Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks

SIPS Lightning Talks

A lightning talk is a talk of 5 minutes (and not a second more!) in which you can pitch ideas or talk about active projects. A lightning talk can be about your research, suggestions to solve problems in the publication process, a rant on why the peer review system sucks, basically anything you can think of, as long as it fits in 5 minutes.

During the SIPS 2018 meeting, we will have several rounds of lightning talks. One round lasts one hour and contains 10 lightning talks.

Most lightning talks are arranged during the meeting, mainly (but not exclusively!) to offer people a platform to inform the rest of us where they stand with their hack-a-thons, or what the results were of an unconference session.

The purpose of this call for submissions is to plan the initial set of 10 lightning talks. Thus, submissions will be competitive (not all submissions can be accepted), but submitters should be assured that there may still be a chance to present in a later round of lightning talks.

Submission Instructions

Interested presenters should submit their lightning talk to this Google form. Make sure to include your name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions will be accepted until February 20, 2018, and submitters will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. Please email Michèle Nuijten ( with questions.