your presentation will aide the reviewers in their decision process.

Presentation Time: Up to 2 facilitators deliver a 60 mins interactive workshop.

Who should submit: Subject matter experts from industry, academia, government labs and entrepreneurs.

To get you started: Use the Workshop Starter Template to help you get started. You may add sections provided the proposal is within the page limits specified below. If you choose to use your own template, all of the sections listed in the Workshop Template must be incorporated within your proposal to ensure consistency. The Workshop-Example is a  previously submitted, highly rated submission – an example of an excellent GHC (US and India) submission. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you.

You need to submit: 150 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type

Tag: If this is a technical workshop, tag this to be at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level at the time of submission.

  • Beginner implies that the content will be at the introductory or 101 level.
  • Intermediate assumes that the attendee has some knowledge of the topic already.
  • Advanced assumes that the attendee has in-depth knowledge and intends on learning something novel in that area.

If this is a career related workshop, tag the submission based on your target audience. Understanding of the audience and tailoring the submission ensures a higher chance of success.

Online conference proceedings: Abstract is published.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER (BOF)

BOFs are ideal forums to discuss issues in an informal but meaningful setting. BOFs are by nature participatory; the specific format is up to the organizers and must be defined as part of the proposal.

Presentation time: Up to 5 facilitators can facilitate a 60 minutes discussion. Presenters from diverse organizations preferred.

Submission format: A BOF proposal should include a title, a brief description of the topic, a description of the expected audience, a description of the format of the BOF, and a summary of the qualifications of the session leader(s). Submissions can be no more than 3 pages in length (using no less than 10pt type). References do not count as part of the 3 page maximum. Your file upload must be in one of the following formats: PDF, ASCII text, or MS Word.

To get you started: Use the BOF Starter Template to help you get started. You may add sections provided the proposal is within the page limits specified below. If you choose to use your own template, all of the sections listed in the BoF Template must be incorporated within your proposal to ensure consistency. The Career-BoF-Example is a previously submitted, highly rated submission – an example of an excellent GHC (US and India) submission. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you.

You need to submit: 150 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type

Presentation Format: Some options include presentations followed by Q&A or facilitated brainstorming sessions about a topic or shared interest.

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AUDIO/ VISUAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: LCD Projector, Projector Screen, Lectern, Wired Lectern Microphone, 2 wireless handheld microphones, 1 standing microphone for Q&A. If alternative and/or additional Audio/Visual equipment is desired, please contact us prior to conference start. Onsite Audio/Visual requests cannot be guaranteed.