Proposals Must be Blinded

Proposals must be blinded for review, including the title, session description, and references. Do not name authors, presenters, panelists, institutions, states, counties, cities, projects, or websites. Instead, use “Author (year)” for citations and references, and “X” for specific names or identifying information (e.g., “Project X”).

Additional identifying information may be saved as a property of Word and PDF files even if it does not appear in the written text. Please access and remove this data stored in the file properties prior to submission. SIAM has an informative how-to guide that may be helpful. 

Unblinded proposals will not be reviewed.

Submission Requirements

Be prepared to submit the following information for each proposed session:

Presenter Information

Provide presenter names in the order they should appear in the conference program.

Session Information

Provide the presentation strand, session format, and duration, if applicable.

Session Keywords

Select 3-5 keywords from a given list in All Academic that specify the session topic beyond the strand description.

Session Description

Provide an informative title (up to 15 words) and a brief description of the session (up to 40 words) to be included in the program. Both the title and session description must be blinded.


All proposals must be: a) blinded for review; b) a maximum of two pages (excluding references); c) single-spaced, 12-pt font, with 1-inch margins; and d) pdf format.

Proposals longer than two pages (excluding references) will not be reviewed. Proposals should not include links to external websites that include additional content about the proposal. Proposals should provide sufficient information for reviewers to use the review criteria below and include some detail of how the session will be organized in the proposed time frame.

Resources to Consider when Preparing a Proposal

With the exception of the Poster Session, the conference venue will provide a screen and digital projector for each room. Presentations requiring audio must indicate their request as part of the proposal submission. No other equipment will be provided by AMTE. For the Poster Session, a 36” x 48” foam board, push pins, and an easel will be provided. Laptop computers and/or audio speakers are not appropriate for use in the Poster Session. Internet access will be available to presenters and attendees in all conference areas.

Limits on Participation

Regardless of session format, an individual may serve as lead presenter for no more than one session and may appear no more than twice on the program. Lead presenters must personally certify that all co-presenters have confirmed their willingness to participate in the session.