General Chair

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Takes the leading role in the organizing committee and needs to maintain close contact with other chairs regarding the status of the conference and their designated duties.

Recommended steps:

1. In order to reach the Sponsorship Agreement and start the conference process:

  • Determines the location and date of the conference (name and acronym if applicable)
  • Recruits an active conference organizing committee and manages them throughout the organizing process
  • Fills in the SAF – Sponsorship Application Form and sends it to EAI/Conference Manager (CM) for approval
  • In cooperation with Program Chair – prepares the Call for Papers and delivers it to the CM

2. In order to attract high-quality submissions:

  • Coordinates search and invitation of Keynote speakers, ensures that their bios, photos, and abstracts are forwarded to the Web chair
  • In coordination with Publication Chair – searches for additional publication opportunities for the papers
  • In cooperation with Sponsorship Chair – searches and applies for Sponsorship opportunities
  • Assists respective Chairs in soliciting workshops, tutorials, panels, poster sessions, special sessions, exhibitions and demos

3. In order to promote the conference:

4. Final arrangements:

  • Supplies the Welcome message
  • Assists with determining the Best Paper Award
  • Appoints a volunteer to help out at the conference