2018 SIEL Conference FAQs

  • I do not have a Gmail account, can I submit my proposal using the form in any case?

YES, you just need to have a valid email address.

  • I have no access to Google and I cannot access the form from my location. How should I submit my proposal?

Please follow the instructions available here.

  • Can I submit a two (or more) authors proposal?

YES, we accept proposals with co-authorship. Please note that no more than two authors per proposal will be accepted to sit the panel. The paper will be given one regular slot at the conference, and the co-authors can organize the presentation in that slot as they see fit -i.e. either the authors split their time, or the proposal is presented by one of the two authors.

  • Can I submit a paper previously presented at a conference?

YES, but priority will be given to original proposals.

  • When is the deadline to submit a proposal?

The deadline for ALL submissions is December 20, 2017 at noon GMT (London time). All submissions must be entered into the system at this time. No exceptions!

  • When is the deadline to submit the final paper?

If accepted,  the accepted papers (from paper and panel proposals) must be submitted by 10 June 2018.

  • What is the word limit on paper proposals?

The size limit for the abstracts is 3500 characters (or equivalent of 600 words).

  • I am a Master/LLM student, can I submit my proposal?


  • I am a PhD student, can I submit my proposal ?

YES but preference will be given to those students whose research are already well developed.

  • If I propose an individual paper, and the paper is accepted, in what way will I be expected to present the paper during the conference? Will you place a number of individual papers in a panel, or how does it work?

An accepted paper will be grouped with other papers into one panel. Depending on the number of proposals received, we usually arrange panels that are coherent as to the topic.

  •  If I propose an individual paper, and the paper is accepted, are there any specific guidelines for how the paper that should be submitted in June 2018 should look like (for example size)?

There are no further guidelines or restrictions for paper submission - in particular there is no size limit.

  • How will the posters be displayed? 

The poster sessions will be run in the following way: Presenters will stand by their posters, and be available for discussion with interested others. Conference participants (academics, practitioners, policy-makers, students and many other members of the International Economic Law community) will walk among the posters while you give a brief talk about your research and answer questions.  Posters should be brought with you to the Conference.                                                                                      We will provide presentation bulletin boards and push pins to display your poster. Recommended poster size is no more than A0 (841 x 1189 mm).  All illustrations should be prepared in advance, and it is the responsibility of the author to design and print his/her poster. As of paper submission, you can still submit your paper and make it available on the SIEL SSRN webpage. This is up to you!

We aim to have two poster sessions (one for each conference day). We believe a poster session is a great opportunity for sharing your research in a creative, visual way.