The committee will be reserving a number of speaking spots
on the program for "Late Breaking News Sessions."
These presentations are reserved for developments so new that
normal lead-time is not possible. These session will be awarded
at the discretion of the conference chair and program committee.
The Purpose - is to provide attendees with real late-breaking
news in any of the conference tracks.
The Timing - of each presentations is 45 minutes (35 mins
for the presentation and 10 mins for Q&A). Two 45-minute
presentations will be presented consecutively in each room.
Attendance will range from 25-100 people in each room.
Deadline for proposals is 17 March 2006. Full XML papers
from those accepted presentations will be due at a later date
for inclusion in the online version of the conference proceedings.
Details to follow upon acceptance.
Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered
for conference presentations (exception being vendor presentations).
The talks must be submitted online in the requested abstract
format and must be original work of professional quality.
Registration Discount Available to All Participants
All selected speakers and tutorial instructors will receive
one free registration/per presentation/tutorial for the conference
(16-19 May), provided their paper and/or handout is received
by the above deadline. In addition, all abstract submitters
not chosen for the conference are entitled to receive a $100
discount on their conference registration.