Scientific Programme

Call for sessions

How to submit a session:

Proposing a session can only be done via online submission form available at from 23 September 2019. Current and past EAA members can log in using their EAA credentials (EAA ID, username, password). For assistance with retrieving credentials, please contact the EAA Secretariat at Make sure that all personal information is up-to-date before submitting your proposal. Please do not create a new account in case you had one in the past! New members need to sign up for EAA account first at You will find your EAA ID in your profile (under Membership > My EAA Membership, when signed in at As session organiser, you can either pay your EAA membership fees upon signing up or at any time before 16 December 2019 when registering and paying for the Annual Meeting. Please note that eventually all Annual Meeting delegates must be current EAA members (paid-up for 2020) and pay Annual Meeting registration fee.

Each session has to be organised by at least two people from two different countries. The person who is submitting the session is considered the first - main session organiser. One person may take part in two sessions, but only in one as a main organiser. Maximum number of session organisers is five, incl. main organiser. No exceptions are possible.

Detailed guidelines for session organisers are available here.

Please note: EAA 2020 has (A) Regular sessions, and (B) Discussion sessions. Regular sessions include both papers and posters, oral presentations are usually 15 minutes long. All other sessions have a special format, the format of contributions is determined by the session organisers. Discussion sessions can either consist of (pre-circulated) papers, a keynote paper and discussion (papers), pecha kucha presentations (six slides in 6 minutes 40 seconds), posters exclusively, contributions to a round table, etc.

The call for sessions is EXTENDED to 11 November 2019, 23:59 CET. After the deadline the Scientific Committee will evaluate all session proposals and decide whether the session is accepted, rejected, recommended for revision or suggested for merger with another similarly themed session. Following the evaluation by the Scientific Committee, the EAA Secretariat opens all approved sessions (that fulfil also all formal criteria - payment of EAA membership and Annual Meeting registration fee before 16 December 2019 by at least two organisers from at least two different countries) for the abstract submission of oral or poster presentations on Wednesday 18 December 2019. Please note that eventually all session organisers, as well as all participants of the Annual Meeting, have to settle both fees. 

Call for sessions - extended deadline!

Call for sessions is open until Monday 11 November 2019.

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Please note that organisers of accepted sessions must pay their 2020 EAA membership fee and Annual Meeting registration fee by 16 December 2019. 

Important numbers

Session has to be organised by at least two people from at least two different countries. One person may participate in two sessions as a co-organiser or as main organiser and co-organiser. The maximum number of oganisers is 5, incl. the main organiser. The title may have max. 20 words and abstract min. 200 words and max. 300 words.
The deadline for submitting or modifying an abstract is extended to 11 November 2019, 23:59 CET.

Session formats

  • Regular session
  • Session with presentations of 6 slides in 6 minutes
  • Session with keynote presentation and discussion
  • Sessions with pre-circulated papers
  • Discussion session (with formal abstracts)
  • Round table (without formal abstracts, only list of confirmed discussants to be provided)
  • Workshop
  • Other

Session filming

The EAA has undertaken to record a limited number of sessions to be made available online at Only the audio-presenter's voice - and the slides will be captured and individual presenters can opt out from being recorded; they can also edit their recorded presentation at any time before its release.