SPARK sessions are designed to better meet the expectations of participants to present more forward-looking lectures addressing new ideas and developments and associated challenges.
This approach will also allow more room for discussions, exchange and interactions, as well as higher visibility of the posters through extended poster pitches and longer interactive sessions.
SPARK Sessions are characterised by:
Decisions as to which sessions are run as SPARK session will be taken after the end of the abstract submission, but conveners who are interested to try such a concept have indicated this in the title of their session, i.e. "(SPARK Session)" and at the start of the session scope description. Experience by conveners and participants of such sessions will be evaluated to decide whether to go ahead in future years.