Guidelines for session chairs

  • You are requested to come to the conference room at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of your session.


  • At the beginning of the session, identify yourself and give a shore introduction about
    the speakers and the session.
  •  One of your essential tasks will be timekeeping. Lectures and sessions should start and finish as scheduled. Do not allow any time overrun and do not hesitate to interrupt a presenter who has used up his/her time.
  • If there is a technical problem please contact one of the student-assistants.
  • Please invite discussants to identify themselves by name and  affiliation. To stimulate discussion, please prepare one or two discussion-triggering questions yourself.
  • At the end of your session, please thank all speakers for their contribution.