SAE Technical Session Organizers are an integral part of coordinating SAE conferences. Organizers are responsible for moderating technical paper reviews and, with SAE staff, ensuring that authors meet critical deadlines in the paper and session development process.
One key to a successful technical session is communication. Please communicate early and often with your authors.
SAE International is committed to ethical and compliant research and publications. Each author has the sole responsibility to confirm approval from the applicable Institutional Review Board (IRB) where necessary and required. All submissions to SAE publications should receive IRB approval in the following cases, including, but not limited to:
IRBs may grant exceptions to these requirements, which the author is required to provide upon request by the Publisher.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for SAE Technical Session Organizers
Volunteer Training Modules for Organizer (PowerPoint | video)
Organizer On-Site Preparation Module
Session Organizer Introduction*
Organizer Roles & Responsibilities*
Judgment Basis & Numeric Scoring Guidelines
Submitting reviews to authors*
Moving papers between session parts*
Approving/rejecting papers for publication*
Oral evaluation instructions*
Policies for Organizer Reference
Facilitating a Technical Paper Review
Final Technical Paper Selection Process
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