1. Proposals submitted, accepted and presented
For ECER 2010 this network received: 56 submissions of papers; 5 submissions for 1 workshop; 5 submissions for 1 Symposium; and 6 poster submissions.
For the first time this year, network 11 submitted every proposal to two reviewer’s evaluation (on previous years only one reviewer evaluated every proposal). This process implied some extra and more complex work, but increased the guarantee of accepting submissions of higher quality.
After the reviewing process, 57 submissions were finally accepted: 47 of them were for paper session presentations; 1 symposium with 5 contributions, 1 workshop with 5 contributions: they were 18 accepted proposals less than those accepted for the previous ECER 2009
Some proposers withdrew their submissions and after this, 56 proposals were ready to be presented at the Conference: 46 for paper session presentation, 5 for the symposium and 5 for the workshop. This total number represented a reduction of 8 papers in relation to those finally accepted for the ECER 2009.
Of the total number of papers accepted and supposed to be presented at the Conference, only 2 of them failed to be presented at the respective planned session.
Papers presented at ECER 2010 proceeded from the following 27 countries: Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iran, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA,
2. Sessions functioning
The average number of attendants per session was 11-20. Te maximum number of attendants to one session was 26.
Session time was satisfactory: there was, in general, time enough for presentations, except for the symposium and workshop, where time was somehow short. Attendants and presenters were extremely punctual, even more punctual than last year.
Discussions within sessions were, in general, quite participative: participation progressively increased as participants became more confident and members of a friendly team.
Communication language was satisfactory, in general, even better than at the previous conference: presenters were able to transmit their research content and intercommunicate with discussants.
Presenters giving a copy to attendants represented about 75%: the same percentage as last year.
1 Symposium was held with presenters from Finland, Scotland, Slovenia and Sweden. The session was very successful and with very active intervention of attendants.
1 Workshop with 6 presenters was also very attractive to the attendants who intervened very active during the session debate.
Chairs’, discussants’, presenters’ participants’ and attendants’ satisfaction was, in general, high in all sessions.
Chairs, discussants, presenters and attendants expressed their satisfaction for the assistance given by members of the Helsinki University. These were effectively in charge of opening and closing rooms, of preparing the technological support and of giving the necessary help to organizers, presenters and participants.
Organizers, chairs, discussants, presenters and attendants also expressed their satisfaction for the effective and friendly assistance given by the EERA Secretary and by the EERA organization in general.
The list of sessions (where every delegate could see details of every session) showed up at the entrance of rooms where sessions were held was very helpful to give possible attendants useful information.
Attendants to all network sessions proceeded from the following countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, U.K. and U.S.A.