Scientific Committee

CAA’s Scientific Committee (ScC) is responsible for overseeing consistency in the scientific quality of the conferences. The ScC and its chair will review session, paper and poster proposals in a consistent and transparent manner, and can make the final decision on accepting or rejecting contributions together with the conference’s local organiser. The ScC consists of 14 individuals: 11 committee members, two local organisers, and the chair of the committee.

The current CAA Scientific Committee:

  • Paul Reilly (Chair)
  • Wojciech Ostrowski (Local organiser CAA2019)
  • Matthias Lang (Local organiser CAA2018)
  • Athos Agapiou
  • Alžběta Danielisová
  • Lisa Fischer
  • Sorin Hermon
  • Jeremy Huggett
  • Tuna Kalayci
  • Hector Orengo
  • Rachel Opitz
  • Eleftheria Paliou
  • Heather Richards-Rissetto
  • Apostolos Sarris
  • Stephen Stead

Size and composition

The ScC will consist of 14 individuals: 11 committee members, two local organisers, and the chair of the committee.

One representative of the current local organising team will be a member of the ScC. This member will stay for the year corresponding to the associated conference and for the year after to transfer their knowledge and experience to the next local organiser. This means that at any one time the ScC will include the current local organiser and the previous local organiser.

All other ScC members will remain in office for one term of three years. ScC members can request to renew their term once and they will be notified of the ability to make this request by the ScC chair 6 months before the termination of their current term. Such requests will need to be approved by the ESC and the ScC chair.

Open ScC posts will be filled through an open call. Candidates do not have to be CAA members at the time of volunteering for the position, but they do need to be familiar with CAA and its reviewing process (e.g. by having presented a paper, or chaired a session/workshop).

The ScC chair will remain in office for one term of three years. The ScC chair can request to renew their term once, which needs to be approved by the ESC. An open ScC chair post will be filled by one of the current ScC members. On such an occasion all current ScC members will be notified of the ability to apply for the post of ScC chair at least six months before the current ScC chair steps down. The ScC chair will need to be a current member of CAA.

Tasks scientific committee (ScC)

  • The ScC is responsible for overseeing the scientific quality of session, paper and poster proposals, and has the final say on accepting or rejecting contributions (together with the local organiser).
  • The ScC and its chair will perform their tasks in a consistent and transparent manner.
  • The role of the ScC is limited to the conference activities and it is not involved in the quality control of the publications (this is the responsibility of the Editorial Board).
  • The ScC chair is responsible for allocating tasks to ScC members, for coordinating the activities of the ScC with those of the local organiser, and for communicating with the ESC.
  • The local organiser is a member of the ScC and will communicate practical limitations of the conference (e.g. number of rooms, maximum number of parallel sessions, maximum number of sessions) with the ScC chair.
  • The local organiser and the ScC chair jointly make the final decision to accept or reject submissions
  • The ScC and its Chair will work according to the published responsibilities and guidelines as approved by CAA members at the AGM.
  • The ScC will create 2-3 thematic sessions to replace general sessions that would be available for people to submit to.

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