Proposal Submission

Proposal Submission


Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, and written in English (papers may be presented in either English or Thai, but all abstracts must be in English). 

The themes of the conference are listed and described on the Abstracts should include a clear statement of the problem, a coherent argument, evidence of the author’s knowledge of previous research, and a statement of the implications for ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, or other disciplines. Because abstract review is anonymous, do not include your name or the names of other panellists in the body of the abstract.


The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2018. Following evaluation by the Programme Committee, authors will be notified in December 2018. 

Only one proposal can be submitted per person. 


1. Individual paper

Individual papers should be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The proposal must include a 300-word maximum abstract. If you are submitting practice-based research, please remember that your paper and presentation should be 20 minutes long in total. 

Click here to submit an individual paper proposal.


2. Panel

Organized panels should be 90 minutes (3 papers, each 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or 120 minutes (4 papers or 3 papers and a discussant). You may propose a variation to this format to accommodate practice-based research, using either the 90-minute or 120-minute total panel length. Proposals by the panel organizer (300 words) as well as one by each individual presenter (300 words each) are required. Where an independently submitted abstract appears to fit a panel, the programme committee may suggest the addition of a panellist. The programme committee may also recommend acceptance of only some of the papers on a panel. 

Click here to submit a panel proposal.


3. Film/Video session

Recently completed films introduced by their authors and discussed by conference participants may be proposed. Submit a 300-word abstract including titles, subjects, and formats and indicate the duration of the proposed films or videos and introduction/discussion. 

Click here to submit a film/video session proposal.


4. Forum/Roundtable

Forum/Roundtable sessions provide opportunities for participants to discuss a subject with each other and with members of the audience. Sessions of up to two hours long should include at least 4 but no more than 5 presenters. We encourage formats that stimulate discussion and audience participation. The organizer will solicit position papers of up to 15 minutes from each presenter (or, of papers supplemented by practice-based presentations within the 15 minute frame) and will facilitate questions and discussion for the remaining time. Proposals for forums/roundtables should be submitted by the session organizer (300 words). 

Click here to submit a forum/roundtable proposal.