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Need clarification: submission tracks vs submission types

Postby ozp » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:54 pm

Hello. I need clarification on this topic:

Submission Tracks versus Submission Types.

I can't figure out the meaning and differences between them.

Suppose I have a academic event about psychology.

The "topics" are: clinical psychology and social psychology

The "types" of presentation are: keynote speech, poster, mini-courses, oral communication and "round table" (3 people presenting a subject)

Only poster is subject to participant submission.

I dont have a clue about how to organize OCS regarding those. Where to use TRACK and where to use TYPE.

I came here:
http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp2013/schedConf/presentations

I still cannot understand it... look like "tracks" is similar to "areas" "fields" and "subjects", but there are also "types" (keynote),

Please clarify this to me....
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Re: Need clarification: submission tracks vs submission type

Postby asmecher » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:26 am

Hi ozp,

There is some overlap between these fields; some are used more in the administration and presentation of a conference (i.e. tracks figure large in the conference schedule), and others are targeted more at collecting high-quality metadata for preservation, import/export, etc.

Tracks are used to broadly divide submissions by subject matter, generally to ensure that attendees who are interested in certain subjects don't have multiple presentations scheduled at the same time.

Submission types are used to divide them by format, i.e. poster sessions, plenaries, etc.

You can apply these divisions however you like, so they tend to be used in different ways by each conference. As long as you're consistent, you should be fine.

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Re: Need clarification: submission tracks vs submission type

Postby ozp » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:58 am

ok, Thanks! I think I understand better now.

another issue: at "Schedule Presentations & Events" do have 3 simultaneous presentations at a given time do I have to have 3 tracks ?
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Re: Need clarification: submission tracks vs submission type

Postby asmecher » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi ozp,

No, you don't have to give them unique tracks.

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