Scientific Committee

For each ICCC the Steering Committee nominates a Scientific Committee which is responsible – together with the host country – for ensuring the scientific quality of the coming ICCC.

The membership of the Scientific Committee must be based on

  • broad industrial and academic coverage
  • members with proven scientific records
  • adequate representation of the host country
  • adequate regional coverage (no more than two representatives of any one country, except for  the host country, which will have the right to provide the chairperson of the ScC as an additional member of the Scientific Committee)

The members of the Scientific Committee work on a voluntary basis, i.e. they are not paid by the ICCC.

The host organisation will nominate the chairperson of the Scientific Committee, who must be a person with demonstrated scientific credentials. The chairperson will be elected by the members of the Scientific Committee by simple majority of votes.

The Scientific Committee decides on the papers accepted and on the form of their presentation (oral or as poster) based on a confidential review process. Since a good industrial and academic coverage as well as good regional coverage should be reflected in the presentations given, the Scientific Committee has to take into account various aspects that could make it difficult to restrict the number of presentation in the different theme sessions. However, the Scientific Committee is expected to work on transparent criteria which must be made public (e.g. as a checklist) with the call for papers.

The Scientific Committee has the right to nominate the keynote speakers for the theme sessions, and members of the Scientific Committee are expected to volunteer as chairpersons for the theme sessions.

All procedures taken by the Scientific Committee must be made transparent before they are implemented, including the criteria for the selection of papers and the form of their presentation.

In addition to, and consistent with, the rules given in the Operational Principals, the Scientific Committee will work out its own Code of Conduct to give a more detailed framework for how the Scientific Committee should work.