General Information

Proposals are sought for papers, posters, symposia, panels, and workshops to be presented on any topics related to aviation psychology. All proposals are to be submitted electronically via the Proposal Submission link below. The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2012.

The final decision of acceptance and format of presentation is made by the program committee. Taking into consideration of the space constraint, session integrity, and fairness to all participants, at least one author of an accepted paper must agree to attend and present at the Symposium. All accepted proposals, regardless of format, are invited to submit a paper to be included in the Symposium Proceedings.

Spoken Presentation or Poster Presentation of Individual Papers

Individual papers can be presented in either of two formats: Spoken presentation or Poster presentation. Both are considered as having equal status in the Symposium and can submit full papers to be published in the Proceedings. Spoken presentations of related topics will be organized into sessions presented in parallel sessions. A typical spoken presentation is 15 minutes in length followed by a 5-minute discussion period. Posters have their own dedicated sessions that offer a more interactive forum for information exchange than does the spoken presentation. The area available for each poster presentation is 8 ft wide x 4 ft high (2.44 m x 1.22 m). There are no poster presentations in absentia.

A proposal for a spoken presentation or a poster consists of an abstract of no more than
250 words in a text format. The web-based submission process will collect the contact information for all authors and descriptive keywords to aid the scheduling process. Authors should indicate their preference for the format of presentation at the time of proposal submission. Authors also should indicate whether they would present in an alternate format if space is unavailable in the preferred format.

Symposium or Panel Sessions

Symposium or panel sessions are organized around a specific topic. A typical symposium session would consist of four spoken presentations and comments from a discussant. A typical panel session would consist of four or five experts who might have varied perspectives on a topic. A moderator would conduct a debate among the panelists and/or a Question and Answer between the panelists and audience. One individual must be identified as the organizer of the symposium or panel. The organizer is responsible for structuring the session and confirming participation from the other participants. Participants should have agreed to participate prior to proposal submission. The organizer is responsible for submitting one proposal for the entire symposium or panel but full contact information must be provided for all participants.

A proposal for a symposium or panel session consists of an abstract of no more than
500 words in a text format. In the proposal, the organizer should make clear why a dedicated session is appropriate. For a symposium session, a title and authors information are to be provided for each paper. For a panel session, the name, role (e.g., presenter, panelist, moderator), and position or perspective represented for each presenter should be provided. The web-based submission process will collect contact information and descriptive keywords to aid the scheduling process. If accepted, participants in a symposium or panel session have the option of submitting one collective paper for the session or individual papers as part of the symposium or panel session.


Workshops are offered on Monday prior to the opening of the meeting. Workshop presenters can teach or provide hands-on experience on any subject in the field of aviation psychology. Registration fees are waived for workshop presenters. In addition, the workshop presenter will receive the larger amount of $200 or 50% of the net proceedings in the event that the revenue from the workshop registrations exceeds the workshop expenses (e.g., room, audio/video equipment, computers, and printing costs).

A proposal for a workshop consists of an abstract of no more than
500 words in a text format. In the proposal, presenters should include, a description of the content and structure of the workshop, equipment needs, an indication of whether the workshop is a half- or full-day workshop, and a brief description (2-3 sentences) of the qualifications of the presenter(s) in conducting the workshop.

Audiovisual Equipment

For spoken presentations, a Window computer with Powerpoint projectors will be provided in each room. Presenters may also bring their own computers. For poster presentations, each poster will have available an area of 8 ft wide x 4 ft high (2.44 m x 1.22 m) for display. Other equipment may be requested at the time of paper submission.

For more information, contact:

Pamela Tsang
(Program Co-Chair)
tel: +1 (937) 775-2469
fax: +1 (937) 775-3347

Department of Psychology
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435
U. S. A.

Michael Vidulich
(Program Co-Chair)
tel: +1 (937) 255-8769
fax: +1 (937) 255-7596

Bldg 248, Rm 206
2255 H Street
Wright–Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7022

Proposal Submission

Please note that the corresponding author of each paper is the author that ISAP organizers would communicate with and it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to notify other authors of the paper (if any) of the communications. The corresponding author must create a user account to login to the submission system. This only needs to be completed once. The corresponding author may submit multiple abstracts through a single login.