Special Sessions

Please use the template below to propose your Special Session and send the file to iahr2023@boku.ac.at

Deadline: 31st of October 2022
Template for Special Session Proposal



The IAHR World Congress is the main biennial dissemination forum in this field. For this reason, the different Committees involved in the organization of the next congress to be held in 2023 have proposed to open a call for proposals for Special Sessions that fit within the general topic of the Congress and its different themes.

A special session is a special type of parallel session with a particular title and content, under the responsibility of a particular institution, consortium of institutions, or convener(s). A Special Session is fully integrated into the Congress program and is open to every registered Congress participant. It does not require special funding from the Congress. Participants in the session, including convener(s) and speakers, must be fully registered for the Congress. The convener(s) has the right to invite participants to the session at his/her own expense, possibly with a specific sponsor. Special sessions will take place within the normal time schedule of the congress, whilst trying to avoid an overlap with similarly themed sessions.


Evaluation process


A Special Session needs to be validated by the International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Congress in order to verify that the scientific level of the session’s content is consistent with the level of the other sessions. The validation process is the following:

  • Proposals are sent (using the template on the congress’ website) to iahr2023@boku.ac.at
  • Final decision on the selected sessions is taken by ISC and LOC and communicated on time to the convener(s).


Convener(s) responsibilities


Convener(s) will be responsible for the design and organization of the special session, which will have an estimated duration of 90 or 120 minutes. They are fully responsible for mobilising everything necessary for the session. The speakers in the session must be fully registered at the Congress.