At CIES 2023, discussants can also play an important role in the success of each session.
Although the discussant role is not required at CIES 2023, they can contribute significantly to the annual event by initiating and engaging in discussions. They are more often identified in formal panel sessions that have been created by a group of people. They should follow the same procedures as presenters. Time limits for discussants are usually about 5 minutes.
We suggest you contact the Chair of the session to discuss the preferred approach, as there are not always discussants for created panels (panels made up of individual presenters by the Program Committee or a SIG Committee).
Please be reminded that all discussants and other attendees whose names are included in the CIES 2023 Program must join or renew their 2023 CIES membership AND register for CIES 2023. Failure to have a 2023 CIES membership AND register by January 3 will result in their removal from the Program.