Submission types for the 51st DGPs Congress in Frankfurt

Most submission types which can be entered for the 51st DGPs Congress have already been tried and tested on previous occasions. Two new formats are the digital poster and the interactive forum. The “Hot Topics” format introduced in Leipzig will be continued and expanded. “Hot Topics” pick up current and particularly high-profile topics that mostly stem from several sub-disciplines. There will be internationally renowned keynote speakers for these topics and invited symposia. Of course we want to encourage you as a participant to submit symposia on these and related topics too.

1 Poster

Posters can be submitted that present empirical, conceptual, theoretical or methodological research work (dimensions: A0 portrait, 841mm x 1189mm). Each poster will be displayed in one of several poster sessions scheduled in the program. Authors/authoresses remain with their poster for questions and discussions throughout the whole time it is on display. We recommend that you bring handouts of your poster with you. Authors/authoresses are requested to affix their poster no later than 10:00 am on the day of its presentation in the area designated for the poster exhibition and to take it down again by 5:00 pm on the evening of the same day. The number of the poster area assigned to you is the same as the ID number assigned to your poster during the registration process. Material for affixing posters will be available from the registration desk.

2 Poster Group

In a poster group, thematically related research work conducted by several authors/authoresses on a specific question is presented in the shape of posters (dimensions: A0 portrait, 841mm x 1189mm). As a rule, a poster group should consist of 4 to 12 posters. The chairs of the poster groups are in charge of their group’s internal organization. Related posters are presented together within the same poster session.

3 Digital Poster

As an alternative to paper posters, there is the possibility to present multimedia material related to empirical, conceptual, theoretical or methodological research work for two hours on a whiteboard in the form of a digital poster. This will be displayed in one of several poster sessions scheduled in the program. Due to limited capacity, you should state your reasons for using this new format when you enter your submission (e.g. demonstration of a digital experiment, multimedia presentation of practical examples as videos, tryouts, software demo). It is requested that you please do not use this format for simple PowerPoint presentations or similar, but instead utilize its interactive possibilities. Authors/authoresses remain with their presentation for questions and discussions throughout the whole time it is on display. We recommend that you allow delegates to download your presentation. There is the possibility to link the corresponding URLs in the program. Authors/authoresses are requested to send their presentation to the organizers for testing two days before the start of the congress. You will receive further instructions once your submission has been accepted for this format.

4 Symposium

In a symposium, thematically related research work conducted by several authors/authoresses on a specific question is presented. Four to six abstracts by 1-2 speakers can be submitted for joint presentation in a work group. The chair of the respective symposium is in charge of its internal organization. Including at least one discussion paper is recommended but not obligatory.

5 Hot Topic Symposium

All authors/authoresses can assign their submitted symposia to the Hot Topics of the 51st DGPs Congress. The same formal requirements apply for a Hot Topic symposium as for the other symposia. In addition, all abstracts must be submitted and presented in English to ensure that they are accessible for our international guests too. Each Hot Topic symposium will be evaluated in terms of whether it fits thematically with the respective Hot Topic as well as against the usual scientific quality criteria.

6 Interactive Forum

The aim of this new format is to benefit from the presence of a large number of experts at the DGPs Congress in order to launch thematic networks as well as initiate site-independent work or research groups. An interactive forum presents an opportunity to work on more complex topics with the active involvement of all participants in an ad-hoc group (e.g. in the form of a barcamp or a world café). One or two short kick-off presentations (about 10 minutes each) introduce the topic at the start of the event. These can be a research paper, program project or position paper. A chaired work phase follows, in which all participants are actively involved. The respective chairs are responsible for their group’s internal organization. As a rule, this presentation format should last about three hours.

Registration for this format is the responsibility of the chair. An interactive forum should include at least three (and at most 20) further participants from at least one other location who commit themselves to taking part in a binding manner. Rooms with the necessary equipment (beamer, PC, presentation kit, flipchart etc.) will be allocated to the groups at the congress venue.

7 Research Talk

The aim of a research talk is to present completed empirical work as well as new theoretical or methodological developments including the speaker’s own scientific position on the topic. Speaking time is 15 minutes including discussion. The Program Committee will cluster thematically related research talks into work groups. One or two participants in the group will be asked to chair it.

8 Position Paper

The purpose of a position paper is the corroborated presentation of a scientific position on a topic. Speaking time is 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for discussion.

9 Panel Discussion

A panel discussion addresses problems that are controversial in terms of content, methodology, scientific theory or research organization (total duration 90 minutes). Background and procedure are agreed by the discussion leader and the participants. When submitting an abstract, panel discussion leaders should explain why the topic is controversial and will therefore be of interest to a large number of participants.

10 Pre-conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop lasts several hours and familiarizes participants with the current state of knowledge in a specific area. This particularly involves relaying and training methodical and application-based knowledge and skills. These workshops will take place from Saturday, 15.09.2018, onwards as an introduction to the actual congress itself.

11 Demonstration

Scientific films, apparatus, experimental setups and software developments are presented in 90-minute slots.

12 Psycho Slam

In the framework of an evening event on Monday, 17.09.2018, which will be open to the public, four researchers will each “bring to the stage” his/her own research work in an amusing, creative and nevertheless informative way in a 10-minute slam. It is not a competition – all that is important is to inspire the audience for psychology.

13 Keynote Speech

Eminent international representatives of scientific psychology will report on focal points in psychological research. Each keynote speech is linked to a Hot Topic session. Speakers will be selected by the congress organizers.

14 Flashlight

DGPs Young Members are in charge of organizing, selecting and chairing the flashlights, which can be submitted by students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers as well as junior professors. The session will consist of twelve 5-minute slams followed by time for questions (two minutes).